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27
May
0

Erykah Badu - Out My Mind Just In Time

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Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, and now Erykah Badu are dropping some very nice videos. Jill gave you the feel good factor, Raphael told about a different love story that often gets overlooked, and FatBellyBella aka DJ Lown Down Loretta Brown aka E.Badu shows her graceful side in her latest self directed video. Dancing to the slow piano driven "Out My Mind Just In Time" off New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, she actually does a nice job interepting the words and feelings of the song.

 

27
May
0

Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton have me ''So In Love'' with the new video


Here is the official video for Jill Scott's song "So In Love" featuring Anthony Hamilton. I love the energy and although we aren''t getting much sunshine in the midwest, this is just on time for spring and/or summer. Hearing Anthony has me fiending for some new music from him.

26
May
0

MO'Betta Quick Links

Ledisi talks about humility (Essence)

Jill Scott drops the video for "So In Love" with Anthony Hamilton (EW)

YVPG wants you to be their "Soulmate" (Soundcloud)

Kindred Soul is set to release their 4th album "Love Has No Recession" (SB)

Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, and others will Rock The Bells this year (RTB)

25
May
0

YVPG will have you ''Lost For Words"

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Coming from Birmingham, AL, Yung Vokalz and Precision Grooves, better known as YVPG is bringing something the music industry is missing right now, a real group of musicians and singers, that wasn't put together for a reality show. Pulling material from some of the most popular artists of today, to timeless legends of the past, YVPG has a vast flavor of sounds, and blend their own original sound in well with the classic covers they re-live. The group, while working on their first self-titled album continues to perform in Birmingham and is also touring, introducing their music all over the southeast.

Click below to listen to "Lost For Words" which is in rotation on MO'Betta Music Radio.

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19
May
0

Jill Scott sits down with Perez Hilton

I'm not a big fan of Perez Hilton but I did enjoy the very honest answers Jill Scott gave in the interview. When asked if her new album "The Light of The Sun" is a love album, she refers to it as a 'falling out of love, and getting "dickmatized" (among other things),' type of album. She also talks about going to The White House, and her recent weightloss.

19
May
0

Album Review:: Musiq Soulchild - MusiqInTheMagiq

In his latest release, MusiqintheMagiq, Musiq puts you at ease with his typical "hey baby how you doin" conversational style that fans have come to associate with him. The CD starts with his uptempo single, "Anything"  featuring Swizz Beats". It's a departure from his usual mid-tempo, laid back style and I must say though his voice is still as smooth as ever I was not feeling the recycled "ya jinglin baby" rhythm of this song and the ad libs from Swizz Beats only bog down the track with unnecessary mix-tape like shouts and drops. Once you get over that hump and deeper in the album you find a really great array of swooning "love" tracks with much better music production. A couple of stand outs on the album are "Be friends" and " Medicine".

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19
May
0

MO'Betta Weekend Wrap Up + Free Downloads!

  • If you haven''t yet, you must download Elzhi''s new mixtape "Elmatic". The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced entirely by Will Sessions. (XXL)
  • Hip Hop at SummerStage: Rakim, EPMD, Slick Rick, Talib Kweli, Rob Base, Kool Moe Dee, The Sugarhill Gang and more (SummerStage)
  • Brook D'Leau of J*DaVey remixes Miguel's "Sure Thing" (Soundcloud)
09
May
0

Album Review:: Julie Dexter - New Again

On her 6th album release, under her own record label, (Ketch a Vibe) Julie Dexter sets the tone of the album from track one. “Sunrise” is a masterfully produced, heavily drum influenced track, reminiscent of a Roots jam session, Julie paints an auditory tapestry of positive vibes and energy, as her voice flows like water over the track, a definite standout on the album. As I got deeper into the album I noticed a subtle seduction was taking place and I was open to it! The catchy rhythm of “Love 2 Love” is both a head nodder and a great “baby we gonna make it if we hang in there together” type story of hope in a relationship. Again the production here, really over the entire album embraces a complicated simplicity with lots jazz influenced sounds and hip hop drum patterns but not so much that it escapes the real Neo Soul genre the overall sound encompasses.

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07
May
0

You Want It? They Got It, Actual Proof...Real Hip Hop

I will admit that I'm just now hearing about this group and their music, and if you are also just now being hip to them they are signed to 9th Wonder''s label, The Academy/IWWMG. The two members of Actual Proof, Enigma and Sundown both hail from Raleigh, NC and are also producers. Thier new mixtape, The Talented Tenth, is comprised of two sides - The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Experience and The Malcolm X Experience - that will both take listeners on a peaceful journey and give them a sense of urgency. Click Continue Reading to download the mixtape for FREE and to hear one my favorites off the The Talented Tenth.

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06
May
0

Music Moves, with Michelle Obama

The first lady, Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School on Tuesday as part of her "Let's Move!" initiative, which meant doing a variation of popular dances "The Dougie" and "The Running Man" with a bunch of tweens while Beyonce blared through some loudspeakers.