Bob Marley and The Wailers – Caribbean Nights Documentary [FULL VIDEO] [420 PLAYLIST]

Bob Marley

Today might be Easter, but it is also 4/20. In keeping in the light hearted spirit of the day,  we thought we would share this documentary on the man behind it all, Bob Marley. Bob Marley and The Wailers -Caribbean Nights Documentary highlights the relationship between Marley and his band and features some boss tunes!
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Repost from Billboard : Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

Prince Regains Catalog

The artist now once again known as Prince has brokered a global deal with the Warner Bros. Records to once again gain control of his entire catalog. This is welcomed news, especially as he plans to release a new album soon. Additionally, he is slated to re-release Purple Rain to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary! It already looks like 2014 is lining up to be the year of King Prince!
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Repost from Ebony : Prince Ain’t the Only Minneapolis Sound [FULL ALBUM STREAM]

Purple Snow Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

The Twin Cities aren’t just for Prince anymore! Recently, Ebony published an articule higlighting the new compilation record, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. This volume of work reflects the artistry of many soul musicians native to that region, thus broadening our definition of soul and its diaspora. You can read the whole article, or better yet, listen to the whole album here that we have streaming!
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Coachella Weekend 2 Day 1 – A$AP Ferg, Trombone Shorty, and Nas

Coachella Weekend 2

As Coachella‘s second weekend is well underway, we wanted to bring you some clips from the Day 1 performances. Of the many talented acts, some include hip-hop veteran Nas, New Orleans bad boy Trombone Shorty, and, of the new wave hip-hop, A$AP Ferg! We will update throughout the weekend!

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Nas Over Ready To Die – A New Biggie and Nas Mashup [FULL DOWNLOAD]

Nas Over Ready to Die

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, mixmaster Pauly Funk went and brought together two of the East Coast‘s greatest on one tape. This mashup features Nas over the beats from The Notorious B.I.G.‘s Ready to Die. Dig this tape and groove!
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Daily Single : Iggy Azalea ft Rita Ora – Black Widow @IggyAzlaea @RitaOra

Iggy ft Rita Black Widow

In the ever evolving landscape that is the descendants of hip-hop, pop music is increasingly using hip-hop and trap rap sounds. And yet, it exposes its soul roots in the very boom of the bass. Iggy Azalea is one of the modern pop artists who knows how to capitalize on this scene. The Australian born singer brings starlet Rita Ora on to this track “Black Widow”, which is sure to be a summer radio buster.
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Cast Set for Tupac Musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” @tonyapinkins @SaulWilliams @iamKENNYLEON

Holler If Ya Hear Me

It’s been a while since Tony nominated director Kenny Leon announced that he was developing a musical inspired the works of Tupac Shakur. Now with a slated Broadway preview date of May 26, the cast for the show has been announced!
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The Boondocks Mixtape [FULL DOWNLOAD]

The Boondocks Mixtape

On Monday, April 21, the reportedly fourth and final season is set to premiere on Adult Swim. The show which has been known for its audacious humor and controversial imagery is planning to go out with a bang, bringing the talents of John Witherspoon, Regina King, and Gary Anthony Williams. And despite the departure of show runner and creator Aaron McGruder, anticipation is still high, particularly to watch for show quality.

To promote the new season, a new mixtape featuring a bevvy of artists has just been released. Of note, Jon Connor lends his talents to the tape. Download it here!

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Daily Single : Jennifer Hudson – Walk It Out [FULL SONG STREAM] @IAMJHUD @Timbaland

Jennifer Hudson - Walk It Out

The R&B diva has returned. “Walk It Out” is a new single form Jennifer Hudson‘s upcoimg third album. On this new song, produced by Timabaland, J Hud goes for a sexy, up tempo beat. Listen to it here!
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[ANNOUNCMENT] Jay Z “Made In America” to Come to Los Angeles! @S_C_

Jay Z Made in America

For the past two summers, the Made In America festival has been a highlight. Done over the Labor Day weekend, it was a final goodbye to summer in the biggest way music could celebrate! Philadelphia has been the city graced with riveting performances by artists such as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, and Beyonce. But this year, Jay Z, as well as sponsors Live Nation and Budweiser has decided to partner with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to bring the festival to LOS ANGELES!
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Rocky Marsiano – Meu Kamba [FULL ALBUM STREAM]

