The Roots certainly didn't disappoint with the "Make My" single off their December 6th slated undun. And now we can be further not disappointed with a complete stream of the album on NPR. The moody and often melancholy concept based album is layered and textured, playing out like an audio story, which could also easily double as a film soundtrack.
Also, yesterday the group dropped a free iTunes app to go with their very first conceptual project. The app includes photos, lyrics, interviews, music video snippets and in all "an immersive experience that elucidates the life and times of one Redford Stephens," the focal character on undun.
3. Make My feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw
4. One Time feat. Phonte & Dice Raw
5. Kool On feat. Greg Porn & Truck North
6. The OtherSide feat. Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn
7. Stomp feat. Greg Porn
8. Lighthouse feat. Dice Raw
9. I Remember
10. Tip The Scale feat. Dice Raw
11. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
12. Possibility (2nd Movement)
13. Will To Power (3rd Movement)
14. Finality (4th Movement)
Dowload the undun app on iTunes
Soulstice is back from hiatus with a new album, In The Light. We got a special preview a couple weeks ago, including three teaser tracks and a free Ayers-inspired remix. Now we get another big exclusive: the full album stream before next week's release, courtesy Om Records. It will be available in retail shops next week, but you can pre-order it here to get an autographed copy.
There's only a few days left of the remix contest, but take a late pass and get yourself into a remix of "Realistic" if you want to win some cash and producer-oriented prizes.
DJ L.E brings us another brilliant mix, giving you 18 ways to say 'I love you'. Now we know V-Day was last week or something and we have all probably reached our saturation point as far the color red and heart-shaped items are concerned, but come on... who doesn't love love songs?
DJ L.E - Every One Says I Love You... [MP3]
Esperanza Spalding's release date is quickly approaching (this Tuesday), and now she's on NPR with a review and full-album stream. Today is the last day to listen, so head to NPR now for a glimpse at the future of Jazz.