New Track: Wu-Block – “Drivin’ Round’ ft. Erykah Badu, Masta Killa, & Gza

 

Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch form a union under Wu-Block, their new collaborative album named after their respective groups. The 14-track album of the same name will drop tomorrow, and today we got a little goodie called “Drivin’ Round” with Erykah Badu, Masta Killa, and Gza helping to accelerate the uncontrollable freshness to another level.

So go ahead: grab a little drank, kick your feet up, and chill out to some pleasant rap, why dontcha?

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Video: ‘They Die By Dawn’ (Movie Trailer) ft. Erykah Badu

 

Our boo Erykah Badu is in a new black cowboy flick called They Die By Dawn. The cast is quite drool-worthy, also including Michael K. Williams (“Omar” from The Wire), Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy). Written and directed by none other than Jeymes Samuel, this ought to be a real treat and have a killer soundtrack.

New Track: Robert Glasper – “Consequences Of Jealousy” ft. Meshell Ndegeocello (Sassy Geemix by Georgia Anne Muldrow)

 

Pure ecstasy is this new Georgia Anne Muldrow remix of Robert Glasper’s “Consequences of Jealousy” featuring Meshell Ndegeocello. Is this even fair? Or right? Loving the squiggly sway of the new beat and the enchanting sprinkles of Muldrow vocals to compliment the already mesmerizing hum of Meshell’s voice. Feels like we’re being transported to the middle of a sacred dance on another planet.

Below, also stream Pete Rock’s mellowed out remix of the title track, “Black Radio” as well as a breezy hip hop spin on “Afro Blue” with Erykah Badu compliments of 9th Wonder and special guest appearance from Phonte.

All these tracks and others will be featured on Black Radio Recovered – The Remix EP, out next week!

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Videos: Erykah Badu & Janelle Monae @ Afropunk 2012

 

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This weekend was buzzing all this weekend with exclamatory remarks and photographs of the awesomeness that was the 2012 Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn. We’ve got clips from a couple of the most anticipated and dynamic performances from the weekend. Above, is an energy filled medley by the indomitable Erykah Badu, which includes a special guest appearance from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). And below is the dynamic miss Janelle Monae breathing life into all with her live performance of “Sincerely Jane.” Oh, and it starts off with a nice little introduction from Pharrell, accented by a crowd of females screaming maniacally.

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Video: Natalie Imani – An Introduction

 

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We love to see when talented backup singers decide to go solo. Former Erykah Badu backup singers, Yahzarah and N’Dambi are great examples of fiery solo talent with a history in high profile background singing gigs. New Jersey based singer Natalie Imani is paving her way to be yet another vocal force. Touting John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, and Nicki Minaj as lead acts she’s backed, her resume is definitely quite impressive.

Above, Natalie speaks candidly about her journey from a 9-to-5 to embracing singing as a career. Below, you can take a listen to Natalie’s debut EP, Passion Mark, where the rich toned lady showcases a comforting classic R&B voice. If you like Jazmine Sullivan, you’ll appreciate the parallels these two share.

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