Tag Archives: Jay-Z

BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

Bruno Mars is without question a Funk-A-Teer!  He recently wrecked stages at the Grammy and iHeart awards, kicking off an International tour later this month, this weekend he does two nights in Vegas.  I’ve been feeling Mars’ music since his collaboration w/ B.o.B. on “They’ve Got Nothing on You.”  Now he’s a worldwide sensation.

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PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

Prince’s release “Hit N Run,” was a definite favorite of mine last year… http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/12/07/the-funky-top-10-for-2015/ – Now his majesty has followed it up with “Hit N Run: Phase Two”…

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40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.”  This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans.  This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…

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A PASSION 4 PRINCE – “HIT n RUN”

A PASSION 4 PRINCE – “HIT n RUN”

All true Prince friends, fans and admirers don’t believe he makes any bad music, we just like some of his albums more than others.  I honestly have not heard all of his releases, in their entirety over the past several years, but his latest CD “HIT n RUN” is FUN!

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DRE’S NEW “COMPTON” FUNK!

DRE’S NEW “COMPTON” FUNK!

Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, has dropped his new album “Compton”.  The release came like a thief in the night, with minimal promotion and fanfare, just before the movie “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters.

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FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

FUNKY DIVAS SHELIA & CHAKA/ PATTI LaBELLE FUNKS UP BROADWAY!

Patti LaBelle is back on Broadway this month!  Appearing in the stage production of “After Midnight,” she fills in where Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton and Fantasia have all taken bows, opposite Dule Hill http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2014/02/25/vanessa-williams-funks-up-broadway-again/.  Her run goes through June 29th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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WTF FORBES! Stay In Your Lane – Dope Female MC’s

WTF FORBES! Stay In Your Lane – Dope Female MC’s

Given my last blog and props to T.I.’s latest artist of promise that is Iggy, I felt the need for a follow-up due to Forbes’ blatant pop-cultural faux pas.  A writer, whose name won’t be mentioned, recently put his foot in his mouth and felt a need to retract and apologize.  Forbes is a financial publication, not XXL or an authority on pop-culture, and certainly not hip-hop.

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The New AIR-Jordans/ The Death of “DETOX”

The New AIR-Jordans/ The Death of “DETOX”

Dr. Dre is about to get PAID! As the hoopla of Solange assaulting Jay-Z dies down, the glory of the first billionaire rap star is the talk of the town.  Apple’s no dummy, they see kids – their employees – wearing Beats as opposed to the ear bugs they provide for their customers.

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J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

Who’s Hot in Hip-Hop?  Where’s Real Hip-Hop At?  Questions those seeking always hear and will pose from time to time.  It’s ALIVE and doing just fine.  While there’s only some that appeals to me, ALL of it never did.  There’s “rappers” out there that want to dis MCs for combining singing with rap, when rap is what R&B is today.  I enjoy both, those that give it to me straight and those that flow with a melody.

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FUNKY NUMBER 9

FUNKY NUMBER 9

Let’s try this again… some where along the course of blogging I made an error, as the blog I anticipated would hold the first position on the eighth page of the Funkalicious Blog, ended up as the fourth one?  I don’t know, but it gives me an excuse to talk about FUNKY #9.  How can a number be FUNKY you may be thinking…

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Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Here is an update to my previous post on the highly anticipated documentary Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (click here to read)….the film is being distributed by Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, and will open on April 5, 2013 exclusively in select AMC theatres in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Oakland, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

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Jay-Z, Will and Jada Invest in Culture: FUNKIN’ Angela Davis/ The New Annie!

Jay-Z, Will and Jada Invest in Culture: FUNKIN’ Angela Davis/ The New Annie!

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z are the producers for the films “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” and “Annie.”  This marks Jay-Z’s company’s first two efforts in film.  In addition to starring in movies like “Independence Day”, “Enemy of the State”, “Wild Wild West”, “Ali”, “I Am Legend” and the franchise projects “Men in Black”; “Bad Boys”; “Hancock” and “I-Robot”…

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WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

I believe Jeymes Samuel is an artist on the rise to watch.  The frontman for the group The Bullitts, Samuel is a producer/singer/songwriter and filmmaker.

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Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners is a new documentary produced by Shola Lynch that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Lynch is best known for her 2005 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, on Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 Presidential run, which won a peabody award in 2006.

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Celebrities Keep It Moving Forward For Barack Obama

Celebrities Keep It Moving Forward For Barack Obama

It is official. Barack is still a rock star. He still gets all the cool celebs to support him. Here are the campaign songs that were created for Barack’s 2012 Presidential campaign.

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FUNKY BASKETBALL: KNICKS VS. NETS – A GIFT OR A CURSE?

FUNKY BASKETBALL: KNICKS VS. NETS – A GIFT OR A CURSE?

When riding the subway train yesterday, as I sat down, I noted a young man sitting across from me wearing a New York Knicks cap.  At the same time, I could see my own reflection, as I was wearing a Brooklyn Nets cap.  Liken to one of the titles of a CD released by one of the Nets owners, I thought the dynamic of two basketball teams for NYC are a Gift and a Curse.

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Summer Short List – FELA!

Summer Short List – FELA!

Everybody say YEAH YEAH! I say oh HELL to the YEAH. FELA! is back for a limited run on broadway through August, 4th. If for some reason, like me, you are one of the few that missed the original run of this show you have been granted a once in a lifetime second chance to see something amazing that will transform you.

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JAY-Z FUNKIN’ TEAMS UP WITH DURACELL

JAY-Z FUNKIN’ TEAMS UP WITH DURACELL

About a week ago I’m riding the subway, i-pod playing, I’m grooving to Dr. Dre, sit down and look up… it’s Jigga.. for what, Duracell batteries?

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Funkin’ Lauryn Hill

Funkin’ Lauryn Hill

 
Lauryn Hill made a special appearance at this year’s “Rock The Bells” concert in New York recently (8/29). Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Bokeem Woodbine, Mary J. Blige, Michael Ealy, John Legend, Tracy Morgan and Estelle were all in the audience for a long awaited homecoming.

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The FUNKY Top-10 for 2009

The FUNKY Top-10 for 2009

As I list my Top-10 for 2009, find there were not of albums I really loved.  Maybe I missed a few, or were we just so saturated in 2008 that a lot of the good music from then just carried over into to last year.  In any case, here are my favorites…

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