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Did we discuss the new Random Axe Video for "The Hex?" Because thats out now. Links:

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Set for a June 14th release, the combination of Black Milk + Sean Price + Guilty Simpson = Random Axe; which could be the most kick ass thing to happen to Hip Hop in a while. Also, could be the most randomly awesome mix-up of people since the surprise of Hail Mary Mallon. Plus, if I don’t tell you about this, it would be an injustice to music, and Hexmurda would hunt me down and hate on me to my face.

Enjoy.

I want to be like Jeremy Ellis when I grow up. You dont EVEN understand right now.

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Very few people outright inspire me to go out, buy equipment I know nothing about, and play around with making beats on Maschines that I wouldn’t even understand how to use. Adding himself to that small list of people who make me want to be a better musician/person is Detroit born and 808 raised Jeremy Ellis, one of the most suprisingly illest beatmakers to pop up lately. Not only are his skills on the MPC incredible, he also does amazing things on a piano system I have yet to place a name to (but DJ Jedi showed me the other week at Turntable Lab LA and you can see below in his Dilla tribute) and gives you lessons on how to become fairly awesome at it yourself.

If you dont believe me, you can watch him do his thing below.


…and I can’t believe someone got my very first introduction to his skills on tape. An AMAZING Dilla tribute he did in Chinatown a few months back. Glorious. Thanks, guy who got this on tape. You’re amazing.

From there, his website is here, his twitter is here, and let this dude get back into Los Angeles. I’m taking the camera. It will be glorious.
You watch and try to learn something new.

If you didn't know already, Beastie Boys + Nas = Flawlessness. Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]:

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I mean, if you didn’t know, I just want to highlight this. Hopefully theres some kinda video treatment in the works for this already. Please. Please Music Video Jebus.
Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]. Beastie Boys Featuring Nas. From the somewhat epic and worth the wait Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. My favorite song on the album thus far, possibly for the long run. I love everything about it. The 80s style only they can do, the (somewhat minimalist) beats, the crazy sounds used to make music, the weird synthesized sound fading in out the song like a siren or light of warning. Its so ill. I love Hip Hop like this. You guys can party to Make Some Noise if you want to, I’m over here with this song.

Witness the Haiku Power and Press Play. Or click the link. From your cellphones or iPads. You can play it.

[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/04-Too-Many-Rappers-New-Reactionaries-Version-1.mp3″ title=”Beastie Boys Featuring Nas: Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version]

..and then check the completely different version of it sitting on YouTube I just found.

Enjoy this in all of its awesome, please.

 

Since the Rapture is coming, I will prepare (celebrate?) with the appropriate musics.

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Mary Mary is always appropriate.

Throw in some Kanye West for good measure:

….and Blondie by default. Shoutout to VH1Soul an’em.

Gotta get some Sam Cooke in…


[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/08-Nearer-to-Thee.mp3″ title=”Nearer To Thee – Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers”]
*right click; save as*

Mahalia Jackson too.
[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/11-WE-SHALL-OVERCOME.mp3″ title=”We Shall Overcome – Mahalia Jackson”]
*right click, save as*

And its not the Rapture without Anita Baker singing about being caught up in it.

[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/11-WE-SHALL-OVERCOME.mp3″ title=”Anita Baker – Caught Up In The Rapture”]
*right click; save as*

I havent figured out how to center Haiku Player yet, but just tell me if it works for now.
Enjoy your raptures.

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May 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

A list of Amazing and Totally Appropriate music to Celebrate President Barack Obama's Awesome.

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To celebrate Grammy | Nobel Award Winning President Obama’s recent wins for everyone around the world, I put together a random list of awesome music that can either be used as Intro Music, or music that properly addresses and celebrates this situation.

This was my first and obvious choice. I was hoping he would walk out to this music to make the announcement.

via @thatdarnjasmine

via @CindyLu

…and other songs that just happen to be appropriate.

…please feel free to add any music you feel is appropriate that I might have missed out on or forgotten.
And enjoy.

-E

 

That new Incubus sounds pretty good tho. Link:

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Its like, 7 or 8 albums in for these guys, and they still sound wonderfully decent. Definitely do not suck. “Adolescents,” the newest single from their untitled (as I know it) album drifts between laid back melodic guitar riffs, syncopating to different sounds and rhythms throughout. Blatently showing off their growth as musicians. Loved and missed the energy and focus they brought on “Light Grenades;” Hope that same sound finds it way to the new album.  Sounds like it thus far.

Thanks Stephanie, for reminding and pointing it out for me.

I’ll be paying attention to this one. You Enjoy.

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April 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

TV On The Radio announce new album, “Nine Types of Light.” I had a Musical Orgasm. Link:

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Swipe from my boy Andrew over at Prefix Magazine (which was a swipe from Pitchfork…):

TV On The Radio Returning With ‘Nine Types Of Light’ This Spring

February 7, 2011 3:39 p.m. by Andrew Martin

As we reported in September 2009,  TV on the Radio went on a year-long break so its members could work on some solo material/side projects. And in the ensuing months we all heard the results of that time off, from Kyp Malone’s Rain Machine project to Dave Sitek’s work as Maximum Balloon. But now, nearly a year and a half later, the guys are back. The quintet announced that their fourth proper studio album, Nine Types Of Light, is due out on Interscope this spring. That’s all that has been revealed thus far, so be sure to check back here for any further information on the album.

Oh I can’t wait.
Can’t wait, can’t wait, can not WAIT.
More on this as I find it.

