Month: January 2012

Jneiro Jarel (Dr. Who Dat) – Beat Journey (2006)

“Beat Journey” is an instrumental album by Jneiro Jarel that is over half a decade old, but it still is a bench mark for producers and beat makers today.

How Does it Feel?: Revisiting Voodoo Twelve Years Later

January 25th, 2012 marks the 12th anniversary of D’Angelo’s legendary album “Voodoo”, and our newest writer Hayling revisits the album and its relevancy even after more than a decade.

Remembering Etta James

Remembering one of our most important artists, the late Etta James.

Add-2 – Cotton Fields (with Lyrics) (Video) (2012)

In honor of Martin Luther King day, we would like to shed some light on Chicago emcee Add-2, and his more than relevant song and video entitled “Cotton Fields”.

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (1970)

A live recorded session of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet shows why Adderley is one of Jazz’s elite.

Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1972)

Recorded in 1972, Donald Byrd’s “Black Byrd” album was ahead of its time in a variety of ways.

Review: L’Orange – Old Soul (A Tribute to Billie Holiday) (Download) (2011)

Beat maker L’ Orange uses the great Billie Holiday as his inspiration for creating this project, which is available for free download.

Bobbi Humphrey – Fancy Dancer (1975)

Bobbi Humphrey is synonymous with fusion, and her 1975 release Fancy Dancer is her at her best.