Monthly Archives: August 2018

Neneh Cherry Unveils Shot Gun Shack & Title Of New Album

Neneh Cherry’s “Shot Gun Shack” is titled after a phrase she heard at the funeral for jazz legend Ornette Coleman. The lyrics investigate global gun violence and the power of guns in society. Shotgun houses were the most popular style of home in the south during the end of the Civil War moving into the 1920s. Cherry has revealed her new album is called Broken Politics she says, 

“I’m very shy about taking on big themes with the airs that I’ve got a solution—who has the fucking solutions? I like writing from a personal perspective, and the time we live in is so much about finding your own voice. People have been left feeling misheard, misunderstood, and disillusioned. What the fuck can I do? Maybe politics starts in your bedroom, or your house—a form of activism, and a responsibility. The album is about all of those things: feeling broken, disappointed, and sad, but having perseverance. It’s a fight against the extinction of free thought and spirit.”

Stream “Shot Gun Shack” and see the artwork and tracklisting for Broken Politics:

 Broken Politics Tracklisting

1.Fallen Leaves


3.Poem Daddy 

4.Synchronised Devotion 

5.Deep Vein Thrombosis

6.Faster Than The Truth 

7.Natural Skin Deep 

8.Shot Gun Shack 

9.Black Monday 

10.Cheap Breakfast Special 

11.Slow Release









Brandon Coleman Has Video For All Around The World

Brandon Coleman takes his chilled out funk to the beach for the “All Around The World” video. He plays the keyboards and sings for an appreciative group of women until he wakes up from his dream. “All Around The World” is the second single from his forthcoming Resistance debut on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. Coleman’s history as a supporting musician for Babyface, Childish Gambino, and others has given him the space to develop his own sound. The launch party for Resistance takes place September 13th at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles and tickets are available. He will introduce the music from Resistance with a 10-piece band. 


Watch: Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia & Jennifer Holliday Perform At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

 Chaka Khan “Going Up Yonder”  
Stevie Wonder “The Lord’s Prayer” “As” 
  Jennifer Hudson “Amazing Grace”  
 Fantasia “Precious Lord Take My Hand” “You’ve Got A Friend”   
  Jennifer Holliday “Climbing Higher Mountains”


Aretha Franklin’s funeral took place today at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and it was an eight-hour celebration with speeches and performances from her family, some of the most celebrated artists, former presidents and politicians. Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Clive Davis and Judge Greg Mathis were among those who spoke at the podium. Whoopi Goldberg, Valerie Simpson, Gladys Knight, Omarosa Manigault-Newman Big Sean and Angie Stone were in attendance. The music performances lived up to the expectations for a homegoing service for one of the most important singers ever. The four-day celebration, Swanson Funeral Home’s changing of Franklin’s outfits, the gold coffin, the streaming of the service around the world and the 100 pink Cadillacs within the procession were all appropriate for the Queen Of Soul. Fans camped outside the church to watch the service on a big screen while others waited patiently across the street from Woodlawn Cemetery to watch Franklin’s hearse be transported to her final resting place. Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday paid tribute to Franklin with performances that brought the church to their feet. 


Janet Jackson Honors Brother Michael Jackson On His 60th Birthday With Video Tribute

Janet Jackson honored her late brother Michael Jackson today with a tribute to his 1992 “Remember The Time” video. John Singleton directed the video which starred Iman and Eddie Murphy. Jackson collaborated with social media stars Kwaylon Rogers and King Bach to recreate the original in one minute and 11 seconds. She takes on the role of Iman who judged the dancers as a queen sitting atop her throne in Egypt. Michael Jackson would have been 60 years old today. 


Redman: 1990 Now Official Video

Redman’s “1990 Now” video pulls up some nostalgia with payphones,  pagers, vinyl and Nintendo games. He hosts a party and everybody has matching t-shirts. “1990 Now” is from his long-awaited Muddy Waters Too that will come out in early 2019 more than 20 years after Muddy Waters.