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Streetlife Band & Silvia Maimone Cover Toto's "Georgy Porgy"

Feel the passion as Streetlife hold you like the only love with the soulful embrace of their Latin Jazz-touched version of the Toto classic "Georgy Porgy". A beautiful showcase of vocals and keys are on display as Silivia Maimone & V. Malato keep it simple but powerful on an acoustic performance of "Georgy Porgy".

DJ Maseo of De La Soul Chats With 247HH, Visits Itch FM Radio

By JR on 12:33 PM

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"Music is medicine. Good DJ are like doctors."

Just one of the cool points of discussion from these two sets of interviews featuring the great Maseo. The well-rounded DJ and comedic persona of De La Soul reps his blackness and shares behind the scenes stories behind his great run with one of the most consistent Hip Hop groups of all time. Some topics include Maseo's opinion on artists taking it back to the Golden Era Hip Hop sound, originality, musical maturity, history, culture and more.

B'More Hip Hop Duo Dirt Platoon Show Their Hunger On "Bellyache"

By JR on 12:03 PM

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Witness the absolute best with the biscuit as MCs Raf Almighty & his brother Snook Da Crook of Dirt Platoon give a taste of what's to come for Spring of 2018. For one of the most authentic views of ghetto life, Dirt Platoon's raw emotion on the mic set their rank amongst the best of Hip Hop's storytellers.

R&B Musician Ronnie Wright Finds Love After Conflict On "Let It Go"

By JR on 9:25 AM

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In a groovy R&B tune that overflows with happiness, Ronnie Wright a.k.a. Bespeak expresses the happiness a man discovers after having made up with his woman. Turn on the uplifting and romantic sound of "Let It Go" and discover a new day as this musician shares an everlasting appreciation of love. From his Spring 2018 LP "A.K.A. Bespeak".

'73 Thriller Funk OST "The Friends Of Eddie Coyle" On Vinyl For RSD 2018

By JR on 8:47 AM

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"“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” may not be Dave Grusin's best known or most celebrated score but, like both book and film, it's a quiet classic." - David Toop Dave Grusin's cult funky soundtrack for Peter Yates' 1973 superb crime movie, 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle,' was never released at the time. It is finally out 45 years after for RSD 2018 on Wewantsounds, remastered from the original tapes with one bonus alternate take and featuring a new essay by leading UK writer and musician David Toop.

Housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, the release also features a stunning cover by highly sought-after Alternative Movie Poster illustrator Oliver Barrett. The music composed here by Dave Grusin for this superb film is both funky and jazzy and on a par with Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin's best soundtracks of the early 70s. Peter Yates who had directed 'Bullitt' knew who to go for when it came to outstanding musicians and Grusin was certainly one of the best young composers in Hollywood at the time. He would sign another more famous score in 1975 with "3 Days of the Condor" but The Eddie Coyle soundtrack recorded two years before is even more stunning.

It plays like a hypnotic slow-burning suite and is performed by the cream of the LA jazz scene including John Guerin, Chuck Rainey, Tom Scott, Bud Shank and percussionist Emil Richards. Amazingly the score never got released on vinyl when the film first came out in 1973 and Wewantsounds are now proud to make it available on vinyl for the first time and on CD. First Ever LP release. Remastered from the original tapes with one bonus track. Liner Notes by UK journalist and musician David Toop. Gatefold Sleeve with Artwork by famed Alternative Movie Poster designer Oliver Barrett."

Enjoy the soundtrack album stream and feature film! An additional collection of exclusive Funk gems available to supporters here at the cratesofjr Patreon.

Mikey D & The L.A. Posse 30 Year Anniversary Cassette Of "Better Late Than Never (In Memory Of Paul C)"

The greatness of groundbreaking Hip Hop producer Paul C and his rhyme partner from Queens lives on with Mikey D & The L.A. Posse "Better Late Than Never" 30 Year Anniversary Special Limited Edition Cassette. Get your copy of the 100 piece pressing here at Red Line Distribution.

Dr. Dre's Right-Hand Mel-Man Rocks The Mic Live In '94 On Radio

You might have known Mel-Man for his production contributions on Dr. Dre's classic "Chronic 2001" album, but after hearing this underground radio freestyle you'll recognize his skills on the mic as well. With a witty persona and entertaining wordplay, Mel gets his point across over live mixing of top-notch Hip Hop beats from the early 90's. The result is a dope vibe that brings a similar type of energy of the Stretch & Bobbito radio freestyle sessions.

Gospel Musician Kunle Ayo Is "Jazzin Up His Praise" With Heavenly Soul

By JR on 8:37 AM

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"Marvel Guitarist and jazz veteran; Kunle Ayo has premiered a brand new tune, the 2nd single off his Gospel assault titled Baba Ese.

Having encompassed 15 years milestone of stage awesomeness, the South African based – Nigerian born Guitarist “Kunle Ayo” continued in his awesome shade of brilliancy with this heavenly and soul lifting song “Baba Ese”. The song is the first of many gospel tunes to come from the Guitarist off his forthcoming Gospel project Jazzin Up His Praise 2 (Album) scheduled for release in the early 2018.
Download, listen, enjoy and share. Follow @kunleayo on all social media platforms."

Daydream Of Your Best Day With Beats by BDunn & Tone Jonez

By JR on 8:36 AM

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The inspirational vibe of ATL producers BDunn & Tone Jonez is bound to take your mind and soul to a place that sparks your aspirations. With their advanced sound of Hip Hop, each of these great musical minds make your dreams reality as they paint visions of better days, happiness and achievement.

Beat Society Revisit Moments With Black Thought, Nottz, Odissee & More

By JR on 5:26 AM

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Welcome to the inagural episode of BEAT*SOCIETY Podcast. On this second episode come and get acquainted with BEAT*SOCIETY'S host Sao and one of it's founders Hezekiah as they revisit live recordings from their events. Black Thought, Little Brother, Nottz, Odissee and more great artist provide moments of Hip Hop to remember.
Today's episode scored by DJ Street Orchestera @djstreetorchestra

'74 Funk & Soul Rarity by The Edwards Generation, Now Reissued Digitally

By JR on 5:37 PM

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San Fransico is where the fun begins as The Edwards Generation get funky for '74 and show you a good time on their one and only LP. Enjoy the joyful sounds of this musical family with the iTunes remaster of the revered collectable In San Fransico "The Street Thang".

Hip Hop Classics by Positively Black & King Doe-V, Now Remastered Digitally

Get a dose of flavor in the sound of obscure Golden Era Hip Hop as the social consciousness of Positively Black and party vibe of King Doe-V rock the house. Recorded in 1987 and 1991, each of these projects are certified dope for your Hip Hop addiction, digitally remastered for the new millennium on iTunes.

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