Baltimore's own soul sensation CJ's debut album will be out this summer on J Records, but you can get an early preview with The Package mixtape (Mediafire). You may have already heard him singing on Raphael Saadiq's Grammy Nominated song "Never Give You Up" from the album The Way I See It. CJ is not only a singer, but a producer and musician as well: check out this video of him riffing on the piano with DJ Driis (Idriis Alba aka The Wire's Stringer Bell.)
While CJ wrote and co-produced a great deal of material on his upcoming album, it will also feature collaborations with hit producers and writers like Salaam Remi, Bangladesh, Raphael Saadiq, Rico Love, Dre and Vidal, KP and Malay and Marsha Ambrosius, to name just a few.
Download the full mixtape (zip file): Mediafire
".38 Special" is the new track by Jack Splash featuring Cee-Lo, from the upcoming mixtape King of the Beats to be released next Wednesday, 1/13. If this single and the Jack Splash mixtape, Heir to the Throne, are any indication of what to expect from King of the Beats, we're in for a treat. These mixtapes are all leading up to the release of a full album in 2010, Love and Technology Might Save Us All.
Jack Splash ft. Cee Lo - .38 Special [download]
Fresh from its feature on ThinkIndie, we have the Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary mix, cut up by DJ JFB. By compressing 33 tracks from the Tru-Thoughts 10th Anniversary 3CD set into 60 minutes, JFB, former UK champion of DMC (the worldwide DJ competition) gives a perfect snap shot of the decade as an independent label.
Tru Thoughts Anniversary Mix - Cut by JFB
(Buy from ThinkIndie here)
Be sure to check out the full length compilation
Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary