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I've been busy. This is why.

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Plus birthday parties, grammy parties, meetings, 2 reviews ima need to write for potholes, and a partridge in a pear tree.

If its important to me, I’ll post it. But if I fall back for a second, PLEASE understand why. Gotta get caught up. You go get caught up with all my previous posts. I know you aint read alladat.
Enjoy, everyone.

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February 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Video Appreciation @MegaRan and K-Murdock = Forever.

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When you combine large amount of talent, respect for hip hop, a few degrees, a couple of years teaching, and an intense love for ANYTHING 8-Bit/Nintendo related… you get the awesome that is K-Murdock and Mega Ran. This is a really great song that deserves some attention. So here it is.

Enjoy.

Dear Internets. The D'Angelo Album is REAL. Let me attempt to prove it to you.

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*waits for it...*

This is a powerfully private man who is incredibly illusive.  But if you know me, you know I’ve been all over anything D’Angelo related for his entire musical career, regardless. Even with the 11 year absence and general malarkey, I stayed dedicated. I’d rather wait a thousand years for a theoretical D’Angelo album than to listen to whatever is deemed as “Soul Music” nowadays. Now I know most people believe the release date for his new album to be Neveruary 32, 3011… but there are signs that point to getting an album sooner than that. Like… really really really soon. Let me show you via a plethora of links and my own personal work/connections.

So a few years ago, the rabble rousing started when D’ randomly showed up singing on Snoop Dogg’s “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” on his track “Imagine.” It was sudden and no one even knew it was coming… which is always the best kind of surprise. A few months after that happened, new material was leaked across the internets… a track called “1000 Deaths.” While it wasnt anything mind-blowing… it was still enough reason for us music nerds to geek out as a whole. And even though we were geeked to spread it, we all fell back after a certain someone came through and reminded us to STFU… as D’ is FIERCELY private with his music, and we probably shouldnt have even heard the song in the first place. Nevertheless… the music was out there. And people started getting excited.

From there, the internet started speaking about Raphael Saddiq reconnecting with D’ on a musical level. Talk of collaborations with Q-Tip began, and a mixtape of sorts was released. While nothing really manifested from this, talk began of D’ holding himself up in Saadiq’s studio and bringing in some great musicians to start working with him. From there, we all kind of left it alone in hopes of not jinxing any type of progress. But just recently, Russ Elevado spoke on the D’Angelo Project, posting the information directly to his personal website. Quote Mr. Elevado:

Happy 2011 and D’Angelo continues…
Best of luck and happiness for the new decade every one!!! Pino Palladino and James Gadson have joined D’Angelo and I in New York City to finish cutting tracks for the upcoming album (yes, “THE” upcoming album!). We are officially making our way to finishing this record! I don’t need to tell everyone that this will be an amazing album. D’Angelo fans will be extremely happy to know, the wait will be over soon and it will surely be a future classic…

Once that was posted, the nerds went to work on having this confirmed… and of course… it turns out that everything IS looking real. (#thatsite)

But fu*k all of that. The final word for me? Ben Kane… A great, trustworthy, long time friend and I have been in contact for a while regarding our love for music… and the work that he is currently putting in as D’Angelo’s studio engineer. For us, it started about a year ago when Ben and D’Angelo were looking for footage of his old concerts for use as reference. Of course, I popped up with DVD footage of D’ live in Brazil. From there, Ben was sweet enough to contact me himself, quickly explained and proved who he was, and asked for a copy of said DVD on behalf of D’Angelo. With the proof and credentials he showed (he also did Al Green’s “Lay It Down,” dude is OFFICIAL), I wasted no time making a duplicate and sending it off to them. From there, we touched base occasionally on what was going on, and what he could share with me.

