DJ Rahdu – Phife Features Mix

DJ Rahdu – Phife Features Mix

There have been many musicians that have passed on recently, but the passing of Malik “Phife” Taylor hit me hardest because ATCQ was an integral part of me grasping and appreciating creativity and individuality while in High School where standing out can be social suicide. I never went..

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Alfa Mist – Retainer

Alfa Mist – Retainer

When I began BLS in 2008, I was a diehard Soul & Hop Hop head and at best a casual Jazz listener. Fast forward 11 years, neither soul music or Hip Hop are quite the same and, not by default, Jazz has become my music of choice. There are so many NEW & YOUNG artists doing incredible things with..

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Suaze – SunRoom Sessions

Suaze – SunRoom Sessions

I am a DJ, curator, (sometimes) blogger and overall music appreciator who is always on the go. I constantly acquire new music and when I’m mobile I listen primarily on my 32 gig iPhone 6s. Its limited space is always one step from bursting at the seams and to prevent this, I usually listen to..

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DJ Rahdu – 15 Minutes of Fly Isht!

DJ Rahdu – 15 Minutes of Fly Isht!

In the middle of this indecisive weather I decided to get on the turntables and spin something to summon the Spring & Summer weather I prefer. Brazilian, Samba, Mambo and boogie vibes collide on this mix to keep you groovin from start to finish. Enjoy & Spread the word | BookRahdu@BamaLoveSoul.com

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03.24.19 Crates on Charlemagne | DJ Rahdu x RyneaSoul x Suaze

03.24.19 Crates on Charlemagne | DJ Rahdu x RyneaSoul x Suaze

Sunday March 24, we’re setting Spring off and taking over Charlemagne Records on the Southside! Dope DJ sets by DJ Rahdu, RyneaSoul & Suaze take it back to the essence with just two turntables and a mixer. We’re spinning everything from Jazz to Hip Hop & beyond ON VINYL! There’s..

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DJ Rahdu – Some Jazz 23: Herbie Hancock Remakes & Covers

DJ Rahdu – Some Jazz 23: Herbie Hancock Remakes & Covers

My first encounter with Herbie Hancock was in 1983, as a 6 year old, watching his Rockit video on MTV. Completely unaware of his 21 year history, I would either dance around the room or stand, mouth agape in awe of the mannequins/robots, DST’s scratching and that catchy synth line. It would..

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DJ Rahdu – Hot 107.7 All Star Party Mix (2/15 & 2/16)

DJ Rahdu – Hot 107.7 All Star Party Mix (2/15 & 2/16)

I recently returned to the radio station and I’m holding down Fri & Sat nites from 12A-2A. Here’s a portion of the set I did this past weekend which includes gems from The Roots, J Cole, Rapsody & more. Please enjoy and tune in Fri & Sat nites on 107.7 FM in BHM or Hot1077radio.com..

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Richard Spaven – Show Me What You Got feat. Jordan Rakei (Busta x Dilla Remake)

Richard Spaven – Show Me What You Got feat. Jordan Rakei (Busta x Dilla Remake)

Busta Rhymes’ Anarchy album was released in 2000 with 3 placements from Dilla: Enjoy Da Ride, Live It Up, & Show Me What You Got. Amazingly enough, the original sample for Show Me What You Got, Stereolab’s Come and Play in the Milky Night was released in ’99, so Dilla would have had..

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BassHeadJazz – Side’aGrits EP

BassHeadJazz – Side’aGrits EP

Side’aGrits is an 8 track, 21 minute megablast of dense content and dope beats that will have you pressing repeat for another hit as soon as the album ends. At first listen, many will feel compelled to compare the crew of Sidney Vadale, See’J Foster, & Ottie James, to their regional relatives..

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Dilla Day 2019. Presented by DJ Rahdu and LBMX.

Dilla Day 2019. Presented by DJ Rahdu and LBMX.

Dilla Day 2019.Birmingham Edition.RSVP HERECelebrating the life and music of @J Dilla.James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006)Presented by DJ Rahdu and LOBOTOMIX.

This event, on the 44th anniversary of his birth (and 12th anniversary of his untimely death), is a celebration..

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Heather Victoria – One Love

Heather Victoria – One Love

Although some of my favorite tunes contain samples, I find myself hypocritically dismissing and hating songs when one of MY favorite childhood jams, especially one associated with a momentous memory is sampled. Big Sean’s Play No Games is a notable offender, sampling Guy’s Piece of My..

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DJ Rahdu – Music Heads

DJ Rahdu – Music Heads

As an 80’s baby, I grew up listening to all kinds of music. I used to park in front of the TV with my brother at my grandmother’s house, watching MTV for hours on end in my uncle’s room with EWF, Isaac Hayes and Patrice Rushen album covers taped or tacked to the wall right next to AC/DC stickers…

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Jose James vs Anthony David – Bill Withers' Tribute Albums

Jose James vs Anthony David – Bill Withers' Tribute Albums

I’d like to preface this by saying I know there’s no competition between these releases, but I found it quite a coincidence that these Bill Wither tribute albums will be released 1 week apart. Anthony David’s Hello Like Before 9/21/2018 and Jose James’ Lean On Me 9/28/2018. I’m excited about..

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DJ Rahdu – WEFUNK Show #961

DJ Rahdu – WEFUNK Show #961

“A souled out affair with BamaLoveSoul founder Rahdu featuring reworked classics by Tall Black Guy and Sly5thAve, candlelight grooves from Phonte and Full Crate & Mar, and sureshot verses from J-Live and Murs. Plus Delvon Lamarr’s euphoric cover of “Move On Up”, rocket..

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Lyrically Handsome 001: Phonte – So Help Me God

Lyrically Handsome 001: Phonte – So Help Me God

I’ve always been highly inspired to create while listening to music. It could be the melody in the music, the feeling a song conjures or the lyrics of a song that fuels the spark within that launches some endeavor I’ve pursued. Most recently it was frequently mixes, but as of late it’s..

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