Posts Tagged ‘Soul’

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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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Since Floetry’s breakup in 2006, speculations have risen about the reasons for such an unexpected dissolution of what many deemed a beautiful mesh of spoken word and soul.  The Floacist Natalie Stewart has released quite a stirring perspective on her feelings towards The Songstress Marsha Ambrosius with “Soul” from her upcoming album Floetry Re:Birth.  In the song, Stewart proclaims that Ambrosius’ dream of a mainstream career is the equivalent of “selling her soul.”  Well, damn.

The Do For Self Initiative hosted another live event on Wednesday, this time featuring soul and funk as the highlighted genre of choice. Usually, Do For Self gears their productions more towards hip hop acts but since hip hop has much soul, the natural order of thangs would eventually lead the initiative towards funky rhythms. Hosted by blctxt, the night featured performances from Jack Preston and the Dojo Collective, Richelle Brown a.k.a. Cornbread, and Naira. Each set was steeped in a beautiful cosmic energy. While all the performances were magical, I was particular fascinated by Cornbread. Shawty bad. Her presence on that stage made me wanna kick off my shoes, light a j, and engulf myself in the sounds. Also, T-Bird and the Breaks travelled from Austin, TX to headline and inject their own brand of funk onto the scene. They played a mean cover of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar.”

I told y’all last time about how a Do For Self production is laid out: collectiveness, unity, and dope energy. Ain’t nothin’ changed. Definitely be sure to check out each artists’ Twitter to find out more about them. You are welcomed.

*All photos courtesy of Underexposed’s Instagram and Facebook pages. ‘Preciate ya!*

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*sigh*  It should be pretty clear that I’m crazy about this man.  D’Angelo stops in Paris at Le Zenith and blesses the crowd with the undisputable fan favorite, “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)”.  After watching this clip and hearing that soulful, passionate voice, I can definitively state, “It feels damn good.”  Although his performance isn’t as steamy as the music video, the raw passion is still there.  With just his piano and his vocals, it’s the closest we’ll get to appreciating D’Angelo’s stripped vulnerability (for now–hopefully).

Enjoy.