16 April 2014

You gotta listen to this new RnB track- Elle Varner- Little Do You Know

First, I have to give kudos to the photographer and stylist cause they got Elle looking like she belongs on the cover of Elle! Recently RnB songstress released the third single from her four letter series titled Little Do You Know.

The rhythm for Little Do You Know is laid back, smooth with a continuous sound of the bass guitar which can be heard throughout the song (I love how the bass guitar can add more to any beat)! The tune describes how Elle is trying to mask the pain while internally dealing with the heartbreak of a broken relationship! 

15 April 2014

New album releases for the week of 4/14

For this week new album (and an EP) release, I selected a variety of new and re-released music in the Soul, RnB and Hip-hop genres. Mr. Nasir Jones is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut hip-hop album Illmatic. The new release consists of original songs from Illmatic alongside remixes and a never before heard demo! New Orleans RnB crooner August Alsina released his debut album Testimony (he has a lot to say)!

In honor of Record Store Day (April 19, 2014), Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are releasing 12" vinyls (in the color blue) remastered edition of their debut album Dap-Dappin that features a new track! Another Daptone artist Charles Bradley is also releasing 12" vinyls of his EP titled I Hope You (Find The Good Life). What makes this these albums unique are you a few things:

  1. You can't purchase them online (only available at selected record stores participating in RSD
  2. You are supporting your local record stores
  3. There are only 2000 copies of the above mentioned vinyls (consider them collector's items)!

Click on the album covers below to view more on the records (and possible purchase them)! Enjoy...

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14 April 2014

Listen to new futuristic soul music: Taylor McFerrin featuring Nai Palm- The Antidote

Taylor McFerrin/Courtesy of Soundcloud.com

While I was trying to find more information on Jose James new single EveryLittleThing via Facebook, I came across a new single from musician/producer Taylor McFerrin featuring the lead singer of Haitus Kaiyote, Nai Palm! When I click on the SoundCloud link, what I heard was that futuristic sound of greatness!

Taylor McFerrin released the second single, The Antidote from his upcoming June 2014 album titled Early Riser (Brainfeeder label- the brainchild of Flying Lotus)! The Antidote let listeners hear the experimental and futuristic sounds of Taylor McFerrin along with Hiatus Kaiyote leading lady Ms. Nai Palm mesmerizing vocals (she also flex her rapping skills on the tune)! Check out the single and share your comments below

***By the way, Taylor released a third single with Emily King recently, but I cannot find the complete song! When I do, I will put it on the site! You got my word...

10 April 2014

New hip-hop video- Celebrate Maja 7th + Dominique Larue "Happyness"

Hip-hop due Maja 7th & Domnique Larue released another hit song from their recent debut album
Grand. The laid back track consists of Dominique "love fueled by that sticky-icky green" lyrics on producer's Maja 7th soulful yet smooth hip-hop beat containing a Barry White sample (I think it's Never Gonna Give You Up, don't quote me) and original instruments.

The party fueled video (directed by Red August) was shot  at a house party atmosphere filled with red cups, corona and happy people! Check out Maja 7th + Dominique Larue Happyness video share your thoughts on it!

Do you remember this 90's RnB song- Veronica Feat. Fat Joe- Rise

Courtesy of Allmusic.com

Do you want to hear a story? Ok, so here it goes... Recently I was cleaning around the home when I started singing "Oh Veronica Veronica, Oh Veronica Girl" (not The Glamour Girls featuring Craig G original version) and I said out loud "Where in the hell did that song come from"! Keep in mind, I did not hear the lyrics to Veronica's 1997 Rise song in forever, it just popped up in mind (crazy right)!