Tag: soul

July 1, 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 19, 2016 /
January 29, 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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November 13, 2015 /

Forever a classic.

Bronx bombas Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suede absolutely struck gold with this one, and together as Camp Lo, they  turned the rap game into a total Blaxploitation flick.

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October 23, 2015 /

Time for a little soul.

On the first listen, you might think that the Bay Area group Monophonics is some fabled lost group from the 1960s, their record an ultra-rare groove found in the collection of only the most knowledgeable and hip crate-digger.

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October 16, 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 11, 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 4, 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 28, 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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