Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Will Downing-The Blessing

Romantic soul crooner Will Downing just released the first song from the second EP in his current musical trilogy Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow. Last year’s Yesterday is being followed-up with Today that has a future release date. “The Blessing” is the first single from Today and it upholds Downing’s reputation as a sensitive interpreter of love songs.

Download The Blessing


Killer Mike Drops New Track featuring Bun B + T.I. And Announces New Album

Atlanta-born rapper Killer Mike will release his self-proclaimed finest work to date with the debut of R.A.P. Music on May 15 from Williams Street Records. The album, which was produced entirely by El-P, Brooklyn’s resident laureate hip hop artist, producer and entrepreneur.The album’s title is an acronym for Rebellious African People’s Music and it takes its influences from all genres of music black people have rebelled through, including gospel, jazz, soul, rock and funk. R.A.P. Music’s lead single, “Big Beast,” features Bun B, T.I. and Trouble and is currently available on iTunes.

Listen to “Big Beast” feat. T.I. and Bun B

Tour Dates:

2/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Busdriver + Nocando

Killer Mike
R.A.P. Music
(Williams Street)
May 15, 2012

1. Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble)
2. Untitled (feat. Scar)
3. Go!
4. Southern Fried
5. Jo Jo’s Chillin
6. Reagan
7. Don’t Die
8. Ghetto Gospel
9. Butane (Champion’s Anthem) (feat. El-P)
10. Anywhere But Here (feat. Emily Panic)
11. Willie Burke Sherwood
12. R.A.P. Music


SomeOthaShip Connect Announce Georgia Anne Muldrow And Dudley Perkins East Coast Tour Dates In Support Of March 27th Release Of Seeds

Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins are going on tour to support the March 27th release of Seeds. You can purchase Seeds at iTunes or FatBeats.

You can listen to their Valentine’s Day anthem, “Husfriend” here.

East Coast Dates For Georgia Anne Muldrow And Dudley Perkins:

March 24 @ Salsa Rosa (Montreal)
March 25 @ Wrongbar (Toronto) Buy Here
March 26 @ SOBS (New York) Buy Here
March 27 @ Princeton (New Jersey)
March 28 @ The Arts Garage (Philadelphia) Buy Here
March 29 @ Liv (DC) Buy Here

Yesterday, to commemorate the 16 year anniversary of 2pac’s All Eyez On Me, Georgia Anne Muldrow partnered with DubCNN to release remixes to four 2pac classics, “Letter 2 My Unborn Child,” “Ghetto Gospel,” “N*GGAS,” and “Dear Mama.” Listen to and download the tracks here.

Seeds tracklisting:

1. Seeds
2. Wind
3. Calabash
4. Kali Yuga
5. The Birth Of Petey Wheatstraw
6. Best Love
7. Husfriend (Intro)
8. Husfriend
9. Kneecap Jelly
10. The Few
11. Remember (Outro)


Getting at the Root of Black Homophobic Speech

Washington, DC – I’ve received an overwhelming response to my recent piece about The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) demand for CNN to fire Roland Martin due to what they perceived as homophobic tweets. Most people agreed with my position, but, for those who questioned my view that GLAAD is not in a position to complain about alleged injustice from Blacks, a quick look at the root of Black homophobia should provide context.

Cleo Manago

Since my initial column, CNN announced the “indefinite suspension” of one of the strongest Black voices on the network and Martin has agreed to meet with The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). GLAAD probably thinks that it has achieved a good. I disagree.


Tiombe Lockhart -Augustus & Me (Free EP)

Fresh Selects is premiering Tiombe Lockhart’s Augustus & Me EP for download today. The 3-song giveaway is set to classic dubs from reggae king Augustus Pablo.

Download Augustus & Me