Life on a road is rite of passage for every artist, and each stop on the journey leaves an indelible mark on those who pass through. Emcee and producer extraordinaire Oddisee, one third of one of 2009’s celebrated group Diamond District, is certainly no stranger to the travel game, having visited the shores of Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America in the name of boom-bap. Be it the sleepy ambiance of a wayside town, or the frenetic energy of a major city, the experiences of Oddisee’s worldly adventures are channeled into his new 24-track instrumental album Traveling Man, out now digitally. In an effort to re-imagine a trip into Gotham City, Oddisee has recruited fellow Diamond District rhyme-slinger yU as passenger for a remix to “NYC.” The Big Apple has never sounded so good, as yU laces an electric 16 bar verse over a vibrant track that captures a slice of the timeless spirit of the city.

Oddisee – yU Traveling (NYC Remix) Feat. yU (Download)

Real C – Love Tape

February 10, 2010

Here is a fly compilation of tunes by Real C aka Kami, Love Tape (Download) to get you straight for Valentines day. The playlist is bananas! Check it out

Real C – Love Tape

1- I Can’t Live Without Your Love – Teddy Pendergrass
2- In Love with You-Erykah Badu
3 – Green eyed love -Mayer Hawthorne
4- Give Love A Chance- Cameo
5- This Is Not A Love Song-Omar
6- Love’s Calling-Zingara
7- Do You Love Me (Like You Say You Do) -Lee Fields & The Expressions
8- Oddyssey Lover -Hawthorne Headhunters
9-Love Czars- The Sa-Ra Creative Partners
10-Love Poems – Bilal
11-I Love You – Faith Evans
12-I Must Love You – Guilty Simpson
13-Love Rain (Coffee Shop Mix)- Jill Scott Feat Mos Def
14- Feel Like Makin’ Love – D’Angelo
15-Good Love – Goapele
16-Won’t You Stay – Talib Kweli Feat. Kendra Ross
17-Girl Don’t Take Your Love From me – Michael Jackson
18-Show Me Some Love (feat. Melodiq) – The FakeHunters
19-Taste Your Love – Horace brown
20-I’m Gonna Make You Love Me-The Brothers Of Hope
21-Sounds Like Love (feat. Debi Nova) – Illa J
22-Ms. Fat Booty, No Love (LMNtal REMIX) – Mos Def
23-No Love – Little Dragon
24-Fall-N-Love – Slum Village
25-Love Hardcore (Underground) Featuring Declaime – Kan Kick
26- You Call That Love – J-Ro
27-Lonely Nights – Daru & Rena
28-Soldier of Love – Sade
29- Nothing But Your Love (The Roots Remix) – Toshi Kubota

Soul Litchfield – Throw Ups by Saturn Never Sleeps
Here is a beautiful video, shot by King Britt and scored by Soul Litchfield. This was created during the snowstorm this past weekend in Philly. Look out for Soul Litchfield album coming in April.

“Here is another track I did with the talented producer SoulChef, from New Zealand, it’s got that jazzy vibe.” – Jo Well Download HERE

Jo Well- Afterglow (prod. by SoulChef)

West Coast/Midwest trio Chosen Few are preparing to drop their highly anticipated Hiero Imperium Records debut New World Symphony on April 6th. The first official single, “Elevation,” hits the streets (and iTunes) today, and the crew have been hard at work finishing their chilled-out, yet heavy-hitting new video to go along with it. Shot up close and personal with the emcees spitting to the camera, the video takes place in a small and shadowy room – representing feelings of isolation, confusion, and loneliness that so many can relate to feeling at some point or another. But on the flipside, despite the track’s dark and almost bleak feel, listen closely, because the message is one of motivation rather than misery.

Chosen Few – Girls Gone Wild feat Opio (Download)
Greymatter’s new album Mind Over Matter will be released across the pond 17th February 2010. Knowledge Magazine did a feature on the man and are also releasing a FREE download HERE only for the next two weeks

Greymatter – Believe In Something ft. Heidi Vogel (TRG Remix)

Download the first two singles We Are One/ Watch This ft Domu and Eu Fumo ft Deize Tigrona on iTunes

We put you on to The Souljazz Orchestra’s Mamaya HERE. Now theyve returned with a killer animated video for Agbara. Waitng on this one!

Nottz – Shine So Brite

February 9, 2010

Nottz is one of the most under-rated artists is Hip-Hop, as he has produced for some of the genre’s biggest and brightest names–including Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, The Game, Scarface, J Dilla, Royce 5’9, Ghostface, Bilal, Little Brother, Boot Camp Clik, AZ, Murs, Buckshot & KRS-One, and Rakim. Nottz has also been working on Dr. Dre’s much-rumored about Detox LP… Nottz is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut solo-LP and here is the first leak from that debut “Shine So Brite

Nottz – Shine So Brite
Little Brother – Life of the Party pt.2 (prod. Nottz) (Download)
Check out this gem sung by Rahel with all instrument played by and produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe. Rahel has collaborated with Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrew and Eric Lau. One of the UK’s next generation of soul artists, here’s the result of hitting studio with MdCL for some piano-laden head-nod…

Get it HERE

Upcoming MdCL Releases:
MdCL presents Sy Smith – full length album forthcoming mid 2010
check the lead single Truth premiered on Seiji’s guestmix HERE
Sandra St Victor – 3 track EP mid 2010
Tortured Soul – Did You Miss Me (MdCL remix) – March 2010
news as it happens at http://www.mashibeats.blogspot.com/
Nuff Said Right? Download HERE