19 September 2014

Dj Shadow + Cut Chemist's Renegades of Rhythm tour is extended until November 25

Credit Joe Conzo
Due to popular demand, Renegade of Rhythm tour is extended until November 25, 2014 in Oakland California (the DJ's home state). This unique hip-hop concert features DJ's Shadow and Cut Chemist mixing Zulu Nation's founder member, producer and hip-hop artist Afrika Bambaattaa'a original vinyls! The concert has received raved reviews from Okayplayer and Rolling Stone!

I had the opportunity to go the Renegades of Rhythm concert when they came to Philly a few weeks ago and I can tell you if you really about that "original" hip-hop life, you have to see this show! If you don't believe me, check out my in-depth preview of the concert! Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets now because it might sell out!

11/6 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met [tickets HERE]
11/8 - Montreal, QC - Corona
11/10 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater [tickets HERE]
11/11 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom [tickets HERE]
11/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre [tickets HERE]
11/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater [tickets HERE]
11/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre [tickets HERE]
11/20 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre [tickets HERE]
11/21 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brien's Event Centre [tickets HERE]
11/22 - Edmonton, AB - Encore at WEM [tickets HERE]
11/23 - Calgary, AB - Flames Central [tickets HERE]
11/25 - Oakland, CA - The Fox [tickets HERE]

Siji teams up with Boddhi Satva + Chify for his latest EP Lagos Lullabye Remixes

Singer Siji latest EP features two remixes of his soulful and lively track Lagos Lullabye from his upcoming album Home Grown!

When you listen to the original Lagos Lullabye, it provides you with a musical vision of the busy streets of Lagos Nigeria, but the remixes add different musical aspects of the track!

The first remix is Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Soul Remix. From the Central African Republic, Boddhi Satva take on the Lagos Lullabye is soulful with a mellow dance groove.  The second remix is provided by London producer Chify! Chify put a Grimey spin on the soulful track with his Ekiti Sound System Remix!

Check out Siji Lagos Lullabye Remixes EP in its entirety and tell me which track is your favorite! As for me, I like both remixes, but I can't forget Siji's original track that started the whole thing!

18 September 2014

Get to know the "real" Wilson Pickett on TV One's Unsung (Full Episode)

As I patiently wait for TV One to release my favorite shows a week after their preview (why, TV One why...), I finally got a chance to check out the previous episode of Unsung featuring former Stax soulful funk and R&B singer known for his howling high notes and his energetic performances, Wilson Pickett.

Now before I get into this post further, I have to be honest. Whenever I hear Wilson Pickett's name, the first thing that comes to mind is not his music, but the Martin Lawrence show when he told Pam "her hair was so nappy Wilson couldn't pick it" (I know I'm not the only one)!

Now I came clean about that, let me share some interesting highlights of this very poignant documentary series that focused on Wilson Pickett's career from his hit records (Mustang Sally, Midnight hour and more) to his troubled personal life!

Pier Entertainment Presents: Philly Up-Close Live Concert Series feat. Zeek the Experience, Ju-Taun + more (Sep 18-Oct 23, 2014)

If you are in the Philly area and you are looking to switch up your Thursday nights with live music from talented musicians and good food, I got just the place for you! 
Pier Entertainment presents the Up-Close Live Concert Series featuring musical acts based in the Philly region! The concert series will be held every Thursday from September 18, 2014 to October 23, 2014 at Relish (7152 Ogontz Ave, Phila. PA 19138) and admission is $10 ($8 for group and $50 for VIP). 
This unique event showcases talented musicians (such as Zeek the Experience, Ju-Taun, Jade Alston + more) performing two full sets (with a live band) followed by a sit-down interview with blogger and Ebony.com contributor Sincerely Syreeta.
Up-Close Live Concert provides Also, why you are enjoying good live music and intimate Q&A, make sure to indulge in Relish's Three Course Thursday special for just 19.95! Yes, with high ratings from Zagat, that is a special you do not want to miss....
Check out the full lineup of Up-Close Live Concert Series below and get your tickets ASAPFor more information, visit upcloselive.com!

Up-Close Live Concert Series Line Up:

  • Sept. 18th, 2014- Zeek the Experience
  • Sept. 5th, 2014- Jade Alston
  • Oct 2, 2014- Ju-Taun & T-Shaw
  • Oct. 9th, 2014- Kriss Mincey
  • Oct. 16th, 2014- Rafiya
  • Oct. 23th, 2014- Aaron Camper 

16 September 2014

In case you missed it: RnB Divas LA- Season 2, Full Episode 9

R&B Divas of LA take a plane ride to the sunny island of Puerto Rico for their upcoming Carnival performance, but the trip is meet with drama and drinks! As the divas practice for the upcoming performance,  Lil Mo forget her lyrics (it's OK Mo) while Chante is trying to change the very same dance steps the divas were teaching her as she missed the initial practice due to custody proceedings with her former hubby Kenny Latimore!

To represent her hometown, Claudette take the ladies to her family's home in the Ponce region of Puerto Rico and her family had food for days! Claudette's mother Vivian ask the ladies to sing on the spot and all of them show her why they are R&B Divas!

But oh no, the fun don't stop, Lil Mo, Chrisette and Leela take a trip to a rum factory (you know Caribbean islands are known for rum, the good stuff) named Pito Rico! Now the divas taught me some Spanish one on one as they discovered Pito means Penis! The trio started drinking and Ms. Moore came up in the conversation and not in a good way!

Oh boy, these divas are something else! Check out the full episode of R&B Divas LA and share your favorite scene from the show!

Courtesy of TV One