Cafe Bohome EP Via Akello Light

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Akello Light has dropped another EP for us to sample.  Another collection of laid back music, featuring beautiful women. Not a bad combination.  Here is what Akello Light describes it. “Jazzy, laid-back hip-hop beats mixed with lost tales of love are the main ingredients within this musical adventure. South Carolina producer Obsidian Blue and North Carolina creative artist Akello Light give you a late-night dream to expand your thoughts to. Inhale and Exhale!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Porcelain gives us “Butterflies” Remixed

Ever get the feeling that there is a whole other world of Soul music to love, but you don’t know where to start?  Well, I have found my start.  Her name is Black Porcelain aka Carol Mashigo (Twitter/Facebook/YouTube).  She is a singer/songwriter born in Soweto.  Previously she released her EP “TheInBetween”.  The hit of that EP was “Butterflies”, which very popular in Europe.  WIth the help of DJ Zinhle, they remixed the song and the reach of the song grew even more.


Butterflies (DJ Zinhle Remix) by BlackPorcelain

What entrances me about her voice, is that on the remixed “Butterflies”, is that the up tempo vibe doesn’t over power her voice.  She is able to convey her silky subtle vocals, and not get lost within the music.  For me that’s a real show of talent, and teamwork in the studio.  To help give you some insight into her in the studio, check out the video below.


Musinah releasing “Gone” 2XEP on 7/20

Muhsinah is going to give her loyal fans a double dose of her tomorrow.  On July 20th, is when she will release her double EP “Gone”, for free to the world.  This is her way of saying thank you, for her winning a contest to open for Jennifer Hudson in Aruba (video interview below).  I’ve been a fan of her for a few years now and don’t think that she gets enough press for her glorious talent and business savvy.  To signup for the notification of EP, just head over to her Facebook page, and “Like” her page.  Pretty easy.


Muhsinah in Aruba from Muhsinah on Vimeo.

Ayah and DJ Jazzy Jeff are “Back For More”

Ayah & DJ Jazzy Jeff have teamed up again, for the “Back for More” album.  The dynamic duo of the genre are back for very memorable versions of classics, and also originals.  They also teamed up with James Poyser, Pete Kuzma and Démien DeSandies to help craft this album into a very unique sound. With thirteen tracks of loveliness, with the best price of FREE, this can’t be beat.  This must be the summer of fan appreciation, with all the great projects that are being made available.

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Teedra Moses “Luxurious Undergrind” Mixtape

Teedra Moses has released “Luxurious Undergrind” Mixtape, a quality project that will help you get into your chill mood do, for the weekend.  Besides the great music that is encapsulated in this mixtape, it also is a tie in for her the show On Ustream, that she is starring.  Joining her is Vanessa James, Mara Melendez.  They can be seen every Thursday 10pm-11pm EST.

 

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Zo! blesses fans with ….Just Visiting Three EP

Ok, I’m grown man doing the happy dance.  Yup, I just admitted that.  Zo! has released …Just Visiting Three upon the world. If you have been follow Soulified, you know that we all are huge fans of Zo.  This release just reinforces that feeling.  Being the third in a series, it just keeps getting better.  It brings some great versions of  Steely Dan’s “Black Cow”, Nina Vidal’s “Driving” sung by Sy Smith, and a a few other gems that will make you want and beg for more. Even more impressive than the songs, are the artists that he works with on this project.  Along with the aforementioned Sy Smith, there is Erro, Phonte, Jeanne Jolly and Nicholas Ryan Gant.  Have I mentioned that this is Free? With so much bad music out there, it refreshing, welcome and great that this quality of an project can be found at any price.

 

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Kawan Debose is “Exposed” Mixtape

Kawan Debose has released his new mixtape “Exposed”.  This is his first project after his album “Vintage Soul”, which was released in 2009.  Kawan is in a special class that wears three hats, as writer, producer, and thankfully singer.  On this mixtape, there is a great collection of songs, that will show you his talents of all three.

There are a few songs that standout to me.  First would be his version of Adore You, by Prince.  Not many people can pull off a Prince song, but Kawan does it well. Second would be “Rolling In the Deep”, which has been a song made popular by Adele on her album “21”.  he is able to added a additional depth and emotion to it that, wasn’t present before.  Most importantly, the song “Crazy”, which is from “Vintage Soul”. It really shows his range.

Now all these great songs are packaged nicely, and available to you for FREE.  So, you have no reason not to pick this up and enjoy what Kawan Debose has to offer you. You will be surprised and pleased.

 

 

Raheem Devaugh released “Heemy Taught Me”

One of the most prolific mixtape artists out there has dropped a new one.  Well new to me.  It was released in early April.  This mixtape is made up of his favorite slow jams.  So, if you are looking to create the mood, this is what you need to get.

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1. Gently
2. Breathe
3. Text Messages
4. Garden Of Luv
5. Mo Betta
6. Prototype
7. Believe
8. Customer
9. B.O.B.
10. Calling Me
11. Can’t Be Friends (Remix)
12. Bedroom
13. Desire
14. Some Kind Of Way
15. Closer (Won’t Be Long)
16. XO

Akello Light has released “Kava Root & Cellphones EP”

Akello Light has released another EP, “Kava Root & Cellphones EP”.  If you are a fan, or looking for something totally different, check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

PJ Morton Drops Independently Major Mixtape

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Indy star PJ Morton is back on the scene with something new for our ears. Independently Major is a collections of songs that were meant for others and some left on the cutting room floor.

