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Robert Glasper Honors Miles Davis’ Birthday

Robert Glasper Honors Miles Davis’ Birthday

After composing the score for the soon to be released biopic about Miles Davis, Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper has announced a tribute album entitled “Everything’s Beautiful” which is due out 5.27.16. This project lists so many favorites. We can hardly wait for the album to drop. Check out the track listing and the album art below and get ready for the independent soul takeover

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Everything’s Beautiful Track List:

1. “Talking S**t”
2. “Ghetto Walkin” featuring Bilal
3. “They Can’t Hold Me Down” featuring Illa J
4. “Maiysha (So Long)” featuring Erykah Badu
5. “Violets” featuring Phonte
6. “Little Church” featuring Hiatus Kaiyote
7. “Silence Is the Way” featuring Laura Mvula
8. “Song for Selim” featuring KING
9. “Milestones” featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow
10. “I’m Leaving You” featuring John Scofield and Ledisi
11. “Right On Brotha” featuring Stevie Wonder

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The Foreign Exchange Tiny Desk Concert

The Foreign Exchange Tiny Desk Concert

Recently The Foreign Exchange took time out from their Love In Flying Colors World Tour to perform a quick set for NPR. With Phonte on vocals, Nicolay on guitar, Boogie on percussion and Zo! on keys. The Foreign Exchange proves why they are force to be reckoned with. Check out their performance of On A Day Like Today, Listen To The Rain and Call It Home. Enjoy!

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9TH WONDER THE HIP-HOP FELLOW

9TH WONDER THE HIP-HOP FELLOW

9th Wonder is making power moves and creating an undeniable legacy with his documentary The Hip-Hop Fellow. The Film is a 78 minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.
Interviewees include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Phonte, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Ab-Soul, Rapper Big Pooh & DJ Premier. Check out the trailer below.

http://www.thehiphopfellow.com/

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Indie Film Tells Indie Soul Music Story

Indie Film Tells Indie Soul Music Story

Coined everything from “Indie Soul” to the “Honest Music Movement,” “Undeniable – The Story Of The Independent Soul Music Movement” traces the heretofore untold stories of artists and music lovers right from its late 1990s origins through the halcyon days of the mid-2000s to the lawless rule of today where throughout the collective goal is still to develop, maintain, and grow a space in the global cultural landscape for this multi-tentacle brand of “honest music.” In candid, digitally shot, in-person interviews with those who were there and those pressing the movement forward against impossible odds, “Undeniable” introduces a range of talented “newcomers” to the mainstream film-going audience. Director John C. Jointer uncovers former A-list veterans who found a second life through these new technologically driven models after being told they were too old or not the new major label prototype for the successful international pop star. “Undeniable” plans to juxtapose the plight of fresh young musicians who’ve never had a major label deal as well as those who were signed, shelved, but never saw an album release with those veterans now being represented by large independent labels like eOne, Malaco, Shanachie, and Stax/Concord, or at small indies like Dome, Stones Throw, Giant Steps, and Purpose Music Group. Their range in entering these new music identities complicating who gets to authentically call themselves an “indie artist” in a game where credibility is as elusive as it is key.

“Undeniable – The Story Of The Independent Soul Music Movement” needs to raise $50,000 in order for us to bring the story of these amazing artists and their music to the world.

 

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