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Elle Varner – Little Do You Know

Elle Varner - Little Do You Know

Elle Varner is back with another jam. In my eyes, she can sing. Many others may not agree. I don’t care. She can get down with all that melodic hollering that she does. I am willing to listen to it any day, all day.

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Aaron ‘AB’ Abernathy – 45 Series, Vol. II | In Love/Near

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Two for the price of one? I will take it. AB lets loose one of those tracks that reminds him of his childhood growing up in DC. He explains it better:

WASHINGTON, DC—In the Abernathy household, the alarm clock was the sounds from dad’s record player followed by the smell of bacon and sausage permeating the house. Downstairs, mom and dad laughed, danced and told jokes as they made breakfast for their three young children. It’s these memories of soul music, soul food and his parent’s love that are behind musician Aaron “Ab” Abernathy’s music, especially his ongoing 45 series.

Paying homage to the classic 7-inch record culture, the 45 series takes you back to an era where love and happiness were constantly on display. On Vol. II Ab continues this tradition as he tells the story of being in love with his woman and shows his willingness to give her the keys to unlock all of his internal possessions. The A-Side ballad “In Love” is a beautiful composition filled with an array of different instruments reminiscent of classic 70s funk band Earth, Wind, and Fire. On the dreamy B-side record “Near”, his soulful lead focuses on her acceptance of his love and he expresses his thankfulness for her longing to be close to him.

“I’m more than certain that the everyday interaction that I witnessed between my parents created the foundation for the type of love I long to possess with someone,” said Ab. “What’s interesting today is the belief that this type of love that we all truly want is foreign. Those beliefs have led to settling for relationships we don’t want. Just like my father’s record player was my soul alarm clock, waking me up to a home filled with endless possibilities of love, I have a tremendous hope that this music will wake up people’s souls in our generation to believe that this type of love isn’t just a love of the past.”

The 45 Series, Vol. II is available for download now at www.aaronabernathy.com.

CREDITS

A.) In Love

Produced by Aaron “Ab” Abernathy
Written by Ab
Bass: Malik Hunter
All Other Instruments: Ab
Lead Vocals: Ab
Additional Vocals: Malik Hunter

B.) Near

Produced by Aaron “Ab” Abernathy
Written by Ab
Bass: Malik Hunter
All Other Instruments: Ab
All Vocals: Ab

Girl Talk x Freeway – Broken Ankles (EP)

Freeway & GIrl Talk - Broken Ankles

Shouts to Ivan Ibarra.

This may be one of the best EPs of this year. The collaboration between Freeway and Girl Talk works on so many levels. Freeway does not let up on his lyrical abilities. Girl Talk’s production, due to its nuances and heavy instrumentation, never gets boring. I love this shit. Love it to death!

Divine Scienze – The Wake Up Album (stream and purchase)

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Divine Scienze is back. And this makes me happy. You have no idea how slept on Scienze is as a person, artist, and purely wholesome musician. He is just that dope. And I want more people to realize this. So, we shall start with this project.

Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring – 25 Bucks

Danny Brown waxes poetic about his upbringing and the hood. Noticeably, it features Purity Ring. Noticeably, it works. Get his album. You will not regret it.

Pharoahe Monch feat. Black Thought- Rapid Eye Movement (Produced by Marco Polo)

Pharoahe Monch PTSD promo

Oh, btw:

this was leaked prior. Thus, you have the “official leak” by his promotion team. Gotta love it!!!

Side note: Black Thought has killed, yet, another guest verse. When will this man get his props?

Pharoahe Monch To Release “PTSD” With Guest Appearances From Black Thought, Talib Kweli, dEnAuN, The Stepkids, Vernon Reid & Production From Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West, The Lion Share & Quelle Chris

“PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will be released on 4-15-14

With his highly-anticipated fourth solo-LP, “PTSD” (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Pharoahe Monch re-emerges with a new concept project which finds the ground-breaking emcee tackling PTSD; a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Throughout the duration of the LP, Monch narrates as an independent artist weary from the war against the industry machine and through the struggle of the black male experience in America.

Pharoahe Monch has been at the forefront of lyrical innovation for two-decades now. Not only is he one of Hip-Hop’s preeminent lyricists, crafting intricate rhyme schemes and intelligent raps, but he is also an incisive political and social commentator, using Hip-Hop as a platform for political engagement.

‘Rapid Eye Movement’ featuring Black Thought of the Roots Crew, is a lyrical barrage worthy of these two titans, as Monch and Black Thought get lucid for a 4-minute exhibition of pure lyricism. “Rapid Eye Movement” is produced by Marco Polo.

Kelis – Runnin (Machinedrum Remix)

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I still want to hear what this album is about. Post-Nas-baby-mamma-drama, I want to see if she still has some musical chops left in her body. This album should determine whether or not she has it.

The Machinedrum mix on this, however, is dope in its own right. The use of chords and bass tones make this work. The vocals are on point because she is subdued rather than shouting or being over active. Still, I need to hear the entirety of Food.

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