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 the Streets
5. Jake One;..

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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 song, the one that..

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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, Bill Withers, Billy Preston, Dorothy Ashby and Harvey Mason.
“Blame it on the Sun”..

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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…

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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 classes…

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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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