New video from Santigold for “Disparate Youth” and it’s the first Santi’s ever co-directed & produced. The new album Master of My Make-Believe will be in stores & online May 1st. Judging by the album artwork above it should be dope! She looks powerful playing every position. It’s a way better usage of the decadent imperial imagery than Kanye used. Video below Continue reading
Look out for Bronsalino’s new album with Party Supplies called Blue Chips dropping March 12th.
So as the story goes this track is a Cee Lo Green demo from 2007 intended for the late Whitney Houston. The producer was Waajeed who made the track public today.
“The A&Rs at RCA were calling every and anybody to find a sound for her 2009 release, I Look To You. I worked on seven or eight different versions finally deciding on this one with additional parts from Simon Katz from Jamiroquai.
Lyrically, Cee Lo nailed it! At the time she was going though her very public separation with Bobby Brown. He wrote the words as if she was speaking directly to him.
I wish I would’ve been able to hear her wonderful voice singing these words, but for now Cee-Lo will do. R.I.P. Whitney” -Waajeed
It’s easy to say Whitney would’ve done a much better job than Cee Lo and made the song more compelling but she would’ve done a better job than most anyway. We can only listen to this track and wonder what could have been…unless someone is willing to get this technology going.
Download FreshNerd’s Whitney Houston Beat Tape which has a whole different feel to it not that she’s gone.
Every last Tuesday of the month the famed Bowery Poetry Club in downtown Manhattan is home to something of a Hip Hop communion. This year February 28th, however, marked the last date New York City’s monthly Bondfire open mic night will be held. Continue reading
For it’s over the top materialism in a time when so many are suffering I SHUNNED Watch The Throne. So, I love that Mr. Bey has taken the beat from Niggas In Paris and put some soul to it. He discusses issues real people can relate to, poverty. For in these times you are either in poverty or it is touching your life in some way. In addition to crafting a great song, Yasiin has made a self-directed video to boot. Take a gander.
Description: “Directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), it is a documentary on the life, music, and legacy of legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, Bob Marley. The film was premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and set to hit SXSW Festival which will run from 8th – 13th March 2012 in Austin, Texas.
It is the first feature backed by the Marley family as well as the legend’s longtime music label head Chris Blackwell which should make for the most insightful look at his life yet as it follows “the musician, revolutionary and legend from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom” using rare footage, archival photos and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends and bandmates. Blackwell executive produces alongside Marley’s son, Ziggy.”
She was bad enough to rock blond hair and dark eyebrows. Even though she was jypped out of a decent tribute at the Grammy’s, among others, Jasiri X and producer Agent of Change put together a nice one for legend Etta James. Compelling production right from the start they even threw in what even kind of sounds like diss towards Beyonce. Etta would approve!
Description: “A love project in memory of James Dewitt Yancey, better known under the name Jaydee or J-Dilla. An idea of Do The Right Print, Food for ya Soul & Feelin’ Music, bringing different beatmakers from around the world to perpetuate J-Dilla’s art, in order to give to the audience a new vision of his creations… “
Download this Dilla remix album for free! Enjoy.