♥♥ Little Dragon’s lead singer Yukimi Nagano takes some very sexy pictures and talks Prince, her bad temper, and baby-making music with Complex Magazine. Seriously, could she be any more gorgeous? Check out the video below!
♥♥ Soulful songstress Nikka Costa is set to release the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, on June 21st. Entering the indie pop realm, Nikka Costa definitely delivers by keeping her strong and soulful vocals intact. Take a listen to the rock infused first single, “Nylons in a Rip”, which is now available for free download via Nikka Costa’s website.
♥♥ Miss Erykah Badu teamed up with Creative Control for her latest music video “Out My Mind Just In Time.” The video features the singer doing an amazing interpretive dance to the song which is featured on her album, New Amerykah Part 2 (Return of the Ankh). Check out the video below!
♥♥ Did you favorite 90’s rap song make the list? I know a few of my personal favorites did. Check out the XXL Special Issue Ranks 1990s Rap Songs.
♥♥ Check out the new video for Justice‘s “Civilization.” “Civilization” is the lead single off Justice’s yet-to-be-titled forthcoming sophomore LP, slated for release this year.
♥♥ Legendary poet, musician, and author Gil Scott-Heron passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the age of 62. Scott-Heron rose to fame in the 1970’s as a R&B singer and spoken word artist documenting the struggles and everyday lives of African-Americans. Known to some as the “Godfather of Hip-Hop,” Gil Scott-Heron laid the foundation for many rappers and spoken word artists whose songs and lyrics we enjoy today. His work has been heavily sampled and his 1970 piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” has since been referenced extensively in pop culture. In 2010 released, Gil Scott-Heron released the album, I’m New Here, to widespread critical acclaim.
Gil Scott-Heron is an artist who has been a huge impact on me personally. His words and songs brought me knowledge, comfort, and inspiration. I am thankful for all that he has contributed to the world. There will simply never be another artist like Gil Scott-Heron….
♥♥ Check out Astral Projects Vintage Crates Special: Brother Soul for a great tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.
Rest In Power Gil Scott Heron!!!
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