November, 2012

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The “Other” Pretty Young Thing: Thriller, 30 Years Later

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30 years after the release of Michael Jackson's Thriller, we take a look back at a recording lost in the...

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Understanding and Accepting The Roots’ Phrenology (2002)

10 years ago, The Roots released "Phrenology", and simply put, my first listen was a life changing experience.

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Jimi Was A Rock Star

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we salute James Marshall Hendrix, a man that redefined "black music."

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Blaxploitation: The Best Of…

With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic...

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WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like "Wild Flower". Read to find out what...

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Lonnie Liston Smith / Curren$y – A Song of Love / 2Much (1976 / 2012)

Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.

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Flying Lotus’s Until the Quiet Comes and The Importance of Musical Imagery

Flying Lotus and his extraordinary project, the short film directed by Kahlil Joseph.

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I Am Somebody – Jessie Jackson / JB’s (Sesame Street) (Circa 1975)

A political figure, a children's program, and the funkiest band alive all combine to give you an important lifelong...

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Stoned Soul Picnic Revisited (Laura Nyro’s Version) (1968)

An entry from a new writer, Carl Edwards shares his personal experience and interpretation involving a classic Roy Ayers tune....

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