#TrackoftheDay: “Zombie Jamboree”

Calypso Carnival feat. King Flash? (1956) Just like tonight’s movie, tonight’s 32 Days of Halloween/#TrackoftheDay crossover has had me scrambling around feeling like I’m even more insane than I actually am. Let me tell you the story of this particular rabbit hole. So I was going to pick Harry Belafonte’s version of the song. You know, this one: That’s a cover version, which is not surprising. A lot of calypso tunes have multiple, multiple covers. So I tried to go b...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, Zombies, 32 Days of Halloween, Harry Belafonte, Louis Farrakhan, Calypso, Kingston Trio, Johnny McCleverty Calypso Boys, Calypso Carnival

SAINt JHN – “Sucks To Be You”

His new album, 'While The World Was Burning,' drops in November.
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Willie Nelson, Dracula, and Boy's Love - quick book reviews

 by Mike RhodeThere's a very minor thread linking all of these books - men kissing other men, although Dracula... you can't really call his assault "kissing." Willie Nelson : A Graphic History by T.J. Kirsch with Jesse Lonergan, Jeremy Massie, Havard S. Johansen, Coskun Kuzgun, Jason Pittman, J. T. Yost, and Adam Walmsley, NBM. 7 ½ x10, 88pp., B&W, HC, $16.99; ISBN 9781681122625; ebook: $11.99, ISBN 9781681122632  NBM offered me a review copy, but I had already bought the book from my LCS. ...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Music, Japan, Heavy Metal, Country Music, California, Horror, US, Los Angeles, Book Review, Vienna, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Biography, Harmony

Re: [email protected] at Songs of Tokyo Festival 2020

Songs of Tokyo Festival is an annual1 special program from NHK World, as part of its Songs of Tokyo TV segment. Songs of Tokyo showcases Japanese music acts with translation and feedback from global fans. Now that its 2020 fest had the ON AIR moment last weekend, it is free on demand viewing online here. The VOD expires January 31, 2021. While Songs of Tokyo and the associated festivals have been going on for some time, it’s always pretty wild to catch the artists on domestic TV that I had to...
Tags: Japan, Pop, Green, Wings, Reddit, Tokyo, Anime, MAI, Waldo, Idol, NHK, NHK World, Rona, Seiyuu, Idolmaster, Modern Visual Culture

Indigenous Musicians Take On Bolsonaro In Brazil

The sociopolitical perspective driving Kaê’s music connects with a recent cultural movement gaining popularity among urban Indigenous artists, known as Indigenous futurism. Kaê says it is about “daring to envision ourselves in the future, and using new technologies to enhance Indigenous visibility”. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Brazil, Kae, 10.26.20

Diplo Denies Living With 19-Year-Old TikTok Star After Twitter Tries To Cancel Him

Over the weekend, the controversy-avoidant and all-around-good guy Diplo was trending on Twitter because people thought he was living with and/or dating a teenager. It all started when, on Friday, 19-year-old Quenlin Blackwell had a TikTok live video in which she said, "I live with Diplo right now, and he fullly supports my endeavors" before … More »
Tags: Music, News, Diplo, Quenlin Blackwell

Video Shows Philadelphia Police Fatally Shooting Black Man Over a Dozen Times

Police in West Philadelphia shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon (Oct. 26), and the entire incident, including moments the officers opened fire, was captured on video. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, police responded to a report of a person with a weapon in the 6100 block of Spruce Street just before 3:45 p.m. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, said the responding officers were met with a man armed with a knife....
Tags: Videos, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Jazz, Philadelphia, Officer Involved Shooting, Police Shooting, Gun Violence, Philadelphia Inquirer, Spruce Street, West Philadelphia, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia Police Department, Eric Gripp

Casper Clausen – “Used To Think”

Casper Clausen has spent almost two decades as the leader of the Denmark synth-rock band Efterklang, who put out a Danish language LP last year called Altid Sammen. He's also been involved with the side project Liima. Today, Clausen is announcing his debut solo album, Better Way, which will be out … More »
Tags: Music, Denmark, Sonic Boom, Clausen, Efterklang, Casper Clausen

October Surprise?

