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Gil Scott Heron released a Hell of an album called "I'm New Here." You obviously need this in your life right now.

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Rest Peacefully.

This man is one of the main reasons why Hip Hop exists in the form that it does. Spoken Word poetry is the basis for all Hip Hop, and men like him and The Last Poets are the reasons why you even know what rap music is.

Along with a powerful appearance on Kanye’s “Who Will Survive in America,” he had a wonderful album I picked up last year called “I’m New Here” (click here for more) as if to remind us that he hadn’t left… as if he was never going to leave us… despite his health. After releasing “We’re New Here” with Jamie XX(click here for more), he hopped on that Kanye track, then fell back.

I will miss you. And I’m glad your free from all of this.

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Rest Peacefully.

 

 

Zoowax = Nine to Five. Link:

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Cute Look.

Made up of the awesomeness that is The Park Jazz Band and the talent of Ms Novena “BabyStone” Carmel…. Zoowax releases their first video for their first single, “Nine to Five.” All about leaving the everyday life for your extraordinary dreams, this video is filmed partially at my favorite Jazz/Kickin It spot, Angel’s out on Wilshire and 26th. Loving it muchly. Zooming right past Retro and headed straight for 20s flapper girl, you know I’m going to love the old school theme behind this cute lil video. Play it for me and let me know what you think.

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May 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Since the Rapture is coming, I will prepare (celebrate?) with the appropriate musics.

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Mary Mary is always appropriate.

Throw in some Kanye West for good measure:

….and Blondie by default. Shoutout to VH1Soul an’em.

Gotta get some Sam Cooke in…


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Mahalia Jackson too.
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And its not the Rapture without Anita Baker singing about being caught up in it.

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I havent figured out how to center Haiku Player yet, but just tell me if it works for now.
Enjoy your raptures.

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May 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

Dear Internets. The D’Angelo Album is REAL. Let me attempt to prove it to you (Part Two):

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Remember when I was telling you the D’Angelo Album is Real? Yeah. More Proof.

If you didn’t believe me, the backtracking, general watching, and the fact that a good friend is actually in the middle of mastering this album… then lets go ahead and get the clear and precise Questlove internet statments on top of all of that.

Coming from my friend Andrew and Gedi over at Prefix and Potholes, they went ahead and pointed out some awesomeness at The Urban Daily and on Facebook that I somehow missed out on… and awesome little quip that basically verifies everything I’ve been saying for the last few months, including the people who are involved in it.  Yay for facebook screenshots. Awesome. Click the links if you want more.

Okay.

Yeah, I should have posted this up ages ago, but Computer Armageddon folks. Still catching up. Still important to post up and update you on, since, you know. I kinda love this dude regardless.

Please let this be good.

 

This is the Chapter 8 | "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" (Anita Baker's First Appearances) Appreciation Post.

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Man. You dont know how much I love this song.

When it plays, I’m overwhelmed by the vivid memories of waking up early sunday mornings… that soft yellow morning light breaking through the shades in my room, the sounds and smells of a focused Mom in the kitchen handling pancakes, turkey sausages cooking, the vinyl player already active and alive with Chapter 8 on the stereo speakers. Along with being a certified Soul Music Classic, theres a certain comforting feeling I associate with this song that expands far outside of its lyrical topic (which just happens to be beautiful, by the way).

Soul, Funk and Disco influenced, Chapter 8 was Anita’s first band and foray into the music industry back in 1979. Unfortunately, some moron at Ariola Records (which was their label at the time), dropped the band after one album, citing that the times and music had changed, and that Anita Baker could not sing (slap them). The label eventually folded. Funny though… Anita eventually rebounded with a new label and her first Solo Record, the legendary “Songstress.” I love how she won in the long run. With all the issues behind the Chapter 8 album, it made physical copies of the record, especially in vinyl (we got that though), very hard to find. Until I got incredibly lucky one day at amoeba. Thank you, Music Jebus.

If you’re interested in some classic soul | old school love music… or if you just need some good Sunday Morning Music (trust me), go ahead and listen to Chapter 8 | Anita Baker – I Just Want To Be Your Girl.
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Later kids.

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May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Mayer Hawthorne – Impressions: The Cover EP. Links:

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Unexpected Win.

 

Always finding new and impressive ways to up and surprise me, Mayer Hawthorne comes through with his latest project, “Impressions: The Covers” EP. Filled with with wonderful covers of everyones old school favorites, like ‘(I got) Work To Do, ‘Fantasy Girl,’ and ‘You’ve got the Makings of a Lover,’ Mayer is basically establishing his talents and dominance in the awesome niche of Retro Soul, and music overall. And its free. So there’s really no losing involved in any of this right now. Unless you dont download it.

This boy is good, I’m a believer after this little joint. As If I wasnt before.

Anyways, you can download the EP in full by heading here. Break it open on Sunday morning, get your breakfast game on, sit down and listen to this, and enjoy.

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May 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

The amazing @AdrienneWrites sits down with @IamAnitaBaker for a quick catch-up on The New Album.

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This is a really great short feature you should check out right quick. Ms. Adrienne had a chance to sit with Anita Baker and get some great basic info on what shes been up to, the new album and its features, and much more.

I’ll just go ahead and post up the photo, you can have all the fun. Thanks, For Anita Baker Fans.

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April 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

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