Lalah Hathaway – Live!

“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 Music – The Big Payback Vol.1: Down Payment

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

REVIEW: Dezzy Hollow – Stay Current

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.

Single: Brother Ali – Own Light (What Hearts Are For)

“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.