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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Hinton “I Can’t Be Me”

Eddie Hinton fits right into to the Forgotten Treasures section. I didn’t know about him at all until I read a little story about “Blue Eyed Soul” today, a term that media came up with for white artists who sang R&B… Yeah, it was a different time I guess. But …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Demeraera “Through A Glass Darkly”

I’m always looking for music that will reach me on an emotional level. Sometimes I spend hours looking for new artists who will give me that feeling. One night – on a very early morning – I found Demeraera. I fell in love and I think it had been a …

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Beats Soul

Future Classic: Label Love vol.3 (Free Download)

Third in the outstanding series of compilations called LABEL LOVE. Like the two previous volumes, it is a Free Download but in 2011, is that even really a selling point? No, not really. The whole thing that is exciting about this is that it is a sampler of some of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Sa-Ra Creative Partners “Rosebuds” (2004)

It’s a little hard to believe that this came out almost 10 years ago! Sa-Ra Creative Partners from Los Angeles, California were definitely a few years before their time. 2004 might not seem that far away but Sa-Ra were at the forefront of the future (not to be confused with …

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Soul

Happy 70th Birthday to GEORGE CLINTON

I read a George Clinton interview a little while ago and it mentioned that the lord of the P-Funk was turning 70 this year. Well, I couldn’t let that slide without at least wishing the man a happy birthday! Feel free to leave your wishes in the comments below… [nggallery …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Parliament “Funkentelechy” (1977)

Since it’s George Clinton’s 70th Birthday the Forgotten Treasure pick of the day had to be at least one from the absolutely insane 50 year catalog from Dr. Funkenstein himself. This track is taken from the 1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome album, arguably one of the best of the …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah “Back For More”

Really psyched to check out this new record from Jazzy Jeff and very talented Canadian R&B singer AYAH. I’ve been following both of their twitter accounts for the past years and would get updates every now and then of their studio work and progression. They have released bits and pieces …

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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 …

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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. …

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Video Digs
Soul

James Brown’s Miso Soup Ad

Wow Peep this 1992 Japanese commercials featuring James Brown the godfather of that Ramen Noodle thang!

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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 …

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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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