Video: Kendra Morris – “Pow”


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Kendra Morris gets her Amy Winehouse on something heavy and we aren’t mad at it. “Pow,” like many of Winehouse’s songs, tells a story of a manipulative and destructive relationship that she just can’t seem to cut herself loose from. The song is off her debut album, Banshee, and the video features animations James Works who did the famed animation for “Lightworks” by Dilla.

Gonna be a problem trying to get this one out of our head!

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New Release: Sir Froderick – ‘The Brief Wondrous’


Been a while since we’ve posted on Sir Froderick and his otherworldly soothing tunes. His latest project is called The Brief Wondrous and carries a somewhat melancholic dream state cinematic feel similar to his previous works. The Brief Wondrous is also inspired by a story:

“this soundtrack is a story about a nomad
that got a lil money…
been playing the backseat all his life…
traveling with just a guitar and a pack of smokes
taking heavy inhales of lah on stressful times
thinking about his past…but looking forward to the future
he is on the road to return to greatness with new friends and family
slowly claiming his space and gaining his swagger back
only to end in tragedy??????”

We can certainly appreciate a good story. Especially one we can zone out to and forget everything else.

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Video: Rahsaan Patterson – “Easier Said Than Done” (Live in Amsterdam)


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Oh, man does Rahsaan Patterson make us melt. Too much soulful grooviness in this live performance of “Easier Said Than Done” in Amsterdam. What is it about is voice that can’t do anything but make every single track hit material?! Swoon city.

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Video: ‘Sample This’ Trailer


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As we all know, the history of sampling in hip hop can go pretty deep. Here is a film about the people you “always heard but never heard of.” In 1973, a politician, a gangster, a visionary, a football legend, and a murderer’s path’s intersected to birth the most unlikely source of music.

The documentary features interviews from Questlove, Afrika Bambaataa, and others.

Watch the trailer for Sample This above and gear up for what sounds like one hell of a ride.