Wellington Valenzuela: "Soul Station TV" Video
From the Dominican Republic, Cronicas del Eco presents the video for their hit single, "Penumbra."
Relive the era when music had a message, when words sacrificed their giver's soul, when art wasn't an "effect" but rather "affected" those it touched. Relive HIPHOP period. The Real. Inspired by the classic GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five song "The Message", "GHETTO" seeks to revisit the same pain and despair and see if a true NYC b-boy can find a little bit of hope. Shot on a shoestring budget, this video is quite the buzz in the NYC-Greater Metro area. Shot and edited by Stoney XL of the famed HOODLIFE MOVEMENT Hoodlife Cyphas Street DVDs, as well as many other street dvds like CRACK, Cocaine City and BOSS UP DVD. This video proves a million dollar performance trumps a million dollar budget any day.
SUNSHINE RECORDS AND JEMINI SE7EN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS A STORY TOLD BY HIP-HOP GROUP JPOS "JUGGERNAUT PHORCES OF SOUL"
The studio behind Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain shows off their first Sony PlayStation 4 game.
The 2014 Kia Soul is the surprise of the 2013 New York auto show and a hit of the "box on wheels" movement, plus it comes stacked with some nifty tech.
Check out the "Baby" music video by Stax Records' soul diva, Angie Stone featuring Betty Wright.
While the group's 1991 debut A Word Of Science buried mainman George Evelyn's influences beneath a bleeping MIDI interface, 1995?s breakthrough Smokers Delight had little to do with techno; it's a hip hop chill out album, with a classic soul flourish. On Carboot Soul, George continued to take the sounds of soul innovators to new sound plateaus. Weaned by his family on soul staples Quincy Jones and Curtis Mayfield, George continued his musical education when the first wave of hip hop hit with tracks like "Rappers Delight" and "Buffalo Gals." George joined a local breakdance crew, where he forged an alliance with fellow b-boy Kevin Harper, forming Nightmares On Wax. They released the "Dexterous" single in 1990, but what caused a stir was their Top 40 UK hit "Aftermath." The track signaled the presence of "Northern Bleep," a homebrewed, Northeast digital-break sound underlined with solid hip hop beats. This technique can be found on 1991's A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter. After four years of co-running The Headz Club in Leeds, amassing samples, and rethinking his approach to music, George returned without Keith on 1995?s slo-mo, soulistic LP Smokers Delight. By then, George was up front about his musical inspirations. Each track nonchalantly sojourns down crisp Philly Soul production, pulsating ho-down medleys, heavy Barry White pant tones, and nerve-shivering chord shimmers. Its laid-back tone came from George hearing KLF?s "Chill Out" record and applying the concept to hip hop. Carboot Soul marked a major change for NOW in their use of live musicians. George is now joined onstage by a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, singer and rapper. It is all part of his plan for NOW to operate like a band rather than a studio act. In spite of this, the drum machine still remains. George elaborates, "Doing the live side proves there is more to the music. People have something more tangible to relate the music to and it gives us the chance to connect with the audience. The main priority for NOW is to prove that we can perform music, but we're not ignoring the fact that we come from a studio, technical background. We just want to mix the old with the new. That's why, at the moment, I don?t have a live drummer. The sound of the beats is what makes Nightmares." The title Carboot Soul commemorates the time George would hunt for dusty 12"s and albums in car boot sales. It's another indication that NOW?s true sound was there from the beginning; all they've done is come full circle. George has a realistic outlook about the way his music is developing: "Today's music is inspired by whatever has gone on before. That's what fascinates me. Soul music is the earliest form of hip hop. That's why I want to create it. It might seem like recreating what was done in the past, but what I want to do is merge soul and hip hop together. That's why I'll bring in the live aspect of what happened back then into current hip hop trends. That?s the angle I?m arriving at."
In an industry dead-set on replicating instead of originating, the Ying Yang Twins (D-Roc and Kaine) have managed to stick to a formula that's helped them harvest a new audience with every song and secure their position not only in southern hip-hop history, but also as hip-hop royalty. U.S.A. (United States of Atlanta), their second TVT album, features production from Ying Yang Twins co-creator Mr. Collipark. Guest artists range from Anthony Hamilton, Teedra Moses, Pitbull, Jacki-O, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Mike Jones, Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes. The album is all about showing everybody that Atlanta and the Ying Yang Twins are bigger than the strip club, says D-Roc. We're just trying to put the love back in the music and let people know that there are still people who really make music from the soul. About Pitbull: This Cuban-American MC is proving himself to be one of Miami's most prominent rhyme-spitters. Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype Column (Nov. 03) stated - "let it be known that Pitbull is as viscous as the pedigree he's named after." Recently signed to TVT Records, Pitbull is sure to make his name known.
A button bright pop country offering to prove that this young lady can compete on the international country music scene. A fine debut album from this very talented young lady. Beautiful, sweet, strong, sensitive singing from Debbie who puts her heart and soul into the songs.
In an industry dead-set on replicating instead of originating, the Ying Yang Twins (D-Roc and Kaine) have managed to stick to a formula that's helped them harvest a new audience with every song and secure their position not only in southern hip-hop history, but also as hip-hop royalty. U.S.A. (United States of Atlanta), their second TVT album, features production from Ying Yang Twins co-creator Mr. Collipark. Guest artists range from Anthony Hamilton, Teedra Moses, Pitbull, Jacki-O, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Mike Jones, Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes. The album is all about showing everybody that Atlanta and the Ying Yang Twins are bigger than the strip club, says D-Roc. We're just trying to put the love back in the music and let people know that there are still people who really make music from the soul.