Tag: soul

October 15, 2015 /

Honestly? The reason why it took me so damn long to get around to speaking about Pete Rock & CL Smooth, lowkey one of the nicest duos hip-hop music has ever seen, is because it’s truly too damn difficult to pick one song to introduce them.

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September 10, 2015 /

First off, I gotta say this: The cover of the L.A. OG King Tee’s debut record, 1988’s Act a Fool, is easily one of the most gangsta album covers in the history of rap–no, not just rap, but all music.

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September 3, 2015 /

Oh, I’ve loved this one for a long while.

Icebird is (was?) the collaboration between producer RJD2 and singer Aaron Livingston (now known as Son Little), both solid musicians in their respective genres, with RJ gaining attention for his evocative, mostly-instrumental sounds and Livingston going from a guest spot on a track with The Roots to gaining traction for his solo efforts in his hometown of Philadelphia.

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August 27, 2015 /

Let me keep this simple: I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS DAMN BAND.

Algiers is singer Franklin James Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan.

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August 6, 2015 /

Okay, so there was no post last week because I was back in my homeland, the mythical, far-off land of Narnia Canada, and whenever I’m back in Toronto I’m always amazed by the bevy of cultures and peoples seen there.

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July 9, 2015 /

About damn time I got to some Tribe, right?

A Tribe Called Quest. You know ’em.

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July 2, 2015 /

One of the more underrated emcees in the game, Brooklyn native Talib (Arabic for ‘seeker’) Kweli rocked the scene hard in 1998 as part of the duo known as Black Star, with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def.

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June 17, 2015 /

Hell of a title, right? But it’s a classic though.

I’ve been on an Isaac Hayes trip for the last few days.

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April 29, 2015 /

“…We’re All Going to Go.”

I’m a huge fan of Curtis Mayfield. The Chicago-born R&B and funk pioneer looms large in my personal pantheon of godlike musicians.

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March 25, 2015 /

Short, but oh so sweet, I’ve really been enjoying M, the latest EP by indie R&B artist Muhsinah.

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