New Release: Apollo Brown & OC – ‘Trophies’


Tomorrow, Detroit producer Apollo Brown and emcee OC release their collaborative Trophies album. Easy on the ears with its classic hip-hop sound, the album has no features or special guests on this one – the producer/rapper duo carry their own weight on this straightforward headbanger.

Stream the full album on AOL.

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LA: Maxwell @ Staples Center – July 20 & 21


Join Maxwell for a historic concert series in Los Angeles over July 20 and July 21, where he’ll be performing his entire catalog. On July 20, the soul sensation will be blessing folks with Urban Hang Suite and Embrya. On July 21, folks can get busy to Now and Black Summers’ Night.

Event Details
An Evening With Maxwell

July 20 & 21

Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $29.50 – $275.50
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NYC: International Jazz Day Sunset Concert @ United Nations General Assembly Hall – April 30


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Happy International Jazz Day, friends! The holiday started off with a launch concert at UNESCO HQ in Paris on April 27 (view above) and a sunrise concert today from Congo Square in New Orleans. We are beyond enthused to share that the conclusion of these worldwide events will be held in New York City!

The epic sunset concert will be tonight, April 30, at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in NYC with George Duke serving as Musical Director. The co-hosts of the event will include Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Quincy Jones. The event will be streamed live.

Confirmed are legends upon legends, many with whom we’ve worked with closely: Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett, Terence Blanchard, Richard Bona, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Candido, Ron Carter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Robert Cray, Eli Degibri, Jack DeJohnette, Sheila E., Jimmy Heath, Hiromi, Zakir Hussain, Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo, Lang Lang, Joe Lovano, Romero Lubambo, Shankar Mahadevan, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Christian McBride, Danilo Pérez, Tineke Postma, Dianne Reeves, Troy Roberts, Bobby Sanabria, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Tarek Yamani.

Event Details
International Jazz Day Sunset Concert

Monday, April 30

United Nations General Assembly Hall
New York, NY

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Video: THEESatisfaction – “QueenS”


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Love these ladies. The left coast vocal duo THEESatisfaction recently released their video for “QueenS.” A sight for sore eyes, the video features some hella fly women flossing in colors, textures, and patterns not meant for casual viewing. Get ‘em, ladies!

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New Release: The Impellers – ‘This Is Not A Drill’ + Contest


UK band The Impellers self describe themselves to make music that is a deeply funky super-heavy soul with afro breaks. Well, damn. Take a look at the video above for “Knock Knock” and become compelled shake it all the way through and past the weekend.

Today also marks the release of these party peoples’ new album, This Is Not A Drill. *Shimmy!* More grooving opportunities? We have the preview stream below on loop and we won’t stop ’til we get enough.

Enter our contest to win This Is Not A Drill.

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