November 30, 2008
2. The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Hot Chip Remix Instrumental)
3. Jean Grae – Love Thirst
4. The Game; Raheem Devaughn – Touchdown
5. Murs – Me & This Jawn w/ Illa J – We Here Instrumental
6. Baron Zen – Burn Rubber(Dam Funk Remix)
7. Midnight Star – Curious
8. Eric B & Rakim – What’s on Your Mind
9. The Sugarhill Gang – Passion Play
10. J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science; Tim’m West – Dirty
11. Truth Universal – Gotta Love It
12. Jay-Z – Roc Boys (YBP Remix)
13. Jewels; CL Smooth – Appreciate the Rhodes
14. Muhsinah – Once Again
15. Coultrain – Lilac Tree
16. Raashan Ahmad – Shining
…::Anonamas Interview Pt 1::…
17. Shawn Struggle – Caught Up
18. Anonamas; Jewels; Blak Mamba – Abstract
19. Bottom Fly – Go Away
20. People Under The Stairs – Gamin’ On Ya
21. The 4orce – The Musician Instrumental
…::Anonamas Interview Pt 2::…
22. Anonamas – Still Here
23. Bahamadia; Dwele – Still Here
24. Sunz of Soul – Bass & Treble
…::Anonamas Interview Pt 3::…
25. Anonamas – Us
26. Brittany Bosco – Blues for Blue
27. Cubic Zirconia – I Wanna Freebase You
28. DJ Ayres – Give It Up Turn It Loose
29. Big Brooklyn Red – Sexual Healing
30. The Rurals – Planting Roots
31. BSTC – Venus and Mars
DSXXX Interview with Anonamas
November 29, 2008
I’m Gonna Miss You in the Morning features Patti Austin, a pre-1978 Luther Vandross, and Tom Scott on Lyricon. I mention the year because this was after the self titled, Luther (1976), and This Close to You (1977)were released, albums that were not commercial successes and Luther is still operating in session singer, background vocalist, and songwriter mode on this Quincy Jones produced gem. When I heard the song I immediately opened the CD insert to see who the jazzy male vocalist was because SOMETHING sounded familiar about him (lol). In this session, Luther sings with a huskier voice, not in his higher register, as we’re most familiar with but that precision and musicality come off making this a joint that will definitely make an impression on you.
Patti Austin is no slouch, of course, and Tom Scott played the stank off of that Lyricon during his solo. Annnnd we all know Quincy is a genius and this is just another testament to that fact.
Quincy Jones; Luther Vandross; Patti Austin – I’m Gonna Miss You in the Morning
More: Luther Vandross also sings on Takin’ It to the Streets on this album which was probably like a 1978 The Chronic. Additional Players include Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, Gwen Guthrie and Ralph MacDonald.
November 29, 2008
Speaking of DOPE, I saw a blog entry from Tiombe Lockhart, followed it and ended up at her new band, Cubic Zirconia‘s Myspace page. I saw the title for the first track in the player and chuckled (yes, I chuckled) to myself, I Wanna Freebase You it read. IWFY is smart, funky, dark, electro rock and the genius continues with the second tune in the player Fu(k Work. Always daring and always on point, Tiombe doesn’t disappoint as she continues her post PPP compositions. Me: Singing, “Smoke your love raw/ It numbs the jawwww……”
November 28, 2008
Approximately 9 months and 11 days after dropping his spectactular debut EP, Dopamine, Jesse Boykins III and crew return to create Beauty. Beauty (n) – the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Wielding style and substance, The Beauty Created can only be described as Boykins’ “Hip Hop Bossa Electro Soul Opus,” but even that does this album no justice. The parts of The Beauty Created are equally as astounding as it’s sum. The songwriting, shrouded in allegory and symbolism, covers a wide range of subjects with women being the topic, but not the focus of the song, allowing the listener to appreciate the surface of a song or immerse themselves in its depths. Sonically, you can hear influences from Jobim to the Isleys, Marvin to Sa-Ra and beyond. However, Boykins doesn’t merely recreate their sound, he adds his own flavor to it, dazzling the ear with a gumbo of sound without sounding like an experimental novice. (Check Shine which begins with electro hip hop soul then takes you straight to Jamaica and back again.)
Overall, The Beauty Created, remains in a lane all it’s own. Trendsetters in the music industry, nowadays, are slim to none. Jesse Boykins III is definitely carving his own lane and I hope we see his influence on his peers and their ilk. Experimental without being ostentatious (given his musical background) or too “out there”, The Beauty Created is worth your patronage on Amazon.com and iTunes. With his first full length, Jesse Boykins III has created an album that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit, or more simply Beauty…and that’s not just the new car smell talking (lol).
*Head Nod Scale
1=Don’t waste your time like I did mine.
2=Waste your time like I did mine but I dare you to disagree.
3=Well, there was the single.
4=If it were a hand in spades there’s “two and a possible”.
5=It’s a “good” album. Meaning at least 3 or 4 solid songs.
6=Really Good Project. Has the “Rewind Factor” more than once.
7=The number of completion. Great Album. Instant Classic.
November 27, 2008
Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul (The Breakup Version)
Illa Jay – Sounds Like Love featuring Debi Nova
Stacey Epps – Addicted
Davina – Only One Reason
Bilal – You Are
Slum Village – Fall In Love
J Dilla – Fall In Love (Remix)
Kanye West – Say You Will
Joel and Clementine Introlude
Sade – Keep Lookin’
Oh! – L.O.V.E. featuring Paris Runaway
Kid CuDi – Pillow Talk
Kissey Asplund – Another Glass
Duffy – Stepping Stone
The Foreign Exchange – All Or Nothing/Coming Home To You
Kanye West – Welcome To Heartbreak
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Check out the other mixes at: http://jayteedee.mypodcast.com/
November 23, 2008
23. Robert Glasper – J Dillalude
November 20, 2008
November 19, 2008
Enough of that rant, I am happy to drop on you this gem from the former Sartorial Sap (before he got a stylist) about his new album, Universal Mind Control.
“…Check me out on the website Zune.net, y’all can get the whole album for 99 cents the day the album is released, y’all can’t beat that, my music is priceless. [Laughs]”
Common – The Bi+ch in You
November 18, 2008
Alton, McClain & Destiny – You Bring to Me My Morninglight
BTW Alton McClain continued recording as a gospel singer, releasing albums God’s Woman in 1995 and Renaissance in 2005.
November 17, 2008