BWB – Human Nature

Title:  Human Nature Artist: BWB Label: Heads Up International Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: June 18, 2013     Human Nature, a “reimagining of eleven selections made famous by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson,” marks the second album by … Continue reading

After 7 – Timeless

Title: Timeless Artist: After 7 Label: Entertainment One Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: October 14, 2016   Vocal group After 7 returns after an eleven year hiatus with their album Timeless.  On this new outing the core members of the … Continue reading

The Last Poets – Understand What Black Is

Title: Understand What Black Is Artist: The Last Poets Label: StudioRockers Formats: CD, Digital Release Date: May 19, 2018     Before Sugar Hill Gang released “Rappers Delight” in 1979, marking the first hip hop record in history, there was … Continue reading

Project Mama Earth

Title: Project Mama Earth Artist: Project Mama Earth Label: Provogue Formats: CD, Vinyl, streaming Date: November 10th, 2017     In June of 2017, five world renowned musicians came together to embark on a bold new project with no songs … Continue reading

Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés

Title: Dark Days + Canapés Artist: Ghostpoet Label: Play It Again Sam Formats: CD, Vinyl, MP3 Release date: August 18, 2017     Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) is a British vocalist and musician known for his beat-driven arrangements and meaningful … Continue reading

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues

Title: Migration Blues Artist: Eric Bibb Label: Stony Plain Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: March 31, 2017   “Blues was born of forced migration”— Michael Jerome Browne Award-winning blues singer/songwriter Eric Bibb has offered fans a new album almost every … Continue reading

Randy Weston African Rhythms – The African Nubian Suite

Title: The African Nubian Suite Artist: Randy Weston African Rhythms Label: African Rhythms Formats: 2-CD set, MP3 Release date: January 20, 2017   Released just in time for Black History Month, jazz elder Randy Weston’s epic work, The African Nubian … Continue reading

André Cymone – Black Man in America

Title: Black Man in America Artist: André Cymone Label: Bandcamp Format: MP3 Release date: September 30, 2016   André Cymone is perhaps best known for his friendship and collaboration with Prince, a relationship that has been brought back into the … Continue reading

The Original Jazz Classics/Pablo Records Remasters: Something For Most Jazz Fans

Title: Solo Masterpieces, Volume One Artist: Art Tatum Label: OJC/Concord Music Group Catalog No.: OJC-34620-02 Format: CD Release Date: 8/20/13 —————————————————————————————————————————- Title: Afro Blue Impressions Artist: John Coltrane Label: Pablo/Concord Music Group Catalog No.: PAB-34605-02 Format: 2CD Release Date: 8/20/13 … Continue reading

Labtekwon – Hardcore

Title: HARDCORE: Labtekwon and the Righteous Indignation/Rootzilla vs Masta Akbar Artist: Labtekwon Label: Ankh Ba Records Formats: Book+CD, MP3 Release date: September 18, 2012     Labtekwon is not messing around. When first reading the lengthy title of this Baltimore rapper’s … Continue reading

The Family Sign

Title:  The Family Sign Artist:  Atmosphere Label:  Rhymesayers Entertainment Catalog No.: B004NTVM1A Format: LP. CD, MP3 Release date:  April 2011 – The Family Sign is the sixth full length studio album from Minneapolis based hip hop group, Atmosphere. The official follow-up … Continue reading

Still Bill

Title: Still Bill Artist: Bill Withers Formats: DVD, downloads (various packages available) Publisher: Late Night and Weekends Release date: 2010 – One thing that Still Bill asserts is the down-to-earth humanity of its subject, Bill Withers, known for his impressive string of hits during the … Continue reading