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Honka Ponka Brings The Horns To A Remix Of The Artifacts' "C'mon With The Get Down"

Get down to the sound of the great Jersey duo known as Tame One & El Da Sensei aka The Artifacts as German producer Honka Ponka utilizes a funky bass line and excellent horn arrangement to bring a new element of fun to their classic single "C'mon With The Get Down". Keeping it international, El Da Sensei kicks it with DJ Sanchez of Australia below to let us know what he's up to in 2016.

Soul Singer Timothy Bloom Delivers Music To Make The Heart Stand "Still"

By JR on 7:51 AM

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A laid-back groove which merges Soul and Blues for songwriting which examines the power of love's effect upon our emotion and physical demonstrates some of the powerful musical approach which 2 time Grammy award-winner Timonthy Bloom delivers throughout his 2016 album "The Beginning".

Discover "True Love" Within The Soulful Sound of The L.O.V.E. Project

By JR on 4:05 PM

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With powerful emotion in slow-grooving R&B, The L.O.V.E. Project give it their all on a romantic ballad which does a remarkable job in describing the intensity which the heart goes through in the moment of anticipating love's arrival. If your feeling the vibe there's more in-store so head over to Soundcloud and follow this emerging band who have plenty of love and Soul in store.

Hear An '89 Demo by Tragedy The Intelligent Hoodlum + New Album Announcement

The funky sounds are presented by Tim Westwood's Capital Rap Show 1989 on Capital Radio 95.8 fm and UK Hip Hop head clapa1 as the young Intelligent Hoodlum represents the street intellect which made him renowned back during the first Symphony album. Fast forward to 2016, Trag emerges from prison to give an exciting announcement on new projects soon to come, including a group album between him, Ghostface Killah and Killah Priest!

NYC Hip Hop Legends Mikey D & Grandmaster Caz Unite For The Day Of Destruction

By JR on 3:56 PM

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Mikey D "D.O.D." (Day of Destruction) featuring Grandmaster Caz is from the upcoming Mikey D "Day Of D'Struction" album Eco-friendly digipak CD pre-order ship date: November 15, 2016. Order yours at

Photographer Michael Miller Presents "West Coast Hip-Hop: A History In Pictures" Book

By JR on 3:18 PM

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Famed photographer/director Mike Miller has worked with some of the most iconic 90’s supermodels, photographed hundreds of major-label album covers from all genres of music from Tupac, Nick Cave to Herb Albert. Recently photographed and directed A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, YG and Jeezy.

Currently working with Ferrari and collaborations with Retna, Shepard Fairey among others…, clients include Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Sony, Nike, Puma, MTV Video Awards, Coca~Cola, Stussy etc…

Miller’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a recent show at the New York City Public Library. Miller’s work has been added to The Getty Black Book and has been acquired by The Smithsonian and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His recent books, West Coast Hip Hop: A History in Pictures is a 200-page 9″ x 12″ coffee table book that collects Miller’s images of many of hip-hop’s most important artists (e.g. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort etc.) in their ’90s prime.

Stream "Soul On Ice" by Ras Kass (20th Anniversary Edition With Bonus Tracks)

By JR on 11:32 AM

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One of the West Coast's most talented lyricists Ras Kass takes it back with a special edition of his debut. When it comes to Cali spotters, this is one of those albums that shoes remarkable lyrical ability that has yet to be surpassed by MCs of the region 20 years after its debut.

Dance With Disco Great Cerrone On His 2016 Single "Kiss It Better"

By JR on 7:07 AM

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When it comes to finding love on the dance floor, veteran composer Cerrone is ready to be your everything as he returns in 2016 with lively Disco Funk touched by the sweet vocal performance of British singer Yasmin. Cerrone's latest album "Red Lips" available now.

Catch Up With K-Solo The Letterman On His Docu-Series "They Call Me K-Solo"

By JR on 6:59 AM

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"The Route Back 2 Hiphop: Presents ” They Call me K-SOLO a docu-series exploring his first album ” Tell the world my name”. The K-SOLO story is a unique one in itself. While most of the famed ” Hit Squad” assemble by Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith in the late 80’s better know as EPMD. The were one of the most successful Groups to put together a group of new artist that all went either platinum or Gold in sales. Which at that time was unheard of. But with success comes , Jealousy. and envy and Break ups. The Call me K-Solo is the story about his time with Hit Squad, The East Coast West coast Beef, Signing to Death Row records, and his time as one of the most respected lyricist. K-Solo created that rhyme and spelling word style that got him major attention. But as DMX rose to fame there was a rumor that K-solo had stole that style from DMX in Jail. The story is told by no other than Kevin Madison himself as well as his younger brother."

Colemine Records Deliver Sure Fire Soul For Your Ear In Fall Of 2016

"San Diego's own The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is back with their sophomore LP on Colemine Records! Cinematic soul is the order of the day from this west coast group. Covering a lot of soulful territory here: deep funk, soul jazz, breakbeats, and more! Housed in a heavyweight, tip-on, gatefold LP. Includes download card as well."

"Bayou-born soul sensation, Durand Jones, is bringing his raw energy to Colemine Records. Making their self titled debut, Durand Jones & The Indications pair soaring vocal work with dusty drums, slinking guitars and screaming organs resulting in a blend of deep soul and heavy funk.

With a stellar background in gospel, Jones got his start in the church, singing in the choir of his hometown in rural Louisiana. When his music career took him to Bloomington, Indiana, he was selected to join the legendary Indiana University Soul Revue, and it was through his involvement that he met writer/producer duo Aaron Frazer and Blake Rhein. The three began writing original soul music, recording themselves straight to tape in the basements of Bloomington— a process which brings you the gritty sounds available on Ohio-based Colemine Records. Sure to satisfy fans of Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, and Leon Bridges. "

Stream The Psychedelic Funk Debut of J-Zone & Pablo Martin Are The Du-Rites

"J-Zone and Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites!

“Can you dig it? If so, get a plate of neckbones, beans and rice and put on your Old Spice. The Du-Rites are here to pour some fried fish grease on your kale salad. They’ll outfunk you so bad you’ll give up the funk and start making ballads. Rollin with soul like a 1979 Cadillac when you step on the gas. Groovin’ so hard they’ll knock the boogie man on his ass.”

- Pimpin’ Polyester Pete, Neighborhood Wino and Music Connoisseur. No radio or press affiliation.

Produced & Conceived by The Du-Rites

Hear A Rare UK Remix Of Black Sheep's "North, South, East, West"

Remixed by the UK's DJ Johnny Oakley aka "Cutmaster Swift", this version of Black Sheep's anthemic single from their second LP brings good vibes as they deliver witty lyrics to the sound of a thumping beat driven by signature horn stabs and a mellow vibraphone melody. Enjoy the feel-good sound of mid-90's Hip Hop as Dres and Mista Lawnge show love to each side of the domestic United States.

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