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Malia Cunningham – Malia

Malia Cunningham – Malia

Malia Cunningham has just released Her self titled EP Malia. She wasn’t raised in a musical family, but knew at an early age what she loved. Nestled in the suburbs of Seattle WA, Malia grew up with her mother and older brother. Although extremely shy, she loved to sing, and alongside participating in choir throughout her school years, she learned to play piano and trombone.

Although she knew her passion and love resided in music, Malia was most often times crippled with the fear of insecurity and self-doubt.

“For some reason I didn’t allow myself to dream musically, I always told myself that being a singer was too far fetched and I wasn’t good enough anyway.”

So she put her passion aside, and after high school, decided to continue her education. She left home and moved to California to attend college, where she would ultimately graduate with honors, while obtaining a BA in Political Science.

“I just went though the motions, I never did anything with music throughout those years. I just told myself I would go to Law school and become a lawyer.”
A few years later, while enduring several short-term, unfitting jobs, she found herself living in LA, and at a pivotal point in life.

“I was so unhappy and realized that everything about my life had to change,” she recalls.
“That’s when I sat down and had the first, honest conversation I’d had with myself in years. I asked myself, “What makes you truly happy, fears aside?”…and I knew the answer was and always had been music. I had been running from my happiness for years, in fear of what people might say, and just thinking I was not good enough.”

From that point she changed her mindset and started to focus on her joy again. She bought a guitar and began to self-teach.

“I sought out people to jam with and learn from. Now I’ve been practicing for over a year, I’ve performed in places like House of Blues Sunset, I have my first EP, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been! I finally learned self-love and I’m embracing my confidence daily. My goal is to spread good vibes via my music and make people feel good.”

Run on over to Malia’s Soundcloud page and download her EP it’s Free Enjoy!

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Dave James & Ari Lennox – Whatever We Are

Dave James & Ari Lennox – Whatever We Are


Crooner Dave James and sultry songstress Ari Lennox collaborate for a sweet summer jam. This is a beautiful match of vocals. One simply opposite of the other both melting together to create something magical. Check out What ever we are it’s definitely hot!!! Enjoy!

“Whatever We Are”
Produced By: Dave James (Ron Byrd on the drums)

[Verse 1]
What is love?
Is it the feeling that I feel when I am holding your hand
Maybe if you would just get to know me a little better you’ll understand

[Pre Chorus]
Words
Just
Get
Thrown around
We fall
Asleep
To the sound of our hearts caving in

[Chorus]
Whatever we are
I don’t want to be anymore
How can it change
You said it could take
All of the strength in my heart
Whatever we are
Whatever we are
Whatever we are

[Verse 2]
Up and down we sway
Here’s another day
Of sells and tales a thief
You had me on display
I am so humiliated
And the clock don’t stop for me
I’m asking who is she
A victim you portray and push me out the way
Cause you couldn’t handle
Can’t believe this shh

[Pre Chorus]
I
Don’t
Need
Fraudulent love
This
Can’t
Be
What God has for us

[Chorus]
Whatever we are
I don’t want to be anymore
How can it change
You said it could take
All of the strength in my heart
Whatever we are
Whatever we are
Whatever we are

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First Listen Dangerfeel Newbies – Always With Me featuring J. Picolla Faust & Mashonda + FREE DOWNLOAD

First Listen Dangerfeel Newbies – Always With Me featuring J. Picolla Faust & Mashonda + FREE DOWNLOAD

AlwaysWithMeInspired by the story of Dangerfield Newby, one of five African-Americans in the John Brown party, this Atlanta-based trio delivers a set that is deeply rooted in blues, jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, house; pretty much the American musical spectrum. Formed by DJ’s Jamal Ahmad and Mark Angel and keyboardist/musician Darren “DJ” Wagner, the mission was to create a sound that encapsulated a soulful and well-rounded listening experience. Featuring the talent of countless musicians and the vocal stylings of singer/songwriter’s J.Piccola, Mashonda and Julie Dexter, their debut “Hariet”, which will be released in late summer 2014, can best be described as a “groove gumbo”. Member Jamal Ahmad, says that “the mission was to dig deep inside and pull out all of our most personal influences. No matter if it’s hip-hop like A Tribe Called Quest or house music in the Master At Work vein: we wanted to create a warm. personal sound”. Check out always With Me and Download it Free. Enjoy

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Kindred The Family Soul Releases A Couple Friends Trailer

Kindred The Family Soul Releases A Couple Friends Trailer

acouplefriendsBy now we hope you all have the new album by Kindred The Family Soul, A Couple Friends and have been movin’ and groovin’ to the sounds and know all the lyrics. The album is actually the soundtrack to a short film that will be released by the same name. The film is directed by Jamal Hill and boasts appearances by the one and only Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson fame, Chill Moody, Roni Graham, Taysha Brinson and a host of family and friends. The trailer was done by the multi-talented Hezekiah3rd. We can’t wait to see it. Check out the Trailer below. Enjoy!

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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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Vivian Green Is Back!

Vivian Green Is Back!

Vivian Green is back and she is not playing. Her new single from her upcoming album “V” Get Right Back To My Baby.is just in time for the summertime. You just can’t go wrong in sampling everybody’s favorite Frankie Beverly and Maze song Before I Let Go.Check out this banger for yourself. Enjoy!

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King Releases New Music

King Releases New Music

NEW MUSIC IS HERE!!! Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new album from the beautiful ladies of KING. So far there is no word about the upcoming full- length release. Everything is hush hush. A year ago King released the beautifully haunting track, In The Meantime.Fans were all afire and anticipating new music from the multi-talented trio. KING has followed it up with a track just as hot entitled Mister Chameleon. Lead Vocals feature Amber Strother. Background Vocals are performed by Amber Strother, Anita Bias and Paris Strother All Instruments, Arrangement and Production are by Paris Strother. Take a Listen to this gem. Enjoy!

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Allen Stone Announces Tour

Allen Stone Announces Tour

If you have not had the opportunity to experience the genius of the very soulful Allen Stone, Please do not miss him. He’s coming to a city near you. Check out his song Million below. Enjoy!

Allen Stone North America Tour Dates
Sept 23 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Sept 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
Sept 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Sept 28 – Tempe, AZ @ Summer Ends Music Festival
Sept 30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Oct 01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Oct 05 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Oct 07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 09 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Oct 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Oct 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Oct 21 – Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
Oct 22 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 25 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

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