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Mister Cee Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson With Birthday Mix

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Mister Cee acknowledges Michael Jackson today on what would’ve been Jackson’s 58th birthday. It is still strange for fans to think that Jackson has been dead for seven years. Spike Lee had his usual block party for Jackson this past weekend in Brooklyn and the pictures can be viewed at the Gothamist.

Nia Andrews-From Here EP Stream

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Nia Andrews’s From Here is a four-song EP about love and knowing. Mocky exclusively produced the project for the Los Angeles singer. Producer Mark de Clive-Lowe, who Andrews has worked with in the past, plays synthesizers on  “Down.”

Throwback: Hefner-Controversy

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German producer Hefner covered Prince’s “Controversy” for the 2001 tribute album If I Was Prince. The album is a collection of Prince covers from a variety of independent artists. UK label Rex Records released the project that only the most obscure Prince fans became aware of. Hefner’s version of “Controversy” featuring Josee on vocals is a downtempo lounge piece perfect for daydreaming. If I Was Prince is another testament to Prince’ influence on so many artists.

De La Soul-We’re Still Here (now) Documentary

We’re Still Here (now) is De La Soul’s documentary about their And The Anonymous Nobody album. The making of the Kickstarter album, their almost 30-year careers and tour footage brings this piece about them into 2016. Damon Albarn and Common make appearances and talk about De La Soul’s significance and their experience with them. See De La Soul’s tour dates here.

Maxwell-1990x Behind The Scenes

Maxwell talks about his video for “1990x,” his 20-year anniversary,  the resurgence of the ’90’s and likens the clip to a James Bond movie. A crew member from the video  shares the secret to creating the sensual atmosphere with so much smoke. black SUMMER’s night is out now.

Media Questions Of The Week

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Have many artists will choose to be independent after looking at the way Frank Ocean exited his deal with Def Jam by giving them the less lucrative Endless album and selling the Blonde album independently by brokering an exclusive deal with Apple? And how many artists will think about being independent since Universal has banned  exclusive deals after Frank Ocean’s Blonde?

Is Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home a replication of Shonda Rhimes’s Scandal?

 

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Where is Young Thug aka Jeffery taking hip-hop with his non-belief in gender and androgynous fashion?

De La Soul-And The Anonymous Nobody Album Stream

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De La Soul’s Kickstarter-funded  And The Anonymous Nobody came out today and Damon Albarn, Pete Rock and Jill Scott are a few of the artists that appear on the album.

Jidenna Performs Little Bit More On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jidenna continues to build anticipation for his album with this performance of the Nigerian-pop influenced “Little Bit More” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In September he will return to his native Nigeria and give a concert to promote his debut album.

George Clinton & Funkadelic On KCRW

 
George Clinton, Funkadelic and Thundercat were in the KCRW studios and performed “Flashlight”  “Atomic Dog” and “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.” Flying Lotus walks by during “Flashlight” and it’s a reminder that his Brainfeeder label is releasing Clinton’s next album. The whole session can be seen here. You can buy tickets for the Brainfeeder showcase at the Hollywood Bowl on September 17th here.

Mick Jenkins-Drowning Featuring BADBADNOTGOOD Official Video

Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD’s video for “Drowning” is a dramatic piece where slaves almost exact revenge on their slavemasters for lynching and almost drowning on of their own. The Chicago rapper and Canadian jazz band will see their Healing Component album come out September 23rd.

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