Watch the Official Trailer – Records Collecting Dust [VIDEO]

Watch The Official Trailer - Records Collecting Dust

Watch the Official Trailer – Records Collecting Dust

In the era of sudden digital album downloads (thanks Beyonce and U2), the tangible aspect of buying music is a removed element from our listening experience. Where there were once stories of walking down to the record store on a Tuesday to purchase new music, and waiting all the way to get home to play it, now we simply download an album on our way out the door in the morning. This documentary Records Collecting Dust explores that concept of what happens to the old tangible records in their new life form. Directed by Jason Blackmore, this full film is expected to be released at the end of the year. Watch the trailer below. And learn more at this site   http://www.recordscollectingdust.com/
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Childish Gambino Will Never Be “Sober” Again [FULL SONG] @donaldglover

Childish Gambino Will Never Be Sober Again

Childish Gambino Will Never Be “Sober” Again

If you are like us you still have chills from Mr. Glover’s freestyle on Hot 97 last week. Our Gambino withdraws have been assuaged with this “rough” cut of his song “Sober”. With rumors of a new mixtape swirling around, this single seems to make that more of a reality. In “Sober”, Gambino eschews his normal rapping style for a more traditional singing verse. At about two-thirds of the way into the song, he kicks a “yeah”, thinking that he’s about to go off on a the track. But alas, a melodic flow of electric music comes through, resolving with Gambino reverting back to the chorus. A simple song lyrically, it is rather magical and full of music whimsy.

Check the full track below.
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Remembering Gerald Wilson @nprfreshair

Remembering Gerald Wilson

Remembering Gerald Wilson

Last week, the legendary composer and arranger passed away due to pneumonia. He was 96. Looking over his storied career, he worked with such influential acts from Duke Ellington, to Ella Fitgerald, to Ray Charles. This segment from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross features an interview he had with Gross, as well as a sample of his song “Gerry”.

In Memoriam: Remembering Gerald Wilson
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[REPOST] The Roots of Questlove’s Success- CBS Sunday News @theroots @questlove

The Roots of Questlove's Success

The Roots of Questlove‘s Success- CBS Sunday News

Questlove’s infectious charm is undeniable. The drummer and co-founder of the successful Philly based group The Roots (who also happen to be the best late night TV band of all time) is often seen as an intellectual and cultural center piece of the hip-hop genre. Born as Ahmir Thompson, this man’s pursuit for excellence is unrelenting. CBS Sunday News held a Take Note feature with him.

As drummer for the influential hip hop group, The Roots, Questlove has always heard music differently.

He could, he told Mason, always sort of hear the beats between the beat.

Even when he was a child, his parents saw it: “They would notice that I wouldn’t sing the melody or what’s up front. I would sing something that was buried way, way in the back.”

“Why did you notice that?”

“That’s a question I’m still trying to wrestle with. Because my manager says, ‘You can’t write a straight pop song!’”

Get the rest of the article below the jump!

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[REPOST] The Eternal Paternal – The New Yorker’s Look at The Real Bill Cosby @NewYorker @BillCosby

The Eternal Paternal - The New Yorker Looks at the Real Bill Cosby

The Eternal Paternal – The New Yorker‘s Look at The Real Bill Cosby

America has learned to love Bill Cosby in many iterations. He has transitioned from the sleek, young, hero to the clever and sartorially impressive father, to now everybody’s favorite (and at times cantankerous) grandfather. Regardless though, Mr. Cosby is a staple of American entertainment and has been for nearly five decades now. In this article form The New Yorker, Cosby’s life is examined in full-to-date, discussing his latest projects, his evolving stature, and the at-times, less positive shadows he has cast.

A warm summer weekend was just beginning in Salisbury, Maryland, and cars were pulling into the parking lots that surround the Wicomico Civic Center. People had come to see Bill Cosby, who would remind them, that night, that he was “seventy-six and eleven-twelfths years old,” and who surely has neither the time nor the need to do anything he doesn’t want to do. What he does want to do, even now, is comedy: he performs about a hundred times a year, mainly on weekends, following an itinerary that often leads him into what promoters call tertiary markets, where fans are not just happy to be able to see him in person but surprised, too.

Click below to read the full article.

