Ron Isley Releases Mr. I Today

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After 50 years in the recording business, Ron Isley of the legendary Isley Brothers has released his first solo album ever, Mr. I, including duets with the great Aretha Franklin and relative youngster T.I. So it’s no surprise to see the variety of people in this video, all affected by the Isleys’ music, from Erykah Badu to Wolf Blitzer to Steve Harvey.

Ron Isley – “No More”
 

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SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme; Plus Blaqstarr, and the art of Alec Monopoly – December 4

The annual Art Basel festivities take place every December in Miami, FL bringing together art enthusiasts from around the globe. Keeping with the spirit of the event Giant Step is presenting a very special SVEDKA Vodka Session with live performances by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme plus Blaqstarr. Renown LA street artist Alec Monopoly will be bringing his art into the popular realm and for your sonic pleasure we welcome DJs Nick Cohen, Jaime Biden, and Alexandra Richards. Doors open at 9:00pm on Saturday, December 4th, at Sunset Lounge at Mondrian in Miami Beach. As always, entrance is free but strictly RSVP, and you must be 21+ with a valid ID.

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Jazmine Sullivan Releases Love Me Back

Seven time Grammy-nominee, 23-year-old Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan delivers beyond expectations on her new album, Love Me Back – a vibrant, musically diverse collection that sets soulful R&B melodies to inventive, hip-hop-inspired beats. Her 2008 debut album Fearless bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and spawned three Top 10 singles.

Love Me Back is a rich showcase for Sullivan’s powerhouse vocals and unique storytelling gifts on songs like “Redemption,” “Good Enough,” the Missy Elliott-produced “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles),” and “Don’t Make Me Wait,” which boasts an ’80s-style rhythmic backdrop that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Prince album. Once again, Sullivan co-wrote every song, collaborating with her early champions Missy Elliott and Salaam Remi, as well as Ne-Yo, Toby Gad, Chuck Harmony, No-ID, Anthony Bell, and Cainon Lamb, who bring out the best in this self-assured performer whom Vibe has called “every inch the soul star.”

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Robyn: “Dancehall Queen” Video

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This new video for Robyn‘s “Dancehall Queen” is reminiscent of an old school Japanese karaoke video that also showcases some freaky dance moves.  The vid was directed by Red Fox, Pomp&Clout and the song’s own producer, Diplo. “Dancehall Queen” appeared on Robyn’s album, Body Talk Pt 1, as well as her latest album, Body Talk.

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NextAid’s World AIDS Day Campaign (WAD2010)

NextAid, a leading nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa, has announced its fourth annual World AIDS Day Campaign (WAD2010).

Beginning November 27, 2010, WAD2010 will kick off a multi-date campaign in cities across the world to raise funds and awareness for AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa. Current cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Cape Town, Detroit, Vancouver, and many more. Top dance music artists including Frankie Knuckles, Rocky Dawuni, Mark Farina, Osunlade, Stacey Pullen, Marques Wyatt, Ultra Nate’, Swayzak, and others are all participating in this year’s events. Information about NextAid and the WAD2010 events and related activities can be found at www.nextaid.org/wad2010.