Harn Solo and Ya Boy Hardheaded team up on some Pro Prospek live orchestration while sprinkling some SuZe on the hook. Stooges Brass Band’s Cameron Johnson provides the Saxo-Harmonies through out the track. This is my first time checking out Ya Boy Hardhead, he holds his on the track, it’s tough to rock over a beat with all the movement this has. Harn handles the track with ease, riding the beat like a true professional. Pro Prospek is developing a great sound for himself. This track was done entirely with live instrumentation, which brings a great sound and makes so much since with New Orleans rich musical heritage. The beats embody the essence of the Crescent City.
The Robert Glasper Experiment is joined by Raheem DeVaughn during a show at La Cigale in Paris, France. There are some surprises hidden in there which I’ll let you find for yourself. Bass Solo (cough* cough*) And the cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. Man…..anyway, enjoy some soulful and jazzy tunes. Raheem channels his inner Dwele on “No Worries” before going in to Raheem’s 2007 single “Woman from Love Behind The Melody and providing some assistance to a nice version of “Ah Yeah”. Of course you can’t have a Robert Glasper Experiment show without some J Dilla which comes in the form of “Nag Champa” from Common’s Like Water For Chocolate album.
Robert Glasper : Fender Rhodes – Keyboard
Derrick Hodge : Electric Bass
Mark Colenburg : Drums
Casey Benjamin : Vocoder, Keys, Saxophone
Raheem Devaughn : Vocals (13,14,15)
1: Intro 2: Black Radio 3: No Church In The Wild (Jay-Z/Kanye West) 4: Big Girl Body 5: Get Lucky (Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams) 6: Let It Ride 7: Drum Solo 8: Lift Off 9: I Stand Alone 10: Bass Solo (inc. We Fight/We Love [Q-Tip] tease) 11: Lovely Day (Bill Withers) 12: Nag Champa (Common) 13: No Worries (w/Raheem DeVaughn) 14: Woman (w/Raheem DeVaughn) 15: Ah Yeah (w/Raheem DeVaughn) 16: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) 17: Letter To Hermione
Few albums have had the type of impact that Breath From Another from Esthero had on me. The beats were completely hip-hop influenced but Esthero’s voice was so ethereal. The album was entirely produced by Doc McKinney, who has since worked with everyone from The Weeknd and Res to Young Buck and Drake. The weather today in Jackson is overcast and a little on the chilly side, so this album is perfect for today. Check it out and if you enjoy, go pick yourself a copy of it up and check out her other releases Wikked Lil’ Grrrls, We R N Need Of A Musical Revolution (EP), and Everything is Expensive.