theHotness.com presents “Hot Grrrls Cool Music” featuring Imani Uzuri and Res on March 20 and 22, 2014 at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem NYC @thehotnessgrrrl‎ @gypsygirlbliss @the1res‎ #GetInvoved [FEATURED EVENT]

We are too excited to lend our hand in getting the word out about this amazing event sponsored by TheHotness.com. Imani Uzuri is one of this generations most powerful and soulful voices and she will certainly be bringing down the house with her unique and passionate blend of jazz, world, blues and gospel. She is the real deal for those of you who are not familiar. Read more of this post

Prince Flashmob in Oakland VIDEO RECAP #YesWeCode @3rdeyegirl @ledisi @3rdeyeboy @VanJones68‎ @OAKArts @dereca @ronworthy [EVENT RECAP]

Prince Flashmob in Oakland VIDEO RECAP #YesWeCode @3rdeyegirl @ledisi @3rdeyeboy @VanJones68‎ @OAKArts @dereca @ronworthy [EVENT RECAP]

Anyone in Oakland who loves Prince seemed to be out and about for this amazing event organized by #YesWeCode, Dereca Blackman and Tanya Leake among others.  According to Blackman, during the show, Prince asked who went to the flash mob. Then he clutched his heart and said, “Thank you.”  NICE! Read more of this post

Biggest Prince Flashmob Ever in Oakland’s Art Park on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4PM #YesWeCode @3rdeyegirl @ledisi @VanJones68‎ @OAKArts @dereca @ronworthy [EVENT]

WATCH THE RECAP

We are proud to announce this amazing event which will happen a few hours prior to the recently announced Prince takeover of Oakland this weekend.  After an amazing run including the UK and LA, his Purple Badness (and our favorite), Prince, is going to be  bringing down the house for sure.  The organizers of the flashmob, Dereca Blackmon and Tanya Leake, guarantee you will have a good time.

So, if you are in the S.F. Bay Area, you have to check this out:

“The Biggest Prince Flash Mob EVER!!! Collaboration with Prince’s partnerYesWeCode and Oakland School for the Arts Mix of classic track “Delirious” and “Ain’t Gonna Miss You” by PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL featuring Oakland’s own Ledisi!!! Flash mob will be at the Art Park directly across from the venue. This will be epic, and since he is performing later that night – you never know who might show up??? Support great music and helping our youth claim the future!”

Location:  Art Park, Telegraph Ave (at 19th St), Oakland, CA 94612 MAP

Time: 4PM PST

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WATCH THE RECAP

Here is an intro video and choreography below:

More help below:

Delirious Breakdown with OSA

Ain’t Gonna Miss You Breakdown

Delirious Breakdown

 

 

Prince on Arsenio Hall Recap + ALL PERFORMANCES @3rdEyeGirl @arseniohall @therealshelbyj @livwarfield

Prince on Arsenio Hall Recap + ALL PERFORMANCES @3rdEyeGirl @arseniohall @therealshelbyj @livwarfield

For the 3 people who were not tuned in to Arsenio Hall last night for the Prince takeover, we offer this recap:  Prince Showed. Prince Proved.  After an hard rocking opening number, FunkNRoll, with his all girl band, 3rdEyeGirl, Prince sat and spoke with Arsenio Hall about a number of wide ranging topics including the state of the music business and his late night antics back in the day with Hall.   Read more of this post

#GetInvolved at OkayAfrica Presents Electrafrique *NYC On March 8, 2014 at The303 at Louie & Chan NYC featuring DJ Underdog and DJ Jahsonic [FEATURED EVENT]

1962732_10153845681345333_1572659963_nOkayAfrica Presents Electrafrique *NYC On March 8, 2014 at The303 at Louie & Chan NYC featuring DJ Underdog and DJ Jahsonic [FEATURED EVENT]

Big up to previously featured DJ Underdog and our homeboy DJ Jahsonic for this set which looks to be the spot to be.  Get involved.  More details on venue here.

Pharrell Williams Performs “Happy” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards @pharrell @TheAcademy [FULL VIDEO]

Pharrell Williams Performs Happy at 86th Annual Academy Awards
Well, we are Happy! Last night was the 86th Annual Academy Awards, for which legendary Skateboard P, Pharrell Williams, was nominated for his original song on Despicable Me 2. And while Pharrell might not have won, it was a big night for some soulful (if you will) actresses (hey, Lupita), screenwriters, and films that walked away with the film industry’s highest honor.

