Drake – Unreleased [FULL MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD] @Drake

Drake Unreleased

This is a compilation of some of Drake‘s most impressive unreleased hits from his early years from 2008-2009. While some of the songs are merely Drake featured parts, some really show the talented, versatile skills Drake displayed as he was transitioning from teen TV star Aubrey Graham on Degrassi to the musical presence we know him as today.
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Lil Boosie on The Breakfast Club. @BoosieOffical @BreakfastClubAm

Lil Boosie on The Breakfast Club

Lil Boosie Bad Azz has returned home! Released from prison last month after spending five years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary System, this is one of his first public interviews. Boosie is known for his flavorful, Southern raps and was really an early trendsetter of some of the hottest hip-hop songs of today. Enjoy this full interview on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club in which he discusses his homecoming and new album!
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Daily Single : BOOTS ft Beyonce – Dreams @bootsonboots @Beyonce

Boots ft Beyonce Dreams

Producer, songwriter, and now he can add singer to his credits! The producer BOOTS who held a significant role in the production of Beyonce’s self titled album, Beyonce, has just released his first single. It is colorful and melodic, and features Mrs. Carter herself. This is a promising start! Stream the song here!
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RZA on The Breakfast Club [FULL VIDEO] @rza @breakfastclubam

RZA on The Breakfast Club

The mastermind Wu Tang leader RZA spoke to New York’s Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club this morning. In this informative interview he covered a wide range of topics, including Wu Tang’s upcoming album, their exploration in to modern art with The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and RZA’s new movie Brick Mansions, on which he plays opposite of his late friend, Paul Walker.

Enjoy the full interview!
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Protopunk Band Death on Arsenio Hall Show

Death Performs on Arsenio Hall Show

The roots of soul are deep! And as such, it covers the wide gamut of the music industry. Protopunk band “Death” hailed from Detroit and turned music on its ears in the 70s when they went from funk to punk. Inspired by Alice Cooper and The Beatles, these brothers were and continue to be serious rockers! Check them on the Arsenio Hall Show!
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Daily Single : Jennifer Lopez ft Big Sean, Tyga, French Montana – I Luh Ya Papi (Remix) [DOWNLOAD] @jlo

J Lo I Luh Ya Papi remix

The ever sizzling Jennifer Lopez is bringing the fire yet again. In this remix to her song “I Luh Ya Papi”, she adds popular rappers Big Sean and Tyga to the banger that she had already penned with French Montana. Download the full song here!
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Brian Williams Raps Gin and Juice. [FULL VIDEO] @jimmyfallon @bwilliams

Brian Williams Raps Gin and Juice

Jimmy Fallon has struck again! On what’s become a popular motif of his to immerse significant mainstream culture figures in to remixes of hip hop classics, he now has Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News rapping to “Gin and Juice“. This hilarious bit consists of a well-edited stitch of different newscasts Williams has done over the years to make it seem as though he is actually rapping to the legendary song. It’s also a sequel to the earlier mash up of “Rapper’s Delight”
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Daily Single : Prince – The Breakdown [FULL SONG STREAM]

Prince - The Breakdown

All that can be said is that we love Prince! The legend has just released a new single, “The Breakdown” and it is incredible! Just coming after the major news about his new record deal, this song feels right. It is certain to both energize his base and gain new listeners. Stream the full song here!
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Maya Rudolph Show Coming to NBC!

Maya Rudolph Show

Last week, an incredible development broke Maya Rudolph will have a  variety show coming to NBC! The Saturday Night Live alumna, and daughter of famed soul-soprano Minnie Ripperton, is slated to have her show air on May 19th. This incredible engagement will feature Raphael Saadiq as the bandleader and Janelle Monae as musical guest!
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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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