Marcel P. Black will be delivering to the world his new album Black Collar this year. “Live My Love” is first track from it and is produced by Baton Rouge’s Tezz. Featuring gritty and honest lyricism over a slowed down Millie Jackson sample, the song is a certified banger. The formula is there and the album will certainly be on your don’t miss list for 2014. We’ll keep you posted on developments on the album but for now run over to Marcel’s Bandcamp page by clicking the link below and pick up the single. Get hip to the #BlackCollar movement. Put the song on a cd or iPod or whatever medium you listen to music on when you’re driving. Roll the windows down in your car and blast it as loud as your stereo will go. Then wait for the approving nods from onlookers and passer-bys.
Before he was the man, Aloe Blacc was the best kept secret in the Los Angeles underground scene. In 2004/2005 he recorded a spanish version of John Legend’s “Ordinary People”, complete with an ode to Stevie Wonder, which is what caught my attention then. I’ve only heard it a couple of times and both times it was digitally. Well fast forward to last Wednesday and while attending a local Vinyl Record night, DJ Sandpaper pulled the vinyl out and proceeded to knock me out my seat. It’s a great version, and a must have for everyone.
De La Soul will be releasing Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. on Wednesday, March 26th. The project is a homage to late producer extraordinaire James D Yancey, known worldwide as J Dilla. “Vocabulary Spills” is an example of the spectacular awesomely awesomeness that is certain to be this mixtape. The trio is planning on dropping one more mixtape (Premium Soul On The Rocks), produced by Pete Rock & DJ Premier, before releasing their full-length album You’re Welcome.
“You cry keepin it real, you should try keepin it right.” just was raw when quoted today as it was all them years ago……