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Chize – “SOUL x GOOD” (Free Soul vs. Jazz vs. HipHop Album) > Mixtapes, Musik > alternative, Hip Hop, jazz, miami, Rap, Soul

Chize – "SOUL x GOOD" (Free Soul vs. Jazz vs. HipHop Album) > Mixtapes, Musik > alternative, Hip Hop, jazz, miami, Rap, Soulby MC Winkel, whudat.de
Superdopes, hart vom Soul und leicht vom Jazz-beeinflusstes Projekt von einem HipHop-Produzenten namens "Chize" (der bestimmt mit noch keinem Deutschen über seinen Künstlernamen gesprochen hat) aus Miami. Er selbst sagt, man kann diesen Longplayer mit 2 Worten beschreiben, soul und gut – und so heisst dieses Album dann auch. Und dem ist so, mir gefällt die Smoothness seiner Beats ausgesprochen gut, es gibt ein paar Instrumentals und einige Tracks, auf denen er rappt. Egal, was es ist: Chize kann das, give it a shot:"That crackling from the old record player. The muffled dialogue from the movie playing on the television. Those torn and tattered photographs of a young jazz musician and his songstress back in their heyday. All of these sentiments and more captured on a project that can only be described with two …

New Music: Ludacris Ft. Pusha T x Swizz Beatz “Tell Me What They Mad For”

New Music: Ludacris Ft. Pusha T x Swizz Beatz "Tell Me What They Mad For"by Big Homie, rapradar.com
December 23rd 2012 12:22 PM
Off the Tapemaster Inc's, Slight Work 5, we now get the full version of Ludaversal's controversial record featuring Swizzy and Pusha's direct shots at you know who.Tags: ludacris, pusha t, swizz beatzOriginal Page: http://pocket.co/sp27YShared from Pocket

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New Music: A$AP Rocky Ft. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka & Pharrell “Pretty Flacko (Remix)”

New Music: A$AP Rocky Ft. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka & Pharrell "Pretty Flacko (Remix)"by Big Homie, rapradar.com
December 21st 2012 6:29 PM
A$AP recently previewed the revamped audio on Ustream, but this evening, the compact disc quality arrives. Put'cha muthafucking hands up and support  Long.Live.A$AP on January 15.youheardthatnewTags: a$ap rocky, gucci mane, pharrell, Waka Flocka FlameOriginal Page: http://pocket.co/spjfqShared from Pocket

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The Throne Hits Triple Platinum & Gold

The Throne Hits Triple Platinum & Goldby Big Homie, rapradar.com
December 19th 2012 9:18 PM
More plaques on plaques for Jay and Ye as "Niggas In Paris" has just hit triple platinum. Also this week, their album's opening track, "No Church In The Wild" passed the 500k mark. Congrats—again!hhnmTags: Jay-Z, kanye west, the throneOriginal Page: http://pocket.co/spzsLShared from Pocket

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T.I. & '12-12-12' Album Heading for High Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart | Billboard

T.I. & '12-12-12' Album Heading for High Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart | Billboardby Keith Caulfiel, billboard.com
December 19th 2012 7:34 AM
As the year comes to a close, the last big new albums hit retailers this week, with T.I.'s "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" leading the charge. Industry sources are forecasting the hip-hop star's latest album -- his first in almost exactly two years -- to sell between 150,000 to 170,000 by week's end on Sunday, Dec. 23.That won't be enough for No. 1, though, as Taylor Swift's "Red" will likely hold on to the crown for a sixth non-consecutive week. It's too early to tell how well "Red" will sell this week, however. T.I. may not be No. 2 either, as Michael Buble's "Christmas" set looks like it will probably take the runner-up slot. We'll have a better idea how much "Red" and "Christmas" will sell by Friday, Dec. 21.(Why do we have a projection for…

Chuck D on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Of Course Hip-Hop Belongs

Chuck D on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Of Course Hip-Hop Belongsby Andy Greene, rollingstone.com
December 18th 2012 12:10 PM
Next April, Public Enemy will become the fourth hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Right now, however, Chuck D is extremely frustrated. He just wrapped a grueling cross-country Hip Hop Gods tour featuring Public Enemy, X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders of the New School and Awesome Dre, and he feels it didn't receive enough attention."I'm perturbed at the major media for not covering us," he says. "You didn't hear about any tours over the last 10 years that weren't Eminem or Rick Ross or Dre or Jay-Z or Kanye. The media was licking their ass, but we did quite well across the country and got no attention."Older rap acts are often called "old school," but Chuck D thinks they need to be rebranded. "We created another genre called 'classic rap,'" he says. "I was ins…

