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Month: June 2017

Kendrick Lamar presents a cinematic visual for “Element” [Video]

Kendrick Lamar blessed us with the best rap album of 2017 (?) back in April with his critically acclaimed DAMN. LP. Today Lamar has released the 3rd visual from the conceptual opus for the standout Mike-WiLL produced track “ELEMENT”.  Directed by Jonas Lindstroem and K Dot’s very own video production outfit The Little Homies, the highly visceral video takes direct […] The post Kendrick Lamar presents a cinematic visual for “Element” [Video] appeared first on...

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k?d gives The Weeknd’s “Starboy” a slick refresh

Kudos to k?d for breathing new life into a overplayed track. “Starboy,” The Weeknd’s lauded collaboration with Daft Punk, has been out since last fall, and has since become a cross-genre favorite of emcees, radio hosts, wedding DJs, and probably your mom (edited version please!). k?d’s flip hits all his typical marks – the precocious […] The post k?d gives The Weeknd’s “Starboy” a slick refresh appeared first on...

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Vacation Coverfolk: On the Trail of Social Justice (songs of place and protest from Montgomery to Memphis)

Yes, it’s been a while since we turned up here, and there’s much to celebrate as we slowly return to the mailbag of the last two months, including transformative re-recordings from new artists and well-loved voices, crowdfunded campaign-driven albums promising the best of honest folk and acoustic coverage and more. If I have been busy elsewhere, it is due in no small part to a growing mindfulness as I renew my commitment to the work of worldchanging, in my increasingly intertwined roles as a practitioner and worship leader in an engaged Unitarian Universalist congregation on one hand, and as...

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Mac Ayres gives us the right balance of jazz and soul on new single “Lonely”

Fête Records are all about the jazz vibes in 2017, and it’s so appreciated. Continuing in that trend, we are blessed with a new single from New York artist/instrumentalist/producer Mac Ayres titled “Lonely”. “Lonely” is set to be featured on Ayres’s forthcoming EP titled Drive Slow. This cut gives us a little boom-bap meets jazzy soul. […] The post Mac Ayres gives us the right balance of jazz and soul on new single “Lonely” appeared first on...

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Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight flip the city and their psyches on “Off the Wall”

Pro Era spitters Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight have been teasing their collaborative effort Nyck @ Knight for months. “Off the Wall” is their first proper single for the record. The rapper and rapper-producer duo have worked together in the past, see Nyck’s 2016 project, Disguise the Limit, where Kirk works behind the boards and features […] The post Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight flip the city and their psyches on “Off the Wall” appeared first on...

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