Daily Archives: November 23, 2015

Unsung: Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg is the subject of the latest episode of Unsung and it is an overview of his days as the pioneering vocalist of G-Funk R&B. Unsung follows Nate Dogg from his beginnings as a child in Mississippi singing with his family in church,  to his California relocation and  his fated meeting with Snoop Dogg. They met in high school and it was the start of their lifetime friendship and professional relationship.  His passing in 2011 makes the Unsung episode even more important because he was never truly recognized for his contributions to the West Coast and his powerful hooks that added another dimension of soul to any song he sang. An artist like The Weeknd owes much to Nate Dogg for using the sensuousness and smoothness of R&B to make rugged pimp lyrics palatable.  Watch the whole episode above.

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Kamasi Washington Scores Short Film Color Guard

Kamasi Washington has provided the score for the short film Color Guard, which is about the life-changing bedtime story an uncle tells his neice. Listen to the theme song above and watch the film here.

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Bishop Nehru-Manssin Featuring Que Hampton

Bishop Nehru and Que Hampton trade bars from their “Manssin” collaboration in the video that was shot outdoors.  “Manssin” from Nehruvia:The Nehruvian EP released last Spring and offered as a download from his website.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings-White Christmas

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are celebrating the biggest holiday of the year with their It’s A Holiday Soul Party album. They have recorded and made a video for one of the most soulful versions of “White Christmas.” Jones and the band are back on tour in December after she had a setback in September with the return of her cancer.

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