Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods is known for her guest appearances on Chance The Rapper’s “Sunday Candy” and Macklemore’s “White Privilege II.” “Blk Girl Soldier” acknowledges the social hurdles Black women deal with and acknowledges historical figures like Rosa Parks, Ella Baker and Sojourner Truth. Woods is getting ready for the release of her Heavn debut album later this year.
Daily Archives: June 7, 2016
Usher & The Roots perform Prince’s “Adore” coming out of Usher’s “You Got It Bad” at the Roots Picnic 2016. Together they express their grief and gratitude for Prince’s contributions to music in general and their specific creativity. Their cover of Prince’s song feels like a prelude to the BET tribute coming up in two weeks.
Today would’ve been Prince’s 58th birthday but celebrations of his birthday have been combined with the mourning of his passing on April 21st. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton made today Prince Day in the artist’s home state. Spike Lee hosted a birthday party with Sway in Brooklyn this past weekend and Tidal has uploaded 15 albums of Prince’s including some unreleased music. BET has announced some of the performers for the Prince tribute which so far includes Sheila E, The Roots, D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and more to come. In the video clip above, Prince’s fellow Gemini, the late Miles Davis, talks about Prince being influenced by Jimi Hendrix, James Brown & Charlie Chaplin. Prince and Davis even shared the stage and you can see it here.