I just discovered WeFunk’s podcast. It’s by far the best podcasts I’ve come across. They’re spinning hip-hop, reggae, rare groove, funk, etc. Here’s the playlist from the latest episode to give you an idea of what you’re in for: intro gene harris – don’t call me nigger, whitey talk (over ?? – be happy) cymande… Continue reading WeFunk’s PodCast
If you haven’t heard the new reworking of ‘Gold Digger’ take a listen to the MP3 of ‘George Bush Doesnâ€™t Like Black People’
I was reading an article in Business 2.0 about Americans who are making it big in China when I noticed a picture of a brotha with two Chinese girls next to him. (reminds me of that line from Digital Undergrounds ‘Sex Packets’, but I digress…) So of course I skipped right to that part of… Continue reading Move to China, Become a Rapper & Make Millions!
I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Toya Alexis perform last night when she opened for Esthero (who also wrecked shop, but we all knew she would). Toya can sing her ass off. As I just learned from her site, she was a finalist in Canadian Idol a couple of years back. Based on how she… Continue reading Toya Alexis is the Truth!
I just heard that Luther Vandross passed away today so I had to do a radio.blog of some of my favorite Luther tracks. People always say that “they don’t make ’em like this any more” but in Luther’s case that’s very true — voices like his don’t come along very often. I used to wear… Continue reading Radio.Blog Tribute to Luther Vandross – R.I.P.
I just got an email about Club Nouveau’s appearance on NBC tonight. All of you 80’s R&B fans won’t want to miss this. Set those TiVo’s… Club Nouveau ushered in a new sound in music, It was 1986 and “Rumors” took the music business by storm, But Club Nouveau was more than just a new… Continue reading Club Nouveau on ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’
I’m really looking forward to this DVD being released later this month: “Freestyle – The Art of Rhyme” (You can watch the trailer on that site.) The film has taken a gang of awards at various film festivals, so it shouldn’t disappoint. Explosively documenting the story of a group of underground hip-hop MCs & DJs… Continue reading DVD: Freestyle – The Art of Rhyme
Ink Blotter has some streams of a few tracks by a new group out of L.A. called ‘The Rebirth‘. As Nikki says, they sound like a modern-day Brand New Heavies. I’ll have to pick up this CD once it drops.
Greg Tate is going off on 50 Cent in particular and the current state of Hip Hop in general in his new Village Voice article. His analysis of ‘The Game’ is well worth the read as well. (Via She Real Cool)
It’s not often that I like a CD on my first listen, so I was pleasantly surprised when I first listened to ‘Necks Move’ by Deep Thinkers. “Necks Move’ is a refreshing departure from the typical hip-hop being produced these days. The group is a throwback to old school hip-hop yet their music also draws… Continue reading Radio.Blog: ‘Necks Move’ by Deep Thinkers