Green Tea & Uncle Shecky Present The Dosage 2.5: The Crazy Eights Remix EP

Green Tea has released a new collaboration effort with Applejac. The new project is “Green Tea & Uncle Shecky Present The Dosage 2.5: The Crazy Eights Remix EP“.  If you’re a reader of Soulified and don’t know who Green Tea is, then you need a quick refresher course.  Our first spotlight was on her previous two albums “Have A Cup Of green Tea Dosage 1: Shades Of Green“, released in 2005, and “Dosage II: Choices” which was released in 2008.  We then covered her awesome “Beautiful Weirdo” Mixtape.  Each release was better than the last and really showcased her talent.

This latest project is with the talented Applejac aka Uncle Shecky. They took Green Tea’s 2nd album “Dosage: II” and used that as the base, and built from there.  They brought new life into those songs, not that they needed it, but made them fresh and giving you a reason them to put them back in rotation.  Check out the EP, and support a pair of talented independent artists.


Fresh from the Fridge: Andre 3000- Andre Benjamin Is… (mixtape)

Andre 3000 is easily makes my top 3 Mc’s list as I’m sure he does all of yours as well. So when I came across this mixtape by Dj Ideal I was in audio heaven! This mixtape comes with 42 of Andre 3000’s dopest singles and features from the past and present mixed to perfection. No annoying ass DJ voice, shout outs, or marketing! Just a smooth ass mix that you can let play all the way through and bump this weekend and many to come.

Chonky Fire Intro
Return of the G
Git Up, Git Out
So Fresh So Clean
Skew it on the Bar-B
Wheelz of Steel
Dez Only 1
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 4)
Babylon
Elevators
Sumthin Wicked This Way
Smokefest 1999
Aquemini
Crumblin Erb
Gon Be Fine (Remix)
Benz or Beamer
Jazzy Belle
Thought Process
Hootie Hoo
Phobia
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 2)
Ova Da Wudz
Millenium
Player’s Ball
Tough Guy
In Due Time
Rats & Roaches
Felicia Fur Freestyle
Royal Flush
Ms. Jackson
Sole Sunday
Everlasting
Throw Your Hands Up
Everybody
Black Ice
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1)
Funkin Around
What About Your Friends (Remix)
Red Velvet
Movin Cool
Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre (Incomplete)
Green Light


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5 out of 5 Cartons

Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk


Mad Late: Eric Roberson “Still” Video

Eric Roberson released his album Music Fan First in August of 2009, but still releasing singles and videos to support it.  You can catch my favorite of his videos so far. It’s the duo he did with Layla Hathaway. Back to this video “Still”.  I am loving the slowed down tempo, coupled with the action of the video.  Check it out for yourself. Enjoy.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTRMj5b_qiQ

Kem asks with “Why Would You Stay” Video

Kem has released his first video for the first single form his new album, Intimacy Album III.  His third album is an impressive collection of art.  I even had the opportunity to speak to Kem for an interview, and was blown away by his calm, smooth nature.  Those traits come across very well in this song and video “Why Would You Stay”.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK0pgd0k5js

Giovanca’s “Everything” From “While I’m Awake” Album

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One of my favorite European artists has released a new album, and video for her second single “Everything”.  The album “While I’m Awake“, her second album after  “Subway Silence“, was released a few months ago.  The reason why I enjoy her music so much, is that she has a very upbeat, positive yet soulful sound.  Sometimes in the the US we have too much deep emotion, and can weigh down the song or even the album.  It’s refreshing to have something a bit lighter, but not where it is reaching the R&B or Pop genres. Anyway, take listen to the video, check out the album and get hooked like me. Enjoy.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaUUL4kYHOg

John Legend & The Roots release video “Little Ghetto Boy”

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Unless you have been living under a rock, that is under another rock, you know about John Legend and The Roots collaboration album coming September 21st, 2010.  You can pre-order the album here. Singles and now video has slowly begun to seep out, to give us all a taste of this powerful talent packed album.  They have just released the video “Little Ghetto Boy”.  A mellow laid back track, that makes you feel that you are in Harlem in 1975 with your afro pick. :)  Enjoy.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbY7KTZFR5Y

Interview With Teresa Jenee

BandCamp/Facebook/Twitter/Myspace

Recently I had time to correspond with the wonderfully unique, passionate and enlightening Teresa Jenee.  I have always heard her name, but it wasn’t until 2008 did I really pay attention and submerge into her world of genre breaking talent.  She is the epitome of the independent artist.  Her recent release of “Paint The Roses” and the “The Eklectic” album, she continues with that trend.  Enough of the chit-chat, here is the eye opening interview.

