Soul

R.I.P Fonce Mizell (Mizell Brothers, The Corporation)

Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell, a renowned producer, songwriter and member of Motown hit-makers The Corporation and half of the production duo The Mizell Brothers, has passed away. Fonce Mizell was truly a forgotten treasure of the American music history of the 20th century. Not only the he participate in Michael Jackson’s …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Ze Rodrix “Esconderijo” (1976)

Eureka! That’s what any true hip-hop head yells out when he or she spots out a sample that he had been trying to uncover… It’s no secret that we have mad love for ALACLAIR ENSEMBLE, who have injected so much energy in a scene that needed it badly: Quebec hip-hop. …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Declaime “Quartz” (prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Next month, on July 12th, Dudley Perkins returns in raw rap form with a brand new Declaime album – Self Study, entirely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The project is easily Dudley’s most focused effort since Holy Smokes, which finds him back at the forefront of his craft & more …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Esperanza Spalding “Inútil Paisagem”

I just got reminded by my friend Jasmine De La Paz of how absolutely dope Esperanza Spalding is. When I interviewed Jose James two years ago he was telling about how talented Spalding is. Ohhh, and by the way, for anyone in Montreal she will be playing this summer at …

READ MORE →
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Koop & Yukimi Nagano “Come To Me” (2001)

I have to admit that i’ve had sort of a crush on Yukimi Nagano for the past 4-5 years. She was a certain hot weirdo thing going on that I can’t deny! Most people will know her from her outstanding work with lo-fi electronica-ish group Little Dragon. But few know …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Rise”

As they say, it began in Africa! There is an important message in this song and you should pay attention to the lyrics. Don’t get too distracted by the infectious afrobeat groove! This is about the need for a people to take control of their resources, and not be subjected …

READ MORE →
Soul

Erykah Badu “Out My Mind Just in Time” Video

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

READ MORE →
Soul

R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron – movie “Originals”

Just got the very sad news. Gil Scott-Heron one of the most influential artists of his generation has passed away. I am extremely thankful to have seen him live at least once. I just can’t believe it was only 12 months ago… very sad news indeed.

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth” (1999)

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

READ MORE →
Soul

Now-Again presents “True Soul Vol.1”

Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax, Vol. 1 Advance sale on now. Official release date: June 21 Now-Again Records, in association with label-owner Lee Anthony, is proud to present the release of True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax Vol. 1, the first installment of rare and unreleased …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Mayer Hawthorne “The Covers”

Mayer Hawthorne has been talking for a while about releasing a free collection of cover songs for the web, and today he did just that via his Twitter account. The collection is called Impressions and the download link is below, followed by Mayer’s track by track descriptions. Download Link 1. …

READ MORE →