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Tags: Music, News, Donald Trump, Lil Pump

Phil Collins Demands Trump Stop Playing His Music, Ex-Wife End Armed Occupation Of His House

In our ongoing series The Number Ones, which is currently tracing its way through the chart-topping hits of the mid-1980s, Phil Collins is in the midst of good times right now. Here in the current timeline, not so much. The legendary drummer and '80s pop star is feuding with his ex-wife and the … More »
Tags: Music, News, Donald Trump, Phil Collins, Orianne Cevey

Jamie Foxx Mourns Death of Sister DeOndra Dixon: “My Heart is Shattered Into a Million Pieces”

Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his younger sister, Deondra Dixon, who passed away last Monday (Oct. 19) at the age of 36. The Oscar-winning actor revealed the sad news on Instagram on Monday (Oct. 26), sharing a black-and-white photo of himself with his sister, who lived with Downs Syndrome. “My heart is shattered into a million pieces… my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned…,” Foxx wrote. “I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jamie Foxx, Foxx, R.I.P, Sad News, DeOndra, DeOndra Dixon

Jeru The Damaja – “Sol Glow” (Video)

East Coast underground Hip Hop legend Jeru The Damaja returns with his brand new video titled “Sol Glow“.The post Jeru The Damaja - "Sol Glow" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, East Coast, JERU THE DAMAJA

Superhoe – “The Official Adventures Of Superhoe” (Video)

Check out this new music video by rising female Hip Hop artist Superhoe titled “The Official Adventures of Superhoe“.  This visual is celebration of the perverted secret identities of popular culture’s most well-known superheroes, cartoon characters and legends.  The its perfect Halloween anthem encouraging all people to be unapologetic with their sexuality and love their inner hoe.   Follow her on Instagram @superhoe_69.The post Superhoe - "The Official Adventures Of Superhoe" (Video) first ...
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C-Black – “Political Warfare”

Rising NJ based underground Hip Hop artist C-Black returns with his latest single titled “Political Warfare” prod by Track Pros.The post C-Black - "Political Warfare" first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, C-Black

Band To Watch: Record Setter

Record Setter had been playing shows for six years, and Judy Mitchell doesn’t remember a single person singing along. She doesn’t really remember many people showing up, period -- mostly friends around the Denton, Texas DIY scene and the bands that would indulge these Reddit lurkers to let off steam and accidentally wreck their equipment … More »
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What is Malware and How it Affects your MacBook

For a regular Mac user, the word “malware” may sound a bit unfamiliar. Mac users generally believe that malware cannot affect their computer. However, this is not true; a MacBook is as vulnerable to a malware attack as any other computer. In recent years, malware attacks have grown at a rapid rate, making it all the more reason to be prepared for this threat. First of all, you need to understand what malware is and how it can affect your files and data and what you need to do to keep them safe...
Tags: Technology, Safety, Mac, Macbook, Jazz, Trojans

Henny Holyfield – “Clocked In” (Album Review)

Henny Holyfield is the Sacramento rapper who isn’t waiting for “his time”. He is “Clocked in” and ready to carry the city on his back, by any means necessary. Henny dropped his latest project in July of this year and I recently took the time to sit down and listen to his 12 track body of work which features fellow Kali Boy, Dirk Dig. Along with Penny, Alize Ali, Nathan Giguiere, Classik Mussik, Vonnie and E.M.A. But before we get into this, I need to give this man and his design team props for ...
Tags: Reviews, Sacramento, Albums, Michelle Obama, Jazz, West Coast, Henny, Holyfield, Top Shelf, Henny Holyfield, Clocked in, Kali Boyz, Sacramento Hip Hop, Dirk Dig, Nathan Giguiere

