Text 16 Sep Raheem DeVaughn Releases New Single Queen


Raheem DeVaughn released his single, “Queen” today and he says it is “a beautiful anthem dedicated to women and young girls.”

Text 16 Sep Mz 007-Important

Mz 007 is an unsigned rapper from St. Louis who’s been rapping locally for the past five years.”Important” is a party record with enough confidence to transcend all the double-standards in the entertainment world where all women are required to be a size 2.

Text 15 Sep DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″-PRhyme

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ dropped this teaser for their upcoming “PRhyme” project today. It isn’t clear if it will be a song, album or an EP, but Royce promises a sound indebted to ’94’s boom-bap.

Text 15 Sep Tall Black Guy Mix By DJ Mz Rizk


Australian DJ Mz Rizk put together a mix of some of Tall Black Guy’s remixes and original music ahead of his tour in her territory down under. Tall Black Guy will be touring Australia and New Zealand this month and you can get info by clicking here.

Tracklisting:

I Used To Love H.E.R (Tall Black Guy Remix) – Common

You Ain’t The One (Tall Black Guy Remix) – Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra

What’s Good (I Feel Good Flip Up By TBG) – James Brown

I Don’t Want To Leave (Sure Know How To Love Me Re-Edit) Darondo Feat. TBG

Sexci Senhora – Tall Black Guy

Sade’s Taboo (Sweetest Taboo Blap-Up) – Tall Black Guy

Gentle Side – Tall Black Guy

Rock The Stage (Rock With You) – Tall Black Guy VS Michael Jackson

Funky Drummer (Tall Black Guy Re-Edit) – James Brown

The 1 4 Me – Tall Black Guy

The Middleman (Tall Black Guy Instrumental) – Essa

Where To Look (I.Hayes & His Band Edit) –Tall Black Guy + Isaac Hayes

From Home To Work And Back – Tall Black Guy

Whenever It Comes To You – Tall Black Guy

Listen And Research – Tall Black Guy

Mon Amie De’Troit Feat. Ozay Moore – Tall Black Guy

Make Life Better (TBG Blap-Up) – Night’s Over Egypt

Searchin For Sounds – Tall Black Guy

Move Love (Tall Black Guy Remix) – Robert Glasper Experiment & King

Text 15 Sep Brother Ali-Home Away From Home Feat. Bambu & MaLLy

Brother Ali ‘s Home Away From Home Tour starts tomorrow in Colorado Springs, CO. Bambu, DJ Last Word and host MaLLY are also on the tour that will run through the middle of November. Ali, Bambu and MaLLy are extending a formal invite to the fans in the form of this video for the “Home Away From Home” single, shot on the tour bus.

Home Away From Home Tour Dates:

September 16 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
September 18 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
September 19 – Fort Collins, CO – The Aggie
September 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
September 21 – Ketchum, ID – Whisky Jacques
September 23 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
September 24 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
September 25 – Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
September 26 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
September 27 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne
September 28 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
September 30 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
October 1 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
October 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
October 4 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
October 5 – San Diego, CA – Porter’s Pub
October 8 – Tucson, AZ – Congress
October 9 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
October 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
October 11 – El Paso, TX – Sector 7
October 14 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
October 15 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
October 16 – Dallas, TX – HOB Small Room
October 17 – New Orleans, LA – HOB Parish
October 18 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
October 20 – Orlando, FL – The Social
October 22 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
October 23 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
October 24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 25 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
October 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
October 30 – Providence, RI – Met Cafe
October 31 – Boston, MA – Middle East
November 1 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
November 4 – Montreal, QC – Phi Centre
November 5 – Toronto, ON – Tattoo
November 6 – London, ON – London Music Hall
November 7 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
November 8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
November 10 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
November 11 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
November 13 – Madison, WI – High Noon
November 14 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

Text 15 Sep Elle Varner-Don’t Wanna Dance On The Queen Latifah Show

Elle Varner appeared on The Queen Latifah Show today and performed “Don’t Wanna Dance.” Varner is currently working on her second album, 4 Letter Word, which she describes as sounding like a new genre she created called trap jazz.

Text 15 Sep 1 note The Internet-Dontcha at Vitamin Water’s Uncapped

The Internet was on the bill at Vitamin Water’s uncapped concert series this year in Atlanta and here they are performing “Dontcha” from their sophomore album, Feel Good.

Text 14 Sep Throwback: Kym Sims-Too Blind To See It


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“Too Blind To See It” is Kym Sim’s 1991 dance hit that was written and produced by house music pioneer Steve “Silk” Hurley. Sims started her music career as a singer for commercials until she started working with Hurley. She had another popular club tune produced by Hurley with “Take My Advice” in 1992. Her success with dance music in the early ’90’s also took the form of being a co-writer on Cece Peniston’s “Keep On Walkin.’” Syms took a break from recording in the late ’90’s and returned to music in 2000 with the single “Just Can’t Get Enough.”

Text 13 Sep Media Questions Of The Week


Rihanna

Was CBS’s decision to cut Rihanna’s “Run This Town” performance from the “Thursday Night Football” broadcast really going to help the NFL’s image problem after the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal?

Biggie Smalls Ready-To-Die

Now that it’s the 20 anniversary of the Biggie’s Ready To Die, who do most rap fans consider to have the best debut album of that era among rappers like Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Lauryn Hill?

Stevie Wonder

Why is Stevie Wonder only doing 11 dates on his North American tour to highlight his classic Songs In The Key Of Life?

Text 13 Sep Thundercat & Eric Andre-Tron Song

Thundercat’s video dedication to his cat named Tron is directed by comedian/TV host Eric Andre. The video was made as a part of the comedy network’s Jash 5k Video Series where a comedian works with another artist to make a video for $5000.


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