Daily Archives: April 25, 2011

Dead Prez-The Beauty Within

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Dead Prez have made a tribute to natural women in this song from their Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz mixed tape.


Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings: Brownswood Electr*c 2 Album Tracklist/Teaser

This time last year, Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, specifically Gilles’ assistant Alex Stevenson, hand-picked a collection of up-and-coming producers for the label’s first ever Brownswood Electr*c compilation. The album featured producers who were relatively unknown at the time, but that have gone on to transform the electronic landscape including Mount Kimbie, devonwho, Shlohmo, George Fitzgerald and many more.


Cheryl Pepsii Riley Reunites w/Tyler Perry & Family on The Mo’Nique Show

New York, NY – Soul singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley is enjoying her day in the sun. The songstress, who achieved popularity in the late ’80s with her hit release, “Thanks for My Child” has been keeping her brand alive these day performing via Tyler Perry’s many blockbuster plays and movie soundtracks, her fresh and compelling independent CD release, “Let Me Be Me,” and hosting a weekly talent showcase at the Village Underground in New York. Her latest play, Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family” is currently available on DVD with interest refueled in the production by the film version’s recent release in theaters.

Riley reunited with Tyler Perry and cast members from “Madea’s Big Happy Family” on the set of “The Mo’Nique Show” where she delivered a titillating, show-stopping, solo performance as part of a medley of songs performed by the cast. The performance received a standing ovation! The episode airs on Tuesday, April 26 on BET at 11:00 p.m. EST/PST.

Keep up with Cheryl Pepsii Riley at http://www.CherylPepsiiRiley.comand catch her on Monday nights as she hosts her “Back in the Day, Black Velvet Painting, Blue Lights in da Basement, Musicians and Singers Jam” via webcast on http://www.TheVillageUnderground.com.


Elzhi Interpolates Nas’ Classic Debut “Ilmatic” Into A Classic Of His Very Own With “Elmatic”

To say that Elzhi’s “ELmatic” has been a labor of love would be an understatement. The idea was first broached years ago by DJ House Shoes and discussed and bandied about incessantly since. Though the concept was unrealized for what seemed like ages; years went by, life got in the way, recording and touring with Slum Village got in the way and as more time passed, desperate fans continued to wait (albeit impatiently) for news and updates on the project.


Nas & Damian Marley-Nah Mean


The life of Distant Relatives lives on with this video for “Nah Mean.” Nas and Damian Marley are making sure you don’t forget their much slept on album.