Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

DJ Premier & The Badder Band Give NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Watch DJ Premier become the first producer to perform a live set for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. He is joined by the Badder Band who provide horns, drums and bass. The 24-minute set includes music he created for  KRS-One, Nas, Das Efx,  Jeru The Damaja, Gangstarr and Royce Da 5′ 9.”

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GoldLink Releases Crew Remixes EP & Video For Meditation Feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada

GoldLink released his Crew Remixes EP last week and today he has a video for “Meditation” featuring Jazmine Sullivan and Kaytranada from his At What Cost album. The video features GoldLink and his would-be love interest surrounded by people at a party. The woman is there with someone else as Jazmine Sullivan sings her part in the center of the frame. GoldLink will start his 31-show tour of North American on September 3rd and tickets are on sale now.

 

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Syd: Bad Dream/No Looking Back

Syd has two new songs with “Bad Dream” and “No Looking Back”  and the former is produced by Gwen Bunn and the latter is a Ricci Riera production. The Internet’s frontwoman revealed on Twitter two weeks ago that she has a new EP ready to follow-up her Fin solo album.  These new songs are a great way for her to see the level of eagerness from her fans regarding new music. There is no set release date for the next project but “Bad Dream” and “No Looking Back” will tide her fans over until the EP comes out. She also appeared as a DJ on HBO’s Insecure two weeks ago.

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Watch Ledisi In Video For High

Ledisi’s Let Love Rule is on the way and today she unveiled the video for “High.” The song is a celebration of her achievements from last year. Couples floating on the feelings of love in the video underscore Ledisi’s elation about her personal romance. She ends her walk down the street in an embrace with her boyfriend. Let Love Rule is set for a September 22nd release and can be pre-ordered now.

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Rev. Joseph E. Lowery Statement on the Passing of Dick Gregory

 

Atlanta, GA – Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, co-founder with Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and former president, issued the following statement on the passing of Dick Gregory:
“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Dick Gregory’s wife, Lillian,  his children, and the entire family. We have lost a true warrior in our long journey towards justice.
“Dick was not just a comedian, author, entrepreneur and a dedicated foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement; he was a friend and will be missed by many. His unique brand of social satire helped opened the eyes of people of all races around the world. Dick’s keen understanding of the need for black people to have a voice led him to run for Mayor, President, and gave him the audacity to make significant sacrifices in his career in order to stand against, and call out hatred and oppression. When the people asked, ‘Who will bell the cat?’ Dick Gregory answered the call.”
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