Posts tagged soul

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Sade

NEW MUSIC | Sade | Love Is Found

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Sade

NEW MUSIC | Sade | Still In Love With You

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Musiq

NEW MUSIC | Musiq Soulchild | Yes

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Eric Benet ft. Chrisette Michelle | Take It

Eric Benet calls on the beautiful Chrisette Michele to help him out on this brand new track.  This has and ‘old soul’ sound, and the duo sound really good together.  Looking forward the album Lost In Time, due out on 11/30.

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El DeBarge

El DeBarge ft. 50 Cent | Format

From El’s upcoming album “Second Chance.”  Not mad at this at all.

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El DeBarge

El DeBarge ft. Faith Evans | Lay With U

Okay, so my day got off to a real shitty start today.  And the beauty with music, is that it can fit your mood and in some cases the right music can change your mood.  This song has given some much needed promise to the rest of my day, but enough about me.

This is another track from the upcoming El DeBarge album “Second Chance.”  Yeah sure, the track is a little soft and definitely has an old school vibe, but it’s 100% feel good music, and that’s never a bad thing.

Now if we can just find Johnny Blackstar and bring Soulstar back, all would be right in the world again.

Get “Lay With U” here.

Erykah Badu | Much Needed Twitter Rant
Well, someone of prominence in the R&B world finally said what many of us have been saying amongst ourselves for the last year or so.  And while I’m always a proponent of good house music, I’m afraid that genre too is being desecrated as a result of the fist pumping techno mashup Jersey Shore f*ckery that we hear on the radio these days.
To be fair, I realize music and artists have to evolve, and the landscape has changed SO dramatically that the dollars and success don’t flow as easily as they once did.  However, to Ms. Badu’s point, that’s no reason to abandon a genre in order to appeal to the masses, if anything, it should serve as reason to put more heart into ensuring the integrity and longevity of the genre.
If the energy that many R&B and Hip Hop artist are spending making disposable bubble gum ass music was spent pushing quality music to their root audiences, Hip Hop, R&B and House music could again be pushed to levels of collective respectability.  More importantly, I think the generations of listeners would be in a better place to evolve with the music.  Since the music lacks any sophistication, thought or emotion and because the listeners attention span is so short, all this music with no substance stands no chance at impacting lives of its listeners.
Dumbing music down may appeal to the masses, but it’s going to prove career limiting to many artist crossing too far over those lines.  I just have a hard time seeing a 38 year old at a 20 year high school reunion in 2030 wanting to hear Usher’s “Dj Got Us Falling In Love.”  Who knows though, I could be wrong, chances are if that happens they could still be wearing a Ed Hardy t-shirt too.  Or maybe I’m just old.

Erykah Badu | Much Needed Twitter Rant

Well, someone of prominence in the R&B world finally said what many of us have been saying amongst ourselves for the last year or so.  And while I’m always a proponent of good house music, I’m afraid that genre too is being desecrated as a result of the fist pumping techno mashup Jersey Shore f*ckery that we hear on the radio these days.

To be fair, I realize music and artists have to evolve, and the landscape has changed SO dramatically that the dollars and success don’t flow as easily as they once did.  However, to Ms. Badu’s point, that’s no reason to abandon a genre in order to appeal to the masses, if anything, it should serve as reason to put more heart into ensuring the integrity and longevity of the genre.

If the energy that many R&B and Hip Hop artist are spending making disposable bubble gum ass music was spent pushing quality music to their root audiences, Hip Hop, R&B and House music could again be pushed to levels of collective respectability.  More importantly, I think the generations of listeners would be in a better place to evolve with the music.  Since the music lacks any sophistication, thought or emotion and because the listeners attention span is so short, all this music with no substance stands no chance at impacting lives of its listeners.

Dumbing music down may appeal to the masses, but it’s going to prove career limiting to many artist crossing too far over those lines.  I just have a hard time seeing a 38 year old at a 20 year high school reunion in 2030 wanting to hear Usher’s “Dj Got Us Falling In Love.”  Who knows though, I could be wrong, chances are if that happens they could still be wearing a Ed Hardy t-shirt too.  Or maybe I’m just old.

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Foreign Exchange x Jesse Boykins III x Median | Make Me A Fool

This is a new track from the upcoming Foreign Exchange album “Authenticity” which will hit stores October 12.  It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the FE crew, but there are a lot of guest appearances on this album, it promises to be dope. 

Tuesday is right around the corner, this should hold you until then!

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