Fast-foward to a few days ago when I contacted Ben on behalf of LaToiya Williams to see if he was interested in engineering and mastering her new music (we’ve both been plotting that one out for a while). Now of course he can’t speak on exactly whats going on, and I wouldn’t ask him to. But he did tell me outright that he would LOVE to hop on LaToiya’s album…. however,  he is currently preoccupied with mastering and completing D’Angelo’s album. And I believe him fully. And I definitely dont want to interrupt. However, we have agreed that once he is done with his work, that he will sit down with me and give me the full 411 as to what hes been up to, his future projects, and speak on what he can regarding the D’Angelo album. And I. CANT. WAIT.
Now you don’t have to believe me, and I can understand why you wouldn’t… its been 11 years. But there’s a LOT of evidence here that points to New Album coming fairly soon. And clearly, I can’t wait.
If I hear more… I will most definitely keep you updated.
And keep your fingers crossed on that Ben Kane interview. It will have some goodies, for SURE.

5.18.11
For those who have been asking for the update…. here it is. Click and enjoy.
…..And then the Billboard Confirmation came in. Hrrrrrm.

Ill keep updating as needed.

Dear Internets. The D’Angelo Album is REAL. Let me attempt to prove it to you.

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*waits for it...*

This is a powerfully private man who is incredibly illusive.  But if you know me, you know I’ve been all over anything D’Angelo related for his entire musical career, regardless. Even with the 11 year absence and general malarkey, I stayed dedicated. I’d rather wait a thousand years for a theoretical D’Angelo album than to listen to whatever is deemed as “Soul Music” nowadays. Now I know most people believe the release date for his new album to be Neveruary 32, 3011… but there are signs that point to getting an album sooner than that. Like… really really really soon. Let me show you via a plethora of links and my own personal work/connections.

So a few years ago, the rabble rousing started when D’ randomly showed up singing on Snoop Dogg’s “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” on his track “Imagine.” It was sudden and no one even knew it was coming… which is always the best kind of surprise. A few months after that happened, new material was leaked across the internets… a track called “1000 Deaths.” While it wasnt anything mind-blowing… it was still enough reason for us music nerds to geek out as a whole. And even though we were geeked to spread it, we all fell back after a certain someone came through and reminded us to STFU… as D’ is FIERCELY private with his music, and we probably shouldnt have even heard the song in the first place. Nevertheless… the music was out there. And people started getting excited.

From there, the internet started speaking about Raphael Saddiq reconnecting with D’ on a musical level. Talk of collaborations with Q-Tip began, and a mixtape of sorts was released. While nothing really manifested from this, talk began of D’ holding himself up in Saadiq’s studio and bringing in some great musicians to start working with him. From there, we all kind of left it alone in hopes of not jinxing any type of progress. But just recently, Russ Elevado spoke on the D’Angelo Project, posting the information directly to his personal website. Quote Mr. Elevado:

Happy 2011 and D’Angelo continues…
Best of luck and happiness for the new decade every one!!! Pino Palladino and James Gadson have joined D’Angelo and I in New York City to finish cutting tracks for the upcoming album (yes, “THE” upcoming album!). We are officially making our way to finishing this record! I don’t need to tell everyone that this will be an amazing album. D’Angelo fans will be extremely happy to know, the wait will be over soon and it will surely be a future classic…

Once that was posted, the nerds went to work on having this confirmed… and of course… it turns out that everything IS looking real. (#thatsite)

But fu*k all of that. The final word for me? Ben Kane… A great, trustworthy, long time friend and I have been in contact for a while regarding our love for music… and the work that he is currently putting in as D’Angelo’s studio engineer. For us, it started about a year ago when Ben and D’Angelo were looking for footage of his old concerts for use as reference. Of course, I popped up with DVD footage of D’ live in Brazil. From there, Ben was sweet enough to contact me himself, quickly explained and proved who he was, and asked for a copy of said DVD on behalf of D’Angelo. With the proof and credentials he showed (he also did Al Green’s “Lay It Down,” dude is OFFICIAL), I wasted no time making a duplicate and sending it off to them. From there, we touched base occasionally on what was going on, and what he could share with me.

