New Jean Grae and RJD2: “Bridge” + MP3

What a collaboration on this new track: Jean Grae, the sharp emcee showing off new vocals on the “Bridge” hook, paired up with RJD2, who must be taking a break from his rock trip to produce some heavy electronic funk. This track is from an upcoming compilation, Year of the Blacksmith Community mixtape. Jean Grae’s highly anticipated album Cake or Death will never ever come soon enough.

Jean Grae – “Bridge” (produced by RJD2) [MP3]

Kelis: “Brave” Video

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The Harlem-bred singer, Kelis, has a brand new video out for her song, “Brave”, which is off her latest album, Flesh Tone. It’s a very simple yet fresh video, and honestly, we don’t mind staring at Kelis’ face for 3 minutes and 40 seconds!

Ron Isley: Mr. I to be Released on November 30th

We’ve all heard Ron Isley‘s sensual, slow jammin’ voice before as he has been a groove-master of the first order for five decades now.  Ron, who was the original founding brother of the The Isley Brothers, has recorded his first ever solo album, Mr. I, which is set to be released November 30th.  The album has no shortage of baby makin’ tunes all with Ron Isley’s most distinctive voice.  Several artists also make guest appearances on the album including T.I., and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

Ron Isley- No More


Ron Isley- What I Miss the Most


Pre-order your copy of Mr. I on Amazon.

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew: “Any Girl” + MP3

After Sierra Leonean trio, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, gained massive popularity in their home country, they’re now ready to take on the world.  Their unique sound is called Gbomognoh, pronounced bo-mo-no if you didn’t know, and is a fusion of funk, hip-hop, dancehall, reggae and Sierra Leonean sounds.  Their brand new song, “Any Girl”, is from their self-titled debut album which is due out in Spring 2011 via One Haven Music.  Incredible talent contributed to their album including ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Nneka and others.  The group also speaks out against political and social injustices through their lyrics and supports programs such as The Voice Project, which helps out war-ravaged communities throughout Africa.

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew- Any Girl

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GPWW 11/10/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Gotan Project

Gilles Peterson is back with another classic World Wide mix with The Gotan Project in Paris, France. Gilles brings in some new music from Cassandra Wilson, The Beast ft. Nnenna Freelon, Prommer & Barck, Isoul8 & Mark de Clive Lowe and plenty more. Enter Gotan sometime in hour 2: the Tango trio takes some time off from their massive world tour (find dates) to pick their favorite tracks.

Part 1

Part 2

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