Yellow Pages and Day V Lately

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With all the hoopla around the recent Super Bowls commercials, we decided to pick out a recent TV commercial from UK that speaks to our demo. It’s a remake of a classic UK Yellow Pages commercial (or “advert”) from 1983. Watch the original ad here to compare. Anyone remember DJ Day V Lately? LOL!

Rye Rye’s New Mixtape: RYEot powRR + MP3

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Rye Rye bangs out a new mixtape, RYEot powRR, for free download. This mix is true Rye Rye style, in that it’s basically a massive shot of adrenaline. And though no one can dance like Rye Rye, this mix will have everyone dancing with crazy energy. Check out another great example of Rye Rye’s ridiculous dance skills in the above video, Rye Rye’s version of “Party in the USA” – but this is not for the Miley Cyrus fans. Unless they’re on speed.

Rye Rye’s full-length album Go! Pop! Bang! is coming out this Spring.

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Saadi & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew): “Lights Up NYC” + MP3

Saadi & Bajah (of the Dry Eye Crew) released this single “Lights Up NYC” for download, along with a live performance video. Inspired by Pupa Bajah’s story of coming to New York with the Dry Eye Crew from Sierra Leone, the song relates to so many artists and their struggle to simply live and create in the bustling city. Bajah and Saadi met at an Antibalas show in Brooklyn, immediately went back to Saadi’s studio in the East Village and this track “Lights Up NYC” was born.

Saadi & Bajah – Lights Up NYC [MP3]
 

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Artist Spotlight: Saidah Baba Talibah

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Saidah Baba Talibah is a raunchy soul rocker with a serious live show; if you don’t know her already, catch the hell up. Clearly evident from the video, Saidah is a well-loved artist in Toronto, drawing fans from all over the music world. If you want to see more enthusiastic fans giving high-spirited testimonials, check out Part 1 (Herstory) and Part 2 (The Album: (S)CREAM).

Listen to the full album (S)CREAM after the jump. The suggestive, choose-your-own-adventure parentheses around the ‘S’ in the album’s title are indicative not only of the album’s lyrical content, but of Saidah as an artist and as a person.

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Hundred Strong ft Amp Fiddler Video: “Stylin Free”

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Check out Hundred Strong ft. Amp Fiddler‘s video for “Stylin Free.” Hundred Strong is the musical project by Ben Dubuisson, a Bristol UK producer into abstract soulful hip-hop – influenced by Dilla, Axelrod, all points in between and beyond. Hundred Strong’s album will be officially released next week on February 14th. For more, download the exclusive mini-mix via Soul Bounce.