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Masta Ace Performs "Young Black Intelligent" With Lee Hogans Band In BK


The Music Man also known as Masta Ace continues to expand musically, socially, and self-consciously with insight for the mind on "Young Black Intelligent". One of Hip Hop's most great social commentators utilizes the Soul of Lee Hogans band for a live performance of this song at the B-Side show in Brooklyn. Become more aware of your inner self as Ace takes a look deep within to gain a better understanding of his identity and place within society.

Pomo Brings Future Funk To Remix Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That"

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Get your boogie on to the timeless sounds of Daryl Hall & John Oates joined by producer Pomo who reproves the the duo's 1981 classic to neck-snapping and funky effect.

Serato Vinyl Becomes Colorful With Custom Artwork by Digilog Designs

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Art meets the decks with the colorful imagination of Walter Peterson, owner of Digilog Designs. This DJ, artist and entrepreneur started doing custom Serato vinyl records in May 2015 by pure accident. Painting a picture with his daughter sparked the idea to try their hands on some vinyl. This artistic hobby eventually turned into a business with numerous people requesting his eye-catching designs from across the globe.

Have an idea for a cool image or graphic on your Serato vinyl? Send a request for your own custom Serato vinyl design by Digilog Designs here at eBay. Custom Control Vinyl by DJ's for DJ's, handcrafted in Vermont.

Apathy & Blacastan of Demigodz Break Bread With Benn Grimm Podcast

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Enjoy a friendly and laid-back interview by MCs Benn Grimm and his friends Apathy & Blacastan. The chat goes beyond just Hip Hop as the host delves deep in the mind of his guests from a like-minded perspective to paint pictures of life as a Demigod. As Apathy speaks with Benn from his home studio, he critiques commercial Rap and makes an interesting points ageism and the current state of Hip Hop.

Mirror Beatz crafts a cold and moody atmosphere on his piano-driven remix of Apathy and O.C.'s "Winter Windz".

Singer Alexandra Jackson Revisits Ramsey Lewis' Classic "Brazilica"


"The album introduces a bright new International artist performing with music legends: Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Jarreau, Rod Temperton, Oscar Castro- Neves, the 96-year old Samba icon Dona Ivone Lara, Ivan Lins, Carlinhos Brown, The Jobim Trio (Paulo Jobim, Paulinho Braga and Daniel Jobim), Siedah Garrett, Banda Black Rio, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Hubert Laws, Robertinho Silva, Larry Williams, and Maestro Charles Floyd with The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.

"BRAZILICA"

The 1st single from the "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" music album is "Brazilica."

Originally recorded in 1976 by Chicago jazz legend Ramsey Lewis -- and produced by Earth, Wind & Fire maestros Charles Stepney and Maurice White, the classic ‘70s "Brazilica” recording featured master musicians channeling African and Brazilian music influences through the Chicago Jazz and R&B prism of the legendary Chess Records proving ground.

On her 2017 version, Alexandra Jackson collaborates with Producer Robert Hebert and his fellow Chicagoan Darryl Jones, Larry Williams, Kevin Spears, Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, Brazilian greats Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Ricardo Silveira, Marco Brito, Marcelo Martins and Jesse Sadoc ... and Chicago maestro Charles Floyd conducting Rio de Janeiro's "The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra" — formed to record the six orchestral tracks on her debut album."

Stream "The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre" by Sly5thAve

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Witness the strength of street knowledge as saxophonist Sly5thAve leads powerful new arrangements of Dre's music on "The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre". Tru Thoughts Records presents more than just an outstanding tribute album. This expansive project boasts an star-studded lineup of musicians who each pave the way for an exciting musical future. Enjoy as Cory Henry, Jesse Fischer, Mark De Clive-Lowe and more unify their talents and progressive approaches to music for a magical ride.

R&B Songwriter Kevin L Bailey Jr Is "Dreaming Of A Dream"

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Get caught up in the rapture of this song writer, music producer, composer and artist as he takes you away in the moment of "Dreaming Of A Dream". Kevin L Bailey Jr's vivid fantasy is magic, driven by soulful vocals which are presented at the forefront of a lush groove. Step into the feet of a man who's entranced by the feeling of love on this song from his 2017 LP.

Sy Smith Hits The Studio For New LP, Finds A Place With Raise The Marc

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"#SySmithSessions Volume 2! Another #PeekIntoTheProcess - You've seen a bit of the "choir" recording session at G Nick Studio. This time, you can check me out laying some synth bass and my friend Jairus Mozee laying some guitar. Jairus aka JMo is one of my favorite guitarists and it's always wonderful to have him in the studio. Watch the video and let me know what you think! I'll be wrapping up this album very soon and I can't wait to share the whole piece with you... stay tuned!" - Sy Smith

Singer Nialand Rejoices To The Lord With A Soulful Twist On Christmas Carols

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Christmas time is in the air with the heavenly angel known as Nialand who brings joy to the world in her soulful approach to classic holiday carols. Nia is a singer/songwriter/producer who has worked with a host of heavyweights in music from No I.D., Chico DeBarge, Roy Ayers, Elzhi and MC Lyte to name a few. From her November 2017 project "Christmas Cool".

Bell Telephunk Get Soulful For '76 With The Rare Track "Sister Moon"

By JR on 11:46 AM

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Feel the love of this mellow Soul tune as Bell Telephunk unite love and the beauty of nature on this rare song from 1976 by artists who would go on to form the renowned Dazz Band. "Sister Moon" is deep with emotion, laid back and groovy as Soul and Funk blend in a tribute to one of nature's greatest forces. Order yours here at Super Disco Edits.

BBE Reissues The Lyman Woodard Organization's '75 LP With Bonus Tracks


Groovy piece of Jazz-Funk fusion by The Lyman Woodard Organization reissued on CD and featuring 2 lost alternative mixes, courtesy of BBE. Creative musicians keep on rollin' right along on the joyful sounds of "Saturday Night Special". This one-of-a-kind digger's grail is laid-back and groovy enough throughout to press play and set the mood for your weekend lounge.

This reissue is set to drop Dec 1, 2017. Available on vinyl and mp3 here at Amazon, on CD here at Juno Records.

Hip Hop Crew Empty Pocketz Release Vaulted Songs On "Ghetto Beat '95"


Back with some ill lyrical, dirty-down and perverted shit is Germany's World Wide Wax label and a collection of 14 songs from the Vaults of Empty Pocketz. "Ghetto Beat" represents the ruff around the edges persona of inner city youth expressing themselves from the bottom of the barrel. This crew is entertaining on beats and rhymes with the underground sound typical of demos you would hear on WKCR FM. WWW remasters this project from original DAT and Cassette tapes.

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