New video from the amazing Raphael Saadiq, whose upcoming album Stone Rollin takes him in a new direction. The single “Radio” features a similar style of retro-update to his last album, The Way I See It, but he went back further this time – past funk and soul, to rock n roll and swing dancing era. Look out for Stone Rollin, due to be released on March 22nd.
The highly anticipated original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy was composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning French duo Daft Punk. Having grown up with admiration of Disney’s groundbreaking original 1982 film TRON, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility. TRON: Legacy marks Daft Punk’s first film score.
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Seven time Grammy-nominee, 23-year-old Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan delivers beyond expectations on her new album, Love Me Back – a vibrant, musically diverse collection that sets soulful R&B melodies to inventive, hip-hop-inspired beats. Her 2008 debut album Fearless bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and spawned three Top 10 singles.
Love Me Back is a rich showcase for Sullivan’s powerhouse vocals and unique storytelling gifts on songs like “Redemption,” “Good Enough,” the Missy Elliott-produced “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles),” and “Don’t Make Me Wait,” which boasts an ’80s-style rhythmic backdrop that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Prince album. Once again, Sullivan co-wrote every song, collaborating with her early champions Missy Elliott and Salaam Remi, as well as Ne-Yo, Toby Gad, Chuck Harmony, No-ID, Anthony Bell, and Cainon Lamb, who bring out the best in this self-assured performer whom Vibe has called “every inch the soul star.”
Paris-based underground electro-dance sensation, Uffie, just released the video for her latest single “Difficult”. The darling of French DJs, she has described her debut release, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans (Ed Banger Records / Elektra Records), as a musical soundtrack to her journey from youth and into adulthood.
A Big Thank You goes to Lily over at Soul Psycho for the tip.
Check out the video for Big Boi‘s dedication to all the wack DJs out there, you know the ones, just hittin’ that instant replay. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is available now and it’s most definitely one of the best hip-hop albums this year. The digital version of the album included several videos (“Follow Us,” “Shutterbug,” “General Patton”), but this one featuring Yelawolf is brand new.