Erykah Badu announces “Out My Mind, Just In Time” Tour

You knew it was coming, and I know you’re glad it did.  Erykah Badu has announced the tour dates for her “Out My Mind, Just In Time” tour.  This tour pairs nicely with her well received new album “New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh”.  While she is doing this tour, she will be also crossing paths with other artists and tours.  They are Lollapalooza festival, Lilith Fair, Maxwell’s concert at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on June 11 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 26.  Check out the dates below for her tour.  She is even coming here to Memphis. :)

Apr 23  Tobago Jazz Experience
May 22 Baltimore, Maryland
May 23 Boston, Massachusetts
May 25 New York
May 26 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
May 28 Washington, DC
May 30 Detroit, Michigan
June 2 Chicago, Illinois
June 5 Memphis, Tennessee
June 6 Nashville, Tennessee
June 8 Kansas City, Missouri
June 9 St.Louis, Missouri
June 11 Atlanta, Georgia
June 13 Houston, Texas
June 14 Grand prairie, Texas
June 16 Denver, Colorado
June 18 Oakland, California
June 19 Saratoga, California
June 20 Los Angeles, California
June 26 New York
June 27 Calgary, Alberta
June 28 Edmonton, Alberta
June 30 Vancouver, British Columbia
July 2 Ridgefield, Washington
July 3 George, Washington
Aug 4 Raleigh, North Carolina
Aug 7 Columbia, Maryland
Aug 8 Chicago, Illinois
Aug 11 Tampa, Florida

Maxwell Fist Full Of Tears Video


Morning and welcome back. During my small absence, a lot happened. First up is Maxwell‘s video “Fist Full Of Tears” from his recent blockbuster album “Blacksummer’snight”.  If you want to catch up on all of Maxwell’s videos check out this site.  I think you will be happy.  Also, while we’re on Maxwell.  Have you purchased your Maxwell and Jill Scott tickets?  That show is going to be wonderful.

Maxwell Mix by Supa Qool DJ Uncle Q Mixtape

Download link

Another mix of older Maxwell hits.  They are mixed very well by Supa Qool DJ Uncle Q.  Is that a name or what? Anyway, this was released in back in early July, but I  missed it.  Enjoy.

Track Listing

Lock You Up N’ Love Fa Days

Everwanting: To Want You To Want

Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)/(No One’s Gonna Love You, So Don’t Ever Wonder) – The Tribute Cut

Luxury: Cococure




…Til The Cops Come Knockin’


Gravity: Pushing To Pull

W/As My Girl

Drowndeep: Hula

At the Party

Temporary Nite

The Urban Theme

Matrimony: Maybe You

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Ascension (Unsung)

Maxwell’s Bad Habits Remix Revisited


Good afternoon people.  A little birdie just let me know that you listen to Maxwell’s NEW Bad Habits Remixes over at the Promotion Blog.  Just go to the bottom of the page and you will see the controls and the playlist.  It’s a good way to stay energized during your work day.  While you’re there, check out the site and get up to date news on the latest Dance artists and tracks.

Random News Update 10/19/09

I figured out that I can’t do a full post on every little tidbit of info.  So, I’ll do these news updates to keep you abreast of the minutiae of Soul music.  Here we go.

Melanie Fiona TheBridge

Melanie Fiona has her album “The Bridge” arriving tomorrow (Tuesday October 20th, 2009) on iTunes, and the kicker is that it’s only $5.99.  At that price you have no excuse but to listen. For a sample of her music, check out the mixtape from “The Bridge”.


For the Maxwell lovers out there.  A 2nd batch of “Bad Habits” remixes are being released soon.  A 2nd batch?  Yup, the first batch was released back in September, titled “Bad Habits (The Unadulterated Remix Box)“.  To sample the 2nd batch head over to Pro Motion. I’m still looking on where to find them to purchase or download. Below are the tracks of the first set of remixes.

1. Bad Habits (Harlan Pepper & AG III Club Remix) 8:10
2. Bad Habits (Karmatronic Club Remix) 6:02
3. Bad Habits (Mark Alston Club Remix) 8:03
4. Bad Habits (Harlan Pepper & AG III Dub Remix) 8:06
5. Bad Habits (Karmatronic Dub) 6:02
6. Bad Habits ( Mark Alston Dub) 7:19
7. Bad Habits (Harlan Pepper & AG III Radio Edit) 4:56
8. Bad Habits (Karmatronic Radio Edit) 3:34
9. Bad Habits (Mark Alston Radio Edit) 4:42

Bad Habits (The Unadulterated Remix Box) Download

Hidden Beach Unwrapped Vol 6

Hidden Beach has released their sixth volume of the Unwrapped series, titled “Give the Drummer some!”.  It features Tony Royster, Jr among others.  To celebrate this release, they are giving away free for download the Unwrapped Mixtape. You can get it here.


