Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

A Tribe Called Quest Interviewed On MTV

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R.I.P. Loleatta Holloway

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Dance music diva Loleatta Holloway passed yesterday in her hometown of Chicago from heart failure. Holloway’s staunch vocals had shook dancefloors since the late ’70’s with “Love Sensation,” “Hit and Run” and “Catch Me On The Rebound” among a host of other club classics that gave her career a longevity that her earlier R&B releases did not. In the ’90’s her voice was in demand after Marky Mark sampled “Love Sensation” for his song “Good Vibrations.” The vocalist started singing professionally with her mother in the gospel group the Holloway Community Singers and had her solo debut in 1973 with Loleatta. Her voice was shamelessly sampled by many producers and the most famous incident with the group Black Box lead to her successfully suing them for not giving her credit. As an artist that was revered by the nighttime crowds she continued to perform into the later years of her career.

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Kooley High-Somethin’ Outta Nothin’ Ft. Median

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Raleigh, North Carolina hip-hop ensemble Kooley High are well on their way of turning nothin’ into somethin’. Comprised of MC’s Tab-One, Rapsody, Charlie Smarts, producers Foolery, The Sinopsis, and DJ Ill Digitz, the group was formed at N.C. State University, with what started as a student-run hip hop organization and has since developed into one of indie hip-hop’s finest young groups. Since forming, Kooley High has released a host of mixtapes, EP’s, and solo albums, and their latest group effort, Eastern Standard Time, was originally released this past summer, earning Kooley High not only high praise but a newly formed partnership with Fat Beats Records. Now, Kooley High and Fat Beats are happy to announce the re-release of Eastern Standard Time, currently available at digital and physical retailers.

Since release, Eastern Standard Time has been charming listeners with its soulful mixture of hip-hop and jazz, and with the debut video, “Somethin’ Outta Nothin’,” a recent single from the album that features fellow North Carolina rapper Median. Kooley High adorns these sounds with introspective imagery to compliment the smooth cut, while the video, directed by Frank Sun, utilizes understated yet effective special effects to compliment the laid back beat from Foolery and vocals from Tab-One, Charlie Smarts, and Median.

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