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Schoolboy Q-THat Part On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Schoolboy Q was the musical guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night and he performed “THat Part” from his Blank Face album coming out More »

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Miss Sharon Jones! Official Trailer

Miss Sharon Jones! is a documentary about Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings directed by Barbara Kopple. The film follows Jones around in 2013 after she is diagnosed More »

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Apple In Talks To Buy Tidal

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple wants to buy Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. Jay-Z launched Tidal last year with the support of high profile artists like More »

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Charles Bradley KEXP Show

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires performed a four-song mini concert for Seattle’s KEXP in May and the station just posted the footage. Bradley’s Changes is out now More »

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Miles & Betty Davis Unreleased Demo Session Released For The First Time

Betty Davis’s brief marriage to Miles Davis led him towards the embracing of new sounds in the ’60’s. The former Betty Mabry introduced Davis to the music More »

Schoolboy Q-THat Part On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Schoolboy Q was the musical guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night and he performed “THat Part” from his Blank Face album coming out July 8th. anderson.paak, Sza and Miguel are a few of the featured artists on Blank Face.

Miss Sharon Jones! Official Trailer

Miss Sharon Jones! is a documentary about Sharon Jones of the Dap-Kings directed by Barbara Kopple. The film follows Jones around in 2013 after she is diagnosed with cancer and after the release of the band’s fifth album, Give The People What They Want. Kopple and Jones give the viewer a close-up look at how Jones faced the health crisis and returned to a career that other people told her would never exist. The film opens in New York on July 29th and goes nationwide in August. For more about the film go to MissSharonJones.com.

Apple In Talks To Buy Tidal

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple wants to buy Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. Jay-Z launched Tidal last year with the support of high profile artists like Jack White and Kanye West. Tidal scored a huge advantage over their competition when they acquired exclusive streaming rights to Prince’s music. The service offers artists greater profits because their music can only be heard via a paid subscription versus a service like Spotify which has free streaming as one option for subscribers. Read the whole article here.

Charles Bradley KEXP Show

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires performed a four-song mini concert for Seattle’s KEXP in May and the station just posted the footage. Bradley’s Changes is out now and he is on tour all summer.

Miles & Betty Davis Unreleased Demo Session Released For The First Time

Betty Davis’s brief marriage to Miles Davis led him towards the embracing of new sounds in the ’60’s. The former Betty Mabry introduced Davis to the music of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone which was the precursor to his explorations in fusion with Bitches Brew. Before she recorded her groundbreaking funk solo albums and he started crafting his new sound, they recorded some demos for Columbia. Mitch Mitchell, who was the drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and saxophonist Wayne Shorter are some of the people who played on the session. The recording has now been released as Betty Davis The Columbia Years: 1968-1969 and it has been remastered and has  rare photos and interviews.

Snoop Dogg-My Carz Produced By J.Dilla

Snoop Dogg’s “My Carz” is a J.Dilla production informed by Gary Numan’s “Cars.”  It’s Long Beach and the Motor City connected through the love of automobiles via hip-hop.  “My Carz” is on Snoop’s COOLAID album coming out July 1st. COOLAID is the follow-up to last year’s Bush and there are appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Trick Trick, Jazze Pha and more.

V.Bozeman-Go

V.Bozeman’s video for “Go” looks like a fashion shoot but doesn’t lose its meaning behind the song when she waves goodbye to a lover. “Go” is available at all the usual retailers and Bozeman’s Music Is My Boyfriend debut album does not yet have a release date.

Blood Orange-Augustine

Dev Hynes just released Freetown Sound under his Blood Orange moniker and a video for the single “Augustine.” The visual takes place in New York at different spots including a rooftop, a restaurant and Hyne’s apartment. Julian Casablancas makes a cameo appearance.

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Sampha Performs Plastic 100 ⁰ C For The Fader

Sampha is on the cover of Fader and he performed the unreleased “100 ⁰ C” on the rooftop of his Young Turks record label office in London. The song will be on his forthcoming debut album that still has no title. In his interview with Fader, he talks about losing his mother to cancer, his career path and working with Rick Rubin and Kanye West in the midst of other topics. Read the interview here.

Sheila E. Talks To Billboard About Her BET Prince Tribute

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Sheila E. talks to Billboard about the logistics of her amazing tribute to Prince at the BET Awards this year. There were initial plans to have Morris Day, Chaka Khan, Larry Graham and The Revolution but things did not work out on schedule. She also explains how she chose the songs and the challenge of their quick rehearsal time. Read the whole interview here.

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