Soulified

As someone who became a fan in 2008 when I heard the TeresaJenee.EP and was amazed that I hadn’t heard this voice before.  At what place in your discography would you want a new listener to start, so they can get a fuller understanding of your music?

TeresaJenee

First of all, thank you! As far as my discog goes, I would want my listeners to check out the “Remember EP”. Many here in the states don’t know that I got my break overseas as a dance music artist with Osunlade. He made ME happen with his soul house remixes of “Remember”. Shout out to James Glasco who was the writer behind that incredible song. That EP was my beginning, my first successful recording out and I feel like it gives you another side of me.

Soulified

With the TeresaJenee.EP containing some songs that made it to The Ecklectic, do you feel that they are similar in expression of your creative voice?

TeresaJenee

Yes. Both projects are one in the same. The EP was my introduction.  It was my way of sharing the music with the outside in hopes that my sound would be embraced. So when the time came to make an album, I decided to extend the EP. I wanted listeners to have a connection from the EP days and enjoy some new stuff from “The Ecklectic” as well.

Soulified

Being a sucker for soft yet powerful voice, when I heard “In Your Eyes” I was taken by it instantly.  Did that song have a special meaning to you, since it seemed to stand out on the EP?

TeresaJenee

Well I didn’t write it about anyone at the time…and I was far, very far from being in love! Ha! All I can say is when I first played out the melody on keys and the words started coming, I thought it was just another pretty cool love song that I was writing. But after I recorded it, it quickly became my baby. I mean, all of my songs are like my babies, but when I listened to that song in playback, I felt like…wow.

Soulified

With an EP and album under your belt, what is next on your horizon for you and your artistry?  Also is “Paint The Roses” an indicator of what we can expect in a future project?

TeresaJenee

There is another release coming soon. I have the worst luck with release dates so I try not to put a date on anything anymore! But please be on look out in the months ahead.

As far as the sound of the album goes, “Paint the Roses” was just the beginning. It might be the most grounded song you will hear from me in the future.

Soulified

After following your music for while, I noticed you possess a pure desire/hunger to make music, share and perform it.  What is your ultimate goal with your music, that you would consider it a success?

TeresaJenee

I want a Grammy, even if its a nom and to get back into acting. Outside of that, I’m at peace being an indie artist….traveling on the road, meeting new ppl. Hell, I live for this!

Soulified

After hearing your recent release of “Paint The Roses”, which was produced by Tech Supreme, whom would you like to collaborate with in the future?

TeresaJenee

Wow, that’s a long list! I can’t think of everybody but, I would like to work with Roots, Passion Pit, Steve Aoki, Bilal, Brittany Bosco, Robert Glasper, Jazzanova, Mark Ronson, Andre 3000, I would really LOVE to work with Pharrell and N.E.R.D….their sound is KILLER.

Soulified

What is the main driving force for you to have such wonderful diversity in your music?  Is it a desire to test the boundaries of music, and what we expect from it?

TeresaJenee

Definitely. I’m a rebel child…always been. I’ve always disagreed with this whole “you have to stick to a sound so people can get you” notion. No, I don’t. I also get bored very easily even with myself so I’m constantly looking at my music thinking “How can I keep things interesting?”

Soulified

With the latest advances in Social Media and technology, do you think that independent artists actually are actually more in touch with their fans, and are able to get a purer high from their music than artists signed with major labels?

TeresaJenee

Hell yeah! Its the only way to be these days! This whole social media phenomenon is powerful. No longer is the control of this industry in the hands of a few suits in the corporate office upstairs. Now, every artist has just as much of a chance to connect to the masses as the major have through the years.

Not just that but to hear straight from the mouths of your fanbase is the most beautiful part of this game to me. No more guessing what the fans will love. Now you can talk directly to them…touch them…and they touch you back.

