The Robert Glasper Experiment just unleashed their 2nd single from their highly anticipated new album ArtScience due out September 16. As if it’s possible to get even more excited about this album, “Day To Day” sends me right over the edge. With Casey Benjamin on lead vox “Day To Day” is reminiscent of the funk/soul/jazz driven albums of Herbie Hancock in the 70s. Think Herbie Hancock Sunlight and Monster. And as per usual, Mr. Glasper owns the keys and caresses them with his signature loving touch. Check out the single below and grab the album September 16. Also check your favorite online retail outlet to place your pre-order.
‘MILES AHEAD OF EVERYBODY’ Tee by Skoolwerk Apparel is a nod to Don Cheadle’s independent film ‘Miles Ahead’ based on the life of Miles Davis, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The film made it’s New York Film Festival debut on October 11, 2015 and opened in select theaters April 1, 2016. The film takes it’s name from Miles Davis’ 1957 album with Gil Evans.
“Always look ahead, but never look back” – Miles
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Cassette tapes may be a long lost format, but Altar Furniture, a Budapest based luxury furniture company, manufactures funky fresh coffee tables modeled after our beloved cassette tape. So for those of us who no longer have cassette tapes to enjoy these ‘Great Tape Coffee Tables’ offer a decorative slice of nostalgia inspired by classic albums, legendary demos and mix tapes. Designed and built by hand, these unique tables can also come with conversion kits for the purpose of switching things up between coffee table, dining table and desk.
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By now we’ve all seen this sensational Afro-centric prom dress designed by New Jersey teen Kyemah McEntyre. This talented young lady and her dress instantly went viral on the net and has received mainstream love via networks like MSNBC and BET and talk shows like ABC’s The View and The Wendy Williams Show to name a few. Recently the 18 year-old had the opportunity to design a BET Awards red carpet dress for the Starz “Power” co-star and fellow New Jersey native Naturi Naughton. Naughton debut the dress during the BET red carpet telecast this past Sunday June 28.
Like the rest of the world I am fascinated by Kyemah’s design talent and fashion aesthetic at just 18 years of age. In addition to designing fabulous dresses, Kyemah is also an amazing painter. She says the central idea behind all of her paintings is, “to love one’s self regardless of other’s expectations.” For Kyemah, art is a way of communicating with people and to reflect her interpretation of society. “Ultimately, I see myself being the voice of young women. I plan to uplift the spirits of young women of all race,” says Kyemah via her MindOfKye Etsy store bio.
Kyemah is a high school senior at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts in New Jersey and is planning to attend Parsons the New School for Design in the fall. For those who would love to support this young promising artist/designer and her journey by owning a piece of her artistic vision you can purchase her beautiful print posters via her etsy store MindofKye.
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It’s been 30 years since the untimely death (April 1, 1984) of Marvin Gaye, one of music’s most prolific and influential singer/songwriter/musicians of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Marvin Gaye’s contribution to soul music in general and Motown in particular went beyond just individual songs. By the 70’s his albums in their entirety were concept albums addressing social issues, sexual politics and personal relationship agony, that often times went against the Motown formula of carefully avoiding controversial issues. Marvin Gaye was a passionate visionary and an innovative singer/songwriter/musician. His albums went on to become landmark recordings that offer love, insight and reassurance to every generation past, present and future.
On April 14, 2014 Carla Johnson, Zeola Gaye and Janis Gaye created the Vote For The Marvin Gaye USPS Stamp Campaign Via Facebook to get a million signatures to give Marvin the honor that he rightfully deserves, by presenting the Marvin Gaye USPS Commemorative Postage Stamp. Please SIGN THE PETITION and help spread the word around the world, so that EVERYONE has the opportunity to SIGN THE PETITION and make this dream a reality! NOW is the time… so LET’S GET IT ON! It’s OVER DUE!
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Issue 56 Cover 1 (Madlib b/w Kool Herc) celebrates the fortieth anniversary of hip-hop; also included is Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection, Sugar Hill Records house band turned electro/industrial band Tackhead, and wunderkind Mac Miller. Cover 2 (Little Dragon b/w Hiatus Kaiyote) celebrates the Wide World of Soul, representing Sweden and Australia, as well as Scotland (Average White Band), Jamaica (Cultural Roots), Romania (Rodion G.A.), and Japan (Shintaro Sakamoto). Also included: disco remixer John Morales and Bruce Lee soundtracks. Click Here To Purchase or Click Here To Visit WaxPoetics.com.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has declared September 29th as Curtis Mayfield Day in Illinois. The late Chicago born singer-songwriter will now have a long overdue day in his honor.
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