Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Black Thought Releases Streams Of Thought Vol. 1

Black Thought steps outside his home with The Roots to release Streams Of Thought Vol. 1 with 9th Wonder and The Soul Council. The emcee reintroduced himself with his HOT97 freestyle months ago which awakened cross-generational hip-hop fans to the existence of lyricism amongst the trap-heavy landscape. Rapsody, Styles P and Kirby have guest appearances on the five-song EP. Read more about Black Thought’s new project in his interview with NPR.  

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Gorillaz Prepare For Release Of The Now Now With Video For Humility

 The Gorillaz are set to release The Now Now in a few weeks and “Humility” featuring George Benson is the first video from the album. Jack Black stars as a goofy guitar player amidst the entertainment taking place on the boardwalk. Fans are intrigued with the replacement of virtual band member Murdoc with Ace from The Powerpuff Girls who also features prominently in the video with Black. 

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Share So Amazing Featuring Luther Vandross

Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge bring out another single from their upcoming Midnight Hour project with their version of Luther Vandross’s “So Amazing.” The song receives new sonic elements with Latin rhythm, harps and jazz guitar but Vandross’s original vocals are intact. Muhammad and Younge explained the origins of the cover in a press release: 

“We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music. Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation, which prompted SONY Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like? Our version of ‘So Amazing’ is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs. In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now, we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration.”

The Midnight Hour comes out next week. 

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