Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Today, I am showcasing some of my favorite underground tracks for your ears to explore. I call this joint the "Still Listening Mixx" because that is what you need to be doing. Listen, Google and then support!
1) Onra-L.I.A.B. 2) Fashawn/Talib Kweli-Life's A Bitch 3) Access-I Got Em 4) Common/Latifah-Next Time 5) Eric Lau/Oddisee-No Regrets 6) The Wu-Gunshowers 7) WrittenHouse/Sick Six-Mathematix 8) Akrobatik/LB-Be Prepared 9) 88-Keys-Nice Guys Finish Last 10)Black Starr-History (Remix) 11) Pancea-Collard Fried Grey Sky 12) Othello-Feel Good Music 13) Black Spade/Stoney - Things Change 14) N/A-The Undaground 15) Fred Joachim-Mist 16) Donwill/Von Pea-Star From Shining 17) Dom Kennedy-Still Me 18) Strong Arm Steady/Talib Kweli-Get Started 19) MURS/Suga Free-Let Me Talk 20) Sadat X/M-1/Kurupt-Pray 21) Little Brother-Tigallo For Dolo 22) Donwill/Kay/Uzoy-Girl Girl 23) Von Pea-Web 24)Theophilus London-Accept The New
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
All of the beats on this joint are Outkast instrumentals from various tracks you'll definitely recognize. She sings effortlessly over these grooves too!
Me likey this mixtap a lot, and you probably will as well.
Get the mixtape here: greentea.bandcamp.com
What do you know about Vikter Duplaix? What do you know about Jesse Boykin III? Probably not enough, so get familiar! Both are very soulful artists that make original music worth your attention. Checkout these new videos from both of them...
Friday, May 21, 2010
Underground hip-hop is definitely in the building. One of my favorite hip-hop groups making it happen right now is Tanya Morgan. BTW, if you slept on the kid Donwill's debut solo joint "Cuzack..." check for it immediately. Anyway, Donwill & Von Pea of the TM crew have decided to drop a free mixtape called "The Sandwich Shop" for their fans. It's 9 tracks deep. All of the beats were provided by The Roots with the Brooklynati duo providing all of the verses. Guest appearances on the joint include emcees Che Grand and Jermaside. Keep your ears out for Jermaside, that dude has the gift of gab too. This is what true hip-hop is really about. Making music for the love of it. It's not always about the almighty dollar, and I wish more artists would understand that. This is just another reason why I support Tanya Morgan's movement. Keep up the good work fellas!
GET THE SANDWICH SHOP HERE!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Sunday, May 09, 2010
I would like to wish all of my mothers and every other mother holding it down a heartfelt "Happy Mother's Day"! If you are lucky enough to still have a mother, grandmother and/or godmother that is still alive, make sure you show them love all year long. You don't need a holiday to dictate when your mother deserves special attention. Make everyday "Mother's Day" and you'll be grateful you did. One of my female friends (who is a mother as well) asked if I could make some mixxes showcasing some of my favorite soulful tracks from my past years blogging. That idea sounded good to me, so today I present Volume 1 of my "Bestest Uv" soul music series. This mixx give shine to many of my favorite and overlooked underground female soul singers.
Some of the artists on this mixx include: Lalah Hathaway, Carmen Rodgers, Porsche, Lina, Ayah, Eska, Brittany Bosco, Algebra, Conya Doss and many others...
The complete track list will be available sooner than later, so don't fret. Until then, put ears on this mixx expeditiously!!!
B.U. VOLUME 1 MIXX (CLICK HERE)!
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Funky, sultry, original, sassy, sexy and eccentric are just a few of the adjectives I'd use to describe the soulful musician Yahzarah a.k.a Purple St. James. After chatting with her a few times at past events, I feel confident in stating that she is definitely a handful! I dig her frank honesty, and the fact she is comfortable being herself. What you see is what you get. I have posted about Yahz many times in the past, so I won't bother discussing her origin. She's back with a new album worth your attention, so lets get into it. Her new project is called "The Ballad of Purple St. James" and this is a solid album. The combination of Nicolay and Phonte's production works well with Yahzarah's vocals. The lean 13 tracks total on the album leaves no room for filler, which is greatly appreciated. Every song has a purpose, and adds to the overall theme. Yahz keeps it in the Foreign Exchange family by only utilizing Phonte and Darien Brockington for guest appearances on the joint, which are two of my favorite tracks.
If you have never checked for Yahzarah in the past, this is good place to start. Don't sleep! For fans this is a no-brainer, so make sure you support this quality music. Save the illegal downloading for the wack suckaz...
GET THE SONG "WHY DONTCHA YOU CALL ME NO MORE" HERE
Checkout the new album HERE or click the album cover above!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I truly believe that you can talk people up sometimes. Just the other day I was talking with my homebwoy (TB) about various artists and tracks we were checking for, and Neco Redd's popped up. I expressed how I was bothered that one of my favorite local soul-songstresses from the "D" had not gotten her chance to shine. Neco's debut album "No Discipline" was never released in 2008 as originally planned. Her fans never got any definite answers about if and when the album would be released. Personally, I had given up hope . So many talented artists have suffered the same fate over the years, I have gotten used to it. A couple of days ago while I am going my huge amount of unopened emails, I see a message that has Neco Redd's name in it. I opened it up with the quickness, and there was a link for a free download for Neco's "No Discipline EP" joint. There are 8 previously unreleased soulful tracks on the EP, so I had to share this one with my people. Thanks to Downtown for the linkage...
Get this joint here: NECO REDD "NO DISCIPLINE EP"
Hopefully, this means that Neco is working on some new material...