Chiddy Bang: “Sooner or Later” Video

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We’ve had an eye out for Chiddy Bang since we heard a bit of their upcoming album, The Opposite of Adults, and their fun video of the title track. This video “Sooner or Later” has a much heavier tone, shot entirely from the first person view of Chiddy, live in Nigeria. The message of this video calls for the Nigerian government to take responsibility for the poverty levels and the accompanying problems in the country … sooner or later.

Check out Chiddy Bang’s recent interview with The Couch Sessions here.

Video Throwback: Pharcyde’s “Drop” + Skillz Hip Hop Confessionals with Q-Tip & PB Wolf

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“Drop” by The Pharcyde is arguably one of the greatest hip-hop videos ever made, not to mention all the Dilla-beat love. So when Skillz makes this confession about sleeping on Dilla and his tracks for “Runnin,” “Drop,” and “Something That Means Something” in his own ‘Confessional’ video series, we are truly getting a piece of hip-hop history.

King Britt Interview

Our friend-in-soul Norman Mayers of NuSoul Magazine published an interview with the fantastic King Britt, where he talks about the Philly scene, his process, his favorites, his new project and more.

Nu-Soul: What artists are you digging right now?
King Britt: Quadron, Ras G, Afta 1, Flying Lotus, Soul Litchfield, Zaphrin Follicle, Knxwldge, Mnd Dsgn and King Sunny Ade!

Nu-Soul: Who would you like to work with but haven’t yet?
King Britt: Bjork, Tracy Thorn, China Moses, Jamiroquai, Herbie Hancock and Grace Jones!

Check the full interview by Matt Bauer here.

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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Interview with The Foreign Exchange

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By Seher Sikandar

The Foreign Exchange (Nicolay and Phonte of Little Brother) play Yoshi’s SF with a full band at midnight on Saturday, September 12th.  Wait, what?  Yeah – midnight, y’all – for a special “Beyond Jazz Music Series.”  You can get tickets for $25 at Yoshi’s website.

In preparation for the show, I got the guys to sit down with me for about half an hour to answer some of my favorite questions.  Phonte talks about how he wishes he was Theo from The Cosby show, why he is the boss of himself, and spying on his kids.  Nicolay shares college dropout fantasies, stories of his mama’s records, and simple kidnapping best practices.  More on that in un momento.

Their debut, Connected, was a uniquely melodic hip-hop record.  It introduced me to one of my favorite female vocalists, Yahzarah (former background singer for Erykah Badu) – homegirl gets it in.  She will stomp yo ass out with those pipes, forreal forreal.

Judging from their sophomore release, Leave It All Behind, being formulaic clearly isn’t part of the plan, though.  The follow-up work steps away a bit from the group’s hip-hop roots and trades it in for a haunting soul sound sprinkled with ambient and house vibes where Phonte decided to sing more than rap. Electro-soul space cadet and DC-based songstress, Muhsinah, was the first lady for this album.  Tingles up and down your spine type isht right there.

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