I know this isn’t Soul related, but it’s well worth mentioning.  Everyone know about Jay-Z’s recent “The Blueprint 3” release.  Well… Alex Goose was on of the people to submit beats to be featured on Jay-Z’s album.  None of his beats made the cut, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t fiyah. :)  he has posted those beats to the public via  Take a listen for something  different. Plus you can’t beat anything that is free.

Memphis: Maxwell’s BLACKSummers’night Concert Oct 20th


Good news for music lovers. Maxwell is returning with his BLACKsummers’night Tour, and he is bringing Common, and Chrisette Michele with him.  The concert is October 20th, @ 7:30pm.  It’s being held at the FedEx Forum.  With him having recently released his BLACKsummers’night album a few months back, he has been on fire.  Tickets go on Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased starting Sept 17th at 10am CST from TicketMaster and Livenation.  The general public can purchase tickets on Sept 19th.  As usual once I get the Pre-Sale passwords, I’ll update the post.

Morning Start: Maxwell and Raheem Devauhgn

Good morning. I know I’ve been slacking in the posting department, but I’m trying to get and launched by next Monday.  So, hopefully this will make up for it.  First we have Maxwell, who released his second video for his new album “Blacksummers’night” , titled Bad Habits.


Next we have Raheem Devaughn dropping his first and second video from his recently released mixtape “The Art Of Noise” (free download).  The first video is “Cocaine Dreams”, and the second is “Back Your Heart”.  Thanks to HoneySoul for the heads up on these two videos.



New contests for new albums

Blacksummers' Night

Good afternoon.  Just a friendly reminder of two great albums coming our this summer, which is turning out to be pretty good for releases.  I just wish they would spread them out through the year, and the winter and spring won’t be so dry.  Anyway, we have Maxwell’s long awaited Blacksummers’ Night album arriving July 7th.  I’ve pre-ordered my copy of the Deluxe CD/DVD, and you can do so here @ Amazon.


Also we have Ledisi dropping her album “Turn Me Loose” on August 18th.  It will be her 5th album.  I can’t wait to hear this one.  I even picked up her Christmas album to get my fix.  It was great of course. When she came to Memphis last year, it was an unreal show. To me her show was one of the best Soul concerts I’ve ever seen.  The other great was Jill Scott, and 3rd is Frankie Beverly and Maze.  Last year was a great year for concerts in Memphis. Focus Eric. Here is a sample of her song Alone from the new album.


Now about the contest.  Since people enjoyed the last three contests, I’m doing once for each of these albums.  It’s very easy.

Here are the rules and a link to the obligatory legal statement:

1.  Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.

2. To enter leave a comment telling us how you’ll enjoy and chill to either album. (only one album entry per comment) (You can enter for each contests)

3. The comment must be left before Monday, July 6th, 05:00 PM Central Daylight Time for Maxwell’s album

4. The comment must be left before Monday, August 17th, 05:00 PM Central Daylight Time for Ledisi’s album

5. You may enter only for each album once.

6. One winner will be selected for each album in a random drawing.

7. Prize: 1 CD album of the corresponding album contest shipped to your address.

8. Click Here for complete Official Rules.

Maxwell touring in the South


Wifey just informed me that Maxwell is on tour in the South next month (July). First he is performing at Essence Music Fest, July 4th @ 7:00pm. Then for all the Mid-South fans, he will perform at the Ryman Auditorium July 12th @ 7:30pm. Lastly he performs in Louisville, at Louisville Palace July 13th @ 8:00pm. You can purchase tickets early, since the radio presale password is “summer”. So, you can get the jump on everyone else. I’m going to try to get to the Nashville concert, but prices are $89.50, $62.50, $49.50. I think that he will performing songs from his upcoming album BLACKsummer’s Night, that drops July 7th.

Upcoming album releases…. Get Ready

Here are some of the albums that I am really looking forward this spring and summer. Which ones are you looking forward to being released?

To Whom It May Concern

Choklate – To Whom It May Concern: May 9th, 2009. She is one of my favorite artist from 2007. I was just entranced by her voice. I was very happy when she announced that she had a new album coming May 9th, 2009.

Black Summers Night

Maxwell – BlackSummersNight: July 7th, 2009. Maxwell is saying its the first in a trilogy of albums to be released. I don’t know how much time will be between the three albums, but let’s hope it’s not as long as hit last album, and this one. Yesterday he posted a a song from the new album, Prettywings. I can’t find the link, but I’m glad i snagged it before it was gone. Click here to get it.

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Twitter….. Who’s on it

I think that everyone has heard of Twitter at this point. Also they have heard of the great surge in of people using it in recent months. If you’re a normal person, after you sign up, you wonder what’s next. Well…. for the music lover I have complied a list of Soul music artists, on Twitter that will give you a jump start. To be able to have this much access or just this much detail of a artist’s thoughts is great. If you have found others, that I missed, please let me know, and I’ll update the post.

Ndambi Estelle Vanessa Blossoms

Teisha Marie Havana Wendy & Lisa Choklate

Goapele Muhsinah Janelle Monae Common

Dwele Santagold Maiysha Solange Knowles

Erykah Badu Maxwell Natassja