Day 1 Of What I Thought Was Hot This Year

Non Hip Hop Album: Anderson Paak:  Malibu

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First off what is crazy to me is that in a time where singers are routinely labeled as rappers Anderson Paak depending on who you talk to doesn’t fit the criteria.  Malibu is one of the best albums this year hands down. It’s soulful and deep with the essence of game peppered all over it.

Hip Hop Album: De La Soul: De La Soul and The Anonymous Nobody

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Even though we the public knew De La Soul was working an album. No one could have known that the album would have been so different in a good way. Let’s be real the highlight alone is the track with 2 Chainz. De La continues to grow as artists and this album is the newest testimonial to that.

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SUNDAY SOUL SESSION: CHRISTMAS MIX 7

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Beautiful Christmas mix that goes all over the place from gospel to cheerful from Jazz to-pop. Click here and Enjoy

1. Intro – Intro
2. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here lyrics
3. Sarah Vaughan – Happy Holiday White Christmas
4. Martina McBride – Silver Bells
5. Paul McCartney & Wings – Wonderful Christmas Time
6. Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
7. Yolanda Adams – Give Love On Christmas Day
8. The Ohio Players – Happy Holidays, Pts.1&2.
9. The Temptations – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Mary J Blige feat. Jessie J – Do You Hear What I Hear
11. India Aria & Gene Moore Jr – Mary Did You Know
12. Fred Hammond – Strangeway To Save The World
13. Jeffrey Osborne – Little Drummer Boy
14. Wham – Last Christmas
15. El DeBarge – Christmas Without You
16. The Temptations – Silent Night

Day 6 Of What I Thought Was Hot This Year 2014

Hip Hop Album: Diamond D: Diam Piece

Hip Hop saw Large Professor do an album with Cormega and Diamond D get on his Dr. Dre shit in the same year. Diam Piece is that kind of album you always thought you’d get from Diamond D, he allows his guest to come in and do their thing over his ill beats. On here there are some tracks he didn’t produce but unless you read the credits you really wouldn’t be able to tell. Hearing Diamond from the beats to the bars was like the a clinic on how to build a rhyme, he was never KRS, Nas, Rakim, or Big Daddy Kane, slick with the words but what he said was always dope.

Hip Hop Song: Rapper Big Pooh: Last Dance

I’m Little Brother fan for life and I keep an eye on what all three former members are up to musically. “Last Dance” is a nice sluggish cosmic funk soulful song from Big Pooh. The way he rides the beat as invites you into the world of an underground MC is flawless, no wasted engery, no struggling to fit words in certain spots either. Some good Hip Hop right here.

Non Hip Hop Album: Goapele: Strong As Glass

 

Goapele has become of my favorite artist over the last few years. Unlike Break Of Dawn I haven’t seen any videos or heard a song on the radio so far. Nice to hear good music from a consistent artist like Goapele.

Non Hip Hop Song: Ledisi: Blame You

Nice way to start off an album, it’s a typical Ledisi song, soulful,catchy and pure fire.

Day 5 Of What I Thought Was Hot This Year 2014

Hip Hop Album: PRhyme: PRhyme

This album came out of nowhere, I mean it was like a song here and there, a few interviews, a video or two popped up and Complex documentary with episodes missing, Complex is famous for that shit. Still, just knowing DJ Premier and Royce were doing a project together was truly the next best thing to Nas and Preem. This album doesn’t disappoint at all. Using nothing but Adrian Younge’s catalog DJ Premier crafted some bangers and Royce, as well as guest who show up, get it in over those beats. It’s rare for DJ Premier to be part of a project with just him as the producer and so far when those project hit the streets it worth it.

Hip Hop Song: Nas: The Season

It’s sad Dilla didn’t get the chance to work with so many great MCs for whatever the reason was. Like everyone in Hip Hop, many of those greats acknowledged just how sick Dilla beats were. Nas gave us something to sink out teeth into as he did his thing over a Dilla beat. To be honest I’d be cool if the Nas and Common album was done with nothing but Dilla beats like how De La Soul did with their mixtape tribute to Dilla. “The Season” a nice short example of what Nas could do when dealing with some soulful beats.

Non Hip Hop Album: Leela James: Fall For You

I had to look beyond the whole “Diva” show she was on and accept that even artist for stature would also want to break into pop culture, or urban pop culture. That career move didn’t leak into her album Fall For You. The album is still just as soulful and that is all that matter when it comes to artists who have dones music the way they like for so long.

Non Hip Hop Song: Jazmine Sullivan: Forever Don’t Last

When you first hear “Forever Don’t Last” you almost forget the song is new, I mean 2014 new. The sound, the vibe, the whole topic un general is a throwback. I can’t remember the last time i’ve heard a younger artist speak about a relationship gone bad and the song sounds classy. Became a fan of Jazmine Sullivan once I got over the song with Missy back in the day and she still is a major force in the game. Glad to hear some good soul music.

Sunday Soul Session: Enjoy and Be Educated #1444: 3 Kings – Soul Brothers (Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway & Marvin Gaye)

For many fans who’ve been following us since our mixtape days, you may remember a series titled “3 Kings” started by Hevehitta. The series focused on 3 artists and highlighted some of their best work, as opposed to just 1 artist, which was popular at the time. We felt the time was right to transpose the concept to the airwaves. Hence we bring you our first entry in our “3 Kings” radio series with 3 of the biggest names in soul music, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield. While this is only part of their respective and respected catalogs, enough can’t be said about their work, and we hope this will show you to appreciate their music if you’re not familiar with them already. 2 hours of feel good music await; enjoy and be educated.

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Sunday Soul Session: Eclectic Collection

This mix was just an excuse to rock some Rock music… As if I needed one, but still this is a nice mix that goes all over the place. Starting with classic Rock and ending with Jazz from Japan. Good music is all over and I just wanted to throw something together to show that.Click here and enjoy

1. Jimi Hendrix – If 6 Was 9
2. The Doors – 5 to 1
3. Chaka Khan & Rufus – What Am I Missing
4. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
5. L.T.D – Back in Love Again
6. Betty Davis – Anti Love Song
7. Nikka Costa – Like A Feather
8. Bilal – Fast Lane
9. The Commodores – Celebrate
10. Doobie Brothers- What A fool Believes
11. Rare Earth – Big Brother
12. Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – The World
13. Menahan Street Band – Lights Out
14. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – Gentle Wave

Sunday Soul Session: For The Broken Hearted

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It’s the month of love and sometimes there are those who aren’t as lucky with love out there. I put together mix of sad love songs where men are just trying to keep it together. I rather hear heartbroken love songs from dudes because we as men truly have to humble our self to admit it’s not working out and we are hurt by that fact. Click here and Enjoy

1. Intro/ SMokey Robinson – Quiet Storm
2. Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
3. Stevie Wonder – I Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer
4. Gregory Porter – Hey Laura
5. Jodeci – Cry For You
6. Anthony Hamilton – I’m A Mess
7. Hall & Oates – She’s Gone
8. Teddy Pendergrass – -Love T.K.O.
9. Kem – Why Would You Stay
10. Luther Vandross – A House Is Not A Home
11. Brian McKnight – One Last Cry
12. Sisqo – Incomplete
13. Boyz II Men – End Of The Road