albums to purchase, emily king, house music, j dilla, music, music recommendations, neo soul, New Flava In My Ear, peter hadar
Just returned from the Emily King and Peter Hadar show. I must admit I’ve been sleeping on both of these artists, even though Emily was nominated for a Grammy. She just wasn’t on my radar. That all changed tonight. I’ll have a full review and photos as soon as I get my technical difficulties cleared up. *
I was glad this show was tonight as I needed some music therapy to help me recover from the Super Tuesday results and all that blather about Hil’s comeback. Whatever. Again, I can’t entertain that or I’ll be ready to pull the Goose out the freezer.
Enough political talk.
As I mentioned last week, I was in a funk and what better way to recover than a little musical retail therapy. I decided to make a dent in my to-purchase list. Never mind that I need to book a plane ticket to Barbados. Maybe that’s a bad example. Ok, never mind the car insurance is due. Or that I got a hefty dental bill for some shit I shouldn’t have to pay for. (That’s another rant). Or that I need to purchase a new 750G hard drive for video storage so I can keep sharing the love.
Forget all this. I needed some new flava in my ears.
I hit up CD Depot to dig through their crates. For those outside the area, they specialize in carrying rare and out-of-print albums. Current stuff as well. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but of course I couldn’t leave empty-handed. Replaced my lost/stolen copies of Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Mint Condition’s From the Mint Factory, and Tony! Toni, Tone’s The Revival. I also snatched up the last copy of Hil St Soul’s Copasetik & Cool.
Still needed more.
I poured over my want lists on Amazon and Dusty Grooves and here’s what I have on the way.
When I arrived home tonight, I was pleased to discover the Nicolay’s Here had already arrived. I’m giddy with excitement as I’ve really been getting into producers lately. I racked up on Dilla a few months back and have really been feeling Nicolay and 9th Wonder as of late.
I still got so far to go as I discover more good stuff almost daily. Nova’s soulful house mix is pure fire. If you’re not moving the minute you press play, something is wrong with you! Had people giving me the side eye on the Metro. Got me all in love with house again and even more hyped to see Tortured Soul at the end of the month. Just discovering them as well.
Industry Soul hipped me to Afta 1 and Marie Tweek. Got to get them into my life.
Emily King is on my list as well. Should be on yours too.
So what’s making your IPOD smile these days?
*Video from the Omar, Fertile Ground and Yazarah show is forthcoming as well.
Where is CD Depot? I need to make a little trip to this spot to see what I can find if anything. FYI, Hil St. Soul has a new CD coming out soon. Can. Not. Wait.
And I see we’re gonna have to have a little
sharinglistening party when your CDs come in. See ya tomorrow!
Okay, I am writing down your list because I am totally out of the loop lately. I just picked up Badu but that’s it.
vivrant thang said:
@B – College Park. It will certainly get you in trouble. I am SICED as well about Hil’s new one. Hadn’t heard about that.
@ Skoolboi – Don’t go by this list. Most of this is old. You need to get your Bounce on. Every Tuesday they have “the” list of what to pick up. I’m glad you got EBadu. Let me know what you think.
I see you’ve finally gotten your live music fix. I personally have never heard of the artist named but I shouldnt be surprised. Judging by your solid taste in music (and your amazon want list), I was only familiar with Brand New Heavies. Jazzy Jeff had a solo album? Why? LOL.
Dilla and Dj Premiere are the business for rap producers in the shadow of Dr Dre & Kanye West light.
You made away like a bandit @ CD Depot. Great music.
B. Good said:
Thats a SERIOUS dent you made, lol. But I wanna hear that Hil St. Soul album. I might have to go find it somewhere.
vivrant thang said:
@ Don – Don’t sleep on Jazzy Jeff’s albums. Go to Amazon and check out the reviews. Me thinks you may be pleasantly surprised.
@ B – Girl, this is still just the surface. I can’t even count the albums I still need to get! I discover new music almost daily. It will never end.
I love Hil’s album. She has a new one on the way as well. Then I discovered she has another album I need to cop. Lawdhamercy!
I saw the brand new heavies in concert a couple months ago. They opened up for Macy Gray… they were amazing… thanks for reminding me… because I definitely have to get that album as well.
vivrant thang said:
@ Eb – Oh the Heavies ROCK in concert. One of the best shows I saw last year. I wrote about it. Not too many artists can have a bunch of Black folks partying in the pouring rain.
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joshua a. washington said:
just now commenting on this. but i have been getting into producers alot myself lately. dilla, 9th wonder have definitely been getting love. and nicolay has been in my collection since, i think, about ’05, but just now getting the recognition he deserves.
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