The Eternal Paternal – The New Yorker’s Look at The Real Bill Cosby

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“Irrational Illustrations at Heart” by Alexis Glenn [FULL STREAM] @Lexin8or

Irrational Illustrations at Heart by Alexis Glenn
“Irrational Illustrations at Heart” by Alexis Glenn

There is a place for eclectic soul in all of our hearts. It’s these artists like Alexis Glenn who push the limits of traditional sound that heartens our love for the genre. Alexis Glenn’s insanely titled album really speaks to the heart of her music. She is creative and unbound by convention. You can hear it in the grit of her voice. But more important than that is the bare-bones production on the tracks. With the beats and melodies so simple, it gives space for Glenn to let her raspy alto flow over our audio canals. You can stream the full album below!
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“Twister” by Your New Favorite Band The Rooks [FULL VIDEO + DOWNLOAD] @therooksband

Twister by Your New Favorite Band The Rooks

“Twister” by Your New Favorite Band The Rooks

A first listen on “Twister” is like tasting a full bodied pinot noir. A lot of notes hit you at once, automatically swelling you with flavor and amazement. But as you let it resolve, you realize how complex all of those elements are, and you are swept away by the finish. The Rooks are a (in their own words) an “indie-soul sextet” with a great love for “Beyonce, playing house parties, and performing Motown covers”. You can hear all of these stylings in their music. The funk of the guitar and drum snap is so rock, but the vocals are so R&B, but the groove is so funk. It’s like Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, James Brown, and Bob Dylan just all crammed themselves into one band and, voila, The Rooks.

You can watch the video of “Twister” below as well get a download of the track.
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“Prince is Not a Nice Person” Claims Meshell Ndegeocello [FULL ARTICLE]

Prince is Not a Nice Person Claims Meshell Ndegeocello

Prince is Not a Nice Person” Claims Meshell Ndegeocello [FULL ARTICLE]

So says the 46 year old singer-songwriter, and mother of beautiful music. Meshell Ndegeocello is indeed one of the most talented and capable artists of this day and age, and has been building on her craft in a career that spans the better part of three decades. Having just released her latest album Comet, Come to Me earlier this summer, Ndegeocello is on a bit of a campaign, promoting her work but also supporting authenticity. Check out the article from FactMag below.

Spoiler alert: Calm down Purple Subjects, Meshell still respects the musicality of his Purple Majesty
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Stevie Wonder Announces “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour [TOUR DATES]

Steview Wonder Announces Song in the Key of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Announces “Songs in the Key of LifeTour

Yes, you read that right. Musical genius and sound pioneer of a generation, Stevie Wonder, will be performing in full his entire Songs in the Key of Life album. Though the 1978 album was his eighteenth album in his very prodigious career, it is easily one of his most lauded and easily recognizable. With songs such as “Love’s in Need of Love Today”, “Isn’t She Lovely“, and “As”, this album marks a special period in Wonder’s career, where he was a the height of his “classical” records. At last year’s annual House Full of Toys benefit concert in Los Angeles, Wonder did perform all of Songs. But this new tour is set to have some embellishments while playing the album straight through. Beginning in November, there will be 11 tour dates. Tickets go on sale on September 22nd. Check below to find the city nearest you!
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Full Episode of Unsung [FULL EPISODE] @tvonetv @BTNHBONETHUGS

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Full Episode

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Full Episode of Unsung

At long last, the full episode of TV One‘s Unsung on Bones Thugs-N-Harmony is available. Watching the documentary series take on the life of these Cleveland men trying to make a difference in their financial situation is at once inspiring and partly heart breaking, especially given the legal troubles some of the members later got in to. All the same, we love Bone Thugs and are feeling this episode!

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Childish Gambino Goes Hard on Hot 97 @Hot97 @donaldglover

Childish Gambino Goes Hard on Hot 97

Childish Gambino Goes Hard on Hot 97

And may the record reflect that the kid, Childish Gambino, has skills. When prompted to do a freestyle over Hit Boy‘s “Grindin My Whole Life”, Childish Gambino took the opportunity to go in. Among the new guard of rappers, Gambino oscillates between well loved and easily dismissed. His millenial attitude sometimes seems like it has no place in hip-hop. But very clearly, he has the freestyle chops to belong in the game. With flows as witty as if he wrote them out, the brilliance just comes out of his mind and into the mic. Watch the video below.
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Tonight on Unsung: Wilson Pickett [PREVIEW]

Tonight on Unsung: Wilson Pickett

Tonight on Unsung: Wilson Pickett

In this next installment of TV One‘s documentary series, we take a look at the making of “The Wicked Pickett”. Wilson Pickett was a man of many talents. Indeed he is celebrated as a soul singer, but he is without a doubt a rock and roll legend, one of the first! The stylings of Pickett gave shape to much of the music of the fifties, and you can hear his influence in the Motown era that came post his rise to fame.

