Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sitting here on this cool Monday morning on March 28th thinking, how this month flew by. Listening to StarRo’s music, looking around my house wanting to get up and start the spring cleaning ritual my mother instilled in me at an early age. StarRo is a Japanese music mixologist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Producer based out of Los Angeles. What I like about his music, it has that hint of his Japanese heritage in it. His music is considered downtempo influenced by Straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian, Folk, Acoustic, Soul and Hip Hop. There is one female artist he features on his song “Can't Get You Out Of My Mind” by the name of Alcordo she can sing. StarRo’s mixes are unique and very chill. You can listen to them while you are working or just chilling. Check out StarRo on Streetwise Radio you will become a fan. Happy listening!
Monday, February 8, 2016
This vibrant duo out of London, England consist of Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart they formed Floetry in 1997. Floetry is ahead of so many contemporary R&B acts. Rather than being put in a box like many of the R&B divas, Floetry has chosen to look outside of the box. With one half dedicated to pipes and the other dedicated to poetry and alterative rap. Their sound is fantastic. From 1997 to 2006 Floetry was doing their thing in the music industry. They put out three albums Floetic in 2002, Floacism in 2003 and Flo'Ology in 2005. In my opinion they just kept getting better. Then in 2006 Marsha Ambrosius signed a solo record deal. In 2007 she released Neo Soul is Dead album and parted ways with Natalie Stewart. In late 2010 Natalie Stewart release Spoken Soul Volume 1. The artistry of both these women is amazing. Both of these women are artists in the truest sense of the word. This is a wonderful merging of styles that is unique. Well, all you fans of Floetry there back together! They will be performing at Yoshi's Oakland, California on April 5th, 6th and 7th of 2016. You can check some songs of Floetry on Streetwise Radio.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I had never heard of The Weeknd until I heard his song “Can’t Feel My Face”. My discovery of The Weeknd happened, while riding in the car with my husband. He was listening to The Weeknd because his band was doing his song. I asked who is that, he said “you haven’t heard of The Weeknd”. I can’t believe I had missed him. While listening to this album, the only songs I like is “Can’t Feel My Face”. Being of an older generation, he has a variety of enjoyable music from his previous work. Some of his songs are explicit but this young man is way too talented to resort to such language in is music. I like the eerie sound and the dancing beat of his music. This soon to be 26 year olds given name is Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye and is of Ethiopian descent. What I like about The Weeknd is he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. He was previously touring in the San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. DJ Michael Ealey had the pleasure of seeing him in concert. He was part of the press, so he got to meet him. Michael said he was real nice and humble guy. The Weeknd will be around for a longtime, if he stays true to himself.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I rarely find rap music that I can stand listening to, the stuff they play on the On-Air stations and the mainstream is awful. As I was sitting here listening to Oddisee’s song “Belong To The World”, I thought he has real talent. I went on to listen to more of his songs I became a fan. This rapper producer born in Washington, D.C’s. grew up in Prince George's County, Maryland has been rapping and making beats since 1999. From his debut album 101 in 2008 to his latest album The Good Fight Oddisee continues to grow. He is absolutely incredible. The lyrical depth, complexity, soul, and beauty of his latest album is amazing. Oddisee continues to stay fresh producing great beats and strong lyrical content. He is a rare gem in the world hip hop these days. In my opinion, The Good Fight is his best work to date. It took me a couple of times listening to The Good Fight to really appreciate the true beauty of this album, it became hypnotizing. It is lyrically powerful and thoughtful, the beats keep your head nodding all the way through. Here are some songs that are my favorites by Oddisee, “Belong To The World”, “Own Appeal”, “Back of My Mind”, "The Goings On", “Caprice Down”, “Song For That”, “That's Love”, “Meant It When I Said It”, “Contradiction’s Maze” and “Streets Won't Let Me Chill”. I recommend this talented artist to all that are not really into hip hop music. Oddisee will pleasantly surprise you. Don’t sleep on Oddisee, you can listen to Oddisee on Streetwise Radio. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, iTunes, Athena365, Live365 and Pandora.