Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

Pledge Music Campaign For Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Documentary

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There are 48 days left in the Pledge Music campaign for the Wayne Shorter documentary Zero Gravity. Shorter’s legendary travels as a member of the famed Miles Davis Quintet, his solo career and work as one-half of jazz fusion band Weather Report are incandescent chapters in American music. The documentary was started in 2006 and money is needed to finish the project by 2014.

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R.I.P. Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly passed today at his Atlanta home of a drug overdose. Kelly was one-half of the early ’90’s hip-hop duo Kriss Kross that was known for their song “Jump” and wearing their clothes backwards. Jermaine Dupri discovered them at a shopping mall and signed them to his So So Def record label. The success of their debut album Totally Krossed Out earned them a spot on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour, television appearances and their own video game. They created two more albums that had the singles, “Alright,” “Tonight’s tha Night” and “Live and Die For Hip-Hop.” The duo split apart only finally reuniting onstage at the 2013 So So Def 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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Janelle Monae-Q.U.E.E.N. Feat Erykah Badu (Official Video)

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Janelle Monae’s video for “Q.U.E.E.N.” is a mini movie of black and white that begins with Monae’s placement in the living museum of Project Q.U.E.E.N. She, Badu and Monae’s band are frozen rebels who come back to life with music as their weapon. The Black sci-fi crew of funky dancers support Badu and Monae’s freedom/womanhood stance that reminds you that “the booty don’t lie.”

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