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PJ Morton, BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones Remind Us That “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

Maroon 5’s soulful keyboardist PJ Morton is blazing his own trail with his equally successful solo career. His new video for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” features BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones who give the record extra flare. The song is a simple reminder that despite the current state of the world, we are…

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Funk Legend Junie Morrison Talks Being Part of Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ Inspiration

As a producer, writer, keyboardist and vocalist Junie Morrison made waves in the 1970’s with the Ohio Players and later as a solo artist. Now, the music man responsible for writing and producing for one of funk’s most major sounds, Parliament-Funkadelic, has been named the muse for our boss lady Solange’s upbeat and rhythmic track, “Junie,”…

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Watch Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Take Part In An ‘NPR’ “Tiny Desk” Concert

Anderson .Paak has created a name for himself this past year, performing across the world with his band of friends under the moniker The Free Nationals. We have seen the LA singer-songwriter’s career blossom as he brings much needed groove to the music scene. Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals appear on NPR‘s “Tiny Desk Concert”…

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Watch MAAD Get Sultry In “Black Ice” Video

After a major buzz around the audio premiere of her new track, “Black Ice,” NYC based singer-songwriter and DJ, MAAD returns with the debut of her sultry new visual. The Creative Destruction-directed video begins with a very sexy MAAD styled in fishnet stockings, a silky pink romper and black thigh high boots. Joined by a crew of dancers, the…

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Audio: Thundercat, “Paris”

While the world continues to mourn the horrendous attacks on Paris this past Friday where over 130 people lost their lives, artists across the globe have come together to pay respects and shed a bright light on a sad tragedy through the usage of music. Funk-soul talent Thundercat recently joined forces with Los Angeles producer…

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Explore The Mystic Outdoors In IGBO’s “Entrance Theme” Video

If you haven’t taken a listen to them by now, Brooklyn based duo IGBO is bringing the groove back to the music scene! Producer-meets-songwriter BENAMIN and composer SLY5thAVE first hit us with their funk, hard hitting “Entrance Theme,” back in August of last year, but now the two are back as they venture through woodland…

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Audio: Bok Bok, “Howard”

Following his funky “Melba’s Call” number featuring Kelela, London producer Bok Bok continues to boogie down on his next single “Howard.” Both tracks will be featured on his forthcoming Charizmatic Self EP, out May 26.

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Roll Back, Play That: Chromeo

Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo may have dance floor ready thumpers such as “Tenderoni,” “Fancy Footwork,” and recent Toro y Moi-assisted “Come Alive,” but one must not dare question their deep hip-hop influence. Following Solange’s Coachella edition playlist, childhood homies Dave-1 and P-Thugg bless this week’s “Roll Back, Play That” with superior underground rap cuts. The…

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Stream The Soul Rebels ‘Power = Power’ Mixtape

New Orleans’ brass ensemble The Soul Rebels recently dropped their new mixtape, Power = Power, exclusively via Noisey. The tape features fine renditions of familiar tunes, including songs by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars. The tape also features a fun remix of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring hype-man vocals from Nola…

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Video: 7 Days of Funk (Snoopzilla & Dam-Funk), “Faden Away”

Snoopzilla and Dam-Funk release a for their single “Faden Away,” off their forthcoming album 7 Days of Funk due December 10 via Stones Throw Records. You can cop the single now via iTunes. Bonus: Snoopzilla & Dam-Funk Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2dIth8_7yU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FskMAffWZE

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Video: Deep Cotton, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out”

The Deep Cotton duo is down with Janelle Monaé and it shows in they’re quirky, refreshing approach visually and sonically. The undeniably ’60s mod inspired track, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” will bring about deep desires to wop it out, or just jam. For a song like this, you know the…

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Snoop Lion is Now Snoopzilla for Album w/ Dam-Funk

Photo: Highsnobiety Snoop Dogg is born, yet again. Denouncing his latest Rastafarian-inspired moniker Snoop Lion used for his latest reggae-inspired release, the veteran 41-year-old rapper demands to now be called Snoopzilla. The new funk-inspired alias is inspired by his upcoming effort 7 Days of Funk, which is a collaboration with Dam-Funk, reports Rolling Stone. The…

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