Soulified

One last question. What was the most important lesson that you gathered from making your debut album “The Ecklectic”?

TeresaJenee

It takes a village! I had the darndest time pushing the album because I thought I could do it all by myself. That was a huge mistake on my end. Now I have help and the next album release will be an easier process because of it.

Thank you for taking time to give our readers and us a deeper insight into you, your talent and your music.

Your welcome :)

Fresh from the Fridge: Trey Songz feat Drake- The Usual

Did I speak to soon?! A Trey Songz Drake colabo that will be on Trey’s new album Passion, Pain, Pleasure? Hmmmmm I’m not sure if this is true because this single isn’t on the track list I got for the album but who knows. Hell who care’s cause I got it and now yall got it!

Though this isn’t a “Successful” worthy track by the duo it is a nice track none the less with dope production my Drake’s right hand man 40. Let me know what you think.

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Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: The Cee Lo Green Mix (mixtape)

Here’s another strong Cee Lo mixtape for your listening pleasure to get you through the week and to hold you down till his long awaited album drops December 7th. Packed with 44 of Cee Lo’s dopest tracks all beautifully blended with no annoying Dj shout outs or promo’s what’s so ever!

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5 out of 5 Cartons

Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Justin Bieber feat Rakwon, Kanye West- Runaway Love Remix (single)

Yeah you heard it right! I am featuring a Justin Bieber song! Hahahahah Why you ask? Press play down below and I guarantee you it will be followed by a click on the download link I also provided. This track it dope!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not even mad at Justin for this one.

There was a ton of news about this remix prior to it coming out just because of the unusual feature’s. I mean Kanye West and Wu Tang Clans Raekwon the Chef with teen pop heart throb Justin Bieber?! I would of never thought in a million years but I can safety say that Justin Beiber “ain’t nothing to fuck with!” on this track. lol The beat immediately start out Wu Tang style and Raekwon come out of no where with that gutter east coast vibe the Justin come’s out of know where himself and his vocals are on point with catchy lyrics to go with it. Kanye def made a masterpiece with this one.

All the Justin Bieber hater’s give prop’s to the kid. His talent can’t be denied. Check out his youtube page with his material before he became famous and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Looking at that page I can understand why he was signed straight from his youtube page with the covers he did and all the damn instruments he can play. I’m not going to even front…I’ve caught myself a few time’s singing “Baby Baby” in my head when the shit come on the radio hahahahaha Let me know what you think about the track.

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-Enjoy the freshness yall

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Ray-J feat Ludacris- Celebration (single)

Brandy’s brother oppps! I mean Ray-J has a new single out and it’s actually pretty decent for Ray-J. To those that have seen his show with his sister on VHS you’ll recognize this track from the studio session’s he had with producer Darkchild. Ludacris’s feature is not what I expected it to be because he always comes correct on features. But who knows maybe Ray-J had a budget for the feature and Luda gave him his money’s worth. lol Ray-J’s new album “Raydiation 2” is schedule for release sometime this summer but it more then likely got pushed back.

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Enjoy the freshness.

-Black Milk

Trey Songz- Passion, Pain, and Pleasure (album sneak peek)

Awwwwyuuuup! Halfy Monday Soulifiedian’s!  Thought I’d give you a little taste test of what’s to come on Trey’s fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, which will be released on September 14, 2010. Trey has stated that the album will be his most personal to date. The first single off the album is Bottoms Up as some of you may have heard it on the radio and if not that’s because it’s a wack single and the radio station in your area feels the same way. The beat and the concept around the song just doesn’t do it for me. Nicki Minaj doesn’t even do the song any justice although her ass does in the video lol But hell that’s expected.

“Bottoms Up” feat Nicki Minaj

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekAXPCphKXQ

I’m feeling this single/video big time. It’s a simple concept but it gets the point and lyrics across. More artist should focus on feeling and simplicity when doing video’s because all the crazy graphics and special effects and shit aren’t needed. The song is dope as well cause I feel every word he’s singing on a personal level as I’m sure a lot of you are as well. This cut defiantly leads me to believe that his album will truly be the most personal to date.

