Saturday, January 29, 2011

My time for blogging has become limited lately, so I try to post when time permits. It's mixx time again, and this joint is all about soul music. I call this mixx "Esquisite Tastes" and it's full of all types of underground and unique artists worth checking for. Most of these guys and gals stay on repeat in my ears via my iPod and car stereo. Defintely, put ears on it when time permits. The track list is finally available for those seeking artists names and album titles. Check the commments section for it, then show support to those artists that you're feeling by spending $$$ or telling a friend. Radio still sucks, so lets work at keeping the music we love alive...

Get Esquisite Tastes is here!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yeah, I know! Don't call it a comeback...I've been here for years. The break was great, but now it's time to fill up your music crate. I love dropping those almost verses from time to time, just to let you that have mediocre talent and that's why I blog instead of rap. Anyway, this post is not about me, it's actually about the soul singer Jaafar. I did a post about Jaafar back in 2009 when he dropped his sleeper first album "Travel Light" that went unheard by the masses. Now, he's back with his latest project called "Supernatural Love" and I am digging it! Jaafar is not recreating the soul wheel with this album, but he stays in his lane pretty well. Musical choices are very personal, so I recommend that you take a listen to this joint and hear what you think. If you like it, buy it!

Monday, January 03, 2011

On your mark, get set and get ready for more of that Detroit hip-hop vibe. A four man group called Clear Soul Forces has dropped some music for all to hear. Their latest EP is called "Departure" and it's a free download. I really digs the cover artwork as well. That street in the photo is named Woodward Avenue located in downtown Detroit. What I enjoy about this new joint is that it doesn't sound like typical Detroit street music. It has a fun and polished sound to it that I really enjoy. The beats and rhymes are tight, and it continues to deserved rotation in my iPod. Definitely some "head-bobbin' music. Ok, enough typing! Time for you to click on the link below and get this EP:

The hardworking Oddisee is a producer, rapper and group member, so he keeps the e-streets filled with hot material! For fans like myself, that's always welcomed. To bring in 2011 Oddisee released a compilation of his favorite joints from 2010, and he's calling it "A Year In" for those that slept. Even I missed some of the included 22 tracks, so finally getting them is sweet! It's only $5 (U.S. currency) so take some of the Christmas money that you have saved up and pick this joint up. The featured guest list is thorough and includes: Trek Life, Olivier Daysoul, Muneshine, Blu, Asher Roth and Andreya Triana. I got my copy, so go get yours.
MUSIQ SOULCHILD IN THE MIXX!I want to wish a Happy New Year to all of my family, friends, fans and supporters! The year 2010 was solid overall, but I want 2011 to be even better. I wanted to start the year off by paying homage to one of my favorite soul artists Musiq Soulchild. His unique musical stylings have kept me pretty entertained over the years. However, I feel that he's an overlooked and slept on artist even today. I still remember when I first saw Musiq perform live as an opening act for Erykah Badu prior to the release of his first album. At that time "Just Friends" was popping on the radio. Even as an unknown artist he ripped the stage, and the rest is history. I can't wait until Mr. Soulchild drops another album, but until then I present you with this "sho-nuff" Musiqal goodie...Enjoy!