New music from Res! 10 tracks to be exact, I’ve been waiting on this since How I Do. Yeah we got Party Robot (download HERE) but I’ve always been a fan of the individual effort. Download Black. Girls. Rock! HERE

Res – Sunday Nite

An exciting mix of Soul,Jazz, House and Hip Hop as only DJ Rahdu can bring it! Artists include Jill Scott, Aaries, Foreign Exchange and LIVE Dwele audio.
Get your day started off right with this Classic Edition of The Diamond Soul XXXperience radio show that was first heard 3-24-04 on Digital-Djs.Com’s Fusion iRadio and WMOC radio!

The Diamond Soul XXXperience (Classic) Episode
Download Podcast HERE

J*DaVeY – Outta The Window

November 29, 2009

Christmas is looking really good with the music slated to drop this season. I’m personally excited about Boudoir Synema: The Great Mistape, J*DaVeY’s upcoming album that will be dropping on Christmas Day! Outta The Window is an alternative upbeat electronica type track that’ll be rocking many New Years parties I’m sure. The duo doesn’t disappoint with Brook’s production & Jack’s seductive vocals. Check it out…

J*DaVeY – Outta The Window

Aqua Island – Crispy

November 28, 2009

Remember the days of fun hip hop tracks over soulful beats? Think ATCQ, De La Soul and later Slum Village. Aqua Island carries on this tradition with their keys laced single, Crispy, which is produced by Cello Brown who also rhymes with the group. Expect a video from Aqua Island first single, Crispy soon

Aqua Island – Crispy

Ski Beats x Mos Def – Taxi

November 28, 2009

On Nov 27th CreativeControl.tv will be unveiled to the public . The network founded by Chike Ozah, Coodie Simmons and Damon Dash will be a repository for premium and original web content covering music, fashion lifestyle and entertainment. One of the many series premiering on Creative Control will be SkiBeatz profiling the world famous producer Ski, the man behind such Classics as Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night. The weekly program will profile the beatsmith as he ventures into new projects with notable artists such as Jay Electronica, Curren$y, Mos Def and emerging rock group Voodoo Farm.

With the communal aspect of Dame Dash’s DD172 space new media is created on a daily basis. In an organic space where creativity and camaraderie come together recorded works of art become the byproduct. Produced, recorded and filmed at Ski’s in-house studio at the DD172 space, This visual representation of organic collaboration is a snippet of a new song by Ski feat. Mos Def, “Taxi” off of an upcoming Ski full length project. More content will be available as CreativeControl.tv launches on Nov 27th.

King’s Ballad is a celebration of creativity and uniqueness, things that are necessary to a meaningful life expression. Slicing pop n’lock-friendly funk with gospel and gracious soul Georgia Anne Muldrow is shining as a true West Coast original. The seeds of early experimental releases are now blossoming as her trademark scattershot beats and adventurous deep jazz melodies have grown to become the backbone for fully crafted songs.

Left to her own devices on Kings Ballad, she has come up with what her partner (MC and producer Dudley Perkins) describes as her most “pop” record to date (READ: more easily accessible and digestible). If only all pop was this free-spirited and barefaced. With aspirations to be a modern-day Quincy Jones, Muldrow is truly a renaissance musician. She is always looking to take her craft to a higher ground. She channels her unstoppable creativity into music that is commercially viable but does not lose sight of her essence as an artist who challenges the norm.
Listen to and PreOrder King’s Ballad HERE

Erik Rico – High

November 26, 2009

We shared Erik’s reworking of James Brown’s Make it Funky HERE. He has continued with several reworking since then which include Sade’s Sweetest Taboo and Stevie Wonder’s High.
Download that trio of tunes HERE and look forward to another FREE download Dec 1st that will include Erik’s versons of Marvin Gaye’s I Want U, Prince’s Ballad Of Dorothy Parker and Al Green’s Still in Love With You

Erik Rico – High

There are many things I dont understand about the album creation process but there are 2 that haunt me most often:

1. I dont understand how artists cant tell that beats they’ve selected are wack
2. I dont understand how songs that sound better than the majority of an album are left off to be unreleased

Luckily, this track doesnt suffer from #1 but it is a victim of #2. Check out this Kanye produced gem from the Finding Forever sessions, Strange Fruit, with John Legend on singing duty. Kanye even chose a NEW Nina Simone sample for this one!
Nevertheless, it’s been unearthed so enjoy

Common – Strange Fruit feat John Legend (prod. by Kanye West)

As they say ’round some parts it’s better late than never. Well I was real late on this treat because this dropped in June unbeknownst to me. But I’m so glad I found it now, and it’s my pleasure to present it to you. Daniel Drumz is one of the best DJ’s inPoland. He’s known for mixing funk, soul, post-ATCQ hip hop, afrobeat and dancefloor jazz. Electric Relaxation, Vol. 2 is the follow up to his acclaimed first Volume. It’s a mix so smooth, and soulful that you have to hear it to believe. Our treat to you while you mellow out and chill on this Turkey Day. Check out the preview video and cop this now, you will be highly satisfied. Happy Thanksgiving!

Download: Daniel Drumz ‘Electric Relaxation, Vol.2’
Download: Daniel Drumz ‘Electric Relaxation, Vol.1’

New mixtape by Lupe and word is Christmas will bear another mix! Props to Shake for the artwork which is way better than the original.
Download HERE

Lupe Fiasco – Enemy Of The State