Daily Archives: May 22, 2016

Kindred The Family Soul-All My People Featuring Freeway

“All My People” featuring Freeway is the first single from Kindred The Family Soul’s sixth studio album, Legacy. Kindred’s wish to see everyone improve their circumstances is played out in the video where you see them offering support to young members of the community. Legacy will be released independently on August 5th.

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Questlove Pays Tribute To Prince At Billboard Music Awards

Questlove gives a passionate tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards and reminded everyone of how heavy his absence feels already and how his musical input will inspire people forever. Instead of wearing a donut for J.Dilla on his jacket tonight he wore a purple symbol for Prince. Stevie Wonder and Madonna sang “Purple Rain” and “Nothing Compares 2U” during their Prince dedication while the audience waved their lighted purple wristbands.

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Angie Martinez Shares Stories With The Fader For Everything You Need To Know

New York hip-hop radio legend Angie Martinez just released her memoir, My Voice. She recently paid a visit to The Fader and shared some stories from her career for their Everything You Need To Know series. In this clip, she talks about Biggie Smalls’s “Ten Crack Commandments,” accepting marijuana-laced cookies from Big Pun and recording music with Rick Ross.

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Throwback: Morris Day-Fishnet

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“Fishnet” was written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Morris Day’s Daydreaming album.  Day’s sophomore album was another opportunity for the three of them to work together outside of their membership in The Time. The tribute to women’s stockings gave Day his only number one R&B hit as a solo artist and further spread the magic of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Day’s self-produced first album, Color Of Success, was received well because of the single “Oak Tree” and was a factor in keeping Minneapolis funk relevant. The three of them would not work together again until the 1990 release of The Time’s Pandemonium. Day released his fourth and most recent solo album in 2004 with It’s About Time. In 2011, The Time reunited and changed their name to The Original 7ven and released the album Condensate. The band is currently touring and will pay tribute to Prince who founded The Time in 1981.

 

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