Video: Gregory Porter – “Be Good (Lion’s Song)”

 

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Soul and jazz singer Gregory Porter recently released the first video from his Be Good album and it’s just too precious. Based on the title track, “Be Good (Lion’s Song),” the video is an adorable depiction of a darling father and daughter duo’s silly antics, and their run in with a dancer lady that frolicks about town.

Directer Pierre Bennu expounds:

“The dance of love is something that can be done alone but it is also fun with somebody else,” says Bennu. “I wanted to show two characters; one who was so busy dancing alone, never looking to have a partner… and another so desperate for love that he would do whatever it took to get it. What that character finally realizes is that all he needed to offer forth was himself.”

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New Track: Blaqstarr – “Roses”

 

Baltimore artist Blaqstarr is probably best known for his production work with M.I.A.. Soon he will be expanding the scope of his recognition with the release of his full length album, Here We Are. Below, you can enjoy “Roses;” this first peek at the album is undeniably catchy with its spell casting throb.

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Next Step February Winner: Krystale

 

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It’s a good thing when our decision making for selecting a Next Step winner becomes more difficult. February was a great month for entries – so much so that we’re going to have an honorable mentions post next week! Canadian-Dominican singer/songwriter/producer Krystale inched out ahead of the rest and struck us with her amazingness, though. Congratulations, madame!

Krystale’s parlor style future jazz and soul vocals coax you into your own personal illusions of swanky fancy times (even in your socks and sweats) on her 2011 Reboot EP. Think a jazzier Norah Jones with a little sprinkling of Fiona Apple. Just watch the live performance for “Caught Up” above and let yourself unravel to its spell.

And the lady isn’t without versatility. Below, you can also find a more recent single of hers called “Sweet Tooth,” a slinky playful track that hinges more on the R&B side with a hard hitting track compliments of Montreal beatmaker Kaytradamus. Vocals reminding us a bit of Anne Wise from Sonnymoon here – you know that’s a win already.

Look out for Krystale’s debut full length album to drop this year – we’re gripping our seats.

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Video: Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Ledisi on Jay Leno

 

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The Robert Glasper Experiment is continuing to hold it down with their Black Radio tour and fancy TV appearances, and we are definitely not mad at it! Recently, Rob and company were featured on Jay Leno featuring the dynamic Oakland bred vocalist Ledisi. Look at Casey Benjamin stuntin’ in those overalls, though!

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