Oooh, I got a treat for y’all this Friday.  I know it’s been a minute since I’ve blessed y’all with some Funk It Out Friday flavor.  Now, this is only for the grown and extra sexy, so if you don’t fit the criteria, keep on scrolling.  This mix is Lovely Things and, as you can glean from the cover, it’s laid out with some sexy, lovely, soulful grooves.  Xan Drie Smith put together a mix that will cause nothing but good vibes and sweet, sticky thangs.  So go ‘head and get into this funk.  Enjoy y’all.

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Every Friday someone asks me, “what’s happ’nin’ this weekend??”  This will be the place for you to find out.  If you have an event you’d like to submit to be featured, email me with the subject “Event Submission.”  I’ll feature it, along with other events happening within the same time frame. If it’s particularly dope, I’ll feature a more detailed write-up of your event.

(Right now, most events featured will be in Atlanta, since that’s my base.  I’m open to events country and world-wide though!)


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Yasiin Gaye

 

My apologies, this review is long overdue.  But to those of you that have no clue about this project, it’ll be right on time.  Amerigo Gazaway returns with a very seminal project, one that will continue to shape the format of the evolving mash-up.  From his Soul Mates series, Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One) is the undeniable union of the divided soul singer Marvin Gaye and the artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey.  If you weren’t a believer in soul mates, this pairing will dispel your disbelief.  The Departure blends the two artists so seamlessly, it’s as if they were creating simultaneously in the studio.

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A clear penchant for diversity and experimentation, singer José James returns with this electronic-rock jam, “EveryLittleThing.”  The singer will debut his third album, While You Were Sleeping, on June 10th.  The album will feature similar songs infused with the influence of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.  Should be nice!

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SZA - Warm Winds

 

I’ve been diggin’ the young TDE crooner as of late.  SZA‘s mellow, laid back persona is hypnotic, as beautifully displayed in her new video “Warm Winds.”  Fellow TDE label mate Isaiah Rashad lends his equally cool presence and vocals to the track.  The visual matches the song’s melancholic tone with somber hues and disconnected scenes.

SZA just released her latest project Z, which is available here.  Get into the video under the cut.

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MICK - Greetings Earthing

 

In celebration of Outkast’s 20th anniversary and their first tour in what feels like a generation, the DJ formerly known as Mick Boogie mixed an extensive playlist of the legendary duo’s most revered tracks.  A nearly two-hour mix, Greetings Earthling consists of everything from Dungeon Family features to remixes and rarities from ‘Kast’s damn near flawless catalog.  Straight jammin’.  Oh, let’s not ignore that super fly cover art.  Get the mix here.

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bosco mph

Sigh.  BOSCO is damn near perfection.  Her voice transports you to a place where funk and pop blend seamlessly.  Her new single “MPH” is cool, fresh and sexy, injected with a sassy tone.  Reminiscent of vintage 80s R&B, updated with an electronic vibe, BOSCO brings a newness to a familiar sound.  After dropping “Black Book” and “Slippin’,” the anticipation for her new project is gaining serious momentum outchea.  Play this in your ride and you’ll get so lost in the tune, there’s no telling where you’ll end up.  Download the track here + receive a lookbook, complete with high quality photography of BOSCO killin’ these Atlanta streets.