The Picture: I Can’t Live Without My Radio…

Thank to DJ Jamad…saw him post this and I had to share it… This is history in artistic form…below there is a video courtesy of NPR on the history of the boombox…

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The Music: Derrick Hodge Reminds You That “We Live Today”

Derrick Hodge, the famed bassist who plays with Robert Glasper in the Robert Glasper Experiment, apart of Maxwell’s standard band, and has played with a whose who list of jazz & soul artists has a new single that got leaked from his upcoming album releasing in January off of Blue Note Records… It’s called “We Live Today” featuring Robert Glasper and Chi-town emcee Common…

The Picture: Loretta Says She’ll “Miss You”

New single from French soul artist Loretta (aka Laure Milan) called “Miss You” released off of the Vaziva Music label…international soul is going hard…

The Music: Juan Luis Guerra Viaja Por “La Travesia”

Ever since I heard this song out at a birthday celebration on night I can’t stop listening to it… The soul of it, from the precise who riffs to key chain, the bongo and percussion sounds to vocal harmonies and feel… Definitely one of my favorite salsa / merengue song right now…. The artist is Juan Luis Guerra, 12-time Latin Grammy Award winner and 2-time Grammy award winning Latin artist who has taken the Latin Music word by storm and hasn’t let go. The song is called La Travesia, a single from his 2007 release called La Llave de Mi Corazón

The Music: Tony Ozier Says There “Ain’t No Stopping Us”

New music from Tony Ozier and the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars… the song is called “Ain’t No Stopping Us”…

The Music: Amber Ojeda Finds “Galactic Love”

Emerging artist Amber Ojeda releases her latest single “Galactic Love” from her newest album Space Bar Love… this girl’s got some kinda soul…

Galactic Love by @amberojeda by djcomeofage

The Picture: Sade Written In Times Neue Roman

New hip hop musical group Times Neue Roman drops a new video for their song “Sade is in My Tape Deck”, and ode to the singer and the mood her music sets… It’s kind of comical to me, but it’s also cool…check it out

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The Music: Summertime Doesn’t Get Any Better

DJ Apple Jac puts his spin on Eric Roberson’s 2011 summer hit “Summertime Anthem” featuring Chubb Rock…this mix gets you in the mood….
Eric Roberson -Summertime Anthem feat. Chubb Rock (Applejac’s Day Party remix) by Applejac

The Picture: Darien Tries To Keep His “Composure”

Check out one of the Jersey’s young soul sensations Darien with a new video for single “Composure” off of his album

If These Walls Could Talk….

The Conversation: What Black Boys Think Beyond Trayvon Martin

Kevin Powell brings 9 Black and Latino boys ages 10-17 together from the Brooklyn/Queens, NY area. It was shot in Brooklyn, New York in April 2012 at the House of the Lord Church before George Zimmerman was arrested for the fatal shooting. The segment is titled “After Trayvon”, where they discuss Trayvon Martin, their own feelings about the government, and being fearful, education, leadership, violence,  history, unity among black people, and how they see America. Kevin Powell serves as moderator for the conversation.

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