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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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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Skoolwerk Apparel x DJ Rahdu – Sun-Ra T-Shirt & Mix

Skoolwerk Apparel x DJ Rahdu – Sun-Ra T-Shirt & Mix

The inspiration:
Born and raised in my city, Sun Ra is a constant muse and musical icon whose philosophy included thinking outside of the box and not being confined to another’s ideas. Coupled with the increase of albums being hailed as classics or failures within hours of release I imagined..

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Helsinki Headnod Convention – Sorrow And Pain (Video)

Helsinki Headnod Convention – Sorrow And Pain (Video)

The present racial climate in the United States is a veritable powder-keg. Being from the South, I’ve always been acutely aware of racism and felt the stranglehold of its tentacles. However, Black bodies in community spaces everywhere are now being subjected to near Jim Crow levels of aggression…

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Carlos Niño & Friends – Going Home

Carlos Niño & Friends – Going Home

“Revered Producer / Musician Carlos Niño engages the 5th album in his ongoing “& Friends” series with Going Home, a definitive six-song odyssey in tribute to “passing from the earthly realm”
Going Home is a lovely, well-constructed invitation to reflect..

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Swarvy – ZHEN ft Lojii

Swarvy – ZHEN ft Lojii

LA producer Swarvy just released his 2 track single and it’s a wonderful promo for his coming Jan 2018 album, Oscilations. With MNDSGN on production and vocal contribution from Clark and the Community on So Bad, Swarvy transports you back in time to Bilal’s 2001 First Born Second album…

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Nautilus – Root Down feat. Fleur Earth (Beastie Boys Cover)

Nautilus – Root Down feat. Fleur Earth (Beastie Boys Cover)

Oonops’ idea behind this reinterpretation of ‘Root Down’ was a slower, jazzy laidback atmosphere combined with a female voice for the Beastie Boys lyrics. So he asked Nautilus’ mastermind Toshi to arrange a new instrumental and German singer Fleur Earth to sing over this track.

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Stro Elliot – Virgina Wolf (Tall Black Guy I’m Leaving You Remix)

Stro Elliot – Virgina Wolf (Tall Black Guy I’m Leaving You Remix)

Two of the illest producers in the game right now have to be Stro Elliot and Tall Black Guy, hands down. Stro is now a member of The Legendary Roots Crew and I’m hoping he sprinkles some of his magic mpc dust on their next album because the last few albums have been “challenging.”..

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