Can’t Be Friends (leaked video)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArdBI_F1LKo

Taking a look down below I’m not feeling the album art work at all. That ole rainy window technique is old as fuck. He’s literally behind plexi glass while an assistant sprays water on in it. And what the hell does it have to do with the title of his album Passion, Pain, & Pleasure? Does he have a passion for rain and it pains him that he can’t go out in it and pleasure himself? Come on Trey! lol With 17 tracks on the album Trey is def giving his fan’s they’re moneys worth if the other song’s are up to par. Only one feature on the album which is a shocker to me because I thought for sure Drake would show up some where on his album though Trey didn’t show up on his new one. Things that make you go Hmmmmm? I’m blessing yall with another single off the album called “Love Face” which is pretty self explanatory. It’s a nice, slow, baby making cut to add to “Getting Drawls” mix. lol

1. Here We Go Again (Interlude)
2. Love Faces
3. Massage
4. Alone
5. Bottom’s Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)
6. Pain (Interlude)
7. Can’t Be Friends
8. Pleas Return My Call
9. Made To Be Together
10. Pleasure (Interlude)
11. Red Lipstick
12. Doorbell
13. Passion (Interlude)
14. Unfortunate
15. I Like Dat (Freak Freaky Dance)
16. Blind
17. You Just Need Me

2. Love Faces

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4. Alone

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5. Bottom’s Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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7. Can’t Be Friends

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17.You Just Need Me

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Let me know what you think about the singles and everything else down below.

-Black Milk

Drake and Nicki Minaj Tie The Knot?! (news/mixtape)

Yes you heard it right! Drake and Nicki Minaj tie the knot!!!! I mean are yall really that shocked? I mean Drake did say he’d “Fucking do it” in his new single “Miss Me” and I quote…

I love Nicki Minaj
I told her I’d admit it
I hope one day we get married just to say we fuckin’ did it
And girl, I’m fuckin’ serious
If you wit it then I’m wit it
‘Cause yo verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted, ugh

“Miss Me” (quote is at 2:07)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLSQDCkcaA

The big announcement came via both the stars Twitter accounts with Nicki asking Drake Friday afternoon (August 27)….

The tweets even caught the attention of down south rapper Slim Thug as he tweeted ” F*ckk I lost anotha @nickiminaj” Ok  now that I’ve got some of you with your mouth’s dropped and shocked with all thee above I have to break some more official news to you. When reps for both Drake and Nicki Minaj were asked if the news of the marriage was true they confirmed that rappers did not really tie the knot, though both tweeted that they did earlier that day. So whats up with all the twying? (twitter+lying= twying) lol If you ask me I think it’s one hell of an ingenious marketing/ publicity stunt with Drake just dropping the “Miss Me” single. Can you imagine how many people are looking up this single right now? Or how many people are adding both they’re twitters and looking they’re picture’s up? Shout out to Nicki Minaj’s booty by the way. lol

With the short lived celebration of the fake marriage thought I’d hit yall with a joint mixtape by both the rappers.  Expect Nicki Minaj to  release her long-awaited debut album, Pink Friday, on November 23.



“Nicki Minaj
01. Woo
02. I Think She Likes Me Feat. The Lox
03. All I Do Is Win Remix
04. Hold Yuh
05. Dang A Lang Feat. Trina
06. Lil Freak Remix
07. Massive Attack (Ted Smooth Remix)
08. I Bought That
09. Hello Good Morning

“Drake
10. Freestyle Live At The Carrier Dome
11. July
12. Find Your Love
13. All Night Long
14. 4 My Town (Ted Smooth Remix)
15. Over
16. Shut It Down
17. Fall For Your Type
Lil Wayne Bonus Songs
18. My Generation Feat. Damien Marley & Nas
19. Pussy Niggaz Feat. Jae Millz
20. Currency Feat. Rick Ross & Trina

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-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Cee-Lo Green- F%#K You (single)

This one goes out to all the gold digging shallow women out there. You know who you are. And if you don’t know who you are your the one who’s hating the shit outta this song now.

Big ups to Cee Lo for making this track. Couldn’t have sang it better myself! “Oppps she’s a gold digga, just thought you should know nigga.” hahah classick lyrics right there. I mean is there really a better saying that so simple yet gets a ton across then “Fuck You?” lol This will be another official track off his new up and coming album “The Lady Killer” dropping sometime this year in December.

