Thursday, June 25, 2009


I was shocked and saddened to hear about he loss of another one my favorite music legends! Say what you want to say about Michael Jackson, but NO ONE will ever have the impact on music that this man had. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson's music, and his earlier solo efforts have become comfort food to my musical soul. I still play many of his classics today as often I as I play new releases. Michael Jackson will be truly missed forever...

When it comes to smooth jazz vocal, there are not too many that can even come close to my dude Will Downing. The man is a living legend and has continued to prove why he is so adored around the world. If you are trying set the mood for a romantic evening with that lucky someone, put on any of Will's albums and you are good to go. If you didn't know, women love Will Downing. Hell, I even get a little misty-eyed when hear a Will Downing tune. The man is just that good!

Lucky for us, Will is back with a new album entitled "Classique" and that is exactly what it is. It's vintage Will, and he seems to have found his mojo again since becoming ill a few years ago. There is only one guest featured song on the album and it's a remake of "Baby I'm For Real" with Phil Perry. By the way, if you ever get a chance to see Will or Phil perform live do it! It'll be some of the best money that you will ever spend.

Take a listen to this track called "Just Think About It" and hear what you think...


Click the album cover above to get the album. Support good music!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Something is truly funky up in here, and it’s not your sweaty gym socks, a pot of chitterlings, or a homeless man’s underarms neither. It’s my dude Reggie B back with another head banger of an album called “Get Down With Me” that recently hit the streets. If you’ve been listing to my mixxes for any length of time, then you have definitely heard a lot of Reggie B’s music. His last album “Future Music” featured production efforts by the beat chopper/producer Daru. That joint was one of my favorite albums to drop back in 2008. Daru & Reggie came on the scene like soul music’s Batman & Robin. That album still gets much play even in 2009.

Don’t sleep though, because Reggie is a singer/writer/producer that knows his way around the studio very well. Reggie is handling the production duties this time around on his latest project, which takes things back to their funkier roots. His production actually reminds of that spacey-funk that Steve Spacek brings to the music table. Don’t deny yourself the chance to get funktified, so kopp that new Reggie B as soon as you can! Support good music, and it will support you…

I had to share one my favorite Reggie B/Daru tracks below:

Click here to get the new "Get Down With Me" album...

Other Reggie B albums listed below:

Musical Joyride

Future Music

When it comes to soul music, it comes in many forms, shapes, sizes and colors. However, a lot of older music fans seem to have given up hope on finding quality soul music these days. Judging by the content of material that is exhibited on most urban radio and video stations today, I totally understand why. Thankfully, just when it seems that all hope is lost, an album comes along to rejuvenate the love for soul music. After listening to Deborah Jordan’s new album “The Light” recently, I can definitely say that this is one of those albums. When all is seems dark, there is light. The lead vocalist from United Kingdom’s own Silhouette Brown has released her first solo joint, and it sounds like a classic! The production alongside her sultry vocals is a match made in heaven like ice cream and cake. If you are not already familiar with Deborah Jordan, you definitely need to find out about her. You definitely need some Deborah J. in your life!

Check out some of her sounds below:

Friday, June 19, 2009


Growing up in during days when real artists made real music has made me a fan of th old school for life. One of my favorite soul legends is Patrice Rushen. That was/is a bad woman! Patrice's contributions to music via her solo projects as well as her writing and instrumentation for other notable artists is impressive. If you are trying to get a party started, put on some classic Patrice. Tracks like "Forget Me Nots" and "Haven't You Heard" would even make a man with no legs get up and shake a tailfeather!

Truthfully, if you don't have any Patrice Rushen in your music collection, it's not complete. If you asked Prince (His-Purple-Badness) about Patrice, he'd tell you the same thing too dammit! So, if you haven't already, I suggest that you hit up Amazon and step your soul music game way up. You owe it to yourself.

Well, it's music time again, so get your headphones ready...

I was playing around with some old school tracks the other day, and I decided to record my session for a mixx I titled "RearViewingSoul" definitely put ears on it. There are some soul samples thrown up in there too.

