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The Music Link List: 08.25.2010


Chiddy Bang Freestyle

Chiddy Bang Freestyle

♥♥ M.I.S.S. favorite Chiddy Bang recently released a new video for their track “Chiddy Freestyle” off of their Opposite of Adults EP. Even though the song “Chiddy Freestyle” is only about 2 minutes  in length, viewers are treated to an extended version featuring rapper Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege spitting a brand new freestyle as Xaphoon Jones picks up a chair and uses other rooftop items to produce an accompanying beat. This is hip hop at its finest! Watch the “Chiddy Freestyle” video on Myspace!

J*DaVeY Interview with Arcade 44

J*DaVeY Interview with Arcade 44

♥♥ J*DaVeY sat down with Arcade44 for a really fun interview at Brooklyn Bowl. The dynamic duo discuss their sound, influences, and a little bit of bowling of course! The video also features some behind the scenes footage of their recent S.O.B.s show. Check it out!



♥♥ “High Wire” is the new, addictive, slow-disco track and video from Kathy Diamond and Max Skiba aka The KDMS. For their second 12inch release on Gomma Records, the pair have chosen to use scenes from the 1968 film Barbarella starring Jane Fonda and John Phillip Law. The result is bizarre, but nothing short of amazing. Barbarella will always be sexy! Check it out!

Never Shout Never Covers Bob Dylan

Never Shout Never Covers Bob Dylan

♥♥ Never Shout Never’s Chris Ingle puts his own acoustic pop spin on the Bob Dylan classic “It Ain’t Me Babe” for Billboard’s Mashup Monday series.

Gummy Bears & Boat Shoes: A Collection of Songs by NSR

Gummy Bears & Boat Shoes: A Collection of Music by NSR

♥♥ Gummy Bears & Boat Shoes is the awesome new mixtape from NYC rapper NSR.  Featuring music from Theophilus London, Gil Scott-Heron, Breakbot, Pharrell Williams & Uffie, this 33 minute mix is full of of crowd pleasers will make you dance until you sweat!  If you’re not familiar with NSR, check out M.I.S.S. TV’s webseries We Got The Beat: NSR to catch up on this up-and comer!

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

♥♥ August 25, 2010 marks 9 years since the passing of the beloved R&B angel Aaliyah Dana Haughton.  On August 25, 2001, just after Aaliyah shot her video for “Rock the Boat” in the Bahamas, she and eight others were tragically killed in a plane crash.  Even though Aaliyah is no longer physically with us, the style, grace, and undeniable talent that she so effortlessly portrayed through her music linger on.  She was an amazing singer, actress, model, and dancer who inspired our generation to be dream-seekers and role models.  If you look closely at the R&B singers of today, you’ll see bits and pieces of Aaliyah everywhere.  She was a powerful, yet delicate presence that the world was very fortunate to have. Rest in peace Aaliyah.  You were truly “One In A Million.”


Rest In Peace Aaliyah!


Music from Nikko Gray, Best Coast, Afta-1, and Will Holland

Music from Nikko Gray, Best Coast, AFTA-1 & Cazeaux Oslo, and Will “Quantic” Holland.

♥♥ If you haven’t already downloaded Soul Culture Presents: Aaliyah Revisited, now is the time to do so. Although this EP came out last year, it remains to be one of the best Aaliyah tributes to date! Artists such as Sy Smith, Marsha Ambrosius, Jesse Boykins III, and Nikko Gray have recorded interpretations of their favorite Aaliyah songs for this special project internationally brought to you by urban-music-and-culture online magazine Soul Culture. Download “Aaliyah Revisted” at The Couch Sessions.

♥♥ Download Best Coast’s “When I’m With You” from Rcrdlbl

♥♥ August 29, 2010 will mark the 52nd birthday of our beloved Michael Jackson. Since his passing, countless tributes have been made honoring the man who changed the face of music and inspired the entire world. AFTA-1 & Cazeaux O.S.L.O.’s “Marvelous Magical Jackobious Son (A Sweaterless Suite)” is one of the most interesting and superior tributes I’ve ever heard. Done in typical Afta-1 fashion, this 17 minute mix is one that is hard to put into words, but is truly magical! Do yourself a favor and download now!

♥♥ Will “Quantic” Holland released his latest project, Dog With A Rope July 13 via U.K label Tru Thoughts. In honor of this, Wax Poetics recently released Dub Y Guaguanco as a free download. Check it out!

Images by the Fantastic Phaymiss!

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