Questlove and John Legend Talk About Their New Album Wake Up!

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/WYvk8_mGxkA" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

There are plenty of reasons why we’re looking forward to the release of this upcoming collaboration, Wake Up!, but here are a few highlights as described by the musicians themselves. Find out how these soulful 70′s throwbacks and their political themes are more relevant than ever in 2010.

Donn T to Release Debut Album, Kaleidoscopic

Donn T has long been behind the scenes, but Questlove’s sister is stepping into the spotlight with her debut album, Kaleidoscopic, coming soon through More About Music. The budding singer/songwriter’s sultry first single, “Look At (What You Startin’)” reflects her extremely eclectic musical influences, as does her forthcoming electronic dance album.

OkayPlayer recently spoke with Donn T, and you can read the full interview here.

Donn T: “Look At (What You Startin’)” [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!

More Info

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.

More Info



Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.