New Track: Nina Rae – “Falling In Love”


Chicago songstress Nina Rae teamed up with Tall Black Guy Productions for this dreamy new tune, “Falling In Love.” Her stretched out smooth vocals over the slightly sped up, overlapping track certainly make for an attention catching juxtaposition. Digging her pipes!


New Release: Tall Black Guy Productions – ‘Lost Tapes’


The fortunate of you have been knowing about Tall Black Guy Productions, a producer we had the honor of highlighting as our September Next Step winner. The rest of you have a bit of work to do, but don’t worry – we got you.

BamaLoveSoul just put out a free mixtape of “earlier works, remixes and lesser known tracks” from our dude. Behold! Lost Tapes by The Tall Black Guy. Enjoy remixes of Eric Roberson, Common, Camp Lo, and Coultrain, interspersed with original productions by the talented tall man as well. Good times.

Tall Black Guy Productions – Lost Tapes [Download on Hotfile]

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Video: Malice & Mario Sweet – “Love and Friendship”


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So sweet. Seattle based husband and wife duo Malice & Mario Sweet recently released Happy 2 Year: Deluxe Edition, an EP celebrating the two year anniversary of their marriage. The original version of the EP was released earlier this year and received love from our comrade Gilles Peterson amongst several other radio shows and publications. On the EP you’ll find appearances Choklate and Tall Black Guy Productions, both artists we love!

Above is the video for “Love and Friendship,” a new single exclusively part of the deluxe edition. The video plays like a diary of Malice and Mario’s love and relationship while on tour with the Blue Scholars in California. The tune is a jazzy underground soul tune with a nice little D’Angelo sample for a welcome embellishment. Absolutely darling.

Purchase Happy 2 Year: Deluxe Edition on iTunes

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Now Accepting Next Step October Entries!


Lots of excitement around the fourth month of our Next Step contest. With CMJ around the corner, we can’t wait to put some shine on another upcoming musical talent!

So far we’ve featured Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, and Tall Black Guy Productions in September. Two incredible vocalists and an amazing, inspiring producer.

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today until Wednesday, October 26th. That said, we are now open for October entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Next Step September Winner: Tall Black Guy Productions


We are thrilled to announce our September Next Step Artist Spotlight contest winner! In previous months, we highlighted vocalists Tara Priya and Iman Williams, and this month we have an incredibly talented producer on deck. Congratulations to the Detroit based Tall Black Guy Productions!

Raised on Motown, jazz, and classic hip-hop, the Detroit bred artist eventually made his way to Chicago where he basically owned at a number of beat battles, including Red Bull’s famed Big Tune. Of late, he’s been piling on the accolades with loads of love from Gilles Peterson (including a slot on the most recent Brownswood Bubblers project) to creating the soundtrack for the prestigious Roy Ayers Project trailers.

Below, we have a couple exclusive free downloads – “Sweet Europe,” which dropped a week and a half ago and “The Special,” which we are proud to premiere for you. After that, you’ll find purchase links for two of Tall Black Guy’s most recent projects, one of which is an adaptation of a popular Fela Kuti tune! This guy is outputting greatness like fire – can’t wait for more.

Tall Black Guy Productions – “Sweet Europe” [MP3]

Tall Black Guy Productions – “The Special” [MP3]

Purchase Tall Black Guy & The Primeridian – Darling Lure on iTunes | Amazon

Purchase Tall Black Guy – Water No Enemy 7″ on Crosstalk

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