Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Session #6 Announced: Daniel Merriweather with DJ Mateo DiFontaine

Giant Step returns to Miami Beach for SVEDKA Vodka Session #6, with Australian soul sensation Daniel Merriweather along with the aid of Miami’s own DJ Mateo DiFontaine. The event will take place in The Florida Room at Delano, on Friday, Jan. 22nd. Daniel’s debut album Love & War was released earlier this summer in the UK and entered the charts at number 2.  The much anticipated US release is scheduled for February of this year. Entrance is FREE but strictly RSVP only!

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Paper Tongues “Ride To California” Video & MP3

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Check out Paper Tongues‘ new video and look out for the full length Ride to California, coming soon. Get a free download of the track from A&M/Octone Records here.

Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy Out Now

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Get a session of Sex Therapy with Robin Thicke; the new album is out today. It includes singles “Sex Therapy” and “Meiple” featuring Jay Z, plus guest spots from Kid Cudi, Estelle, Snoop & Nicki Minaj.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
 

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Nas and Damien Marley Discuss Distant Relatives & the Politics of Hip Hop and Reggae

Tomorrow at 7pm, National Geographic Live presents a one-of-a-kind evening with some of hip-hop’s most legendary figures. The event will feature Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley in a discussion about the often under-appreciated evolution of and deep-rooted connections between reggae and hip-hop.

Hip-hop, now a multibillion-dollar industry, originated as a vital form of cultural expression in Africa that was translocated by the slave trade to the Caribbean and the American colonies. It blossomed a half century ago in the dance halls of Kingston, Jamaica, and soon migrated to the parks jams and recreational centers of New York City, where the culture became known as hip-hop. This evolution forms the basis of the Distant Relatives music project, a collaborative effort by Marley and Nas, which will comprise of an album set for release in early 2010, a documentary film, performances and a series of public discussions.

Joining Nas and Marley for this conversation, moderated by MTV VJ Sway, will be key players in the development of both musical genres, including Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang, Pat McKay, Waterflow and DJ Red Alert.

You can watch the event live streaming here.
Saturday 12, 7pm EST