The Mashed Out Posse is back with a new collaboration with another classic NYC Duo Havoc & Prodigy. “Street Certified” is a dark track which sounds like a throwback Mobb Deep song. It will appear on the forthcoming M.O.P. album coming on Nature Sounds.
Prince Po enlists his Organized Noise compadre Pharoahe Monch and frequent collaborator O.C. on his newest release “Smash” from his brand new album Animal Serum. Released today on Nature Sounds record label it is completely produced by Oh No. Saafir, Oh No, Rock (Heltah Skeltah), and Sadat X all make lyrical contributions.
Animated visuals from Jazz Spastiks for their new track “Delicious” featuring the one and only Count Bass D. Grab the single and a remix version below for free.
“Dangerous Part 1” is one of the new tracks on Timmon Records (Finland based label) release of Myron & E with The Soul Investigators’ album Broadway which was released state-side by Stones Throw Records. This new version called Going In Circles features 4 brand new tracks of funky/soulful/organy goodness. It’s pressed on vinyl and come complete with an old school cardboard style cover. You can purchase it via Stones Throw below….
On “Tonight”, the newest offering from R&B crooner Kerry Thomas, he is taking his girl for a night on the town. Guest spitter TrickyLT? He’s not exactly going out NOWHERE. I wonder why the traditional R&B/Rap formula is the vocalist is the nice guy and the rap guy is only trying to creep? I know it’s a proven formula and this track works well and should get some serious radio attention but once I’d like the rapper to talk about taking his girl out and spending the night for her. What a non-rap perspective?
Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is releasing his debut Blue Note album Rising Son on February 18th. This probably the most anticipated for a new jazz project I’ve been since Canvas from Robert Glasper. That version of “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” sounds great. You can preorder the album by clicking the link below. Check out Takuya’s back catalog as well and his work with Jose James.
From Brand Nubian’s Foundation album, which was the groups first album together in 4 years. The lead single ‘Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” which was their biggest Billboard hit. Puba speaks to himself and his friends coming around with their hands out. Lord Jamar directs his verses to new stars in the Hip-Hop industry, warning about the pitfalls of letting the fame cloud their perspective on things. Sadat X had some choice words for to a lady friend telling her just cause they are kicking it don’t think it’s more than it is. There was an alternate version remixed by the Neptunes released on the 12″ referred to as “Take It To Your Head”.
The Decoders are gearing up for a new release and have brought along UK Soulstress, Alice Russell for this trip through the world of Minnie Riperton’s “Adventures In Paradise”. While the original is soulful, they pick it up a bit. It works very well with Alice Russell’s singing style. Be on the look out for Adventures From Paradise Vol 3 dropping this year at some point.