D’Angelo & ?uestlove Perform “Africa” Live

Shout out! to those rare moments when I’ll chill & watch a little TV with my momz. I loved television in the 90’s, but like all amazing (and not so amazing) things, they come to an end. The Jamie Foxx show was a pretty funny one. Who could forget him rubbed down in baby oil and rockin’ raggedy cornrows, while performing D’Angelo‘s “How Does It Feel?” to miss fancy pants? I know I can’t.

Voodoo dropped in 2000 which was the last full-length release from the performer. He’s remained silent for over a decade, but appears to be taking baby steps into the light and working on a new project. The man has some really good songs that I vibe to, “Africa” being one of em.

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Fuse TV – Crate Diggers: J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection

What I listen to now is totally different from what I played in ninth grade (think rock bands & mosh pits). In middle school, the closest I had come to Hip-Hop was N*E*R*D, Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West (who has opened my ears to a lot of talented musicians & that’s only one reason why he’s just my favorite person ever haha). It wasn’t until my junior year of high school I really got into Hip-Hop. Unfortunately, I can’t pinpoint the first time I heard a Dilla track or how I might’ve come across him (possibly through Slum Village), but you can’t help but respect his legacy.

While we’re at it, I’ll throw in this Sango remix of SV’s “Climax” produced by the Yancey boy himself.

Jean Grae Performs Live on Sway in the Morning

and another Jean, by the name of Jean Greasy. She performs one of my favorites, “U & Me & Everyone, We Know”. I’ve always adored her quirkiness. Watch as my girl and Sway get their groove on above & a better quality of this amazing track is below.

Cake or Death coming whenever the fuck she decides ;)

Unofficially Official Videos.

I’ll be seeing Flying Lotus (w/ Teebs & Thundercat) next month!! and it got me to thinking about this really cool unofficial music video I saw awhile back for FlyLo’s “Sultan’s Request” by Holly Port.

For such unofficial videos these are pretty amazing! “Ghost” is my second favorite Kid Cudi track (following “Maniac“). The resemblance between Mescudi and Basquiat is uncanny, Props to Steve-Ography for pointing that out.

Something a bit recent, High5Collective took bonus track “Collect Calls” from Kendrick Lamar‘s Good kid, m.A.A.d city album and gave it an unofficial visual. The clip chronicles a day in the life of a group of youths, who involve themselves in some daytime drinking and smoking; watch the video to see how their day ends.

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BINK – The Healer (Ode To Madlib)

I never stuck it out with any instruments (Cello, Guitar, Piano) so I always commend those who do :)

Beat creator and ‘one man band’ BINK from the Netherlands dropped this tribute to Madlib. It’s his multi-instrumental cover of Erykah Badu’s “The Healer”, produced by the Beat Konducta. The original track is an ode to hip hop culture from Badu’s album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).

via TFM