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February 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

TV On The Radio announce new album, "Nine Types of Light." I had a Musical Orgasm. Link:

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Swipe from my boy Andrew over at Prefix Magazine (which was a swipe from Pitchfork…):

TV On The Radio Returning With ‘Nine Types Of Light’ This Spring

February 7, 2011 3:39 p.m. by Andrew Martin

As we reported in September 2009,  TV on the Radio went on a year-long break so its members could work on some solo material/side projects. And in the ensuing months we all heard the results of that time off, from Kyp Malone’s Rain Machine project to Dave Sitek’s work as Maximum Balloon. But now, nearly a year and a half later, the guys are back. The quintet announced that their fourth proper studio album, Nine Types Of Light, is due out on Interscope this spring. That’s all that has been revealed thus far, so be sure to check back here for any further information on the album.

Oh I can’t wait.
Can’t wait, can’t wait, can not WAIT.
More on this as I find it.

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February 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

Calling All Music Producers and Live bands… its The Official LaToiya Williams New Music and Press Release Post. Read:

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I'm secretly jealous that thats her real hair.

So after doing some work for Patti LaBelle, Finishing up some new tracks with Snoop Dogg and other various awesome musical moments, LaToiya has blessed us with some new tracks, and some new news. Read Below:


LaToiya Williams

For Immediate Release:

Los Angeles, CA – Singing sensation LaToiya Williams has long been a favorite of music fans across the world. From her work with music heavyweights like Jay-Z, Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton, The Game and countless others, the soulful artist has given life to songs with her unique voice and style.

She’s appeared on a variety of well-known projects, including soundtracks for major motion pictures (“Baby Boy, Soul Plane, Fat Albert, The Wash, Bones” and more) and critically acclaimed best sellers like Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint 2.1” album.

In addition to these memorable guest features, she was heavily showcased on the 2002 “Doggystyle All Stars” album released on Snoop’s label. She also just recently appeared on Jake One and Freeway’s critically acclaimed hip hop album, “The Stimulus Package.” Shes also sung background for Gladys Knight and Yolanda Adams, in addition to doing work with Patti Labelle, earning her a large following eager to hear more from her.

As a sure treat for all those fans, she’s preparing to release a new song. The song is called “Party All Night” and is yet another classic expression of her talent. You can listen to the song below.

LaToiya Williams – “Party All Night” http://www.usershare.net/umzoj8ss7a3d This is the second preview she’s given fans of the upcoming album, with the first being a video she released for a song called “I Can’t Leave You Alone” that’s already been seen by thousands. You can watch the video by clicking the link below.

LaToiya Williams – “I Can’t Leave You Alone”  Fan anticipation for her new music along with her great skills are sure to bring even more enjoyable projects.

Thank you for your interest. For Booking, Interviews, features, tv and film placements please email:  management4LaToiya@gmail.com or Shawndel Jazzy Rosa Jazzymanagement@hotmail.com or reach out to @LatoiyaWilliams @JazzyMgt or @EmpressEricka.

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So There you have it.
Also, I’ve been told to put out a call for ALL of the most amazing Producers and Bands around, and I know a couple of you out there who would love to get on this. LaToiya is actively scouting out some of the best beats and creative music to sing to, and If you think you can handle the Power of that 6 octave voice (prolly more, her chest voice is the BUSINESS. Tangent:)… you can send submissions to management4LaToiya@gmail.com or musicnerdery@gmail.com. Well start digging through them ASAP.

Thanks for your time kids. And please. Do what we do and SPREAD THE WORD.

Teena Marie. I Adore You. (AKA: The Teena Marie Media Appreciation Post.)

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I Love You.

Teena Marie. Known in LA to most of my Mom’s people as Mary Christine Brockert. Appeared in an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies at the age 7 as “Tina Marie Brockert.” Venice High School Alumni. All around multi-instrumental prodigy. Picked up and mastered several instruments (piano, guitar, bass) before the age of 21. The ORIGINAL protegé of Rick James. Founder of the “Teena Marie Law” (label cannot keep an artist under contract without putting out an album by him or her). I remember being 6 years old and finally figuring out Teena was white and awesome by going over my friend’s house, whose Mom had her vinyl collection. I stared at the cover of “Naked To The World” all day. One of my first inspirations to play music… especially since this woman produced, arranged and mastered the majority of her own music. The least I can do is play some piano. A regular at Los Angeles County High Schools, Teena would show up randomly for pep talks, appearances and performances. A woman who loved LA.
Her voice is legend. I didn’t get to see her live, and that really sucks.
I’m going to miss her so much.

When it hurts, I listen to music. And share with other people. You should too.
Heres some of my best stuff from my CD collection. You download what you need/don’t have. Excuse me while I roll around in her liner notes and cry for a while.

Emerald City

Shangri-La

It Must Be Magic

Where’s California

Square Biz (Long Version)

Square Biz – (Instrumental, 12-inch B-side)

Deja Vu (We’ve Been Here Before) – (Previously Unreleased, Live)

Oh La La La

Work it

Lovergirl

Fire and Desire:

Behind the Groove

And if that isnt enough…
Teena Marie: Unsung.
Takes about an 30 minutes to download in full.

And if THAT isn’t enough,
Billboard did a great article on her life and accomplishments. Included a ton of videos. Read this.

If you have any requests… let me know. I have almost everything.

Love you Ms. Marie.
Rest In Peace.

You Will Never Die.