Some covers include Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky,” Drake‘s “Headlines,” and a medley of Jay-Z hits called “Thank You,” which you can watch after the jump!
New Orleans based brass band The Soul Rebels premiered the Power = Power mixtape today with Noisey. Grab it for free below. It features studio, live versions and remixes of original material as well as covers of modern day hits by such superstars as Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars.
The mutual respect they have received from the music community at large is witnessed in an exclusive behind the scenes video of The Soul Rebels with Rick Ross. He and his crew flew to New Orleans to hang and vibe with the group as they were being considered to be his new band for the current Mastermind Tour. Check it out above.
New Orleans’ The Soul Rebels announced the release date of the Power = Power mixtape today with Okayplayer. On December 3rd, the 8-piece group will offer it up as a free download featuring studio tracks, live versions and remixes of original material as well as covers of modern day hits. Today, they premiered a cover of Drake’s “Headlines” featuring a nice Nina Simone intro. Check it out below.
They previously leaked two other tracks from the project including an exclusive remix to their cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring Big Freedia and a medley of Jay-Z classic hits entitled “Thank You.”
This past week’s edition of the Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson starts off with a sultry, brass interpretation of Kendrick Lamar‘s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” from Austinfa jazz producer Sly5thAve. The eclectic grooves continue with a Ras G triplet, Ghostface Killah double, and a hip-hop throwback in “The Do Over” section with Public Enemy.
Gilles also presents a mixtape from global soul quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote, featuring tunes from fellow Aussies Ainslie Willis, Clever Austin, Electric Sea Spider, and more. Hiatus have been riding a wave of success recently that has included acclaim from icons such as Erykah Badu and ?uestlove, as well as a sold-out NYC debut at Le Poisson Rouge in March.
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