Goodie Mob – “Frontline” (prod. Organized Noize)

Off their new album dropping in November.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize

Big Flip Papi – “CrimeWave” Ft. Sammy Gezus

New Single by Big Flip Papi feat. Sammy Gezus “CrimeWave” produced by Ayden. Off Big Flip Papi’s upcoming album, “The Indictment”, dropping next month on Hardtimes Records. This track is straight streets coming from 2 street generals, 3 dope verses with BFP on the hook catchy & hard. Big Flip Papi feat. Sammy Gezus “CrimeWave” by HARDTIMES RECORDS The post Big Flip Papi - "CrimeWave" Ft. Sammy Gezus first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Ayden, BFP, Big Flip Papi, Sammy Gezus

It’s Not Even Halloween And The Christmas Albums Are Already Pouring In

There hasn't been a new Christmas standard for 26 years now. Not since Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has a fresh original yuletide tune made its way into the canon. Some other songs have been shoehorned into Christmas rotation despite not actually being Christmas songs -- please, More »
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Stream The Goalie’s Anxiety At The Penalty Kick’s Debut Album Ways Of Hearing

Earlier this month we approvingly posted "We Love You So Much," an advance track from the debut album by ambitious upstart Philly emo collective The Goalie's Anxiety At The Penalty Kick. That album, Ways Of Hearing, is out this Friday, but an early stream is already online via New Noise. More »
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Weekly Dope: Ty Dolla $ign, DeJ Loaf, THEY. & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
Tags: Jazz, Ty Dolla Sign, Playlists, Dej Loaf, Ty Dolla, 2dope, Kxng Crooked, Weekly Dope, They, Xavier Omar

Kali Uchis – “La Luz” f. Jhay Cortez (Video)

Continuing to work on her forthcoming second studio album, which will also…
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Kali Uchis

Pete Rock – “Say It Again” (Video)

With the release of the PeteStrumentals 3’s first single, “Say It Again,” you can hear how Pete Rock‘s creations come to life with his band and all-original sound; a band that he insists maintains his trademark knock. Today, Pete is back with a visual for the albums lead-single, “Say It Again”. This is something that I’ve always wanted to do. Being an avid digger of albums and 45s, I now have a band to study and reinterpret these records. Presenting this to the world is so fulfilling.The post...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Pete, Pete Rock

IC BOI – “Depression & Demons” (Album Review)

IC BOI are a hip hop brother duo from Minneapolis, MN. The collective consists of Nissa and Alex Wolf III. Today we are checking out their new 9-track experimental album titled “Depression & Demons“. Full disclosure, this project is genuinely experimental. This duo like to take hip hop and R&B beats, some of which are quite cool, and lace them with experimental vocal layers. The project, as a whole, felt kind of unfinished to me. Like it were a collection of freestyle song ideas. There are some...
Tags: Reviews, Minneapolis, Senegal, Albums, Jazz, BOI, Nissa, Alex Wolf, IC BOI

Edith Frost – “Little Sign”

Back in May, the Texas singer-songwriter Edith Frost returned with her first bit of new music in 15 years, the Nothing Comes Around EP. Today, she's back once more with a timely new song called "Little Sign," which was recorded earlier this year and responds to the climate of 2020. More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Edith Frost

Dirty Needles – “Makin’ It” Ft. Alexa Gold (Video)

Dirty Needles drops his latest video “Makin’ It” produced by Charlie G. and featuring Philadelphia’s own Alexa Gold. The Chem Vision directed visual is an introspective and relatable look into what it takes to make it and achieve your goals. Taken from Dirty’s new album “Cathartic” out now on Bandcamp and all other digital platforms.The post Dirty Needles - "Makin' It" Ft. Alexa Gold (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Philadelphia, Makin, Dirty Needles, Charlie G, Alexa Gold Video, Alexa Gold The Chem Vision

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