So, like Pharrell, we feel like a room without a roof! Here’s to a good start your work week!
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Prince to Take Over Arsenio Hall Show on March 5, 2014 @3rdeyegirl @arseniohall @arsenioofficial


We are overjoyed to announce that Prince will be taking over the Arsenio Hall Show, which was recently renewed for a second season, next week on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  The legendary musician has been performing around the UK over the past few weeks and will certainly bring down the house.  Apparently, he will be performing a few songs and also speaking with Arsenio on his legendary couch.  Given Prince has not typically granted a lot of interviews, we will certainly be watching. Read more of this post

[WATCH LIVE] Prince and 3rd Eye Girl to Present first BRIT Award of 2014 at 3:00 PM EST 2-19-14 @3rdeyegirl #Prince

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Trombone Shorty, Janelle Monae and Earth, Wind, and Fire at NBA Halftime Show [FULL VIDEO]

NBA Half Time Show

Holy smokes! What a halftime show! The NBA could not host the game in New Orleans without including that southern, jazzy flare! And sure enough, there were native acts like Trombone Shorty and the iconic Dr. John (Jockomo- feena hay!).

With all this musical force, it almost eclipsed the Electric Lady herself,  Janelle Monae. But emphasis on almost. As expected, she showed up, and showed out! But none of this means anything without mentioning the venerable, the legendary, the truly incomparable EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE!!

View the full performance here!
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Rare Prince Photo Exhibit by Robert Whitman in Los Angeles at Mr. Musichead Gallery on February 20, 2014

Rare Prince Photo Exhibit by Robert Whitman in Los Angeles at Mr. Musichead Gallery on February 20, 2014

We sure wish we could make this amazing event which showcases rare Prince photographs from 1977.

Details:

“Installation will feature Revealing, Never Before Seen images of the Funky Pop Icon taken in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  On the Streets and in his manager’s home these portraits are probing and insightful.  They show the honest, the moody and the playful sides of a burgeoning talent that was about to assault our senses and sexual sensibilities through his highly charged music while changing the definition of a pop star. ” Read more of this post

Support #FindTheFunk The Nelson George Documentary Tonight, February 4, 2014 on VH1 + VIDEO TRAILER @nelsongeorge @questlove @bootsy_collins

 finding the funkSupport #FindTheFunk The Nelson George Documentary Tonight, February 4, 2014 on VH1 + VIDEO TRAILER @nelsongeorge @questlove @bootsy_collins

We are proud to have supported this amazing documentary by Nelson George.    Tracing the roots of Funk music from the beginning to now, the viewer learns from some of the most important figures in the genre including but not limited to Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, D’Angelo and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.    This is certainly worth your time and then some.  VH1 at 10PM EST/PT.  Check your local listings for airing times in your area. Read more of this post

#GetInvolved Celebrate ‘Dilla Day Detroit” On Friday February 7th, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan @OfficialJDilla1

#GetInvolved Celebrate 'Dilla Day Detroit" On Friday February 7th, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan @OfficialJDilla1

Earlier this week, we bought you an amazing new song, #Dear Dilla by Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest in tribute to J Dilla. Now, we are pleased to share news of this awesome event that came across our desk.

On Friday February 7th, 2014, Detroit will host the beginning of a worldwide celebration of the life of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey. ‘Dilla Day Detroit 2014’ will feature live performances from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.

James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey succumbed to Lupus in 2006 at the age of 32. After his untimely passing, the Detroit Free Press, MTV.com, Source Magazine, Los Angeles Times and countless others published articles which hailed his short career of 12-years as one of the most prolific in the history of Hip-Hop. From his work on chart topping singles for Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, etc. to his own genre redefining solo releases, J Dilla’s work as a true innovator continues to inspire nearly eight-years after his death.

This year’s ‘Dilla Day Detroit ’ concert coincides with J Dilla’s birthday and enlists several Hip-Hop legends to pay tribute. DJ Premier and Pete Rock will battle and anchor the wheels of steel for ‘Dilla Day Detroit’ and De La Soul and Slum Village, two groups which are pillars of Hip-Hop culture will also be performing, as well as Guilty Simpson and Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest will be in attendance to debut the video for his new single ‘#DearDilla’ and the event will be hosted by Ro Spit and Grap Luva, More performing artists will be announced soon.

For more information, email yanceymediagroup@gmail.com.

