Video: George Benson to Release ‘Guitar Man’


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Ten time Grammy winner George Benson has released an inspiring video teaser for his upcoming album, Guitar Man, which as one might guess, highlights the jazz legend’s guitar playing. This album is going to be for everyone, though, with a healthy mix of jazz and pop standards. We’re excited.

Video: The Black Opera – “M.A.S.H.”


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The Black Opera and its elusiveness return with the final video from their Overture project. The “M.A.S.H.” video shows opera masked vigilantes conducting a scheme against the oppression of corporate America. The triumphant track compels and sticks to your eardrum, permeating like a mantra. The desaturated visuals echo the grim mood, with blacks, whites, and greys, keeping the focus on the task at hand – justice.

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New Track: DJ Center – “You Got the Love” ft. Gretchen Paralto (Sam Champ Remix) + MP3


Now this is some groovy ish. DJ Center and Gretchen Parlato’s cover of Rufus and Chaka’s “You Got the Love” is beautifully remixed by Sam Champ. If this song was a cloud, we’d float on it. Awesomeness. The track is a free download for the week – grab it fast!

The remix is part of a download series working up to DJ Center’s October release of Everything In Time Remixed. Remixes include work by DJ Spinna, Waajeed, DJ Eleven, J.Rawls, Captain Planet, and others – amazing lineup much?

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Video: ERIMAJ – “Conflict Of A Man”


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Our pal Jesse Boykins III told us we needed to hear this cat named Chris Turner, so looked him up. Chris is a super talented vocalist from Oakland that also happens to be Bilal’s backup singer. After a little chat with Chris, we stumbled onto his band, ERIMAJ. The core of the band consists of drummer and band leader Jamire Williams, trombonist and composer Corey King, and of course, Chris Turner on the vocals.

“Conflict Of A Man” is the group’s first single with this hazy dreamscape of a video directed by none other than miss Tiombe Lockhart. The sound is jazzy and soulful, with vocals reminiscent of Bilal. All these New School alums are on some serious voltron status. Go ahead, y’all. Sounding great.

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New Release: Strange Fruit Project – ‘A Dreamer’s Journey’


We are ecstatic about this right here. Strange Fruit Project has released their first album since 2006′s The Healing, which of course, we loved. A Dreamer’s Journey shows the hip-hop trio continuing with their off center sounds but this time with a slightly dirtier, grittier sound. Prepare yourself for rhymes that glide and electric beats that always keep you on your toes.

Thanks to FWMJ of Rappers I Know for this one!

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