February 27, 2012
That GOOD GOOD Music: Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib, Quadron, Theophilus London, and Robert Glasper Experiment's 'Black Radio'
The ridiculously talented Georgia Anne Muldrow has paired up with my favorite producer, Madlib, for her latest album entitled Seeds which will be released March 27. If the album sounds anything like their recently released track “Husfriend”, our ears will be in for a real treat. Not hip to Miss Muldrow? Listen to my 2 favorite songs by her here & here.
A beautiful video for a beautiful song- enjoy “Day” by Danish duo Quadron. Not hip to Coco & Robin? Listen to a few of my favorite songs by them here, here, & here.
Theophilus London & A$AP Rocky announced a couple of months that they were working on a song together entitled “Big Spender”. I haven’t been able to hear their version but I must say, I’m in love with Theophilus London’s take on the song which will be on his upcoming EP Lovers Holiday II: Rose Island. (I believe he recorded this on the radio in Australia so that's why the audio sounds a little rough.)
This album has been on heavy, heavy repeat on my iPod for the past month. The songs are just too smooth for words. If you love jazz, hip-hop, soul, and R&B, you will definitely appreciate this. Click here & here to listen to my 2 favorite songs.
February 7, 2012
Today, we celebrate the life of a man who many, including myself, consider to be the greatest producer to ever grace this planet. James Dewitt Yancey did not create beats, he created art. His work gave birth to emotion. I’m telling you, whenever I listen to his albums Donuts or Ruff Draft or I play a lil’ Slum Village (or anything Dilla produced for that matter), I am overcome by such strong emotion. Dilla put his heart, his soul, and his brilliant mind into his music and influenced so many artists that I love and listen to today. And for those of you who have never heard of J Dilla, I guarantee that you have probably heard and fallen in love with some of his work already without even knowing it. Here are a few of my favorite beats and songs produced by J Dilla, including the entire audio of his final work Donuts. Please enjoy!