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King + Glasper = Good Music

King + Glasper = Good Music

KING the trio from Cali that features twins Paris and Amber Strother and Anita Bias, that gave us a beautiful debut The Story EP in 2011, have been in the lab creating their full-length album to be released early in 2012. The ladies of King have been busy with some collaborations as well… Earlier in 2011 King collaborated with The Foreign Exchange on “All The Kisses” a song we love. They have now teamed up with Robert Glasper for “Move Love”, a song they are featured on from Robert Glasper’s upcoming album “Black Radio”. The CD features an all star lineup… Erykah Badu, Bilal, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Stokely Williams, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Lalah Hathaway, Me’shell Ndgeocello and Shafiq Husyen, Glasper’s CD is slated to drop February 28th 2012. The Neo Soul Cafe is excited and can hardly wait for both King and Glasper’s CD’s to be released….until then check out the song “Move Love”

Here’s a link to a free download http://robertglasper.com/

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Stealth….Released

Stealth….Released

Stealth means Silent with a purpose….

After leaks secrecy and speculation BSlade formerly Tonex released  Stealth the Full Length album.

check him out on his Youtube channel.  http://www.youtube.com/user/BSLADETV?blend=2&ob=video-mustangbase

Give it a listen and download…

http://bslade.bandcamp.com/album/stealth

Support honest music…

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Robert Glasper Announces Contest For New Album

Robert Glasper Announces Contest For New Album

Creative Allies and the Robert Glasper Experiment are looking for you to design a commemorative poster for the release of the upcoming album, Black Radio. Design a poster for the album with your own artistic interpretation of the theme of a black radio/black box flight recorder as it relates to music and art. Please enter the contest! Click on link for more details

http://creativeallies.com/contests

 

 

One Overall Winner will receive $500 and a Robert Glasper Experiment prize pack.

 

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Yazarah

Happy Holidays here’s a free download of What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas,a remake of classic Christmas hit by The Emotions written by Sheila Hutchinson.

http://yahzarah.bandcamp.com/track/yahzarah-what-do-the-lonely-do-at-christmas

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Grammy Nominations Announced….

Grammy Nominations Announced….

The GRAMMY® Awards, are the the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, INC.® Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced 11/30/11 by The Recording Academy. The nominations reflect an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in mainstream music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. The final nominations list includes some of your favorite neo soul artist… A complete nominee list is available at www.grammy.com. Among the 54th Grammy nominees are:

Best R&B Performance Marsha Ambrosius for Far Away, Ledisi for Pieces Of Me, and KP Miss Kelly Price and Stokley from Mint Condition. for Not My Daddy and Corrine Bailey Rae for Is This Love
Best Traditional R&B Performance Cee-Lo Green & Melanie Fiona Fool For You, Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin’
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Sometimes I Cry by Eric Benét, Fool For You by Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin’, Surrender Betty Wright & The Roots
Best R&B Song
Far Away by Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius) Fool For You by Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona) Not My Daddy Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
Pieces Of Me Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
Best R&B Album Pieces Of Me by Ledisi and Kelly by Kelly Price

Best Long Form Music Video Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest by A Tribe Called Quest Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers
[Jive/Legacy] Nine Types Of Light TV On The Radio Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An & Braj, video producers [Interscope/Geffen/A&M]

There are a lot of talented artists who weren’t recognized, However let’s be mindful that. The Grammy Awards have never been geared at recognizing popular artists or those artists the general public likes, but more so at the artists’ creative process as well as the art and technology of the recording process. These artist in some cases are people we’ve never heard of. However the soul music genre is on the rise. I encourage you to support independent artists and the independent movement…. Lets make a conscious effort to bring good honest music back.

The Neo Soul Cafe Family would like to express a heartfelt congratulations and a wish for good luck to all of the artists who were nominated for Grammy Awards

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