Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

R.I.P. Diane Charlemagne

Diane Charlemagne, who became known in the ’90’s for her work with drum and bass star Goldie, passed yesterday of cancer at age 51. The British native started her career in the ’80’s with the R&B group, 52nd Street who had a US hit with “Tell Me (How It Feels).” She had success again in the early ’90’s with Urban Cookie Collective who had two Top Ten UK hits. But she mostly associated wth her contribution to fellow Brit Goldie’s seminal drum and bass album Timeless. Her addition to “Inner City Life” took the song beyond regular drum and bass listeners and made it a classic that has already lived beyond its era. Charlemagne’s last song, “It’s In Your Eyes” featuring Andy Rourke will be released November 20th.

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Freddie Gibbs-Fuckin’ Up The Count

Freddie Gibbs announced his Shadow Of A Doubt mixtape coming out November 20th on his ESGN record label. “Fuckin’ Up The Count” is from Shadow Of A Doubt which has guest appearances from E-40 and Black Thought and producers Kaytranada and Boi-1da among others. The video for “Fuckin’ Up The Count” is directed by Jonah Schwartz

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Supastition-Black Bodies

Supastition’s Will Feagins Jr.-directed video for “Black Bodies” is a visual critique of the American establishment and its longstanding problems with racism and police misconduct. The genocide of Native Americans, slaves and The Tuskegee Experiment are just a few of the social crimes Supastition and Feagins bring to light in the video. “Black Bodies” is from Supastition’s Gold Standard album out now.

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The Alabama Shakes-Joe Live On The Stephen Colbert Show

Stephen Colbert is maintaining a strong lineup of artists on his late night show with The Alabama Shakes performing “Joe” from their breakout album, Sound And Color.

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