SOUND SPOT: AARON "AB" ABERNATHY
Before I get into some music, let me speak on one of my favorite new comers in the soul music game named Aaron Abernathy a.k.a. AB. I first came across AB and his band The Souljourners when they were an opening act for Dwele a couple years ago. Normally, open acts are nothing more than time fillers in between the headliners, and most of them are forgotten once they exit the stage. That was not the case with AB & The Souljourners though. These musicians made their presence felt with soulful vocals and heavy rhythms. At some points during the show, AB’s vocals actually reminded me of vintage D’Angelo, but that was the only resemblance. AB has his own original style, so if you’re looking for a clone, go that way. Soon after discovering this group, I heard word that these katz had signed on as Slum Village’s official band, and planned to tour over in Europe with the crew. This opportunity opened the door for AB to collaborate with Detroit artists like Elzhi, Black Milk, T3, Bishop Lamont, Buff1 and Zo! Now, AB is slowly becoming a household name amongst soul music lovers. If you don’t know about him, it’s time to get familiar.
Outside of working with The Souljourners, AB is also working on a solo project with super-producer Daru. I have heard several songs from the upcoming collaboration album entitled “A Work In Progress,” and it could be a banger. Definitely, keep your ears out for that one.
It’s time for some music now. This one is another soulful mixx I call the “Muzick Marauder Mixx,” which is full of musical goodness. You already know my steez when it comes to these mixxes, so check it out when you get a chance, and tell a at least one friend or foe about it as well.
01+Full Crate ft Mar = She Was Fly
02+Bilal Salaam = Langue De Rasoir (Razor Tongue)
03+Nujabes ft CL Smooth = Sky Is Falling
04+Slick Rick =Women Lose weight (Remix)
05+V = Gone Away
06+Musiq = Just Friends (Green Lantern 2 Way Remix)
07+Alicia Keys = Juiciest
08+Reggie B = Anywhere You Go
09+Melo = Too Good
10+Ms. One ft Black Milk/Rapper Big Pooh = 2 MCs
11+Bobby Valentino = Make You The Only One
12+The Dream = Rockin’ That Sh*t
13+Muhsinah = From Here
14+Lisa Shaw = Better Days
15+Teedra Moses = Love Devine
16+AB ft T3 = Soul So Dirty
17+Murs & 9th Wonder = Marry Me
18+Mariah Carey ft. LL Cool J/Ghostface = Lovin You Long Time (Remix)
19+Ryan Leslie = You’re Fly
20+Maya Azucena = G-Hetto
21+Rapper Big Pooh = Radio
ENJOY THE MUZICK!