August 7, 2014

Morning Music: “Multiply (In A Minor Key),” Jamie Lidell (2005)

The piano in this is everything!

August 6, 2014
daughterofzami:




Photograph: Jay-Z and Beyonce with Doug Morris, former CEO of Universal Music Group which owns Jay-Z’s Roc-a-fella records, Island Def Jam Records (formerly Russell Simons’ Def Jam) and current CEO of Sony Entertainment which owns Columbia records where Beyonce is signed. Doug Morris’ net worth nearly doubles that of Jay-Z. So who are the real owners of hip-hop?



"Despite the perception that Black entrepreneurs like P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Cash Money [or Young Money] are moguls, they are, in actuality, the children of their respective parent companies. P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records is owned by Warner Music Group; Suge Knight’s Death Row by Interscope is owned by Universal Music Group; Def Jam is also owned by Universal… What’s worse is that, despite popular perception, there are no Blacks -none -in top executive positions of the parent companies. What the parent companies, as well as the Black moguls, would like us to believe is that “the R.O.C. is runnin’ this rap shit.” This why Jay-Z is touted as the ‘C.E.O of Hip-Hop.’ “- M. K. Asante, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Post Hip-Hop Generation, p. 111-112

daughterofzami:

Photograph: Jay-Z and Beyonce with Doug Morris, former CEO of Universal Music Group which owns Jay-Z’s Roc-a-fella records, Island Def Jam Records (formerly Russell Simons’ Def Jam) and current CEO of Sony Entertainment which owns Columbia records where Beyonce is signed. 

Doug Morris’ net worth nearly doubles that of Jay-Z. So who are the real owners of hip-hop?
"Despite the perception that Black entrepreneurs like P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Cash Money [or Young Money] are moguls, they are, in actuality, the children of their respective parent companies. P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records is owned by Warner Music Group; Suge Knight’s Death Row by Interscope is owned by Universal Music Group; Def Jam is also owned by Universal… What’s worse is that, despite popular perception, there are no Blacks -none -in top executive positions of the parent companies. What the parent companies, as well as the Black moguls, would like us to believe is that “the R.O.C. is runnin’ this rap shit.” This why Jay-Z is touted as the ‘C.E.O of Hip-Hop.’ “

- M. K. Asante, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Post Hip-Hop Generation, p. 111-112

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August 5, 2014

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August 4, 2014
"Remember that you believe, in the core of your being, that life is good, no matter what obstacles come your way. Smile, be kind, work hard and laugh."

August 3, 2014
stayingunderground:

Staying Underground prsnts, Mistah Rapsey // Another Dance [2014]
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” - Khalil Gibran
Cover illustration created by Jamilla Okubo for this mixtape.

tracklist1. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Another Dance (unreleased)2. D’Angelo - Spanish Joint (Vestalus Edit)3. Atu - Slow4. Ariane Moffatt - Mon Corps (Tommy Kruise Remix)5. Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp (Swindle Mix)6. Ari Lennox - Cascade (Prod. by J. Dilla)7. Sade - Babyfather8. Sade - Keep Looking9. Lapalux - Dance10. Amin Payne - Love Dance11. Vanilla - Morning Sun12. Via Rosa - I’ll Be There to Move in on Your Body13. Apple Juice Kid - There Must be a Way (Dance Mix)14. Iman Omari - Sun Ray (Look of Love) 15. JENI - Stay (Rhi-Mix)16. Kelela - Go All Night17. Josh Osho - Call My Name (The Trp Remix)18. Jose James - Lay You Down19. Juan Cristobal & Ben Bada Boom - Escape20. Tinashe - Vulnerable (Sango Remix)21. Koloah - Dreaming22. Esta. - FallinLove23. Kuma - Sumimasen 24. Air - Come Wander With Me (Great Dane Remix)25. Tory Lanez - R.I.D.E. (Falcons Remix)

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Listening to this now and it’s awesome! stayingunderground's mixes are always great. Be sure to check him out.

stayingunderground:

Staying Underground prsnts,
Mistah Rapsey // Another Dance [2014]

Let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” - Khalil Gibran

Cover illustration created by Jamilla Okubo for this mixtape.

tracklist
1. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Another Dance (unreleased)
2. D’Angelo - Spanish Joint (Vestalus Edit)
3. Atu - Slow
4. Ariane Moffatt - Mon Corps (Tommy Kruise Remix)
5. Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp (Swindle Mix)
6. Ari Lennox - Cascade (Prod. by J. Dilla)
7. Sade - Babyfather
8. Sade - Keep Looking
9. Lapalux - Dance
10. Amin Payne - Love Dance
11. Vanilla - Morning Sun
12. Via Rosa - I’ll Be There to Move in on Your Body
13. Apple Juice Kid - There Must be a Way (Dance Mix)
14. Iman Omari - Sun Ray (Look of Love)
15. JENI - Stay (Rhi-Mix)
16. Kelela - Go All Night
17. Josh Osho - Call My Name (The Trp Remix)
18. Jose James - Lay You Down
19. Juan Cristobal & Ben Bada Boom - Escape
20. Tinashe - Vulnerable (Sango Remix)
21. Koloah - Dreaming
22. Esta. - FallinLove
23. Kuma - Sumimasen
24. Air - Come Wander With Me (Great Dane Remix)
25. Tory Lanez - R.I.D.E. (Falcons Remix)

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Listening to this now and it’s awesome! stayingunderground's mixes are always great. Be sure to check him out.

August 3, 2014

New Music: “Flawless (Remix),” Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj (2014)

Folks going crazy over this for so many reasons (!!) but I’m just gonna say: SpottieOttieDopaliscious.

Your thoughts?

(Source: randomjoshiie)