“LIVE, was the product of a special show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, the same venue where my father recorded Donny Hathaway Live. That night changed me. It was total exposure for me. There were moments during the making of that record… on that day… in that room… on that stage… where I felt like I needed to detach. I had to hide. What I was experiencing was so intense and unchartered I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to me when I really engaged. That was the moment I stopped hiding myself. I realised I was stepping into a light. I was literally and figuratively, taking a step into a new place, a new space where I could no longer hide. The record is not perfect. I didn’t fix every little thing and that was liberating. I submitted myself to the truth of the moment.”
Millennium Jazz has never shied away from moving the needle in the global hip hop community. The Big Payback series is the beginning of a new era – a blueprint for musical diversity, namely in the form of a soundtrack, except the movie will only exist in your imagination. The music will inspire you with the powers to direct and narrate your own. Enjoy ER
Westside Gunn’s RIOTS ON FASHION AVENUE is your older brother’s rap music – think of Wu Tang Clan mixed with a little Action Bronson. THESE GUYS ARE NOT PLAYING AROUND.
La Banda Baston has been actively recording and performing since the mid 90’s and just recently have gained exposure throughout the global hip hop community. Their latest album: Luces Fantasma (Ghost Lights) features deeply established hip-hop artists from Mexico and the US, including Atlanta’s Kap-G.
Hip-hop musicians Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose have always been dedicated to philanthropic work across the globe. Your purchase of this album benefits several organizations dedicated to building clean water wells and facilities in Uganda and Kenya.
I tell you why Alfa Mist’s Antiphon album will be timeless – because generations from now when someone listens to this album they will discover that the sociopolitical narration, alongside the music of Antiphon was a blueprint to change.
Loupe’s Good Company is made available through “MelodySoul an in-house production team specializing in collaborations; linking musicians with various hubs of like-minded people and artists within our industry and culture.”
Stay Current represents a mental model – one that aims at staying relevant through the act of reinvention. Reinvention doesn’t necessarily mean changing something dramatically – it means augmenting the present human experiences by developing key traits that resonate well with the person you’re becoming.
“Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.
You want that real boom bap lyricism? Daupe’s Your Old Droog’s Looseys is just that! Check it out!