Cry Of Jazz: Only known footage of Sun Ra and his original Arkestra, Chicago, 1950s

Cry Of Jazz: Only known footage of Sun Ra and his original Arkestra, Chicago, 1950sby Richard Metzger, dangerousminds.net
Composer/arranger Edward O. Bland's 1958 quasi-documentary short, Cry of Jazz was one of the first films to examine Black culture. Made during the Eisenhower era when that concept hardly had a meaning to the general public, it was also perhaps the first time that assumptions of white cultural supremacy were challenged by an African-American director in cinema history.Today the little-known film is considered a lost classic and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2010:"[N]ow recognized as an early and influential example of African-American independent film-making. Director Ed Bland, with the help of more than 60 volunteer crew members, intercuts scenes of life in Chicago's black neighborhoods with interviews of interracial artists and intellectuals. "Cry of Jazz" argues that…

Bootsy Collins to headline funk festival at Hampton Coliseum

Bootsy Collins to headline funk festival at Hampton Coliseumby Sam McDonal, dailypress.com
December 10th 2012
Bootsy Collins will lead a funky charge into Hampton Coliseum next year. As has been the standard operating procedure recently, Hampton Coliseum made the announcement on its Facebook page: The great Bootsy Collins will headline the 2013 Hampton Funk Fest.The event, set to take place Friday, Feb. 1, at Hampton Coliseum, will also feature Zapp, Rose Royce, Con Funk Shun and Lenny Williams.Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.What's the famously funky bass man been up to lately? Last year, he released "Tha Funk Capital of the World," an album that included guest shots from Buckethead, Musiq Soulchild, Ice Cube, Bobby Womack and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.The disc also featured a tribute to the late, great James Brown, who helped to introduce Bootsy to the world by hiring him for his ground-breaking band."What's funny about that is, I was a guitar p…

Fresh juicy funk from the Main Squeeze

Fresh juicy funk from the Main Squeezeby Rachel Hanley, nuvo.net
December 12th 2012
Seasoned by an assortment of festivals under their belts, a Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party Show and a string of big city shows, Main Squeeze anticipate leaving The Vogue "freshly squozen" at their Friday show. Born in Bloomington, these multi-faceted funk fanatics made the migration to Chicago at the end of this past summer.A self-titled "raging post-funk experience," the group has flourished as a regional act far from their modest college town roots. Originally known for hashing out versions of your mom's old favorites like "Superstitious" and "Use Me" to modern hip-hop classics like "The Next Episode," the Squeeze cut their chops polishing the art of rendition.But they've always cultivated true creative aspirations."Our first show at the Bluebird had one original song, compared to our last Bluebird show, Oct. 3, which had 17 original songs …

(Pop, Soul, Funk) Prince – Rock & Roll Love Affair (Single) – 2012, MP3, 320 kbps

(Pop, Soul, Funk) Prince – Rock & Roll Love Affair (Single) – 2012, MP3, 320 kbpsby Mikki, mikkisays.net
December 9th 2012 2:57 PM
Artist: Prince
Title: Rock & Roll Love Affair (Single)
Genre: Pop, Soul, Funk
Release date: 2012
Audio codec: MP3
Format: tracks
Quality: 320 kbps
Time: 31:10Tracklist:
1. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Original Radio) (4:01)
2. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Original Extended) (5:25)
3. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Jamie Lewis Club) (7:40)
4. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Jamie Lewis Stripped Down) (6:48)
5. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Jamie Lewis Club Radio) (3:36)
6. Rock And Roll Love Affair (Jamie Lewis Stripped Down Radio) (3:42)Download[uploaded]:
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Miguel Campbell: Digital funk for the 21st Century

Miguel Campbell: Digital funk for the 21st Centuryby Marcus Barnes, blogs.independent.co.uk
December 7th 2012 4:43 PM
Miguel Campbell may have risen to fame quite recently, but he's been dedicated to his sound for a long time now. Having been toiling away on his productions for eight years, he has remained loyal to a heavily funk and disco-influenced sound even though he was often scorned for it when he first started.Now one of the shining lights at Hot Creations (he is the first producer to release a full artist album on the label) as well as running his own successful label, Outcross Recordings, Miguel is a regular globetrotter, though he remains loyal to his Leeds roots. I sat down for a chat with him to get the lowdown on his recent goings-on.So Miguel, everything seems to be going really well for you at the moment.It's been amazing, I just had the album release and that's been a massive thing. From before I had any high-profile remixes I knew this album project was some…

Katy B releases free EP Danger : Jacques Greene, Wiley, Geeneus, Jessie Ware and more feature – FACT Magazine : Music News, New Music.