Fast-foward to a few days ago when I contacted Ben on behalf of LaToiya Williams to see if he was interested in engineering and mastering her new music (we’ve both been plotting that one out for a while). Now of course he can’t speak on exactly whats going on, and I wouldn’t ask him to. But he did tell me outright that he would LOVE to hop on LaToiya’s album…. however,  he is currently preoccupied with mastering and completing D’Angelo’s album. And I believe him fully. And I definitely dont want to interrupt. However, we have agreed that once he is done with his work, that he will sit down with me and give me the full 411 as to what hes been up to, his future projects, and speak on what he can regarding the D’Angelo album. And I. CANT. WAIT.
Now you don’t have to believe me, and I can understand why you wouldn’t… its been 11 years. But there’s a LOT of evidence here that points to New Album coming fairly soon. And clearly, I can’t wait.
If I hear more… I will most definitely keep you updated.
And keep your fingers crossed on that Ben Kane interview. It will have some goodies, for SURE.

Calling All Music Producers and Live bands… its The Official LaToiya Williams New Music and Press Release Post. Read:

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I'm secretly jealous that thats her real hair.

So after doing some work for Patti LaBelle, Finishing up some new tracks with Snoop Dogg and other various awesome musical moments, LaToiya has blessed us with some new tracks, and some new news. Read Below:


LaToiya Williams

For Immediate Release:

Los Angeles, CA – Singing sensation LaToiya Williams has long been a favorite of music fans across the world. From her work with music heavyweights like Jay-Z, Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton, The Game and countless others, the soulful artist has given life to songs with her unique voice and style.

She’s appeared on a variety of well-known projects, including soundtracks for major motion pictures (“Baby Boy, Soul Plane, Fat Albert, The Wash, Bones” and more) and critically acclaimed best sellers like Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint 2.1” album.

In addition to these memorable guest features, she was heavily showcased on the 2002 “Doggystyle All Stars” album released on Snoop’s label. She also just recently appeared on Jake One and Freeway’s critically acclaimed hip hop album, “The Stimulus Package.” Shes also sung background for Gladys Knight and Yolanda Adams, in addition to doing work with Patti Labelle, earning her a large following eager to hear more from her.

As a sure treat for all those fans, she’s preparing to release a new song. The song is called “Party All Night” and is yet another classic expression of her talent. You can listen to the song below.

LaToiya Williams – “Party All Night” http://www.usershare.net/umzoj8ss7a3d This is the second preview she’s given fans of the upcoming album, with the first being a video she released for a song called “I Can’t Leave You Alone” that’s already been seen by thousands. You can watch the video by clicking the link below.

LaToiya Williams – “I Can’t Leave You Alone”  Fan anticipation for her new music along with her great skills are sure to bring even more enjoyable projects.

Thank you for your interest. For Booking, Interviews, features, tv and film placements please email:  management4LaToiya@gmail.com or Shawndel Jazzy Rosa Jazzymanagement@hotmail.com or reach out to @LatoiyaWilliams @JazzyMgt or @EmpressEricka.

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So There you have it.
Also, I’ve been told to put out a call for ALL of the most amazing Producers and Bands around, and I know a couple of you out there who would love to get on this. LaToiya is actively scouting out some of the best beats and creative music to sing to, and If you think you can handle the Power of that 6 octave voice (prolly more, her chest voice is the BUSINESS. Tangent:)… you can send submissions to management4LaToiya@gmail.com or musicnerdery@gmail.com. Well start digging through them ASAP.

Thanks for your time kids. And please. Do what we do and SPREAD THE WORD.

The Full Guitar Arsenal for Kaki King's Spring 2011 Tour. Look at stuff you didn't know existed right quick.

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Again.
Whatever you’re doing in this life, You’re probably not fucking with Kaki King.
That is all.

(Left to Right) Harp Guitar. 7 String Kaki King Custom Russian. 12 String Acoustic. Kaki King Adamas Custom. You are looking at some legendary shit.

The Full Guitar Arsenal for Kaki King’s Spring 2011 Tour. Look at stuff you didn’t know existed right quick.

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Again.
Whatever you’re doing in this life, You’re probably not fucking with Kaki King.
That is all.

(Left to Right) Harp Guitar. 7 String Kaki King Custom Russian. 12 String Acoustic. Kaki King Adamas Custom. You are looking at some legendary shit.

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