Video: ‘Who is Roy Ayers?’ Trailer

 

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Roy Ayers is a truly prolific musician. His reach as an artist has been expansive and profound, from his timeless original pieces to the mass influence his music has had over hip hop and modern soul music. The Roy Ayers Project aims to tell the story of this incredible talent through documentary, performance, music, and interviews. Peep the trailer that dropped recently featuring Rich Medina, Questlove, DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Andre Torres, Houseshoes, and Ndugu Chancler.

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Roy Ayers Documentary + New Albums

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Who doesn’t love to see legendary musicians still doing their thing? Roy Ayers is one of those legends. He’s taken advantage of his status in modern music, scooping up a younger audience with his heavily-sampled “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” as well as touring and recording with younger artists.

2011 will see a lot of Ayers. According to his website, he will be releasing three new albums this year, plus a documentary (trailer above) The Roy Ayers Project. Check out an example of the new Roy after the jump, in his video for “Everybody Groovin.”

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TRON: Legacy Motion Comic

Given the cult following of the original 1982 film Tron, Disney naturally wanted to create the same enthusiasm in a new generation of sci-fi nerds. To accomplish this, they teamed up with Double Barrel Motion Studios to create a “motion comic” with interactive Tron-style visuals. The motion comic will be an interpretation of the film, skewed to appeal to children under 8 years old, available on the iTunes app store.

Watch the trailer at The NY Times.

Dwele’s W.ants W.orld W.omen Trailer + New Single

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Get ready for the new Dwele album, W.ants W.orld W.omen coming June 29th, and check out the single, “What’s Not To Love” here.