Friday, March 7, 2014

Now Playing - "Cloud 9" x Marlee In The Mixx (Official Visual)

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#FlashBackFridays

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On today's edition of #FlashBackFridays, we have the ever-so passionate Maulien with his 2013 single "Life" from the To: Senses From: The Heart EP. Looking for something original with an Illmatic-esque approach? Then sit back and enjoy the visual of such epic proportion.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mayer Hawthorne Declares it's PICTURE TIME

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R&B Soul Revivalist, Mayer Hawthorne reigns from the resounding Detroit, Michigan, home of the Motown sound era, Ford Motor Cars, and all things creative. Braving the elements of the DC weather, Hawthorne graced the stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on March 3



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chrisette Michelle is so much "Better"

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Yes she is back with I believe her fourth studio album and from beginning to finish it is the bomb! I love the fact that it brings back a feeling of that old school, feel good soul 90s vibe that music seems to be lacking these days. Chrisette has such an effortless, insurmountable swag which she may prefer to liken to the Rich Hipster lifestyle.

I particularly love it when an artist really begins to come into their own. You can always notice how life is imitating their art so I am excited to see how this new energy will continue to influence Chrisette's music.

Favorite Tracks

A Couple of Forevers
Let Me Win
Rich Hipster ft Wale
Love Won't Leave Me Out
Better
Charades
Ten Foot Stilettos
I'm Still Fly

Recommended? YES





Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lupe Fiasco Urges He "Does Not Give a F*** but Gives a F***" at the Same Time

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I am going to go on record of saying that I have been aimlessly awaiting to attend a Lupe Show since at least 2005! I have been a fan since first introduced to him via Mr. West aka Kanye on his "Touch the Sky" Collabo with Lu.

However, the decision to attend the concert was on part curiosity and part whim, as I had only recently heard about the concert date.  Therefore, I was on yet another solo dolo mission *strikes a pose*




Wedge Sneaks for Comfort
Lupe Fiasco had only recently released part two of most famed LP Food & Liquor (which I love).  DMV radio powerhouse WPGC heavily promoted this event at the Fillmore Silver Spring where Lupe graciously performed just about every cut off the latest album.

Being the true fan that I am, I loved his sincerity and honesty as he not only entertained but educated and enlightened.  If you are unaware, Lupe was recently "invited off stage" during an Inaugural event due to some controversial political comments made.  He slightly reminded the Fillmore audience of this while declaring his freedom expression.

Lupe was nothing less than a ball of energy throughout his set.  However, I was a little disappointed being a Lupe Concert virgin that he only did 2 cuts from his previous albums.  But as Jay-Z would say: "Wanna hear my old shit? Buy my old albums." *Le sigh*

Concert highlights are below.  Glad I decided to attend :) Enjoy!


 

Solange, the Sol-Angel Graces DC's Black Cat

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After high anticipation, countless research missions, and much prayer (LOL), I am happy to say that I finally got to experience the soulfulness that is Solange Knowles.





Just this past November, Solange released her second album entitled True and I have to say that I love every bit of it! More than her brash yet sophisticated interpretation of retro swag, I loved the fact that her songs have great production, lyrical content, and strong relevance. I have been listening to her since her Sol-Angel and the Haley St. Dreams album so it was only natural that I see her perform live.

The show was on February 21, 2013 at the Black Cat in Northwest DC. She opened on time, had a great opening act by the name of Kelela, and Solange looked fierce as always. All in all, I must say the best part of her performance was the dancing and her ability to sway the crowd.

Concert hightlights are below. Enjoy!


Yes it got a little ratchet at Black Cat! All in good fun! 
Songgg List (Oprah Voice) 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Indie Queens Emeli Sande' and Emily King crown DC!

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Picture a crowd by the hundreds, all pouring into the double doors of the infamous Howard Theatre in Washington DC on a cold wintery Monday evening. As I am anxiously awaiting to enter into the venue to witness the awesomeness that is the Emeli and Emily show, I can't help but to think "Wow, these people are listening to them as much as I do?" How comforting to know!

The show began slightly later than scheduled but well worth the wait.  Both ladies sound exactly like their albums; no variation whatsoever! I thought that was the best thing about seeing them perform as their voices were mirrored to perfection.

The energy was most compelling as onlookers raved at the sight of both musicians. What a great experience to have had.

For more information on their music, click the links below:

Emeli Sande
Emily King

Enjoy the video of highlights from the show!