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Nottz & Singer Shatiesh Pay A Soulful Tribute To The Late Ruby Johnson

By JR on 6:06 PM

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"Shateish is a soulful blues R&B singer from Portsmouth, Virginia which is home to many legends great like Ruth Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Missy Elliot and Nicole Wray. Shateish has paired her commanding powerful vocals with Grammy award music producer Nottz vehement beats to conceive a unique and dynamic Hip-Hop Blues vibe on her introductory E.P.

Throughout her vocation, she has been featured on several Nottz underground classic productions that add to her discography including such songs as "Still Here" by Scarface, "Bloody Moon" by The Game, ”How Many Tears?” by Nottz presents: DMP featuring Pusha-T and “Truth” by Blu & Nottz, Shateish decided to step into the past on this EP to bring back a Unforgotten legendary whom music never saw the limelight in the late 60s and 70s.

Ruby Johnson was a fervent R&B singer from North Carolina and Virginia border that was once sign to Stax/Volt Records, the label in-house producers was unable to achieve a breakout hit single to match Ruby Johnson supreme vocal during the rise of the soul era which ultimately led to her release from the label roster. Shateish feel in her heart that Ruby unfinished sound deserved to be heard with the most highly respect. Therefore Shateish have decided to dedicated The Re-Awakening EP to the late Ruby Johnson."

Eric Roberson Preps "Wind" EP, Chats With Grown Ass Man Experience

By JR on 4:04 PM

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It's another episode of grown men affairs as the soulful Eric Roberson uses a unique approach to music by presenting his hopes, dreams and struggles into a form of nature as a songwriter on the "Wind" EP. Journey with Mr. Nice Guy as he has an in-depth conversation with the Grown Ass Man Experience podcast who catch live portions of his Milwaukee performance plus discuss a variety of topics of today with the singer.

Preview snippets from the "Wind" EP by Eric Roberson here at Amazon UK.

Herbie Hancock Drops "Stars In Your Eyes" Reissue & Tours In 2017

By JR on 3:26 PM

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"Two out-and-out rarities from Hancock's Columbia-era output. Strictly the sole preserve of DJ promo back in 79/80, the clue is in the title 'special' disco remixes. Smooth, soulful and arranged with such style, every element of Herbie's essential ingredients is brought to the fore in its own time with its own space. "Stars In Your Eyes" swoons with a soulful ballad feel while "Saturday Night" pumps and jumps with party-pulling allure. Simply essential." - Juno Records

Catch Herbie Hancock on tour across The U.S. here at Ticketliquidator and get your copy of the "Stars In Your Eyes" b/w "Saturday Night" 12" single reissue here at Juno Records.

Music On Vinyl Reissues The Fu-Schnickens' 1992 Debut LP

Music On Vinyl know their stuff when it comes to collectors items of many genres and for summer of 2017 the reissue label embrace Hip Hop in a revival of the 1992 debut by Native Tongue-affiliated trio The Fu-Schnickens. Get down with Moc-Fu, Poc-Fu and Chip-Fu as they entertain with 10 tracks of Kung-Fu movie-inspired lyrical acrobatics with the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Dres of Black Sheep.

"F.U.: Don't Take It Personal" vinyl reissue by Music On Vinyl drops August 11, 2017!

Singer Sarah-Jane Finds A Place To Shine On "Letter To The Moon"

By JR on 12:57 PM

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"In this song I'm writing a letter to the one I never meant to hurt. It's about a complicated relationship. During that time I felt a deep desire for somebody but also went through emotions of jealousy and insecurity. Imagine that the one you love loves you back, but you can't be together. Because you'll hurt somebody else thats dear to you. It was a time when I could not express my thoughts and frustrations about the situation, so I wrote it down." - Sarah-Jane

Funkadelic Singer & D'Angelo Writer Kendra Foster Visits The B-Side

"As Kendra Foster circled the globe multiple times with George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, she made a few pit stops along the way—which included scooping up two Grammys for her work on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah and writing and recording a solo album infused with her heart, thoughts and musical ministry.

On the heels of her work co-writing the Grammy-winning song, “Really Love,” with D’Angelo, she is now prepared to release her songs, which she nurtured and cradled as she collaborated with legendary artists. Her soul-based fusion is peppered with jazz, funk, hip hop, rock, classical, world, electronica and gospel. “The music sonically and subject-wise is multidimensional, like life, and soulful like the spirit resonating in it,” Kendra says. “I don’t intend to preach—my vantage point is often from conversations I’ve had with myself. But they often also relate universally to most anybody.”"

Singer Humphrey Performs Michael Jackson Medley, Etsy Pays Tribute

By JR on 9:11 AM

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Through the creative vision of an arts and crafts community plus the soulful vibe and layered a cappella harmonies of French-born vocalist Humphrey, the late great Michael Jackson's name lives on in 2017.

Visit the collection of Michael Jackson tributes by creators at Etsy, featuring watercolor painting, wall clock sculpture, jewelry, toys, clothing and more.

The B-Boy Document Podcast: Hours Of Interviews With Hip Hop Greats

By JR on 8:53 AM

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Andy Cee assembles a who's-who of Hip Hop culture for one of the most impressive audio interview collections I've seen yet. B-Boy Document calls itself "the only Podcast that aims to document Hip Hop music, culture and history. Unlike other broadcasters, who suffer from tunnel vision, we will substantiate the whole kaleidoscope of our glorious community ensuring all aspects are covered in our in depth interviews."

BattleZone Radio ft. Evil Dee, Smif 'N Wessun, Craig G, A-F-R-O & Bumpy Knuckles

BattleZone Radio airs on WUSB 90.1 FM Tuesday night/Wednesday morning from midnight until 3 AM. You can also stream at and Specializing in exclusives and Indie/ unsigned artists as well as paying homage to the hip hop legends.

Battlezone Radio is broadcasted from The State University Of New York at Stony Brook. The show is hosted by DJ Digit Al, Struggle(PCU), AC Tha God and Lyes Papparazzy. Featuring the hottest DJ's on Long Island DJ Tiger and DJ Richie Rukkuss and occasionally guest DJ's from abroad breaking in new artists and classic hip hop. The show consists of interviews and commentary as well.Voted the "BEST" new hip hop show in New York. If you want to hear "TRUSKOOL" hip hop you now have an alternative to commercial mainstream radio.

Skillz Digs In The Crates, Talks Timbaland, Jazzy Jeff, Big Beat In 2017

By JR on 4:58 PM

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Episode 5 of the Spiked Punch Show features legendary emcee/DJ/Ghost writer Skillz formerly known as MadSkillz. Check out how Skillz discusses the transition from being one of Virginia's most prolific hip hop artist to playing music all over the world.

Funkdoobiest Interview On Video Music Box For "Brothas Doobie" In '95

The buckwild and unpredictable co-host of Video Music Box Crazy Sam makes it both an entertaining and insightful interview as he kicks it with the Brothas Doobie Ralph M, Son Doobie and Tomahawk Funk about a variety of topics from race and bi-coastal relations to jail's impact on Hip Hop culture. Enjoy a 1995 sit-down with one of Hip Hop's most classic TV programs as Funkdoobiest promote their 2nd album "Brothas Doobie".

In Strings & Voice, The Quartet Cover Peter Gabriel & Sade Classics

This is no ordinary love for music as The Quartet featuring guitarist Nik and singer Reema showcase their outstanding beauty of music using voice and strings to express how deeply songs by Peter Gabriel and Sade are crafted to impact the soul.

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