Chris Turner :: Liquid Love

Was hanging out with a friend of mine this weekend and she put me on to quite a few new gems. The best of which was this song Liquid Love by Chris Turner – an original interpolation inspired by a Roy Ayers’ classic record of the same name. Check out a few more impressive vids of Mr. Turner after the jump. Brotha’s got a special voice.
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The Internet :: Purple Naked Ladies

The Internet Purple Naked Ladies

I’ve always felt that Syd the Kid was the oddest member of LA youth movement super-group Odd Future. As the lone female in the group, she’s obviously nowhere near as off the wall as their front man, Tyler the Creator, but more so because I didn’t know what role she played besides her tour DJ/studio engineer duties. I mean, not many groups take the time to acknowledge their engineer so I figured she had some sort of talent the world had yet to see. That sneaky suspicion was proved correct with the release of this gem of an album Purple Naked Ladies. Under the deft moniker The Internet she flexes her vocal talents over stellar production by Matt Martians of The Jet Age of Tomorrow. With an assist from Duepayer fave Coco (of Quadron) on the album’s standout track, Visions, as well as other quality jawns like Web of Me and Cocaine, its clear that she can hold her own with the likes fellow OF crooner Frank Ocean. Purple Naked Ladies is yet another notch on the Odd Future collective’s belt and further proof of their staying power, making the conspicuous absence of their most talented member a little less painful. Free Earl!


Web of Me

Cocaine (Official Video)


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Zaki Ibrahim :: Something In The Water

Zaki Ibrahim - Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2008

Its 2008 and I’m hanging with the Homecookin’ Radio crew at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. We’re waiting for the show to start and this beautiful gal walks on stage. Nods of approval are shared but like most opening acts nobody has a clue who she is. Then she sings. Correction, she “sangs” (her azz off) and thus begins my love affair with Canadian songstress Zaki Ibrahim. Her multi-linguistic, African influenced sound is reminiscent of Zap Mama but with a more futuristic twist. Her aptly-titled debut album Eclectica is a mix of funk, soul and alternative grooves with standouts including Love-Like, Computer Girl, Grow Again and the Sade-esque Connected. Basically every song on the album is tight. Problem is, it dropped a long time ago and I’ve been clamoring for some new music ever since. And with her new single Something In The Water, well, let’s just say it was well worth the wait. Word on the tweets is her new album Everything Opposite is dropping in January 2012. In the immortal words of one, Bart Scott … #cantwait

via This is Africa


Beatmaker 2 :: Hip Hop Beat

Was talking about production software over the weekend with my boy Ak-Boogie – producer/engineer/film-maker extraordinaire – and found this naaaaaasty beat made on the Beatmaker 2 iPhone app that I featured not too long ago. I have the same app and not a prayer to make a beat this sick. But I’s tryin. In the meantime, been knockin’ this on repeat something serious *yuck face*