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Come listen to what Mark Ronson and D’Angelo are sounding like together. Link

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It's just nice to hear his voice.

As one of those foolish people who consistently held out hope of hearing D’Angelo on a track again, you get geeked when you run across links like the new Mark Ronson/D’Angelo collaboration, titled “Glass Mountain Trust.” This  D’Angelo’s first real appearance on a record since showing up randomly and suddenly on Snoop Dogg’s “Imagine,” on his “Blue Carpet Treatment” release.

Now while I’ve listened to it several times at this point, I’m not too sure on how to feel about it just yet. I don’t adore it the way I want and I don’t hate it in the least… but I think the updated sound along with the obvious changes in D’Angelo vocal stylings has me a bit thrown right now. At the end of the day, I’m really just happy to hear the dude singing and actually see him actively recording with talented people. Just… keep that up for now, while I let this song grow on me.

You can listen and download Mark Ronson and The Business Intl – Glass Mountain Trust Featuring D’Angelo HERE.
Tell me what you think, and enjoy.

Written by E

September 24, 2010 at 1:38 am

Cee-Lo explains “Fuck You,” puts final touches on new album, “Lady Killer.”

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...and fuck her too.

After finding critical acclaim with the masses with his new single, “Fuck You,” Cee-Lo speaks to his detractors who feel like the song is “Too Much” for contemporary music standards in this AP interview.

“What I’ve tried to accomplish, like, is making art products … so I still believe that (the song) can be classified as art because it’s an original piece and the edge and alternative is there, and the integrity is intact,” he says. And he’s absolutely right.

“The system does not, you know, advocate art so to speak, but it does package and promote products and product placement and there’s a definitive difference between the two, art and product,” he said. “I have yet to sit down and try to write something for the sake of radio. I just never done it, not consciously.” (Good job. Some of the best art is made with total disregard to the masses and what they think of it. Radio airplay included.)

Cee-Lo also goes into what the plan is for editing and prepping the song for any possible airplay it could get (the hook will more than likely be changed to “Forget You.” I say just bleep it out and leave it as is), his new interview/performanced based on Fuse called “Lay It Down,” and his new album, Lady Killer… due out in early show December.

For now, you can catch a download link to the song here, and enjoy the Official Video below.

Fuck Yeah.

Cee-Lo explains "Fuck You," puts final touches on new album, "Lady Killer."

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...and fuck her too.

After finding critical acclaim with the masses with his new single, “Fuck You,” Cee-Lo speaks to his detractors who feel like the song is “Too Much” for contemporary music standards in this AP interview.

“What I’ve tried to accomplish, like, is making art products … so I still believe that (the song) can be classified as art because it’s an original piece and the edge and alternative is there, and the integrity is intact,” he says. And he’s absolutely right.

“The system does not, you know, advocate art so to speak, but it does package and promote products and product placement and there’s a definitive difference between the two, art and product,” he said. “I have yet to sit down and try to write something for the sake of radio. I just never done it, not consciously.” (Good job. Some of the best art is made with total disregard to the masses and what they think of it. Radio airplay included.)

Cee-Lo also goes into what the plan is for editing and prepping the song for any possible airplay it could get (the hook will more than likely be changed to “Forget You.” I say just bleep it out and leave it as is), his new interview/performanced based on Fuse called “Lay It Down,” and his new album, Lady Killer… due out in early show December.

For now, you can catch a download link to the song here, and enjoy the Official Video below.

Fuck Yeah.

Cee-Lo just changed my entire life with his new single, “Fuck You.”

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Greatness.

This will be a short blog, but it must be posted; simply based on the strength of its awesome.

After taking a brief break following his last supercreation with DJ/Producer Danger Mouse, Cee-Lo has completed his new album, titled “Lady Killer….” and he’s back to being fucking amazing; not only pushing the boundaries of  Hip Hop music (Goodie Mob; Outkast)… but he pushes the boundaries and your ideals of what Soul, Retro and Pop-Rock are too.

Currently the greatest song in the history of the world, “Fuck You” is a wonderful combination of the classic Pop-Infused, Retro Soul formula and updated, upfront, fairly harsh, keepin it 100% real witdatass lyrics dedicated to that gold digging bitch you shouldn’t have fallen in love with, and her basic, trickin’ ways. There is basically nothing I can say to describe the greatness that is this song. You just need to listen to it.