Watch the video below to see the preview of how Pickett became known as “The Wicked Pickett”. And tune in to TV One later tonight for the full episode.
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Jhene Aiko Makes First Appearance on The Breakfast Club [FULL VIDEO] @breakfastclubam @JheneAiko

Jhene Aiko Makes First Appearance on The Breakfast Club

Jhene Aiko Makes First Appearance on The Breakfast Club

The young soul star whose career has been burgeoning for the past decade is finally preparing to release her debut album Souled Out. The album, which has been highly anticipated and highly lauded is now available. Making her circuit of interviews, she has her first interview with Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club. Watch below.

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Verses and Flow Preview : Anthony Hamilton and Leela James [PREVIEW] @tvonetv @LeelaJames @HamiltonAnthony

Verse and Flow Preview : Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Verses and Flow Preview : Anthony Hamilton and Leela James

Watch these two neo-soul stars do what they do best! As a part of TV One’s Verse and Flow, this show is something of a master class for the current soulfilled greats. Indeed, both Anthony Hamilton and Leela James are modern classics in the making. Watch the clip of the episode below!
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Jazmine Sullivan in Bittersweet “Forever Don’t Last” [FULL STREAM] @jsullivanmusic

Jazmine Sullivan in Bittersweet Forever Don't Last

Jazmine Sullivan in Bittersweet “Forever Don’t Last”

What a treat to have that smoky voice that is Jazmine Sullivan back in our ears. The songstress has been flirting in and around the periphery of the music scene since her 2009 debut. But with this track, we hear that same solid set of vocals that made her a hit with soul fans around the world. Bluesy and heartfelt, you cannot not love this song! Stream the full track below.
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“Believe Me” – You’ll Want to Hear Usher’s New Song [FULL DOWNLOAD]

Believe Me - You'll Want to Hear Usher's New Song

“Believe Me” – You’ll Want to Hear Usher’s New Song

The once greatest modern day R&B singeer is poised to make an incredible comeback this year. With the success of his two singled from earlier this year (the funky “Goody Kisser” and the uptempo “She Came to Give it To You” with Nicki Minaj), Usher’s new joint “Believe Me” is slowed down, with a grown and sexy electric feel. Given his preparation to go on tour soon, the eminence of a new album is near. We are excited about what it has to offer, but in the meantime will be grooving out to “Believe Me”. Listen to the song and get the full download below.
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Reggae – The Story of Jamaican Music [FULL MOVIE]

Reggae - The Story of Jamaican Music

Reggae – The Story of Jamaican Music

Concluding the past month of reggae based documentaries, we finally take you back to where it all began- Jamaica itself! The story of a music genre heavily influenced by a religion and culture of a fierce, independent music, this documentary tells the tale of the origin of it all. Exploring how reggae came to be the center of social life in the island country, this documentary from BBC is well constructed and highly informative.
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Kwabs – Wrong or Right [FULL STREAM] @Kwabs

Kwabs - Wrong or Right

Kwabs – Wrong or Right

When soul musicians are on to something good, you know it from first listen. As is the case with Kwabs and his EP Wrong or Right. Only four tracks long, Kwabs rich vocals and layered sounds makes for a rapturous listen. Something in his voice is reminiscent of a soul-deep gospel, and indeed it pierces the soul in all of the right ways. The only thing wrong about this EP is that it is so short! Stream the full thing below, and then purchase it!
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See What You Missed – Made in America LA Concert Footage [SMALL VIDEO] @RikkiMartinez @Power106LA

See What You Missed - Made in America LA Concert Footage

See What You Missed – Made in America LA Concert Footage

While we did provide full written coverage of this past weekend’s Made in America LA, we could not show you all of the amazing shows that went down. However, we have to thank our friends at Power 106 for having us covered! With interviews from Rikki Martinez and exclusive video footage, you just get to catch a glimpse of what you missed out on. Truly, it was a spectacular event.

What do you think? Did you go to Philly MIA? How do the two compare?
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Follow the Nomad on a Different “Beat and Path” [FULL STREAM] @DALLASAUSTIN @NazTokio @

Follow the Nomad on a Different Beat and Path

Follow the Nomad on a Different “Beat and Path”

Follow the Nomad is a new alternative soul duo that you need in your music rotation. This duo comprised of super-producer Dallas Austin and songwriter Naz Tokio makes for a new age soul sound, spiked with a Black bohemian spirit and a taste of electric soul. You cannot help but to hear in them a touch of Daft Punk or modern electric duo Capital Cities. The easy energy that Follow the Nomad reverberates in the listening experience. Listen to the song and watch the video below.

And thanks to soulhead.com friend Jason Schellhardt for the recommendation

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