The video for this track is equally as dope. It’s always a breath of fresh air when an artist doesn’t make a video we’ve all ready seen before. I love the crisp classic feel this one has and how Cee Lo tell’s his “Fuck You” story from a child and uses the toy car’s as a metaphor for what he has vs what she want’s as the gold digger at that age. lol Classick! Let me know what yall think…

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU

Fuck You

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Fuck You featuring 50 Cent (remix)

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Enjoy the freshness!

-Black Milk

Interview With Zo!

Website/Twitter/Foreign Exchange Music

Zo! recently took time out of his busy schedule, to talk with us and share his thoughts on his music and SunStorm. Which was recently released to the world, to great praise.  If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, please do so ASAP.

Soulified

How has the transition to being under the Foreign Exchange Music umbrella been?

Zo!

Around 2005, I met Phonte. Phonte knew of my work and was a fan. On my Re: Define album, I had remix a Little Brother song. From that, our relationship grew and we decided to work together. Our first song together was “Stepping Out” on the Just Visiting album.

Soulified

With your new album SunStorm, what was the motivation for this album, and what was the inspiration for the name itself, it has Roy Ayers feel to the title?

Zo!

This is an auto-biographical piece. From the album cover to every song on the album, it is all me. It is about the ups and downs of my career and life.

Soulified

How do you balance being a music teacher and very active artist?

Zo!

It is tough. You see some artist that work 9 to 5 jobs, it’s tough for them to take a break and tour. My job as a music teacher, you would think they would embrace it. My job puts some pressures on me. My touring is a positive to the kids I teach. It shows them that you can make it and be successful doing music.

Soulified

How did you hook up with Foreign Exchange?

Zo!

Phonte asked me to add something to there live show. And things kept growing after that.

Soulified

I Love the 80’s is a great album, what was the idea behind it?

Zo!

The album came about on a dare. Me and Tay were talking about how bad some of the 80’s music was. This conversation turned into me creating a beat that sounded like “Africa” by Toto. Tay sang over it. And the project bloomed in “I Love the 80’s”. When we did “Take on me”, it was a challenge and dare. We wanted to see if we could create the song and sound good. But we also wanted to see if people would like it.

Soulified

“Overdue Process” with Asylum 7 is a favorite of mine, how did that come about?

Zo!

Asylum has been my boy since 2004. In Detroit, I would go to open mikes. Asylum would be there. And he would be killing them in a freestyle cipher. One day I hit him, we worked on some stuff. In those sessions, we jellied and gained respect for one another. “Overdue Process” was 4-5 years in the making. Asylum love for music is the same as mine. I think that is why we work so well together.

Soulified

When I tell people about u, I say you are an R&B version of Primo.

Zo!

Thanks. To be compared to him is an honor. I’m a huge Primo fan.

Soulified

How did u pick the artist for this project?

Zo!

Everyone, I’m real cool with and fans of. Me and Phonte are so close, I go to him to get a second opinion on beats artist. We went back and forth coming up with who would sound good on this song and that song. It was a shock to me that everyone wanted to be on the album.

Soulified

Jesse Boykins, Eric Roberson, Lady Alma, Sy Smith and Foreign Exchange, I’m happy to see u showcase show indy artists that I’m huge fans of. Explain the studio sessions.

Zo!

These are all my friends on the “Sunstorm” album. Yahzarah voice is so beautiful. She is one of the dopest singers in the music game today. Sy, her voice is so powerful.

Soulified

How was it working with PPP?

Zo!

Dope. The first time me and Wajeed did something, was on the humble. I was at his spot chilling and relaxing. I get to messing around on the Fender Rhodes. Wajeed jumped in and we ended up producing some stuff together. Wajeed is a good friend of mine. He is like a brother to me. I go him to get advance and listen to some of my work.

Soulified

You mentioned this is an album about you. What is the most personal song?

Zo!

All of them. I can’t pick one. They are all about me and things in my life.

Soulified

What would be a dream project for you?

Zo!

Working with Faith Evans would be dope. She puts it down and is very soulful. If I had the resources, I would bring back Zhane. I think they were some what unrated. I would like to see them back.

Soulified

What’s in the future?

Zo!

The Foreign Exchange album in October is up first. And I’m already working on my next album. Hopefully I can put it out next year.