Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Boog Brown – “Understanding” (Audible Doctor Remix)

As Boog Brown continues to support the recent release of Brown Study, between herself and renowned producer Apollo Brown, the Atlanta by way of Detroit emcee is releasing the latest remix of the album, this time for the soulful track “Understanding.” Remixing the track is producer Audible Doctor, who recently produced “Battle Cry,” one of the singles from Joell Ortiz’ upcoming Free Agent album.

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Free EP: IMAKEMADBEATS – Daylight EP

Producer IMAKEMADBEATS, who calls both Memphis and Orlando home, is proud to release the free EP Daylight as the first half of his dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight. Daylight/Nightlight takes a deep and honest look at the duality of life, manifested through the stories delivered by collaborators Butta Verses (the man behind Daylight’s lyrical duties who’s best known for his previous collaborative work with De La Soul), and Midaz The Beast, the voice of Nightlight. While the two EPs are being released separately in a radio edited digital format, IMAKEMADBEATS and Doxside Music Group will later release both for sale together in an unedited physical format.

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Prince On The View

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Prince made a surprise appearance on The View today to promote his Welcome 2 America tour that kicks off at Madison Square Garden this month. He gave each lady tickets to the show and Trey Songz got to meet him backstage.

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MP3: Kokayi – “Chanticleer”

Coming off the success of his sophomore album, Robots & Dinosaurs, Grammy nominated jack-of-all-trades Kokayi is proud to release the latest track from the album “Chanticleer.” The self-produced song – Kokayi produced all of Robots & Dinosaurs, save “Autumn Rules,” produced by Oddisee – again shows off Kokayi’s ability to blend a variety of musical styles to create a unique and infectious beat. Breaking away from the norm, Kokayi’s main inspiration for “Chanticleer” derives from the lack of originality in art. “Be original and break out of the boxes; stay way from the margins and labels that people try to apply to you or your art,” says Kokayi, and while it’s a topic that’s been explored before, Kokayi’s original approach, both lyrically and musically, breathes life into the topic. Enlisting his own children for the chorus, Kokayi gives the song a touch of Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life, while using the verses to spit witticisms, with lines like, “You try to box me Rocky/ I May Weather storms, golden boy cocky.”

Kokayi’s new album, Robots & Dinosaurs, is available now via QN5.

Listen to Kokayi’s “Chanticleer” here.

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Michael Jackson-Hold My Hand Featuring Akon

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This is the first video from Michael that will come out next week. Some fans have argued that it’s unethical for Michael Jackson’s music to be released without his approval but he apparently worked with some of these artists before his death.

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