Rocky Marsiano Meu Kamba

Embedded in the soul is the heart of soul music. Rocky Marsiano demonstrates this on this album Meu Kamba. A Lisbon native, D-Mars (or Rocky Marsiano, as his DJ name) has gone on to influence both the hip hop and soul scenes in Cape Verde and Angola. Meu Kamba is the result of well curated Afro beats from Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, and Sao Tome. This is the soul diaspora!
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Daily Single : Mika Mendes and Saaphy – Bonnie and Clyde [FULL SONG STREAM] @SaaphyMusic2K14

Mika Mendes Saaphy Bonnie and Clyde

Soul moves all of us around the world! This song bridges two voices from the opposite side of the Atlantic for an incredible, stirring duet. “Bonnie and Clyde” features West Indies native Saaphy and Afro-French artist Mika Mendes. The sounds they have stitched together are smart and put a nice romantic twist on the classic story.
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Rumored: Beyonce and Jay Z to Tour Together This Summer @S_C_ @Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z

Whelp, 2014 has just been guaranteed to be the hottest summer on record! According to Page Six Beyonce and Jay Z will be teaming up to host a 20-stadium tour this summer. With official dates set to announce soon, Mr. and Mrs. Carter just cannot seem to get off stage! We will be following this story closely for legitimacy. In the meantime,hope that we will get to be up all night in looooove!

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Free Jason Derulo Concert Tonight at Universal City Walk! [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Jason Derulo Free Concert
This just in: Jason Derulo, of Tattoo fame, will be giving a free concert tonight at Universal City Walk! He made the announcement this morning on PWR 106 Big Boy’s Neighborhood. For all LA and Southern California folks, come out and support this artist. The show is scheduled to start tonight at 7pm. For everyone else, be sure to look out for clips from the show!
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Jon Connor – A Tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. Vol 1 [FULL MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD] @JonConnorMusic

Jon Connor - A Tribute to Biggie

If you haven’t heard, Jon Connor is hip hop’s next big thing. If his bombastic Kanye inspired mixtape did not prove his case, then this new Biggie mixtape provides some serious support. Hosted by DJ Khaled, Connor comes through on this tape and wrecks ship. Download it here!
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Daily Single : Frank Ocean ft. Diplo and The Clash – Hero [FULL SONG STREAM] @diplo

Frank Ocean - Hero

This is a rare moment in music when someone of the most cutting edge voices collaborate on a stellar, sonic track. Frank Ocean, who has been notably MIA from the industry, recently released this new track, “Hero”. One of but few songs he’s lent his vocals to since the magnanimous Channel Orangethis song makes us excited! Not only is Frank Ocean on it, but Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of legendary rock band The Clash and LA-based DJ Diplo all jump in for this  hip-hop-soul-rocker smash!
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Pharrell Cries About “Happy” During Oprah Interview [FULL INTERVIEW]

Pharrell Cries on Oprah

The cultural phenomenon that is the song “Happy” is undeniable. And we have been showing Pharrell plenty of love, not just for this monster hit, but just for his musical genius!

The power of “Happy” really struck him as he sat down on recent interview with Oprah. So moved was he by the genuine admiration from his fans, that he was moved to tears!
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Daily Single : Pharrell Williams – Here [FULL SONG STREAM] @Pharrell

Pharrell Williams - Here

Original Soundtracks seem to be favorable for Pharrell! His success from “Happy” is a well noted cultural phenomenon at this point! And he was noted as working with Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar on their song from the Amazing Spider Man 2 soundtrack, “It’s On Again“. Well Skateboard P is back in the mix with his own Spider Man themed track! “Here” is sweeping and melodic and you are sure to love it!
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Rico Love Interviews on The Breakfast Club [FULL VIDEO]

Rico Love Interviews on The Breakfast Club

Take a look from behind the scenes at some of our favorite R&B and pop-crossover hits!  Rico Love is the mastermind songwriter behind huge numbers such as Nelly‘s “All in My Head“, Usher’sDaddy’s Home“, and Beyonce‘s “Sweet Dreams“. He stopped by Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club to introduce his own music as a solo artist! Enjoy the full interview here!
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Al Green Live at The Apollo! [FULL CONCERT]

Al Green

Continuing with showing our birthday love for the incomparable Al Green, we wanted to bring you this performance of his from The Apollo Theater. This is a prime example of how a soul artist lays down the performance! Enjoy!
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