Whosane, who you should remember from his feature on the Mos Def x Ski Beatz track “Taxi,” is readying the release of his LP, Black Diamond. The album will be comprised of a 4 part series. Today we get a sample of the first part, Spirit + Soul…
This year we were a late edition to KMEL’s House of Soul. Part of the reason was we really were contemplating possibly waiting to do the show for KMEL until we had our first official single release. Fortunately we decided to do the show it turned out to be the best show of the summer so far. The whole thing was kinda magical. The audio for the video doesn’t do the crowd justice but the imagery does. Enjoy!
Here a few photos of Goapele backstage and performing at the One Music Festival in Atlanta. Atlanta really came out to support.
Here is the latest video interview I did with Kenny Burns on his show on Beehivefm.com. Kenny has always been tremendously supportive so it was a pleasure to do the show. Kenny and his team definitely held it down for while I was in Atlanta.
“I think a lot of people relate to the struggle and excitement about what they’re trying to do with their life– rather they’re an artist or have another career or students. When I wrote the song it felt it was extremely personal and it was really just the vulnerability of getting some of the first songs I ever wrote out to the public… “
Soul Singer Goapele and Award Winning South African Rap Sensation Hip Hop Pantsula collab on the inspiring new song “Victory” in celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and a prelude to the upcoming VICTORY project, featuring an array of artists hailing from the African Continent and Diaspora.
Catch 22 was directed by DeMane Davi and Khari Streeter in Boston MA in 2002. DeMane and Khari gave Kerry Washington one of her first roles in their indy movie “Lift” in 2001. We recently came across the tape when we were cleaning out an old storage container.
Once again thanx to everyone who helped put this event together: Sake One, DJ EQUE, Ankh Marketing, Yoshi’s SF, Franboogie, PST, Suckafreeze. Thanx to the people doing some of the heavy lifting: Mooncricket, Dantefit, Justin Falls. If we forgot anybody just know that we thank you! Last but not least thanx to The BAY AREA for making it feel like …
Big thanx to Fred from Suckafreeze.com for taking the flix. We had a great night with everyone who attended, really it was special! I hope you enjoy these photos.
Today I send my condolences to Oscar Grant’s family and loved ones. It was only on the strength of modern day technology and fearless citizens that this incident was even recorded and made News. We all witnessed and blatantly saw a cop murder this young man in cold blood…