Check out this 3-song preview of the upcoming album by Taylor McFerrin, Early Riser. Following the Broken Vibes EP and his performances at NYC venues plus international tours, this album is one of our most-anticipated for 2010. Make sure you head to TaylorMcFerrin.com to get a free download too.
VTech Music posted a new track for free download, “Candlelight,” by MED, featuring production and vocals from Ms. Georgia Anne Muldrow. MED had this to say about the song: “one of my favorite songs I have done to date, hope you enjoy…” Keep an eye out for more SomeOthaShip Connect family on VTech soon.
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More Cee-Lo madness! We didn’t think this song could possibly get any better until we saw that little Jr. Soul Machine. Cee-Lo Green is the Lady Killa is now available for pre-order in the US.
Donny Hathaway would have been 65 years old on October 1, 2010. Tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum‘s work has similarly crossed the boundaries between R&B, gospel and jazz with an emotional immediacy that is beyond compare. Kirk’s new release, Everything Is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway brilliantly exhibits 8-time Grammy nominee Kirk’s singular interpretive skills. Highlights include “You Had To Know,” featuring a heartfelt performance by Donny’s daughter, Lalah Hathaway, and Musiq Soulchild‘s retro take on “We’re Still Friends.”
RSVP on Facebook to stream his live performance from the Detroit International Jazz Festival this Labor Day weekend, on September 4 at 9 PM (EST).
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“The Apartment” is not only the title track off Dynas‘ latest album, but it is also the foundation of the entire project on Badgramma/BBE Records. The late J Dilla applies his impassioned trademark production as Dynas expels the emotions one must face in order to repair an already broken relationship. If Dynas’ forthright lyrics weren’t enough, now Mupalia Pictures illustrates those canny mental images for this official music video. The Apartment LP is out in stores now, but expect more to come from Dynas as he collaborates on a group project, The Planet, with longtime friend DJ Klassik.