Katy B releases free EP Danger : Jacques Greene, Wiley, Geeneus, Jessie Ware and more feature – FACT Magazine : Music News, New Music.factmag.com | Dec 7th 2012
Rinse FM siren Katy B has released a new EP, Danger, for free. In truth, the collaboration-heavy EP is more of a Katy B and Friends EP: regular collaborators DJ Zinc and Geeneus both feature, on 'Aaliyah' and 'Got Paid' respectively, while Danger's title track is an intriguing slow jam produced by Montreal's Jacques Greene. Vocal appearances come from Wiley ('Got Paid'), Jessie Ware ('Aaliyah') and Iggy Azaelia (the Diplo-produced 'Light as a Feather').You can download Danger here; Katy B's second studio album is expected to see release in 2013.Tracklist:
01. Aaliyah (feat. Geeneus & Jessie Ware)
02. Got Paid (feat. Zinc & Wiley)
03. Light as a Feather (feat. Diplo & Iggy Azaelia)
04. Danger (feat. Jacques Greene)Original Page: http://pocket.co/spoVSShared from…

"Street Dreaming"

"Street Dreaming"
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Alicia Keys Scores Record-Tying Sixth Straight No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - The Juice | Billboard

Alicia Keys Scores Record-Tying Sixth Straight No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - The Juice | Billboardbillboard.com | Dec 6th 2012 4:45 AM
Alicia Keys earns her sixth straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Girl On Fire" this week, tying her for the most consecutive No. 1s among solo artists with DMX, R. Kelly, Kanye West and Luther Vandross. (Keys already had the most straight leaders among women.)Alicia Keys, 'Girl On Fire': Track-By-Track ReviewIn the lead among all acts is the Temptations, who strung together an amazing 10 straight No. 1s between 1965 and 1969.DMX's first six albums all hit the top -- from 1998's "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" through 2006's "Year of the Dog... Again." For R. Kelly, his streak ran from 1994's "12 Play" on to 2003's "Chocolate Factory." All six of Kanye West's releases have topped the list (that includes "Watch the Throne" with Jay-Z), while Van…

Professor Griff Of Public Enemy Takes Hip-Hop To Class

Professor Griff Of Public Enemy Takes Hip-Hop To Classby Tawni Fears, allhiphop.com
December 2nd 2012
For more than two decades, Public Enemy has always stood on what they believe – and they made others stand up for change. Simply put, they have transformed music forever.Now, as they prepare to be inducted into the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Professor Griff speaks to their legacy, and what is still needed from each of us:AllHipHop.com: First off, congrats on the 2013 Rock & Roll Of Fame nomination. How does it feel to know the impact of the group is still being felt?Professor Griff: We're humbled, but we continue to work towards making a bigger impact. It's basically fuel to our mission as a whole. It feels good to know that we  have this honor.  But the greatest benefit comes from doing the work, the actual ground work.AllHipHop.com: In your words, "Revolution is NOT an event, it's a process." Explain what that means.Professor Griff: You aren't goi…

This Is How I Made It

This Is How I Made Itby Sam Gould, soulculture.co.uk
December 2nd 2012
follows the likes of and with an appearance on MTV's documentary series and speaks on his upbringing, his introduction to music and his rise in the rap game. Bobby Ray's story of his early years as a singer and a rapper is particularly interesting, as the ATLien faced opposition from within his own family. He explains how his father, a preacher man, never wanted him to rap in the first place, stopping him once in the hallway to ask, "Why are you trying to be something that you're not?'"Skipping forward to his U.S. No.1. The Adventures of Bobby Ray, the rapper talks about breaking out of boxes with his Hayley Williams collaboration "Airplanes" and performing the track with the Paramore singer at the VMAs.Watch the eight-minute clip below.Original Page: http://pocket.co/sh3Q_Shared from Pocket

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Prince Goes “Rock ‘N Roll” On New Single [First Listen]

Prince Goes "Rock 'N Roll" On New Single [First Listen]wxrt.cbslocal.com | Nov 30th 2012 3:31 PM
For his first single in over two years Prince shows he still believes in rock and roll.Set in a nightclub, the video features the Purple One performing his latest single, "Rock 'N Roll Love Affair." His first new song since releasing his 2010 album cleverly titled 20Ten.The clip, which was directed by Chris Robinson, who has worked with Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, shows off Prince's eclectic fashion sense (check out those sunglasses!) along with the eight members of his band, the New Power Generation. The singer has been curating his band since 1990, finding the best musicians around the world to join him on tour. In fact he's still planning to find additional members, so start practicing.Watch his latest video for "Rock 'N Roll Love Affair," which will be featured on his as-yet-untitled album. No release date has been announced as of now.See V…