After leaving the world in awe after his 10min long nonstop one-take Funk Master Flex freestyle The ROOTS front man and legendary MC steps out to release his first solo effort with acclaimed Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder on the hard hitting “Streams Of Though Vol.1”. Features include Rapsody, Styles P and KIRBY, Thought continues his onslaught right where he left off on Funk Flex and 9th Wonder and the Soul Counicl continue their signature boom bap soul masterpieces.
“‘Bubblin’ is just a whole lot of fun. I had the beat from Jhalil Beats and Antman Wonder. Jhalil sent me a pack of beats, you know 50, 60 beats. I loved them all. I was just writing to all these beats and that was one of them that I just loved off top. It sounded like some black 007 action adventure high speed chase type of music,” .Paak said. “Originally I was trying to get Lil Sims to rap on it first because she was in the studio too. I remember trying to get other people on it, then eventually I just wrote on it. It took me a couple of days. I did it. I started it in L.A. and I finished it in New York. And it was just one of them ones. It gets the energy going, gets the blood going.” -Anderson Paak
June 1st Kanye West releaesd his 8th studio album, a personal 7 track LP about family, mental illness, and mistakes. Amid a media storm of controversy ‘Ye’ is ironically more personal than politcal. Recorded at a resort in Wyoming Kanye celebrated the release with a bonfire/listening party for celebrities and media persons.
Kanye also did a few introspective and philosophical interviews as well. Most noteworthy his interview with BigBoy for BigBoyTV
Full Album below. Full review coming soon.
Joshua Redman’s new album, ‘Still Dreaming” was released May 25th this year. The composer and saxophonist is joined by bassist, Scott Colley, drummer, Brian Blade and trumpeter Ron Miles for an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman’s band, Old and New Dreams. The band travels wide improvisational distances and combines majestic and precise elements to create the crisp sound fans are so familiar with.
Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade perform “Unanimity” live at Jazz in Marciac 2017.