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Von Pea announces New Tanya Morgan Project; "You & What Army?!" I geek out inside.

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While we’re pointing out Twitter announcements, dont know if I’m allowed to point this one out but considering Von Pea announced it a few days ago and I’ve just been running behind on getting to all the musicawesomes in my life… I might as well point out more new music coming from Tanya Morgan, my favorite boys.
Now when a musician says September, that usually means a month or two after that. Regardless, after that “Without Hands” track they just dropped, I’m just happy to know that theres more good music on the way.

Click on the links for more, and enjoy.

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July 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Video | Photo: The Roots Live @ The Playboy Jazz Festival.

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(Before you do anything… Hit a like button up there for me. Then go leave a comment. Don’t let me have installed Disqus for nothing. lol.)
So remember when I told you about The Roots headlining the Playboy Jazz Festival? Yeah, I made it out. And here is all the awesome proof.

By the way… check out Slidedeck. Its the truth and the future. I know the photos dont fit into the format yet (still working on it), but if you want to see the picture in full, all you have to do is click on it and it will take you to the full photo.
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Also, an interesting interview with Questlove regarding The Roots leading such a prominent jazz festival. I mean, since The Legendary are basically a Jazz Band that do hip hop, I don’t understand what the problem is. Yeah, some of the 60+ got up and left… but they were like, 60. No offense. (And thanks euroweb for featuring my video.)

But really, the YouTubes should give you an ideal of what a fun time it was. Everything I have is up on my YouTube page for you to see.
The best part? The Gil Scott-Heron Cover of “The Bottle” with Terrance Blanchard on the horns. Wow.
Second to that… the lead in from Bob James and Fourplay doing “Westchester Lady,” which led right to The Roots set. Dopeness.

The Roots and Terrance Blanchard: Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”

….The start of the show… Bob James and Fourplay do “Westchester Lady” before The Roots tear the roof off.

…and here we go.

..and there you go. I didn’t even go to this thing with the intent of recording. I was on my 3rd glass of chardonnay. So its not the greatest stability in the camera. But I hope you semi-enjoy.
Leave a comment in the awesome discuss feature for me, and spread the word.

Karmin Music + @Questlove & Owen = Epic @NickiMinaj "Super Bass" Cover. YouTube Link:

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Karmin Music just keeps getting cuter and cuter.
Watch what happens when you combine The Legendary Roots crew with the adorable @KarminMusic.
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You need to listen to Quadron right fast. Links:

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Quick post, but an awesome post.

Ambient, soulful, electronic, fairly kickass. After seeing Quadron mentioned in my timeline a few days ago by some great friends, I was quickly reminded of how amazing Quadron is, and how I have not yet made a post to appreciate that awesome. A Denmark Duo, these kids have been churning out jams for the better part of the last two years. And if they can keep sounding like this, I will keep acting like I care.

Yeah.
Ima go listen to this for a while. You guys tell me what you think. And its real easy with disqus down there now. lol.

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May 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

You know that awesome song in that New Honda CRV Commercial? It's Mr. Little Jeans – "Rescue Song (RAC Remix)." Links:

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Yeah. Not what I was expecting either. Wow.

This one I actually had to look up. Did it two weeks ago, but were just now catching up with my own musically overactive brain. Thought I should take the time to post it up here and now before I forgot what it was again. Popping up in the Honda CRV “Forecast” Commercial, I figured I could take the time to find out what it was so I can replay the sh*t out of it at any given time. Songs name? “The Rescue Song.” And its Mr. Little Jean. And yeah. Not a guy. Shes a rather beautiful lady with beautiful electronica/trance/synth 808-laced composed song that has my attention at the moment. I’m glad I looked her up. Finding her Soundcloud page was an victory of gigantic proprotions, discovering awesome remakes of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” all over her page. Along with other awesomeness. I’m a fan, hope she keeps it up.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6536458 Rescue Song (RAC Remix) by Mr Little Jeans

Enjoy.

You know that awesome song in that Heineken Commercial? It's Asteroid Galaxy Tour: 'The Golden Age.'

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Asked by a friend to identify this song, I was surprised (and somewhat impressed) I was actually able to. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18, 2011 at 5:55 am

This is the Chapter 8 | "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" (Anita Baker's First Appearances) Appreciation Post.

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Man. You dont know how much I love this song.

When it plays, I’m overwhelmed by the vivid memories of waking up early sunday mornings… that soft yellow morning light breaking through the shades in my room, the sounds and smells of a focused Mom in the kitchen handling pancakes, turkey sausages cooking, the vinyl player already active and alive with Chapter 8 on the stereo speakers. Along with being a certified Soul Music Classic, theres a certain comforting feeling I associate with this song that expands far outside of its lyrical topic (which just happens to be beautiful, by the way).

Soul, Funk and Disco influenced, Chapter 8 was Anita’s first band and foray into the music industry back in 1979. Unfortunately, some moron at Ariola Records (which was their label at the time), dropped the band after one album, citing that the times and music had changed, and that Anita Baker could not sing (slap them). The label eventually folded. Funny though… Anita eventually rebounded with a new label and her first Solo Record, the legendary “Songstress.” I love how she won in the long run. With all the issues behind the Chapter 8 album, it made physical copies of the record, especially in vinyl (we got that though), very hard to find. Until I got incredibly lucky one day at amoeba. Thank you, Music Jebus.

If you’re interested in some classic soul | old school love music… or if you just need some good Sunday Morning Music (trust me), go ahead and listen to Chapter 8 | Anita Baker – I Just Want To Be Your Girl.
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Later kids.

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May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm