June 16, 2015

5 things I learned from Jaguar Wright's interview on PC Radio

Jaguar Wright/Courtesy of Google Play

Here I am minding my business, checking out pages on Facebook when I stumbled upon PC Radio, a Philadelphia Internet Radio Station. Showing love, (that's what I do), I went to there website to check out their past shows and one caught my attention immediately, Jaguar Wright interview on the Crush & Roll Morning Show.

The R&B/Soul songstress whom worked with Jay-Z, The Roots, Bilal (and more) did not hold nothing back in this thought provoking interview. Jaguar Wright spoke her truth about her music career, K. Michelle and more... Check out five interesting things I learned from of the interview!

Beef, who got beef with K. Michelle

Jaguar Wright stated she shared her thoughts on K. Michele singing Leela James song on Love and Hip-hop Wedding.was via social media. Well, K. Michelle nor her fans was not happy about Jaguar's comments and said some very vile things. The social media insults got so bad Jaguar's son got involved and things went from bad to worst.

May 27, 2015

Philly Soul musician Bilal shares a powerful message on his latest track Satellites

A scene from Bilal's soul track Satellites

Why in the hell did I get you high, I believe in this love... Bilal- Satellites

Philly Soul musician Bilal Oliver (bka Bilal) has been the unique soulful voice on many R&B & hip-hop powerful collaborations from Jay-Z, J. Dilla, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar and many more...

Bilal is back on his solo with a powerful message "Black Lives Matter" on his first single Satellites from his fourth studio album "In Another Life"(dropping June 30, 2015).

The music video directed by Hans Elder stays true to the soulful and funk track with lyrics of an observer who is watching the world watch people as they do what they do to people from the other side. However, half way through the song, another soulful/rock tune comes on in the video that shows the police harassing and chocking a peaceful Bilal. The powerful symbolism displayed in the video derives from the countless incidents of men succumbing to over excess violence from some cops.

Watch Satellites below and as always, share your thoughts on the track!

May 13, 2015

I got my tooth pulled out, but still saw Hiatus Kaiyote perform live

Yes, you read it right! I had my tooth pulled out, but that didn't stop me from seeing one of my favorite soul bands, Hiatus Kayiote last week. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have saw my picture of my ticket to the Hiatus Kaiyote show at the Underground Arts in Philly on May 8, 2015!

I woke up on May 8 to excruciating tooth pain (lower right molar) that resulted in me getting my tooth removed (it was infected, it had to go).

While on my nova-cane high, I pondered if I was still in good shape to go to the concert. Most would rush to conclusion and say no, but I had to sleep on it… A few hours and 100's mgs of Ibuprofen later I decided to go see Hiatus Kaiyote for the second time! Hey, if you listened to new futuristic soul jazz infused album Choose Your Weapon, you would want to see them perform live!

When I graced my presence at the packed Underground Arts (the name speaks for itself) venue I got in just in time to see Philly songstress Kate Faust perform. She has an electronic soulful vibe about her music that caught my attention and she gave a performance worthy of wanting to listen to her upcoming album Eros (I will preview her album soon).

Once Kate Faust performance was over (I would have love to see more), a 15-20 minute for Hiatus Kaiyote ensued for the band to set up for the performance. Oh no worries, the DJ was playing some good tunes that had the whole crowd moving, including me!

May 5, 2015

New RnB music for anti-social pessimists - ALESSIA - Here

While checking new releases on Spotify, I came across a track from Alessia Cara, better know simply as ALESSIA (Def Jam latest recording artist) and I feel in love with the R&B track title Here! Alessia's debut track Here goes against grain of the typical party "let's go crazy and get high" track, Wise beyond her years, the Ontario Canada native sings about being anti-social pessimist and not a fan of the party scene filled with the girl that is gossiping about her friends or the boy in the corner throwing up!

Check out Here below and share your thoughts on this R&B track!