Charles Bradley Video: “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

IFC premiered this music video by Charles Bradley, the latest old soul singer to be rediscovered. The video was directed by Poull Brien and shot in Brooklyn on the Bed-Stuy streets where Charles Bradley was raised and in the Bushwick projects where he currently resides.

Bradley’s album No Time For Dreaming will be released on January 25th on Dunham Records, an imprint of Daptone.

Plan B: “Love Goes Down” Acoustic on BBC Radio 1

Plan B performed an acoustic version of his UK hit “Love Goes Down” for Radio 1, a great take on the original track from his album The Defamation of Strickland Banks (to be released in the US in April 2011). Check out the official music video below:

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Electrolightz Video: “Future”

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Check out the spacey video from The Electrolightz, “The Future,” which just made its premiere on Popmatters. Their full-length album It Happened Over Night is available now on iTunes.

Exclusive Track by The Beast: “Come Up, Come Down” + MP3

The Beast & Nnenna Freelon released their jazz-hip-hop hybrid, Freedom Suite, for free download on Okayplayer’s new jazz-inspired channel, The Revivalist, in October. Since then, extra goodies have been released to supplement the Freedom Suite album: the “Freedom Pt 2″ music video, a Phonte freestyle and the non-album track, “Black Fantastic.”

This song “Come Up, Come Down” is more complete than a freestyle, but not quite polished enough to be a final studio track. Not included anywhere on the album, this song showcases the unique composition of The Beast. This full album is available for free on Bandcamp.

The Beast – “Come Up, Come Down” [MP3]
 

David Banner & 9th Wonder ft. Erykah Badu: “Silly” + MP3

Erykah Badu does her thing on David Banner‘s new single “Silly.” Off his upcoming album Death of a Popstar, produced by 9th Wonder and scheduled to be released on December 21st.

David Banner & 9th Wonder ft. Erykah Badu: “Silly” [MP3]