New Single by Bilal + MP3

Bilal, the Philadelphia born, Grammy nominated artist who has collaborated and performed with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu (he performed on her tour June 8th in Philly), and The Roots, is releasing his third studio album, Airtight’s Revenge,  on September 14th. Although classically trained and jazz-influenced, Bilal says this next album will be an eclectic mix of “jazz, hip-hop, soul, blues, and experimental free music.” To tide us over before the release of his much anticipated album, here’s a free MP3 download of his song, “Free.” The song will not make an appearance on Airtight’s Revenge, but it’s the first time the fully mixed and mastered version of this song has been released for download. Check it out and see what you think.

Bilal – “Free” [MP3]
 


Win Tickets to Erykah Badu’s New York Show

Erykah Badu just kicked off the Out My Mind Just In Time 2010 AD tour after the successful release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Concert goers on the 7th will also be graced with the presence of Janelle Monae and The Roots’ Questlove, who will be opening at the Roseland Ballroom that night.

Want 2 comped tickets to the show AND backstage Meet & Greets with Erykah? Travel over to New York Magazine’s Vulture to enter. After all that, check the full tour schedule at www.OutMyMindJustInTimeTour.com.

P.S. – We hear the next video coming will be for “Turn Me Away (Get Munny),” so stay tuned!

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Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two Under $5, Today Only!

Amazon is offering Erykah Badu’s new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh for $4.99, today only! The album includes the controversial single “Window Seat” and tracks produced by everyone from Madlib and Questlove to J Dilla, 9th Wonder and Georgia Anne Muldrow. If you don’t already have your copy, don’t sleep!

And while you’re at it, grab yourself some tickets to see one of Erykah’s legendary shows on her Out My Mind, Just In Time 2010 tour. Full tour dates and links to buy are here.

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Photos: Giant Step Presents Janelle Monáe at Highline

Photos by Jaecyne Howell (MoonRisingNYC.com).

Janelle Monáe truly gave us an epic show on Tuesday night, supported by DJ Moni. Those of you who stood patiently in line got into the venue with plenty of time to get your groove on and revel in Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid Spectacular Emotion Picture experience. If you didn’t make it, maybe you can catch Janelle on tour with Erykah Badu. It’s a show not to be missed. But no matter who you are, cop the new album as soon as possible.

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GPWW 3/29/10: Erykah Badu

We have your regularly scheduled GPWW programming this week, featuring another fantastic guest who does not need introduction. Ms. Badu stopped by the BBC radio show to chat with Gilles Peterson about her new album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, and much more…

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