Sunday, December 25, 2011

JAIDEN::Shades Of Grey Mixtape....BANGIN!!

Ok guys...I try to be up on everything in as much as possible..I don't know how I missed this joint..A few months back Jaiden released his mixtape titled Shades Of Grey: The Cure Suite II. As I'm typing this, I'm having a great time on my third listen to this well put together musical offering. I first saw this brother sing at Southpaw in Brooklyn. His vocal ability and stage presence is remarkable. And this mixtape...QUALITY!!! You need this in your collection!! Trust Me! You can expect to start hearing this on R.E.D.SOUL Radio too!!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Yahzarah has released for FREE DOWNLOAD her remake of the The Emotions' Christmas Classic "What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas" written by Sheilia Hutchinson. And gets even better!! The remake of this track was produced by DeAndre Shaiffer aka Dre King!! Between Dre's production and the way Yahzarah delivers on vocals, this is definitely something worthwhile to add to your collection and unwrap for Christmas seasons to come!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I just recently connected with this brother and had the pleasure of listening to some of his work. This brother definitely has the touch!!!! Daniel grew up in the small village of St. Margaret’s, not far from London. His musical influences came from an earlier generation of musicians, which include a wide array of artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Otis Redding and Donny Hathaway.

His parents rewarded young Matthew’s musical interests with piano lessons, where he developed his early skills with classical training. As he entered his teens, his increasing interest in soul and jazz led him to abandon those classical foundations in order to immerse himself fully in the music that spoke most directly to him. Inspired by vocalists that ranged from Bessie Smith to Aretha Franklin, Matthew found that writing lyrics and composing music helped him steer his way through the trials and tribulations of his teen-age years. In time, he also turned to hip-hop and reggae artists, such as Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, and Bob Marley for more creative incentive.
While a career in music journalism or PR might provide him with a long-term fall back plan, it is his work as a songwriter and producer that plays the largest role in Matthew’s life. His debut single, “Lose Your Smile,” featuring Trizonna McClendon, has received a great deal of positive support from Nu-Soul Mag, GrownFolksMusic, Neo 2 Soul Promotions, Bama Love Soul, and Flavour Magazine. Hear's what some have had to say about his work:

. L. Michael Gipson of BET/Centric and – “A painter of simple and soothing soundscapes, Matthew Daniel brushstrokes the evening sounds of the lovely and the lonely.”

. Graeme Nethercott founder of – “Really enjoying these… a big look. Natural soul with a UK flavour, loving it!”

. Lyric – Music Journalist for TRIBES Magazine – “UKs Matthew Daniels ushers in a new age of feel good music, taking listeners on a refreshing journey of sweet jazzy sounds mixed with beautiful vocals which leave you comtemplating each verse”

Julie Dexter--"very organic, I like the sparseness (light use) of the drums and the keys… maybe you could add another sound in there still in a minimalistic way to compliment the vocal or a few more harmonies to just build up the vibe a little”

Latest tracks by matthewdanielsounds

Saturday, December 17, 2011

DURAND BERNARR to release Sometime in December

This is something to look forward to. Affectionally known as the stepson of Erykah Badu, Durand Bernarr will be releasing his project titled Some time In December,1987. This project, he dedicates to the "edge" of his adolescence leading up to his turning 20. You will find its content quite adaptive to the ear -with the laced out tracks and his illmatic vocals...The project will be available on Christmas Day. Be sure to treat yourself!!


I love discovering new music that worth the listen...There is so much quality music out there and its a shame that most of it passes us by and we get saturated with talents that are so monotonous its RIDICULOUS!!! Well my friends, don't let this one pass you by..RASHEED CHAPPELL....If you appreciate real hip hop and MCing in its true form then you definitely wanna add this to your collection. Chappell has an album titled Future Before Nostalgia produced by Kenny Dope. Below you can listen to snippets and then CLICK THE IMAGE OF CHAPPELL ABOVE to purchase on I-TUNES...Support Real Music..Join the Movement!!!!~R.E.D.SOUL

R.E.D.SOUL PICK OF THE MONTH:::WE GONE FLY - Wes Felton feat. X.O. and Kenny Allen


Sunday, December 11, 2011

khaliyl iloyi rapping at 2 years old with Alim Kamara

Looks like they start them early in UK!! U think?? Khaliyl Iloyi rapping like his mother Roucheon Iloyi. Like mother like son. His father Femi Iloyi aka smooflow is in a group with Roucheon and together they are called Royal Priesthood. You can also watch his older brotha Kieyen rapping when he was three below.


Saturday, December 10, 2011


I love it when I stumble up on something worth a listen. I came across this project by the DC based soul singer Dev Duff in the wee-hours of the morning while surfing the net. His sound is quite adaptive to the ear. With his smoothed vocals over syncopated-melodic grooves. Definitely worth checking out! Support Indie Music!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011


Kimberly Nichole recently released an EP titled The Rock Ballerina. This is project where she covers two of her favorite rock songs "Lithium" and "Seven Nation Army".I had great pleasure giving this listen and took no time making it apart of my collection. I think you will have the same experience when you check it out! Props to Kimberly Nicohle for a job well done!

