Tag: soul

September 6, 2018 /

Now here’s a gem.

Alright, so backstory. In 1986 hip-hop was transitioning from a fad into a cultural and commercial juggernaut, and the Beastie Boys were there to push it over the edge.

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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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March 15, 2018 /

Here’s one to put you in your feelings!

There’s a lot going for Daniel Caesar‘s Freudian.

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August 3, 2017 /

The Boy Who Spoke to The Wind is the second album from the Chicago-born, Arizona-based artist Lando Chill, and it stands out as one of 2017’s most fascinating listens.

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June 7, 2017 /

Bring the funk.

The Menahan Street Band, named after a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn where founder Thomas Brenneck lived at the time, is a funk band composed of Brenneck and musicians from other notable funk / soul outfits like the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

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May 25, 2017 /

Damn, how could people sleep on Res, man?

Philly songstress Res (rhymes with “peace”) definitely had a solid debut in her 2001 record How I Do, a tremendously underrated work which, to this day, still boggles my mind that it didn’t get her a bit more shine.

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December 8, 2016 /

I’m young, stupid, and damn impatient. Leave it up to Pete Rock to set me straight.

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June 30, 2016 /

Good evening. Now here’s another artist I’ve been meaning to talk about for a minute!

Washington, D.C.’s very own Marvin Gaye is a legend, rightfully earning his spot in the pantheon of musical geniuses.

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February 18, 2016 /

What have I been listening to lately? I’ve been having a lot of fun with Malibu!

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January 28, 2016 /

Little Brother, the North Carolina trio of PhonteBig Pooh and 9th Wonder were something of a revelation when they appeared on the scene in the early 2000s, heralded by many to be the torchbearers for meaningful hip-hop, the “little brother” to legendary groups from the past like A Tribe Called Quest.

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