Category Archives: rap soul

SONG OF THE DAY Andy Cooper – Here Comes Another One ft. Blabbermouf

Today’s funky offering features on US rapper and producer, Andy Cooper’s 2018 record, The Layered Effect.   Described as offering “a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering sounds,” the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lost Arts – Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham)

“An artist afraid to overreach himself is as useless as a general who is afraid to be wrong” (Raymond Chandler)  Producer L’Orange & rapper Solemn Brigham have just joined forces under the name Marlowe and, true to the words of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mal Devisa – In My Neighborhood

What a voice! What a diverse and soulful voice, and what a pleasure it is to hear its power utilised in so many different ways. Mal Devisa, aka Northampton, M.A’s Dejar Carr, is a multi-instrumentalist and poet whose vocals have … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Adrian Younge – Hands Of God

Adrian Younge is back bringing with him a new forthcoming project titled ‘Something About April II.’  This LP will serve as a sequel to his 2011 album ‘Something About April,’ and sees the LA-based composer and music arranger return with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Son Little – Doctor’s In

Son Little (aka Aaron Livingstone) was born in Los Angeles to parents, a preacher and a teacher, who encouraged him to listen and play music from a young age.  The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter later moved to New York where sporadic school attendance … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clarence Reid – I Get My Kicks

It’s Friday night and it’s time to get funky! American songwriter Clarence Reid has been performing since the late 60’s.  His music, which often consisted of sexually explicit versions of hit songs, included original raps also themed around sex and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bones & Beeker – Lupine

Steady and sleek are the new sounds emerging from the Minneapolis duo, Bones & Beeker.  Combining hip-hop production with classic, harmony-focused singer-songwriter musicianship gives this pair a distinct edge as they create a fine blend of jazzy pop and beats … Continue reading

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Henry Canyons – ‘Post-Modern Man’ feat. Open Mike Eagle & Zoe Rose

Henry Canyons is an LA-based rapper whose music bends and skews the typical boundaries of hip-hop. The self-described Brooklinite-French-Jew  took to music at a very young age and was already trained as a jazz saxophonist before he even reached his … Continue reading

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