Parliament’s Medicaid Fraud Dogg is their first album in 38 years. The last time they were heard from was the 1980 album Trombipulation. Their critique of the American medical system is happening in the midst of President Trump’s attack on Obamacare and the country’s open conflict around the politics of medical care. Stream Medicaid Fraud Dogg below and catch Clinton on his last tour this year.
Locksmith and Apollo Brown share their new song “Litmus” in anticipation of their of No Question album. It is a pared down combination of only Brown’s beat and Locksmith’s words, which Brown explains:
“On “Litmus,” Lock just went off. He wanted a beat for this joint that didn’t have a lot going on, simple, but could still convey the feeling needed to shine a spotlight his vocals. Shit, he’s just one of those emcees that doesn’t need a beat at all, to be honest. Not alot of those [emcees] left. Dude’s just a monster.”
Fans can download “Litmus” now and pre-order No Question before the June 15th release date.
Cherri V’s Brown Eyed Soul EP arrives after an 18-month journey and a preview with the singles “Leave Me Be,” “Things You Do,” and “Swimming.” The British singer-songwriter counts Hannah V as one of the album’s producers and there is an appearance from U.K. R&B singer Terri Walker. Cherri V explained the title in a press release:
“I called the record Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 1 to put a spin on the term ‘blue eyed soul’. I don’t think Black artists get enough credit for creating this genre of music, which comes the most natural to us – whether you want to call it urban, R&B or Soul. The title of the EP is important to me because I wanted to highlight the importance of black artists being credited for the beauty of Brown Eyed Soul.”
Stream Brown Eyed Soul Vol. 1 below:
The annual Moogfest took place this past weekend in Durham, North Carolina. Every year synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog is celebrated with a series of performances and installations. Shabazz Palaces, Waajeed, Pete Rock, Kelela, Sassy Black, and Jamila Woods were among the artists who gave performances. To find out about next year’s Moogfest go here.