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Searching For Rick James

Somewhere along the way, we lost touch of the real Rick James. On his 65th birthday, we reexamine the music legend.

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Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique Remix f/ Roy Ayers) (2007)

In 2007, Motown opened up its vault to an elite group of DJs and producers to flip a few classics. Contributers included ?uestlove & James Poyser (producing under their collective moniker "The Randy Watson Experiment"), Salaam Remi, Jazzy Jeff and King Britt, to name a few....

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10 Years Later: Reassessing Electric Circus

Ten years later, we provide an alternative opinion on one of the most scrutinized albums of all-time.

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Blaxploitation: The Best Of…

With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic soundtracks of the Blaxploitation Era.

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WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like "Wild Flower". Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

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Lonnie Liston Smith / Curren$y – A Song of Love / 2Much (1976 / 2012)

Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.

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Cruel Summer: The Downside of Musical Piracy

With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.

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Michael Jackson’s Bad: Twenty-Five Years Later

Every family has those stories. You know the ones. They’re recanted over holiday meals and backyard barbeques. With each telling the tale grows slightly more outlandish than the last. As for me and my house, we will always speak of the night that Michael came to town. It was late ...

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Thundercat – Walkin’ (Video) (2011)

Reliving the enigmatic debut of Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, one frame at a time.

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Om’Mas Keith – Mistérios (Video) (2011)

In the spirit of everything Brasil, here is a reintroduction to the brief, but timeless era of Tropicália, courtesy of Sa-Ra's Om'Mas Keith.

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – A Tear To A Smile (Audio) (1975)

Roy Ayers' fusion sound is best exemplified in this 1975 release.

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Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear (1978)

With the recent release of Nasir's open letter to Kelis, let's take a look back at the original black king scorned.

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Columbia Nights – Make Some Room (Audio)

Columbia Nights reexamines a lost gem from the Sade songbook.

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“Songs for Women” and Other Interesting Stories

Of all the conversation surrounding artist Frank Ocean, it always goes back to the music.

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Sam Cooke / Aretha Franklyn / Roy Ayers – You Send Me (Video)

Roy Ayers has been known for doing covers for his entire career, and this may be one of his best. Watch him, along with Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin perform "You Send Me" live.

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Shirley Scott – Superstition (1973) (Audio)

In a male dominated genre, Shirley Scott is a force behind the organ, and her album 'Superstition' might be the funkiest of them all.

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David Axelrod – Seriously Deep (1975)

David Axelrod is an extremely unique musician, and this 1975 album is unlike any other Axelrod album for many reasons.

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Columbia Nights – Dawn | Dusk EP (2012)

Today marks the release of Columbia Nights first EP, Dawn | Dusk. Take a listen to what they have to say.

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The 5th Dimension – Stoned Soul Picnic (1968) (Video)

Before Roy Ayers gave us his version of Stoned Soul Picnic, there was The 5th Dimension, who gave us a great hit song, and the Soul Train dancers to go with it.

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Wendell B. Harris/Black Star – Chameleon Street/Brown Skin Lady (1989/1998)

Sampling from the world of cinema, Black Star adds another layer of social commentary via the understated brilliance of independent film, Chameleon Street.

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