Performances, Performances…

Performances, Performances…

Theme Music for this Blog: Dilated People – Live on Stage

Jesse Boykins III, PJ Morton, Eric Roberson & HOST Dwele
Nikki Marina (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
 
First, we’ll begin with my man, James Bing, and his birthday weekend that he asked me to provide the soundtrack..

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DSXXX Count Bass D Interview

DSXXX Count Bass D Interview

1. SamiYam – Rooftop
2. Part Time Heroes; Liane Carroll – What’s The Noise Part II/ What It Could Be
3. Breakthrough;Count Bass D – XL
4. Mos Def – Life N Marvelous Times
5. Count Bass D; MF Doom – Potholderz
6.. Gagle – Popuras

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Vinyl? Check! 7: Bobby Hutcherson – A Night in Barcelona ft Harold Land

Vinyl? Check! 7: Bobby Hutcherson – A Night in Barcelona ft Harold Land

I actually copped this from a record collector’s show here in Birmingham (Wassup Carlos?)
When I placed the needle on this one, the very first cut, “A Night in Barcelona” grabbed me. By today’s standards this is a perfect song to be looped and sampled for a hip-hop cut…

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The Raashan Ahmad Interview

The Raashan Ahmad Interview

Here’s the latest episode of The Diamond Soul XXXperience
PLAYLIST
1. Hudson Mohawke – Apple Cores
2. Guilty Simpson; Eric Lau – For Tha D (Harmonic 313 Remix)
3. Murs – Think You Know Me
4. Royce Da 5’9″; kid Vishis – Heat to..

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Vinyl? Check! 6: Brick – Good Morning Sunshine

Vinyl? Check! 6: Brick – Good Morning Sunshine

This 1977 album produced by Phil Benton & Brick has something for everyone (just ask India.Arie)! Containing such funk staples as “Dusic” and “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody,” Brick has some gems I could even hear War performing.
The standout though, is the final..

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Vinyl? Check! 5: Pimptastic

Vinyl? Check! 5: Pimptastic

What can you expect from an album cover with a man wearing a pimp suit in a player pose? Great music, lol. Leon Haywood is the man credited with writing Carl Carlton’s “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” as well as penning “”I Want a Do Something Freaky To You” which..

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Vinyl? Check! 4: One Time for Syreeta…

Vinyl? Check! 4: One Time for Syreeta…

 It’s difficult to pick a favorite from this album as Syreeta carries this one with the spirit of Minnie Riperton in her voice. Also worthy of mention are the contributors to this project: Stevie Wonder, Bll Withers, Billy Preston, Dorothy Ashby and Harvey Mason.
“Blame it on the..

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New DJ Rahdu Mixed CD, Swoon Unitz!!!

New DJ Rahdu Mixed CD, Swoon Unitz!!!

PLAYLIST
1. Swoon Unitz Intro
2. Erykah Badu – Me
3. Hil St.Soul – Black Rose
4. Peter Hadar – Laugh Together
5. Raashan Ahmad – Close
6. Jazz Liberatorz – Cool Down
7. Esthero – Superheroes (GAS'D remix)
8. Deborah..

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Biggie Smalls is the Illest Pt.1 – “Notorious” in Theaters 1.16.09

I got a call from my wife yesterday asking “Guess who has a documentary/drama film coming out about them?” I had no idea, being that I haven't been keeping up with new films as of late, but when she said Biggie, I started having flashes of who could possibly portray one of the world's..

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Free Music Lessons Anyone?? Check out Scrollworks.org

Free Music Lessons Anyone?? Check out Scrollworks.org

Yes you heard it right…you can learn pretty much any instrument – strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano, guitar, you name it…for FREE. The fam and I have had the pleasure of attending some of the drum classes, sitting in on a piano class, and looking forward to the string and woodwind..

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Back in the days vol.1

Back in the days vol.1

This blog is inspired by my moms who kept demanding me to get “those boxes” from out of her basement. Upon finally doing this, (after years of procrastination) i discovered all of my old Hip-Hop mags 1995 – 1997.July 1996, Reasonable Doubt was just released a month ago, June 25th..

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F.A.M.E. (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises)

F.A.M.E. (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises)

FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios are located at 603 E. Avalon, Muscle Shoals, AL. in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They have been an integral part of American popular music from the late 50s to the present. Artists who recorded there included Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding,..

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Summer Reggae Party!! Saturday June 14, 2008

Summer Reggae Party!! Saturday June 14, 2008

Not dealing with the huge crowd at City Stages?? Wondering where to go after the Al Green set?? This is the party/after party for you…Hosted by The Ital Sisters and Party In A Minute, with yours truly on the wheels, is the first edition of The Summer Reggae Party-Ragga-Muffin Style! Admission..

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R.I.S.E. @ The Loft ’04-’05

I just dug this up and thought I’d share the love..Man, it seems like it was yesterday…

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