01^What Am I Missing - Rufus/Chaka Khan
02^One On One - Hall & Oates
03^Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
04^Georgy Porgy - Toto/Cheryl Lynn
05^Fool's Paradise - Meli'sa Morgan
06^Ecstasy - Ohio Players
07^Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
08^This Is It - Kenny Loggins
09^Feels So Real - Patrice Rushen
10^Just A Touch of Love - Slave
11^Who Are You? - Loose Ends
12^Mesopotamia - B-52s
13^What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
14^Shackles - RJs Latest Arrival
15^The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
16^Come An Give Your Love To Me - Janet Jackson
17^My Lady - WB & S
18^You Can't Change That - Raydio
19^I Wonder I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
20^Keep On Movin' (Remix) - Soul II Soul


Now, put eyes & ears on the classic sounds below:

Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots

Patrice Rushen - Watch Out

Patrice Rushen - Never Gonna Give You Up

That is all!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I suggest that you definitely checkout Busta's latest video for the "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" featuring Bigg Tigger off of the "Back On My B.S." album. The track is cleverly written and informative too! The wordplay on this joint is dope, so recognize this real emcee-ism...
Even though many things have changed over the years with the crew, I still consider myself a faithful Justus Leaguer! Lyrically, just behind Phonte, my dude L.E.G.A.C.Y. is the emcee that I look forward to hearing new verses from most in the crew. Leg has remained true to his craft since the early beginnings of their hip-hop movement back in 2003. When I first heard the 9th Wonder produced debut underground album "Legsclusives" I immediately became a fan. Legacy has a lot of psychotic thoughts that he freely shares throughout his rhymes, but that's truly his nitch. He's original and I appreciate that. Leg is back with his new album "Suicide Music" and it's just as creatively disturbing as the last. The album is 10 tracks deep with guest appearances from Phonte, Chaundon, Dasan Ahanu and Sean Price.

Listen to this Khrysis produced track from the new album:

Get the "Suicide Music" album by clicking here!

L.E.G.A.C.Y web sites below:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Raheem DeVaughn has dropped a new album called "Art of Noise" for FREE, so get it while it's hot by clicking the link below. Thanks for sharing this new joint Rah, and now we can finally call it even!
Get the album by clicking here:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm showing some international music love this time around. I always keep my ears to the e-streets, listening for that new music freshness that we have to have. Have you heard about the producer named Iisijii (pronounced however you want to) from Finland? I came across this kat a few months back while jamming to some Deborah Jordan, and now I have become a fan. Iisijii's production has a definite electronica type sound, with a splash of soul for good measure. The abundant amount of overlapping noises and sounds that are incorporated into his beats are pleasing to the ear. His production effects me in the same positive way as Prefuse73. Iisijii has blessed us with an enjoyable debut production album titled "Inside" that you need to hear. There are plenty dope instrumentals throughout, but there are also some guest vocals provide by: Deborah Jordan, Amalia, Kissey Asplund and Replife.
Put ears on the album and let it speak for itself by clicking the links below:

If you are addicted to music as much as I am, you should really enjoy my latest mixx. I have literally been playing this joint consistently for several days now in the whip (which means average car or hooptie), and it has made my driving experiences that much more pleasurable. I call it "TheeSoulfulAddiction" mixx, so definitely put ears on it. To all of the artists out there making putting their blood, sweat and salty tears into each vocal and beat of each song made, know that it is greatly appreciated by music fiends like myself. I encourage everyone to buy an album from their favorite independent artist to show appreciation. Properly supporting quality music is essential...

There is nothing else to discuss, so lets explore some talented artists and great music.

Thee Playlist:

01+denosh = go crazy
02+laura izibor = from my heart to yours
03+deborah jordan ft. replife = home
04+replife ft. kissey asplund = put it down
05+musiq ft. ron isley = dontchange (remix)
06+dj day ft. miles boney = still miles
07+de la soul = forever
08+marsha ambrosius = start...finish
09+dj mitsu ft. jose james = promise in love
10+alicia keys = wanting for your love
11+giovanca = on my way
12+kelis = about to hate me
13+angela johnson = better
14+amalia = the old moon
15+jazmine sullivan ft. coultrain = jumpoff
16+hisd ft. sunny bonohs = automatic
17+choklate - to whom it may concern
18+busta rhymes ft. jamie foxx, common, mary blige & john legend
19+common ft. mary blige = come close (asian remix)
20+bonny miles = nothin' but chu
21+brown baby girl = feels like love


