For the first track from Lee Fields & The Expressions’ record Emma Jean, they take on JJ Cale’s “Magnolia”. They knock it out of the park too. Mr. Fields embodies the sound and feel of a generation every artist and their mother wishes to emulate today. It’s as effortless as breathing to Lee and the Expressions. Be watching out for The Truth And Soul Records release coming soon.
Lupe has been taking some flack lately for the tracks he’s been dropping. So he decides to release (a watermarked version) of a track featuring AB-Soul called “Thorns & Horns” and in the words of Jeff Daniels as the incomparable Harry Dunne, “TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF”. Now see picture above, can we get a version with Twista on it?
De La Soul is fresh off of trying their best to break the internet. Giving away their catalog (sans Grind Date) for free to build up anticipation for their new album appropriately titled You’re Welcome. The gifts just keep rolling too. Now we learn that they plan on dropping two mixtapes before the album drops Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. (Production by J Dilla) and Premiem Soul On The Rocks (Produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock). This isn’t the year of the Horse, it’s the year of the De La.
“Dilla Plugged In” is the first track from Smell The Daisy and serves as an ode of sorts to the legendary Producer and his Ma Dukes.
Taken from quite possibly the greatest Stevie Wonder tribute album of all time. No, not possibly, it is the best tribute album. Madlib and his Yesterday’s New Quintet personae deliver on the album aptly titled Stevie. Here we have two of my favorite joints from the album, “Too High” and “Visions”, though it’s difficult to pick two favorites. Front to back the album is solid. You can pick up a copy of the album on various places through out the interwebs. I suggest doing so.
Production from Paul White and from the record White Sands available through Stones Throw Records. So soulful. So Homeboy. So good. Buy the album, support that real.