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The Art of Digging According to Wajeed

A video from Wajeed shows us the importance and value of searching for the perfect record, especially the ones that are often overlooked.

Tony Williams: Life Time

Carled extensively recalls the greatness that is Tony Williams, a drummer that lived a full life in a short amount of time.

BrotherSpanky- “365 (Valentine’s Day)” (2011)

Since the advent of music recording, the love song has been the most crowded topical territory by far. Whether you’re celebrating new love or lamenting heartbreak, chances are you’re just one click away from finding dozens of appropriate tunes for the occasion. With enough romantic tunes on your iPod to fill up the whole Hallmark section, why celebrate “Valentine’s Day” through song yet again?

Far from cliché, this independent release from BrotherSpanky was one of several carefully crafted songs from his 2011 Soul Beauty 2: The Love EP, which featured the producer on all instruments, production, and vocal duties. The good brother takes a step back from the usual 2/14 romantic fare, accompanying the tune with visuals that spotlight his DIY creative process from soup to nuts. Elements of Motown, disco, and funk, create an intimate soundscape for this D.C.-based auteur to paint shades of true love— even if you’re able to fight the urge to soulclap along with the soulful outro, chances are you’ll want to revisit this one all twelve months of the year.

Words by @BrotherHayling

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Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (1973) (Audio)

An album that should be in the minds of any Jazz fan, as well as any Hip Hop producer

ORD 2 SFO: The Travels of Sev Seveer

The travels of Sev Seveer are a personal journey that teaches a life lesson that we can all learn from.

Seu Jorge and Almaz – The Model (Directed by Khalil Joseph)

This promotional short film is a perfect combination of aesthetics and music, give Seu Jorge an excellent tribute.

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.