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Vikter Duplaix Drops “For Players Only” Mixtape

I know it’s only Tuesday, but you have to start getting ready for the weekend sometime.  A great mixtape has been done by DJ Mars, Vikter Duplaix and  DJ Doc.  Very smooth and weekend approved.  If you can’t get the vibe going with this, then you need your card pulled.  Enjoy.

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Sextape pt. 1 & 2

While we wait for her debut, Marsha Ambrosius is dropping something to tease us on her soundcloud. Both are worth a listen.

http://soundcloud.com/msambrosius/sextapept1

http://soundcloud.com/msambrosius/sex-tape-vol2-mainmix

Exact Opposites- The Amazing Adventures of Quick Draw McGraw and Huckleberry Hound (EP review/ free download)

The dastardly trio comprised of Mechanism (white) I Fit The Description (black) and D.J. Jae Rawkwell (mexican)are white black at cha with a brand new EP for 2010 after a 2 year wait since they’re debut album “Manufactured” dropped in 2008. If your into dope versatile lyrics, production, arrangement, cartoon samples, flow, album artwork, and theme then click the download link below and add this bad boy to your I Pod touch or bootleg MP3 player because this EP comes correct with all thee above. The more I listen to it the more it get’s reminiscent of a classic Wu Tang album with a West Coast twist especially track #5 The Final Showdown. Got this bad boy on repeat at my spot. My only complaint is that it’s an EP with 5 songs and not a full album cause it def would of been nice to hear more.

Exact Opposites are “Quick Draw McGraw” and “Huckleberry Hound” in this story of two do-gooders from the Wild West who travel from venue to venue seeking to amend the quality of hip hop and it’s current state.“The Amazing Adventures of Quick Draw McGraw and Huckleberry Hound” is a mini-series, showcasing the creative and versatile rap styles of Exact Opposites.


Check out more of Exact Opposites here…

www.reverbnation.com/eosonata

www.myspace.com/eosonata

1. Huck N’ Quick
2. Long Arm
3. Rolling Into Town
4. The Standoff
5. Final Showdown

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5 out of 5 Cartons

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Devi Dev and Terrace Martin- Here, My Dear (mixtape EP)

Man do I have one hell of a treat for yall and it come’s in the form of this EP by my fellow gorgeous  Halfrican Devi Dev and West Coast super producer/ rapper Terrace Martin titled “Here, My Dear.”

Terrace stated the EP is inspired by Marvin Gaye’s critically acclaimed 1978 album of the same name, “Here, My Dear” which showcases the raw & varying emotions of love in a Hip Hop form, On this project Terrace blends his live instrumentation and production with new Hip Hop elements with some dope feature’s like Snoop Dog, Kurupt, Charlie Wilson, Wiz Khalifa, and U-N-I- just to name a few. I’ve had this album on repeat since I got it and can safely say it’s a breath of fresh air as well as a masterpiece. Every track on the album is dope and gives you a little bit of everything. Great production, lyrics, content, vocals, comedy, and structure. Even the interludes on the album are nice where they showcase Devi Dev keeping it very real as her and Terrace chop it up about various love/ relationship related questions over samples of Marvin Gaye’s original version of this up to date album. I can relate to everything they chop it up about as I’m sure you all will like “turkey burgers and good sex.” hahaha

And just when you think the album is dope you have the 3 in 1 video that showcase’s 2 of the best songs off the album in a short film format that tells Terrace’s situation with serious and funny moment’s starting from the end and rewinding all the way to the beginning like one of my favorite movies “Memento.” Big ups to Aplusfilmz for putting it all together.

“Love Prelude and Thing For You”

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4 out of 5 Cartons





-Black Milk

DJ Mensa Presents “Bilal, A Best Of Mixtape”

The talented DJ Mensa, has put together a very thorough mixtape of Bilal’s music.  This collection was created for Bilal’s show at the Manifesto on September 21st.  We may have missed the show, but we can enjoy the quality mixtape. Enjoy.

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?uestlove Speaks…
Something To Hold On To
For You
Fast Lane
Bring 2
You’re All I Need (Just Like Heaven)
High & Dry (with Pete Kuzma)
Love It (LP & 9th Wonder Remix)
Reminisce (feat. Mos Def)
Remember (with J. Dilla)
Dontstop (with Musiq)
It’s Your World (with Common)
The 6th Sense (with Common)
Play Your Cards Right (with Common)
Certified (with Guru & J. Dilla)
Waiting For The DJ (with Talib Kweli)
I Can’t Wait (with Jaguar Wright)
Cheeba (with Shafiq Husayn)
Star *69 (with Common)
Sweet Sour You (with SA-RA)
ERYKAH BADU Speaks…
All That I Am (Something For The People)
Hands Of Time
Master Blaster (with Dresden Soul Symphony)
Restart
All Matter (LP Version)
All Matter (Robert Glasper Version)
PHONTE Speaks…
Sometimes
Best Friend (with Tweet)
All For Love
DWELE Speaks…
Soul Sista