 

Concert Recap: Action Bronson and Party Supplies at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 11, 2014 By Jason Schellhardt @ActionBronson @DMVicious

Headliner: Action Bronson
Opening Act: Party Supplies
Venue: Irving Plaza
Date: January 11, 2014

Following the release of their collaborative mixtape Blue Chips 2, Action Bronson and Party Supplies kicked off their tour with two sold out shows at Irving Plaza. Upon entering the venue, there was an undeniable air of excitement. People love to dance on the grave of New York hip-hop, but there would be none of that this evening. Queens was definitely in the building. Read more of this post

Nozebleed Section Performing Live in Brooklyn! Sunday, January 12th at 9pm @nozebleedsec

nozebleed section live at the flat bkny

Back in October, we introduced to you the MC duo Nozebleed Section (featuring the skills of Solomon Words and Zee Piff). We are stoked for all of you in the NY area to come through The Flat on Sunday night to check them out! They’ll be joined by a host of other artists, so definitely come by and send your weekend off right!
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The Revelations – The Cost of Living ALBUM REVIEW + FULL STREAM + FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD @the_revelations

The Revelations - The Cost of Living ALBUM REVIEW + FULL STREAM + FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD @the_revelations
Artist: The Revelations
Title: The Cost of Living
Genre(s): Soul, R&B
Hood: Brooklyn, NY USA
Released: November 19, 2013
You Will Like This if You Like: Van Hunt, Mint Condition, Dionne Farris, Lenny Kravitz
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Plain and simple, this is dope!  Real music like this inspires us each day to keep doin’ it!  While you are complaining about some of the garbage on the radio, you should be spending your time tuning in to amazing new flavors like this.  Peep this and spread the word. Read more of this post

Soul Train Awards 2013 Winners and Performances [Video]

soul train
This past Sunday, Anthony Anderson, Centric, and BET shut it down in Las Vegas for the annual Soul Train Awards! And in true fashion, it was night filled with love, peace, and SOULLLLLLL.

If you missed the show, we have the recap of all the winners here (including some of the artists we’ve highlighted this year!). Plus, watch this video of the R&B divas, Jennifer Hudson, Evelyn Champagne King, and Chaka Khan kick the whole night off!
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Concert Recap: Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden November 24, 2013 @kanyewest @QtipTheAbstract‎ @IamthePHIFER‎ @JarobiWhite @AliShaheed

Kanye-WConcert Recap: Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden November 24, 2013 @kanyewest @QtipTheAbstract‎ @IamthePHIFER‎ @JarobiWhite @AliShaheedest-mask
Headliner: Kanye West
Opening Act: A Tribe Called Quest
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Date: November 24, 2013

This has been quite a year for Kanye West. There was the birth of his daughter North, the “surprise” engagement to fiancée Kim Kardashian, the outlandish antics that continued to make him a tabloid mainstay. But most important — at least to the staff here at soulhead — Kanye released his sixth album, Yeezus, an aural masterwork that is one of the most critically-acclaimed, if not outright THE best, albums of the year. Read more of this post

Happy 75th Birthday Fela Kuti (1938-1997) + FREE Mixtape + Tribute Event in D.C. on October 19, 2013 @devessel‎ @underdogthedj

Happy 75th Birthday Fela Kuti (1938-1997) + FREE Mixtape + Tribute Event in D.C. on October 19, 2013  @devessel‎ @underdogthedj
We love our brothers and sisters in DC who keep keepin it real and representing for all things soul.  In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of the king of Afro-Beat, Fela Kuti, we wanted to post this super cool mixtape we just learned about from Dj Underdog.  We really dig this cat and his flare for putting together the beats just right. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Prince Pajama Party at Paisley Park “The Breakfast Experience” on Saturday, October 19, 2013 @3rdeyegirl

Prince Pajama Party at Paisley Park "The Breakfast Experience" on Saturday, October 19, 2013 @3rdeyegirl

Prince and his new band are doing it again at Paisley Park.  This time, the fun begins at 2AM and goes until the sun comes up.  If Prince serves pancakes in the morning, we will be beside ourselves.  Be there if you can!  Shout out to MJM PREMIER for the shout out on this one.

 

Prince Delivers Funk Blowout at Paisley Park Studio Concert [ROLLING STONE ARTICLE] [VIDEO]

Prince Delivers Funk Blowout at Paisley Park Studio Concert [ROLLING STONE ARTICLE]

We were fortunate enough to bring you the word about this past weekend’s Prince and New Power Generation concert at Paisley Park. Well, apparently Prince put it down like he always does. Check this solid recap by Rolling Stone Magazine:

Even after all these years, when Prince calls, people come running. Saturday night, responding to an announcement made just two days earlier, nearly 2,000 people lined up around an out-of-the-way block in suburban Chanhassen, Minnesota, to catch the Minneapolis icon in a home game at his Paisley Park studio. They were treated to a career-spanning funk blowout.

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