FLASHBACK::BADU LIVE w/ Yahzarah..N'Dambi..ChinahBlac

I posted this a while back but decided to give it another run. Talk about a flashback in time. This clip is from an Erykah Badu concert back in 2001 and the Knitting Factory. Backed by Yahzarah, N'Dambi and ChinahBlac, together they break things down to forever be broken singing a re-work of Outkast's Humble Mumble-creating what is called "Liberation". Check how Yahzarah sets the song off with her hellafied vocals and ends it by taking it out into the rafters with Badu....Totally SICK!!! The blended sound of these 4, I have yet to see anything close to how viciously DOPE they were. Hell, they all were and still are beasts, lol Enjoy!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

YU releases single from new project..FREE DOWNLOAD

The Mello Music group clearly has no plans of slow down. Already this year we've received new releases from Oddisee, Daily Bread and DTMD. Now YU returns with a new project titled The Earn. This highly anticipated album is a follow up to his solo album Before Taxes which continues to be a favorite to many in the hip hop world-including myself! With immaculate production done by CHarlie Ross, Roddy Rod, and Usef Dinero and dope collaborations with Imani Bilal and Duff, YU's project The Earn is one that I would consider a solid album-one that is pleasing to the ear and needed in your collection. Don't Sleep...Here is the premier single "Blind", from The Earn available to you! Support this artist by picking up the entire project which is now available on I-Tunes.

Georgia Anne Muldrow - "More & More" featuring Bilal (Official Video)

I'm so diggin this joint right now from Georgia Anne Muldrow's latest project"Owed To Mama Rickie" this is the official video for "More and More" which features Bilal...You can buy this project now and its available damn near everywhere!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Holiday Treat from W. ELLINGTON FELTON

I tell you.....Good Music for the Holidays is coming out of the woodworks. One of my favorite artists W. ELLINGTON FELTON has made available for FREE DOWNLOAD his Christmas CD titled "Tis The Seethings". You can always expect quality from Felton.. And this is one you definitely wanna put in your collection!! CERTIFIED DOPENESS!!!!

Light To Dark - Jesse Boykins III - A Film By Street Etiquette

Jesse Boykins III & Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette collaborate to make his directorial debut of "Light to Dark" come to life. NYC sets the scene for a Wayfarer on his journey to find his true self fueled by Love.

A Merry Little Christmas by Tracy Cruz FREE DOWNLOAD

I love both this lady's voice and her swag! Tracy Cruz has made available for FREE DOWNLOAD her rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. She recorded this version with her husband Allen about 7 years ago..The song itself is timeless and so is this version. Enjoy!

"Anytime" by Tiffany Moníque - Official Video

I kinda dig this so I thought I would share. "Anytime", the second single from Tiffany Moníque's debut EP, Nemesis. Best known as 1/3 of Beyoncé's background singers, The Mamas. Visit


CHOKLATE Brings in the season with Christmas EP

It's time to get in the holiday spirit! And Choklate has just the thing to take you there. On December 9th, Choklate will release her Christmas EP titled "Fah La La La". Expect to laugh, feel sentimental, and experience moments of reflection when you unwrap this wonderful gift to the music world. Hats off to Choklate for a job well done. Oh and by the way, 2012 is gonna get gonna be great!!! Wait to you hear what this lady is cookin up in her stewpot(wink)

Choklate - Tis the Season (prod. by Kuddie Fresh) from Chris Williams on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Raashan Ahmad - Just Cool (DJ Moar Remix)

This came across my plate and thought it was pretty dope "Just Cool" (DJ Moar Remix) Filmed in Poznan Poland by 4 zero film group This song is taken from Raashan Ahmad's album "For What You've Lost" (This version appears on the rare vinyl version only)
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DJ Soul Infinite's Deep Soulful House Mix.....Nuthin But Quality!

You will be just as delighted as I am with this mix. DJ Soul Infinite, a Nashville based DJ blesses us with the first installment of his series of deep house/soulful grooves. For you lovers of house music that crave a music delivery that is sure to cause eargasmic sensations...check this out...FREE DOWNLOAD:

Deepa Grooves vol.1 by DJ Soul Infinite by DJ Soul Infinite

BAMALOVESOUL releases COMMON mixtape....DOPE! has released "The Uncommonly Good Common Remixes" mixtape. As a longtime Common fan I can truly appreciate this and like everything else stamped Bamalovesoul you can trust that this is a worthwhile download that you definitely wanna put in your library. As you know, Common is set to release his highly anticipated album The Dreamer..The Believer on December 20th. Up until that time Bamalovesoul will be releasing treats here and there to celebrate Common's forthcoming masterpiece. You can download the mixtape directly from the site by CLICKING THE IMAGE ABOVE...tracklisting below:
01. Come Close (Blackbeard’s Broken Dub)
02. Ghetto Heaven (9th Wonder Remix)
03. Love of My Life (Soul Supreme Remix)
04. GO (Lawrence Wiggins Remix)
05. Come Close (DJ Hazime Remix)
06. Punch Drunk Love (Remix)
07. Gladiator (Von Pea’s Midnight on Myrtle Remix)
08. I Used To Love H.E.R (Tall Black Guy Remix)
09. Testify (88-Keys Hand On The Bible Remix)
10. Come Close (Boozoo Bajou Remix)
11. I Will Survive (J Finesse Remix) (Bonus)

Friday, December 2, 2011


A true artist never sleeps..Bilal Salaam is one that fits that very idea. Just when I think this brotha is in chill mode he creeps up with another......and another, lol... For those who are not familiar with the musical works of Bilal Salaam, I suggest you explore a little bit. Former background singer for Raheem Devaughn, Salaam has a definitive style of his own-one that is very hard to place in a box. Salaam fearlessly ventures into musical experimentations across all genres. Along with his own projects he is also known for his work with artists like Muhsinah, W. Ellington Felton, Stacy Epps, and Nicholas Ryan Gant, just to name a few and pioneering one of the illest independent musical- collab projects titled Op Swamp 81(do look this one up too!)
Bilal has made available his latest musical journeys titled CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. The tracks from this project have begin to surface and can be found on his bandcamp page(CLICK IMAGE ABOVE)
Below you can preview his re-work of Erykah Badu's classic "On and On". IN ADDITION, VISIT SELECTIONS BY BILAL SALAAM ON I-TUNES!!!!