First of all I have been super busy but I am trying to get to back to posting. I apologize for waiting so long. Back to business... Ok so Cudi finally released the 2nd video for his single "The Pursuit of Happiness". This one is more conceptual and seems more "Cudi" (if there is such a thing. lol) to me. It also features the artist who are featured on the track, MGMT and Ratatat. You know it had to be great because I actually watched the whole video (Most I just scan through because they are boring). I posted the first video featuring Drake a while back but now I want to see what you think about the 2 videos. Which on do you think is better? Please vote above.
Part 1 f/Drake
Part 2 f/Ratatat & MGMT
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
This is the first single for the Dallas soul-singer Erykah Badu off her upcoming album New Amerykah pt.2: Return of the Ankh which drops March 30th (hopefully). At any rate, Lil Wayne does his thing on the track, no singing, just straight hip-hop. It took me a few listens, but now I am really feeling this song. Good party joint. What do you think about it?
Posted by The Speaker at 6:33 PM
Woo hoo!! Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monae is coming back with a new album May 18th named, The ArchAndroid, but first she is dropping 2 singles for us. "Tightrope" is the official first single. It is featuring Mr. Sir Luscious Left Foot himself, Big Boi. It is an upbeat single with the wonderful vocals we have some to expect from Ms. Monae. The other track "Cold War" is still upbeat however, if you scratch beyond the surface you see the lyrics are deep. I didn't post these for free download because we need to support good music. Here is the website to download it.
Posted by The Speaker at 10:02 AM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wow iTunes has really been on it the last two weeks. First Nneka's "The Uncomfortable Truth" was offered last week, now this week London soul artist V. V. Brown is in the spotlight. I have known about her for some time because a blog I visit often (shoutout to TIRM), featured her some months ago and I fell in love with her cd "Traveling Like the Light". Right now I feel like so much American soul/r&b music has become generic and overly sexed. I now get my fill for soul from a lot of UK artist. If you share that sentiment, V. V. Brown may have something to offer you. At any rate be sure to hop over to iTunes and download her single "Shark In the Water" for FREE here. And you if you dig it go ahead and cop her cd for only $5.99 on iTunes!!! (Skip Mickey D's today and have some great music. lol)
Posted by The Speaker at 4:12 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I found a gem for free!! This week iTunes is featuring Nigerian-German hip-hop/soul singer and songwriter Nneka. As if offering her single for free wasn't enough iTunes is offering her cd "Concrete Jungle" for only $6.99!! That's highway robbery. iTunes says,
The link to download it is here. Enjoy!!
"The track's warm production sounds like something Kanye would concoct for Common, with horn flushes, warm tones, and clippity-clop drums. "The Uncomfortable Truth" is just one of the standout joints on Nneks's latest album, Concrete Jungle, which should resonate with fans of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu.
The link to download it is here. Enjoy!!
Posted by The Speaker at 7:35 PM
The long awaited sophomore album for Corrine Bailey Rae is here! The smooth soulful British artist has done it again. I have not had a chance to finish listening yet so I will post my review later. However, for now please support real music and go buy this cd.
Posted by The Speaker at 7:03 PM
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is beautiful. Music with a purpose. Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash, The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco are working together with Music For Relief. You get the cd after you enter your e-mail and you donate as much as out like to help the people of Haiti. This is a time where people have experienced a horrible natural disaster and they need all the help they can get. If you don't/ can't Download to Donate please donate to help the people of Haiti, even if all you can afford is prayers. Here is one of the songs from the cd featuring Lupe Fiasco and Kenna.
Posted by The Speaker at 8:29 PM