Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

Waajeed: Through It All EP Stream

Waajeed’s Through It All EP is a deep house oasis made for club nights that really start early in the morning. The three-song collection is available on vinyl and digitally through his Bandcamp page. Hopefully, Through It All will receive a video for one of its songs like deft visual treatment given to Waajeed’s “Shango” single.

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Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. Official Trailer

Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. is a series coming to USA Network about the murder investigations for the late rappers. The friendship between the rappers, the East Coast vs. West Coast conflict and the work of late LAPD Detectives Russell Poole and Greg Kading are explored in the series. This is no official date for the show but the trailer gives a glimpse of the serious drama ahead.

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Gamble & Huff Statement On The Passing Of Bunny Sigler And Jerry Ross

Jerry Ross

 

PHILADELPHIA – Legendary Philadelphia International Records co-founders and R&B pioneers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff released a pair of statements mourning the passing of two vital members of “The Sound of Philadelphia” family: Walter “Bunny” Sigler and Jerry Ross.

Bunny Sigler

Sigler helped Gamble & Huff create the Philly Sound as a multi-faceted writer, producer, background vocalist and solo artist.

“I am truly and deeply saddened by the passing of my very dear friend Walter “Bunny” Sigler,” said Gamble. “He was one of the most talented, creative, and great songwriters and music producers I have worked with. He contributed so many great songs to our PIR artist roster from the beginning. Bunny also was a great singer, and performed superbly on many of our hit song as a background vocalist. More importantly, he was like family to us. And he was the best!”

Added Huff: “Bunny was one of my favorite producers and writers. I was honored early on to introduce Bunny to the Philadelphia music community, and to producer and songwriter legends John Madara and Dave White. I was privileged to write and produce his first and biggest hit, ‘Let the Good Times Roll.’ I truly loved Bunny Sigler and will dearly miss him.”

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Mar Introduces Next Project With Place Single

Amsterdam native Mar connected with producer Aston Rudi last year for his new EP Things Will Be. “Place” is the first sound leaked from the upcoming EP and it is a dreamy soundscape based on Rudi’s drawn-out keys and sparse percussion. The overall feeling is one of escaping from confinement into open air.

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President Obama Among Those Sending Dr. Lowery Birthday Wishes

Atlanta, GA – While President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters sent birthday greetings, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III and Dr. Martin L. King Jr’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris were among celebrities and dignitaries on hand in Atlanta to acknowledge the 96th birthday of civil rights leader and former King confidant, Dr.  Joseph E. Lowery.

Keith David

 

The historical evening was made most memorable when OWN’s “Greenleaf” star and singer Keith David; Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” star and vocalist, Cassandra “Cassi” Davis; and gospel superstar, Yolanda Adamsmesmerized the audience with a stellar musical tribute that encapsulated the life of the well-loved nonagenarian.  The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute (Lowery Institute) hosted the gala which also featured Lowery Institute Change Agents packing the stage to honor the Dr. Lowery with raised fists and taking a knee.

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