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Thundercat-Song For The Dead Official Video

Thundercat delivers a new video today for “Song For The Dead” from his The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam. Ryan McShane animated the storyline that follows Thundercat from the forest through the galaxy.

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emaé’s four-song Imperfect Words EP is a pop-folk styled mini introduction to her life experience. The London singer-songwriter had this to say about Imperfect Words: “Imperfect Words is exactly that. Words from my life that are flawed and only the ones I’m learning as I go. They are the songs of my everyday; they come from that one time on the bus to work, or that time when my dreams felt more like a curse than a blessing.”

Listen To Unreleased Music From Prince At Versace Fashion Show

 

The debut of unheard music from Prince begins with 11 minutes of new music heard during the Versace show at Milan Fashion Week on June 20th. Prince was friends with Donatella Versace and would send her music on a regular basis. The mostly instrumental piece is guitar-heavy with light vocals from Prince and the compelling energy of the music seems to make the models walk with more fierceness.

The Birth Of A Nation Official Trailer

This is the first official trailer for Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation. Parker, who produced and directed the movie, also stars as Nat Turner who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that left up to 65 white people dead. Parker’s film debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival will be released October 7th.

Amerigo Gazaway Presents The Cool Out Corner Summer Mixtape

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Producer Amerigo Gazaway kicks off the season with The Cool Out Corner Summer Mixtape of various carefree jams from Kool & The Gang, Prince, Digable Planets and more. He’s also got a Do The Right Thing-inspired Cool Out  t-shirt.

Tall Black Guy Digs In The Archive & Shares Oooowee116BPM

Tall Black Guy digs into his archive and shares the jazz-heavy house track he calls “Oooowee116BPM.”  It’s been six months since he released the first album under his Yusef Rumperfield alter ego. You can stream and buy the cosmic jazz longplayer at his Bandcamp page.

The Game-All Eyez Featuring Jeremih From Streets Of Compton TV Docuseries

A&E recently aired the Streets Of Compton docuseries that featured interviews with Compton residents talking about their city. The Game and Jeremih’s Scott Storch-produced “All Eyez” is from the musical companion to the docuseries and will also be on The Game’s 1992 album coming out later this year. The Game has partnered with IM3 Gaming Studios to release a new mobile game, Block Wars on July 29th.

Throwback: TLC-Get It Up

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TLC recorded Prince’s “Get It Up” for the Poetic Justice soundtrack. Prince wrote “Get It Up” under his Jamie Starr moniker for The Time’s self-titled debut album. “Get It Up” was The Time’s first single and it was released as a “7 with “After Hi School” on the B-side. Prince wrote, arranged and performed “Get It Up” with synthesizers from Revolution band member Doctor Fink and Morris Day’s vocals. TLC’s version was one of three songs from the Poetic Justice soundtrack to chart. TLC would cover Prince again with  “If I Was Your Girlfriend” from their second album.

Incognito-All I Ever Wanted Featuring Maysa Lyric Video

Incognito and Maysa have made music together again for Incognito’s In Search Of Better Days album coming out June 24th. Bluey wrote “All I Ever Wanted” for Amy Winehouse, who was an Incognito fan and who he had a brief discussion with about a collaboration. Winehouse’s relationship with Blake was used as inspiration for “All I Ever Wanted.”

Media Questions Of The Week

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Who will be the first artist to receive a Grammy for a streaming-only release now that they are being recognized?

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What is the release date for Tupac’s All Eyez On Me biopic?

 

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What will be the fate of Ebony and Jet magazines now that they are no longer owned by The Johnson family?

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