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Medline – Everybody Loves The Sunshine feat. Roni Alkekengi (Video Directed by Julia & Marius)

A creative video that comes from Hamburg, Germany, featuring a Roy Ayers cover and some ultra talented b-boys.

Wax Poetics presents Roy Ayers performing in Harlem (NYC)

Find out how you can win tickets to this Roy Ayers performance in NYC sponsored by Wax Poetics!

The "Other" Pretty Young Thing: Thriller, 30 Years Later

30 years after the release of Michael Jackson's Thriller, we take a look back at a recording lost in the shuffle.

Jazz Portrait: "Roy Ayers" by Robert Trujillo

A brilliant work by Bay Area artist Robert "Tres" Trujillo.

Understanding and Accepting The Roots' Phrenology (2002)

10 years ago, The Roots released "Phrenology", and simply put, my first listen was a life changing experience.

Jimi Was A Rock Star

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we salute James Marshall Hendrix, a man that redefined "black music."

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: The Sugar King

Our beat submissions cover another place on the map. Today, we have The Sugar King, representing Lagos, Nigeria with his soulful Roy Ayers tribute.

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.

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.

Pharaoh Sanders Doesn't Smile

Well, usually he doesn't. But this photograph shows a uncharacteristic side of the great jazzman.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Why Is There

Instead of sampling Roy Ayers, this weeks beat submission uses a popular sampled Roy Ayers Track for his inspiration.

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.

Flying Lotus's Until the Quiet Comes and The Importance of Musical Imagery

Flying Lotus and his extraordinary project, the short film directed by Kahlil Joseph.

I Am Somebody – Jessie Jackson / JB's (Sesame Street) (Circa 1975)

A political figure, a children's program, and the funkiest band alive all combine to give you an important lifelong message.

Stoned Soul Picnic Revisited (Laura Nyro's Version) (1968)

An entry from a new writer, Carl Edwards shares his personal experience and interpretation involving a classic Roy Ayers tune.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Incksalonius

Check out our latest beat submission from Brooklyn, NY. Producer Incksalonius gives her take on one of her favorite Roy Ayers cuts.

Roy Ayers Project Update #22: San Francisco Screening Recap, Moving Forward

We have had some highs and lows over the past few weeks, but no matter what happens, it's always important to keep moving forward.

The Roy Ayers Project Documentary Preview Screening (Brooklyn, NYC)

We invite all of New York to join us as we debut our Documentary Preview with the world.

Roy Ayers Project Update #21: Preview Screenings, New Site

We have some great milestones coming up, and we are asking you to share them with us. Check out our upcoming events!

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