Wednesday, October 26, 2011

soul food: 'powerman' ~ howaboutbeth

file under: things that took my breath away today.

kenyan-english artist, beth mburu-bowie (aka howaboutbeth) is my latest discovery [via @ophiona] and i'm well on my way to becoming obsessed.

 POWERMAN by HowAboutBeth



Monday, October 24, 2011

soul food: 'fanfare' ~ leo37

one of those incredibly rare moments where you hear something and have to sit down to process it because it's that dope. check out this dope preview by PPFHouse for leo37's upcoming EP, 'fanfare'. brilliant.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

soul food: make my ~ the roots

new leak from the roots' upcoming album, undun.
make my featuring big k.r.i.t


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

soul food: 'give me water' ~ john forté + valerie june

i've fallen in love with new video from john forté for give me water off his latest release, the water suitefeaturing the insanely beautiful valerie june. love the combination and contrast of their unique sounds. so refreshing! and it's beautifully directed by forté himself. love love.


Monday, October 10, 2011

illume sessions: shad k

trailer for shad k's illume sessions (via illume creative studio). a brief glimpse into the upcoming episode featuring performance and interview with shad k.


Friday, October 7, 2011

soul food: one day soon ~ ian kamau

i love ian kamau. but this has already been made abundantly clear. after releasing EPs and some pretty amazing mixtapes, he's released his first full-length LP.  and it sounds as dope as i expected it to be. if not doper. yes...'doper' is a word.

listen! buy! spread the word!

and check out the trailer for the video for 'the village', which is the first single of the album.


afrika21: your soundtrack to the new african renaissance

societyHAE has released vol 2 of the AFRIKA21 mixtape! woot. check it:

AFRIKA21 The Mixtape... Your Soundtrack To The New African Renaissance

Society HAE conceptualized AFRIKA21 with the goal of creating a platform to introduce Africa's emerging creative thinkers in the fields of music and arts & culture.  Afrika21 will give audiences a first hand look at 21st century contemporary African music and culture, and open up a new dialogue about Africa. The Afrika21 Mixtape Project serves as an opportunity to celebrate Africaʼs next wave of musicians, highlight the renaissance taking place on the continent and raise the profile of people and organizations working toward farming a new vision of Africa in the 21st century. 

Listen and DOWNLOAD the mixtape vol. 2 HERE.

AFRIKA21 The Mixtape vol. 2 by afrika21