Video: Meshell Ndegecello Speaks on Various Music Icons

 

BET sat down with the uber talented Meshell Ndegeocello recently for her quick thoughts on music icons she’s worked with and met. Meshell quietly, humbly, and honestly answers her brief takes on Chaka Khan, John Singleton, Queen Latifah, Prince, and Madonna.

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Video: Jack Davey – “Eye Can See”

 

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An introspective Jack Davey and her guitar let us into Jack’s bedroom with the latest video from her L0-F! (Side A) project. “Eye Can See” tells the story of a reflecting on a life path and recognizing the close of a chapter through hazy, jittery black and white images. Though a simple and short track, the way she sings always seems to hit somewhere deep.

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New Release: Jack Davey – ‘L0-F! (Side A)’

 

Channeling her “kindred spirit” Iggy Pop, Jack Davey this week released her bluesy rock project entitled L0-F! (Side A). Inspired by the new sounds in her head following the birth of her baby boy, Jack recorded the entire album amidst this transition:

“I literally recorded every song in the walk-in closet in my Koreatown apartment during the few moments when my newborn baby was asleep…I was hearing a raw & gritty rock sound in my head & knew that I would have to create it myself in order to get exactly what I was imagining.”

Interestingly, the project started off as one long song with five parts. We’ve got to appreciate the raw organic artistry behind this project. The sounds are drenched in feeling with a welcome stripped down, intimate feel. The kind of music that makes you feel all fuzzy and inspired at the same time. Listen below!

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Video: Jack Davey – “Howl At The Moon”

 

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It wasn’t too long ago that we saw Jack Davey become Betty Davis incarnate with her new bad ass “Howl At The Moon” track that we oh so loved. And then today, when we found that there are now accompanying visuals from the lady that always gives us an eyeball party, how can we not squeal like schoolgirls?!

And indeed, our lady knows how to work it well even in the simplest of videos. Great treatment and taste, per usual.

The song is part of a 3-part series of EPs. L0-F! Side A, is the grittier of the bunch, showing “a girl, her shitty guitar, and introspective songwriting,” as Jack explains it – that project will be released on October 2. L0-F! Side B, will include more sophisticated instrumentation and production by Joey Strat of The Knux (out November 6). Finally, on December 11, a deluxe version with both sides and three bonus tracks will be released.

Cannot wait.

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