Ebo Taylor: “Love and Death” + MP3

At 74 years old, Ebo Taylor is stronger than ever.  Hailing from Ghana, Ebo has been at the forefront of the highlife genre (characterized by jazz horns and guitars) and has committed his life to Afrobeat music.  This past October, Ebo released his first international studio album, Love and Death.  The title track, “Love and Death” displays his “achingly honest” voice and is chock full of sage-like wisdom.

Ebo Taylor- Love and Death [MP3]

 

Official Album Site | Strut Records

Purchase on iTunes | Amazon

Jay Electronica Added To Jay Z’s Label + MP3

This past Friday, at a NYC club, Jay-Z announced that the New Orleans rapper, Jay Electronica, has been signed to his label, Roc Nation.  Jay-Z explained this move by saying that his “whole goal is to reintroduce the magic to hip hop.”  Jay Electronica has been making his name in the underground scene for several years with hit singles like “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C”.  The two also created a collaborative song, “Shiny Suit Theory”, which features The-Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Jay Electronica- Shiny Suit Theory feat. Jay-Z, The-Dream, & Charlotte Gainsbourg [MP3]

 

Video: Ellie Goulding Covers Elton John, “Your Song”

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Ellie Goulding is one of the many outstanding UK artists generating blog buzz, even as her debut album Lights has not yet been released in the US. “Your Song” is not released anywhere yet, but Youtube is gracious enough to let us all watch, regardless of location on the globe. Ellie’s new cover just makes us want to hug somebody.

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