Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well, Janelle...

So I heard Tightrope by Janelle Monae a few weeks ago and had to say I wasn't that impressed. OKSG sent me the video this morning and it definitely perked me up. But I still have to repeat what I said to OKSG....

"Look, I know Janelle can do this shit to death but she needs to show me she can do other stuff too. It's like the NCAA, "yeah we know you can ball, but you need to get your overall grade point average up or else your scholarship is revoked."

Windowseat Live

Loving the back up church style supporting vocals on this live rendition, go and cop that new Badu New Amerykah Part 2 - Return of the Ankh

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Erykah + inspiration

Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Vol 2 drops on Tuesday (3.30.2010) but the video for her single Window Seat is already upon us

Here is the Matt & Kim video it was inspired by

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just when you'd thought you'd heard em all...

J Dilla- Safety Dance, his take on the 80s track of the same name by Men Without Hats, forthcoming on Stonesthrow.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Grooves from Congo! Baloji feat Konono no 1


"Shot in the streets of Kinshasa, site of Muhammad Ali's legendary 'Rumble in the Jungle', Karibu Ya Bintou ("Welcome to Life in Limbo") is a short film with music from the 2010 album 'Kinshasa Succursale' by (Belgian-Congolese artist) Baloji. Electric finger piano (likembé): played by Konono N°1, the legendary Congolese band who collaborated with Björk & count Vampire Weekend and Beck amongst their biggest fans."

feelin this track! broken and jagged Afro chunage.

Baloji's Myspace