Check out this video compiled by award winning writer and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux for his song, "I Got A Name," off the album Apothecary RX, released on Giant Step Records in 2004. The ever poignant Carl addresses matters of racial stereotypes with such a hypnotic groove, you won't notice the edification until its too late. Enjoy this one from the Giant Step vaults.
Amazon is offering Erykah Badu's new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh for $4.99, today only! The album includes the controversial single "Window Seat" and tracks produced by everyone from Madlib and Questlove to J Dilla, 9th Wonder and Georgia Anne Muldrow. If you don't already have your copy, don't sleep!
And while you're at it, grab yourself some tickets to see one of Erykah's legendary shows on her Out My Mind, Just In Time 2010 tour. Full tour dates and links to buy are here.
Darryl Moore recreates R&B with soul, gospel, and a taste of hip-hop meant to feed the soul. Born in Southern, CA, Moore has been performing his whole life, inspiring with his pipes wherever he goes. A childhood friend of Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins), Moore was a no-brainer when the newly formed SomeOthaShip Connect label began courting talent. SomeOthaShip Connect is Georgia Anne Muldrow's record label, on which she will be releasing the new album Ocotea under Muldrow's moniker, Jyoti. Declaime, himself known for his soul and gospel influenced music has done his fledgling label (and the world) a great service by delivering this amazing set to the public.
Produced by Ivan Johnson, Moore's album Where I'm At is out now via SomeOthaShip Connect label, along with the single release, Dream Girl. "Dream Girl" is reminiscent of the great soul songs of the 1970s with smoky organs and horns caressing Moore's well-seasoned voice.
Mr Day's latest project is the release of his first solo album, produced by Patchworks. Small Fry was recorded live with the musicians Mr Day tours with: drummer Rémy Kaprielan and keyboardist Raphaël Chambouvet, his constant accomplice. An extensive record collector, occasional DJ and radio show host, the musical eclectism Mr Day lives by always leads him right back to the path of soul.
The musical style is vast and replete, but the composition and production never manage to fall prey to shortcuts or repetitiveness. Patchworks has said that he wanted the album to be "as deep, ambitious and complete as possible, to equal Mr Day's immense talent."
After the jump, stream and download the title track, "Small Fry" and a remix by Patchworks.