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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Soul

Erykah Badu “Out My Mind Just in Time” Video

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

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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. …

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Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Joe Cuba “Do You Feel It?” (1972)

“Do You Feel It,” is a song in which Joe’s exceptional narration expresses his exploits and eternal love for the place where he was recognized as “El Alcalde” (the mayor) of his beloved barrio in Spanish Harlem, New York City. This provocative cut from 1972’s Bustin’ Out features the superb …

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Interviews
Soul

Rick James – Rare Lost German Interview

Super bad ass interview of the original bad bwoy himself, Rick James! Interview was shot in Germany following his very first European concert. Big up to my good friend Andy Williams for sending me this nugget.

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