Before I start, need to explain something.
The blog has recieved takedown notices on the last few postings of the Street Sounds mixes. Weve complied with them where they explain who the complainant was.
TO BE CLEAR: These are mixes, produced for music lovers with the aim of letting them explore new as well as big named artists with the hope that they are PURCHASED. And statistics show that people do purchse the music they like. These mixes are no different to a podcast or a 1/2 hour radio show.
Its petty of big named acts to insist on these mixes being taken down when other lesser known artists would like the exposure. Yes, I'm talking to you Mary J Blige's publishing company.........
In any case: ON TO THE NEW
Aside from the ever soulful Anthony Hamilton (Whose album drops in 2012 I hear) and the return of the great bassist and artist Meshell Ndegeocello (Whose suddenly popped up on a couple of tunes) this mix comprises of mainly new artists. I would recommend Anesha and A+ for the RnB heads and Maimouna Youssef for the Soul lovers. But my tune of the mix? Mark De Clive Lowe's new single "The Why". Yes, hes an established artist too, but slept on IMO. His single is hot and needs your attention!
Mark pops up on this mix too, but its the Hip Hop that shines. Great tune from Strange Fruit Project, a great instrumental track from Slakah the Beatchild and Hazel, but its the cover star, none other than 9th Wonder, who takes centre stage. New Album is great and as I said on twitter, mash it up with Phonte's new LP and youve got the Hip Hop LP of the year (They are all over each others LP's like a rash anyhow!). More to come from 9th in future weeks, but enjoy this mix for now. (Barring any takedown notices!)
More new music next week, cause we dont stop. Get your fix of classic soul from Grizz to start your week though!
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Session 60
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Session 61