Sunday, June 07, 2009


If you don't know about Laura Izibor by now, let me be the first to pull you from under the rock you've been hybernating. Now, that's better! This young lady is taking the music industry by storm, and we are all lucky for it! If you like quality music anyway. Her talent is evident and if you need proof make sure you listen to her debut album Let The Truth Be Told when it drops on June 16th. Her latest single "From My Heart To Yours" is in heavy rotation right now, so keep your ears out for that one. It's actually one of my favorites from her many enjoyable tracks. I won't bother getting long-winded about Laura at this point. However, I will showcase a few of her videos so you can come to your own conclusion:

Laura Izibor - From My Heart To Yours

Laura Izibor - Don't Stay

Laura Izibor - Shine

Get more music and info about Laura Izibor at the following sites:

Also, the Premo remix of From My Heart To Yours is pretty tight too!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

This mixx is dedicated to anybody that has ever been pissed off by people that are: trouble makers, cheaters, moochers, ass kissers, haters, bad drivers, thieves, rude bastards, liars, crybabies, bullies, gossipers, nosey, loud mouths, inconsiderate, fakers, ignorant, childish and hard headed. There are others, but I couldn’t fit them all in this post. This joint is for those times when you wanted to tell somebody “phuck u” but you didn’t! Think of this as a musical compilation full of songs saying things that you want to say to your co-workers, significant others, friends, foes, etc. at times, but probably won’t. Sometimes, life is a b*tch and you need some music that reflects just that dammit! This mixx definitely utilizes songs with explicit lyrics in them, so don’t say I didn’t warn you (smile)! This mixx gives me strength when I am driving in morning traffic, so it can be therapeutic. Besides throwing up the state bird out the driver's side car window is not always the best thing to do...

I call this one the “Emotionally Explicit Mixx”….


01=Solange ft. Wale – F*ck The Industry (Remix)
02=Jill Scott ft. MC Lyte – Hate On Me (Remix)
03=Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before
04=Ice Cube – A B*tch Iz A B*tch
05=Kelis – F*ck Them B*tches
06=Michel’le ft. Dre – 100% Woman
07=Ledisi ft. Oran “Juice” Jones – The Rain (SoundNexx Remix)
08=Kelis – Caught Out There
09=Nicole – Eyes Better Not Wonder
10=Teedra Moses – You Better Tell Her
11=Sparkle – Time To Move On
12=Phonte – Hate
13=Jadakiss – Kiss My A**
14=Syleena Johnson – Guess What?
15=Ludacris – Everybody Hates Chris
16=Koffee Brown ft. Lady Luck – Blackout
17=Method Man – Somebody Done F*cked Up
18=Jean Grae/Apani B – Shut Da F*ck Up
19=Planet Asia ft. Krondon – F*ck You Up
20=Ghostface ft. Ne-Yo – Back Like That
21=Salt-N-Pepa – Chick On The Side


What are some of your favorite groups or songs to play when you are pissed off?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It seems like today there are more rappers in the game than ever, and it’s difficult to keep up with them, so I don’t. However, ever y now and then I hear some fresh music from an unknown rapper that makes me pay attention. It’s rare, but it does happen. Recently, I stumbled across a rapper/producer that goes by the name Jay Who? He’s straight out of Chicago making his way through the underground hip-hop scene. Remember, when rap music was actually fun and carefree? Jay seems to be trying to rekindle that flavor from the 90s golden era with his creative song concepts, and unorthodox sample choices used in his production. His style actually reminds me of early J-Zone and vintage Beatnuts. If you like those artists, then Mr. Who definitely deserves your immediate attention. Hell, even if you don't like or know those artists I mentioned, listen to Jay Who? anyway dammit!

I love it when new artists (or any artist for that matter) provides free music for all to enjoy. It's actually a great way to get your name out there when you are on the come up.

Checkout two Jay Who? albums for the price of nothing below:

Where The Sidewalk Ends (2008)

The Light In The Addict (2009)

After koppin' the joints, go to Jay's sites and show your appreciation:

What do you think about Jay Who??

Monday, June 01, 2009


Detroit is in the blogsphere! My homegirl Monica Blaire (a true songstress) has blessed us with some new music. If you go to her website you can download to new tracks called "Material Girl" and "Promise Me" from her Back To The Future Pt. 1 project for a limited time. Get them while they're hot:

Put eyes on this video clip showcasing Monica Blaire, PPP and Coultrain!