Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Music: Erykah Badu

Part two of her New Amerykah series, Return of the Ankh, is due out March 30th. The first single, Window Seat is produced by James Poyser and the Queen herself and features ?uestlove of The Roots on drums.

"Can I get a window seat, don't want nobody next to me, I just want a chance to fly, a chance to cry...."

Return of the Ankh Tracklisting:

1. 20 Feet Tall
2. Window Seat
3. Agitation
4. Get Money
5. Don’t Be Long
6. Love
7. Umm Hmm
8. Fall in Love
9. Incense
10. Out My Mind Just in Time (Part 1)
11. Out My Mind Just in Time (Part 2)

Erykah Badu - Window Seat

New Five One

<a href="">Remind ME (Röyksopp) by The Five One</a>

I love these cats! My new goal for the summer is to see them live, even if I have to take a day trip all the way to DC to do it. They're currently working on their Deuce Day World EP, but in the meantime give us another remix. Enjoy!

The Five One -Remind Me ft. Röyksopp

Friday, February 5, 2010

Driis: Idris Elba's Alter Ego

Most recognize the face above as the handsome British actor best known for his stint as Stringer Bell on HBO's critically acclaimed The Wire or as Beyonce's faithful husband in Obsessed. What you may not know is that acting [and being fine] aren't his only talents, he's branching out into music. Coming onto the scene first as a DJ, and now as an artist, he's releasing a five track EP entitled High Class Problems on Monday, the 8th.

Best I Can leaked sometime last year, and while he's not the best vocalist, as you can imagine, the song is still poignant in a way you can only accredit to lyrics drawn on personal experiences. From the sound of it, all the tracks have that same potential, so I'm looking forward to hearing it in its entirety.

Track list:
1. Best That I Can (Written by Driis, Produced by Vitamin D)
2. Please Be True (Written by Driis, Produced by Pete Rock & Driis)
3. Private Garden (Written by Driis, Produced by 9th Wonder)
4. Extraordinary Love (Written by Driis & Hanif Jainlett, Produced by Hanif Jainlett for Hevlar Recordings)
5. Absolutely (Written by Driis & The Klassix, Produced by The Klassix)