Obviously we’ve been waiting for this video (even though it’s been available on iTunes for a few days), the same way we’re waiting for the full John Legend & The Roots album Wake Up! In the meantime, check out the video of The Roots, John Legend, Melanie Fiona and Common reworking an old soul classic.
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In the above video, Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister perform with Mr. Earl Zinger at the Springten festival, at Orpheum Graz in Austria on May 15th, 2010. It’s a sweet taste of what you can expect when they come to NY for the 16 F**king Years of G-Stone Recordings record release party, on October 12th.
The producer we’ve all had our eyes on, Colin Munroe, is back with a bold move: releasing a cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” His 2008 mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero left us wanting more, so the delayed full-length (Don’t Think Less of Me) is high up on our radar. Colin let this download out to his fans as a little reminder not to think less of him.
Colin Munroe – “I Would Die 4 U” [MP3]
Yvette Rovira is releasing her self-titled album today, on the heels of new remixes by DJ Spinna and Matthias Heilbronn. The self-titled album is motivational, inspirational and soulful, with thoughtful lyrics and strong arrangements: a perfectly bright and authentic release for the remaining summer. Feel free to share this download and check out the remixes before you cop the full album.
Yvette Rovira – “Let’s Go Out Tonight (Album Version)” [MP3]
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For a hip-hop artist, El-P‘s music is relatively calm and very cinematic. The visuals match the sounds in this new video from his all-instrumental Megamixxx. (Download the full We’reAllGoingToBurnInHellMegamixxx3 here). From Gold Dust Media: “The video for ‘Time Won’t Tell’ is inspired by a childhood memory of director Shan Nicholson, who grew up in the ‘Old New York’ during a time when necessity often bred creativity. This video depicts a young boy innocently finding a way to embrace his imagination amid an urban wasteland.”