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- ALESSIA is 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!

April 29, 2015

New music soundoff: Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art has finally landed

Raekwon "The Chef" finally released his long awaited sixth solo hip-hop album, F.I.L.A better known as Fly International Luxurious Art. The 13 track album is nothing short of Raekwon's street life lyrical flow with a lot of features from Melonie Fiona, Snopp Dogg, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, his partner in rhyme Ghostface Killah (whom latest album Sour Soul was slept on) and more..

After listening to F.I.LA., a few things caught my attention:

  • The F.I.L.A is more than just the title, its the baeses of the album which is heard throughout the album
  • The album is a mixture of underground (Live to Die, & Wall to Wall- featuring French Montana and Busta Rhymes) and "radio friendly" (All About You -featuring Estelle, and 1,2,1,2 featuring Snoop Dogg) tracks
  • Rae gives major shot outs to the producers of F.I.L.A on the tracks(Jerrry Wonda, Scoop DeVille and more)..

Overall, I think F.I.L.A. did what it was suppose to do, fly! I listened to the album a few times and I can't find nothing I dislike about the album. Raekwon previous albums was for the true Wu fans, but F.I.L.A it the album for all hip-hop heads.

Now it's your turn to soundoff! Listen to  Fly International Luxurious Art via Spotify and share your real thoughts on Raekown's latest album!

April 22, 2015

New R&B music video: Check out Louis York ode to Clair Huxtable

Multi-Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony has created hits for many of your favorite musicians: Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle and many more (naming them will take up this whole post)! Now the duo has stepped out of the background and is now making hit music as the group Louis York!

Recently performing at Will Smith's launch party for the upcoming DC Comic all-star cast movie Suicide Squad, SWSX, and VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live", Louis York is keeping the momentum going with the release of their debut music video, Clair Huxtable (previously premiered on Fader)!

Yes, Phyllis Rashad's iconic character from the 90's weekly show, The Cosby's. If you were a child of the 90's, you would know Clair Huxtable was everything! She was the firm, funny, and regal matriarch of Cosby's household with the "flowy" hair (Oh I so miss the 90's)....

April 15, 2015

New hip-hop music video: Stoni - Good2U

With a conversational flow reminiscent of the 90's hip-hop trio Digable Planets, what is there not to love about Oakland, California native and femece Stoni latest single Good2U? Produced by Ace Dizzy, Good2U features Stoni lyrically confessing her love for her mate while Janet Jackson's 1993 sultry R&B classic "Anytime, Anyplace" sample provides the musical backdrop.

Check out Stoni's first single Good2U from her upcoming debut EP- Exhale, and share your thoughts on the video and the song!