Monthly Archives: May 2016

De La Soul-Pain Featuring Snoop Dogg

De La Soul is getting ready for the release of their crowd-funded And The Anonymous Nobody album on August 26th. “Pain” is from the new album and its laid-back vibe and feature from  Snoop Dogg  makes the song ideal for a car ride.


J.Dilla-Drive Me Wild Instrumental Produced By Karriem Riggins

J.Dilla’s long lost Diary album is noted for the rare vocals from the emcee/producer and guest appearances from a variety of rappers including Nas and Snoop Dogg. The instrumental version of The Diary is available now from Rappcats digitally and on vinyl until July 8th when it will be in all the usual purchase places. “Drive Me Wild” is produced by Karriem Riggins and the James Brown influence is interrupted in places by psychedelic guitars and ceremonial keys.


FOMO Feat. Chaka Khan, Taka Boom & Mark Stevens-House Of Love Official Video

Production duo FOMO made history when they were able to get Chaka Khan and her siblings Taka Boom and Mark Stevens on the same song. “House Of Love” is a feel-good dance track in the style of ’80’s R&B and ’90’s house music. The official video shows Khan, Boom and Stevens having a good time onstage with the band and party people.


9th Wonder Releases ZION Beat Tape

9th Wonder surprised the fans with his just-released ZION beat tape of 36 instrumentals. The producer stated that the ZION series will be used to release every production he has ever created over the next few years. Stream it in full here and you buy it from iTunes.


Throwback: Corinne Bailey Rae-I Want To Be Your Lover



Corinne Bailey Rae’s cover of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” is from her 2011 Love EP. The EP is Bailey Rae’s versions of five love songs and her take on Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” won a Grammy for Best R&B performance. “I Wanna Be Lover” was Prince’s first hit Top 40 single from his second self-titled album. Of the cover, Corinne Bailey Rae says:

“It’s just really fun! I thought, I never get to do really fun, synthy, aggressive bright things. I met Prince in London at his gigs at the O2 and he gave me loads of encouragement. I was amazed by the gig but even more impressed by the aftershow he did in a small venue where he tore up on the guitar and played other people’s songs too. This is one of my favourite Prince songs and gives me the chance to sing the kind of sexy, rhythmical music I love but never seem to write. Getting the chance to do this song was a dream.”

Corinne Bailey Rae released her third studio album, The Heart Speaks In Whispers in 2016.