Category: Music

The Music I Post

August 9, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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July 12, 2018 /

Shad is back, and I’m crazy hella excited, y’all!

It’s been nearly five long years since the Canadian rap sensation, Shadrach Kabango, AKA Shad K, AKA Shad, has blessed us with some dope music, and hearing this new track from his upcoming record A Short Story About A War made me realize how much of a drought it’s been.

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July 5, 2018 /

…Otherwise known as, “that one song that was in every other movie and television show in the late ’90s with a mysterious, brooding female lead.”

Esthero was the duo of Toronto singer Jenny-Bea Englishman and Canadian-born, Minnesota-raised producer Martin “Doc” McKinney, who in the late ’90s came together to create a classic record in Breath From Another, a simmering, trip-hoppish affair in the vein of Morcheeba or Sneaker Pimps.

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June 21, 2018 /

The Nonce is one of those groups who, if you know, you know. But if you don’t, hey, I’m here to share the goodness.

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June 7, 2018 /

WHEW LAWD! Now if I could bring back any defunct group from the ether, it’d have to be New Kingdom

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May 31, 2018 /

The Doppelgangaz‘s EP and Matter Ov Fact are just a couple of lowlife scumbags, and trust me, they’re the first ones to let you know.

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May 24, 2018 /

Mannnnn, I’m blown over the fact that The Sorority had to postpone their mid-May show in D.C., but best believe when they do make it down here I’ll be in the front row.

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May 10, 2018 /
April 19, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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April 12, 2018 /

Ayo, Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax / Me, myself I love to max / Redbone cuties I’m out to wax / Stick up kids is out to tax!

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