Since he’s currently at work at social networking and a Full Video, Cee-Lo has hit us with the temporary Lyric (teaser) Video, breaking down every “Fuck You” for you to see.

Enjoy this, and spread the word of this Wondrous Victory.

*Update (9.29.10)
If you loved this song, and you’re a total geek… Youre going to have to check out the Cee-Lo “Fuck You” 8-Bit Nintendo Remix. Seriously. Click this, and watch it NAO.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cee-Lo just changed my entire life with his new single, "Fuck You."

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This will be a short blog, but it must be posted; simply based on the strength of its awesome.

After taking a brief break following his last supercreation with DJ/Producer Danger Mouse, Cee-Lo has completed his new album, titled “Lady Killer….” and he’s back to push the boundaries of  Hip Hop music (Goodie Mob; Outkast)… but he pushes the boundaries and your ideals of what Soul, Retro and Pop-Rock are too.

Currently the greatest song in the history of the world, “Fuck You” is a wonderful combination of the classic Pop-Infused, Retro Soul formula and updated, upfront, fairly harsh, keepin it 100% real witdatass lyrics dedicated to that gold digging bitch you shouldn’t have fallen in love with, and her basic, trickin’ ways. There is basically nothing I can say to describe the greatness that is this song. You just need to listen to it.

Since he’s currently at work at social networking and a Full Video, Cee-Lo has hit us with the temporary Lyric (teaser) Video, breaking down every “Fuck You” for you to see.


[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/11-Fuck-You.mp3″ title=”Cee-Lo – Fuck You”]

Enjoy this, and spread the word of this Wondrous Victory.

*Update (9.29.10)
If you loved this song, and you’re a total geek… Youre going to have to check out the Cee-Lo “Fuck You” 8-Bit Nintendo Remix. Seriously. Click this, and watch it NAO.

Thanks for stopping by.

Music Video Appreciation: Mark Ronson, Q-Tip & MDNR = Bang Bang Bang. Listen to/Watch This:

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Love It.

So it looks like Mark Ronson (whos worked with everyone from Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Christina AguileraOl’ Dirty Bastard to Jimmy Fallon) has recruited legendary hip hop MC Q-Tip and MDNR (aka: The Business Intl.) to help him out on his newest musical creation, “Bang Bang Bang.” The video, which references japanese culture, Voltron, has tons of cameos and all the latest dance fads you can think of is just as intriguing as the song itself. Cant really put this sound into any specific genre, and thats ALWAYS good… “universal” should be a genre within itself.

Great song, and great video. I love those kind of combinations… we dont have a lot of that going on in music today, especially with everyone being broke the way they are. And I’m kinda late to this musical party, but I dont care. We all know I’m not in this to post the hottest sh*t when it drops. I’m just here to point out what the hottest shit is to me when I get to it. lolz.

Watch it and Enjoy.

Mayer Hawthorne is bringing Retro back. | "Wish it Would Rain" Appreciation.

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Crate Digging is AWESOME.

Mayer Hawthorne, a 29-year-old kid out of Ann Arbor, Michigan is making some interesting, high quality retro music right now. And I’m fairly picky about my Retro… if it’s not done right, it ends up sounding contrite and cheesy. But not Mayer. Falling into that “Authentic” range that VV Brown and Dan Brown seem to be wedging themselves into, Mayer channels some of the musical greats like Barry White, Issac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield, and has crafted his own special brand of authentic retro soul that is catchy and undeniable. And with Mark Ronson behind him (the dude that’s responsible for Amy Winehouse’s Epic “Back to Black” album), you know there’s very little fail involved.

A perfect example of this is his new single “Wish It Would Rain” (click that) from his album “A Strange Arrangement.” With a stunning piano arrangement reminiscent of an old Dramatics song, and a melancholy tonality that reminds me of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years,” Mayer spills his emotions over a relationship coming to an end… and his desire to hide the overwhelming sadness flooding his heart. Not only is the song itself amazing, but the video compliments it perfectly, giving the viewer get a glimpse into the sadness Mayer is trying to work through. Its one of those videos that made me appreciate the song even more. A rare feat to come by these days.

Definitely worth looking into.

And Mayer or anyone in his camp…. If you read this… I got $20 on the Piano Sheet Music for this song. Seriously. Someone get on that for me. Until then, I’m forced to listen to the instrumental version over and over. Actually… Thats not a horrible concept. LoL.

Have fun.

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