Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

Locksmith-Broken Feat. Jarell Perry

Locksmith has another narrative about being the ordinary man’s emcee called “Broken.” It’s the third single from The Green Box and Jarell Perry provides guest vocals.

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Clear Soul Forces-Aint’ Playin’

“Ain’t Playin'” is the second single from Detroit rappers Clear Soul Forces’ second album Gold PP7s that has a September 17th release date.

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Whitney Houston’s Tribute Comic Book Released For Birthday This Week

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August 9th, In what would have been the superstars 50th birthday this year, Bluewater Productions is publishing a comic book about her life in “Tribute: Whitney Houston”.

Iconic superstar, Whitney Houston broke records in the music and movie industry. She was an idol to millions and adored all over the world. Some even said she had the voice of an angel, but the demons of her past was a creeping ghost on her life which was tragically taken away too soon. Take a look at her past and how she changed the world with just the sound of her voice. This is the life and death of Whitney Houston.

The 32-page comic book released this week, is written by Raphael Moran and drawn by Kirk Feretzanis with a cover by famed artist Neil Feigeles.

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Quasimoto-Catchin’ The Vibe

Madlib’s Quasimoto alter ego has struck again with a crate-digging bum in the video for “Catchin’ The Vibe” from Yessir Whatever.

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R.I.P. George Duke

Jazz fusion legend George Duke passed away last night at the age of 67 at a Los Angeles hospital according to Motown alum Scherrie Payne. Duke’s career spanned four decades and started in the ’60’s when he recorded his first album as The George Duke Quartet. The San Rafael, California native soon developed diverse musical chops playing with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Jean Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa and Dexter Gordon. He came closest to the mainstream with his ’70’s funk hits “Reach For It” and “Dukey Stick” but most fans adore his jazz R&B output that has featured Rachelle Ferrell, Stanley Clarke, Deniece Williams, Regina Belle, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Teena Marie, Jill Scott and his cousin Dianne Reeves. Songs like “No Rhyme, No Reason” and “Sweet Baby” proved that the meeting between jazz and R&B was not always contrived but could be classy and emotionally sincere. “I Want You For Myself” was another funk tune of his from the ’70’s that spread his legend in the dance music world. Duke also worked with Miles Davis on the albums Tutu and Amandla. His music has also been a sample mine for Madlib, Daft Punk, Kanye West, 9th Wonder and Ice Cube. Last month he released his final album Dreamweaver as a tribute to his wife Corinne who died of cancer one year ago.

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