Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Mick Jenkins-The Artful Dodger

Mick Jenkins is between official releases since offering Wave[s] and his Water[s] projects. “The Artful Dodger” is produced by Kaytranada and THEMpeople and uses a sample from BADBADNOTGOOD. Jenkins raps about everyone facing challenges and needing to get on their feet again. His debut album, [T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent is due for release this summer.


Gary Clark Jr. Collaborator Tameca Jones Releases Head Over Heels From Forthcoming EP


Tameca Jones is a soul/pop singer from Austin, Texas and she is the voice heard on Gary Clark Jr.’s “Wings” from his The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim album. Jones is getting ready to release her Naked EP and “Head Over Heels” is one of the first songs from the project to post online. Jones has been working around her home base since 2005 when she became the lead singer of the local band 8 Million Stories. Their covers of songs by Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Elton John have had an impact on her style which is soul-based with pop influences.


River Tiber-Illusions Featuring Pusha T

Toronto producer River Tiber and Pusha T collaborated for Red Bull’s Sound Select and created the R&B /hip-hop single “Illusions.”  KATRAYNADA  and Doc McKinney also added their input to the producing of the song that sounds like Baptist preaching in the middle of digital soul.


Knights of the West Social Club Presents “Spring Fling Extravaganza Awards Show” With Patrice Rushen, Chico DeBarge and more



The City of Angels will soar on a heavenly, musical flight when the Knights of the West Social Club presents the “The Spring Fling Extravaganza Awards Show,” a benefit concert event featuring the legendary Patrice Rushen, onSaturday, April 16 at the Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium.  Melodic bliss is sure to bless the rafters as multi-Grammy nominated pianist Patrice Rushen is joined by soulful crooner Chico DeBarge, master violinist Karen Briggs, Sir Stringfellow & The Mo Betta Experience Band and comic king Shang Forbes for a grand evening of celebration and entertainment.

Karen Briggs
Comedian Shang

The Knights of the West Social Club, an extension of Western Knights #56 Free and Accepted Masons, continue their legacy of service with this wonderful presentation, as a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Breast Cancer Awareness, The John and Evelyn Friar Scholarship Fund and Robert W. Brown Scholarship Foundation. Local community leaders that have helped to shape and influence the lives of Los Angeles residents will also be recognized and honored. The performances begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium, located at 9027 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles.

A classically trained pianist, Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that make her one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought after artists. Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts,” including the first woman to serve as musical director for the 46th, 47th and 48th Annual Grammy Awards; the first woman in 43 years to serve as head composer/musical director for television’s highest honor, the Emmy Awards; and the first woman musical director of the NAACP Image Awards, an honor she held for 12 consecutive years.
“We are extremely proud to have Patrice Rushen highlight this special occasion, alongside phenomenal artists, as we pay tribute to our community honorees,” cites Aaron Harris, co-chair, special projects committee for the Knights of the West Social Club. “Our lodge has a tradition of commitment to our community and this concert continues our legacy. We are hoping the community comes out to support our honorees while enjoying a relaxing evening of great music.

Bishop Nehru Shares Sacred Visions From Magic 19 Mixtape

Bishop Nehru is releasing his Magic 19 mixtape in June and “Sacred Visions” is a preview of what he calls “new flows, new sounds.” Last year he released his Nehruvian EP and fans are still talking about his 2014 NehruvianDOOM album with MF Doom. The New York rap prodigy has been busy and consistent in his mission to elevate his name and this preview of the Magic 19 mixtape has already created anticipation for the full-length project which will be available on his site.