Tag Archives: Jill Scott

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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HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

Back in the day, “Krush Groove”, was the quintessential hip-hop flick.  It was released through Warner Brothers studios in 1985, one year after the success of Prince’s “Purple Rain”, and starred his then protégé and companion Sheila E.  Although rap and the culture of hip-hop, are rooted in advocating anti-establishment values and not “selling out”, ever since “Boyz N’ the Hood”, it’s been all about cashing in.

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Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

During the tenure of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I can definitely say there has been a whole lot more SOUL up in the people’s house…

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“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

Chadwick Boseman, the star of the movie “42” based on the life of Jackie Robinson, has taken on the role of James Brown for the biopic “Get On Up.”  The film chronicles Brown’s life from poverty to his rise to mega success, as he became one of the most influential musicians in history.  World renown as “The Godfather of Soul”, Brown is unequivocally “The Pioneer of FUNK.”

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THE FUNKY R&B DUO: Toni Braxton & Babyface

THE FUNKY R&B DUO: Toni Braxton & Babyface

I never heard an R&B duet that I didn’t like.  Over the years there have been hundreds of performances, but the R&B duo as a musical entity, has been limited.  Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton are the male and female who have done it right most recently with the song “So In Love,” from Scott’s CD “The Light of the Sun.”  This was a track that no true program director in the genre of Urban music could deny — they did the damn thing.

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The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

Charles Walker delivers funky original melodies on the sax and keyboards, while Porsche Carmon accents his music with her brand of soul on lead vocals.  If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’ Nuff.

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Jill Scott And Queen Latifah Lead All Black Cast ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake

Jill Scott And Queen Latifah Lead All Black Cast ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake

UPDATE: The Steel Magnolias remake will air on the Lifetime network on October 7th, 2012 at 9 pm.

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FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

This film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture. Spanning the late 1980′s through to the early 2000′s, this story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, it’s definitions, it’s pioneers, it’s offspring, it’s movements, the challenges with the “mainstream” industry and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafé, a music and arts movement born of Atlanta’s diverse musical heritage.

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My FUNKIN’ TOP-10 for 2011!

My FUNKIN’ TOP-10 for 2011!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2012 – Wow! Peace Love & Abundant Blessings to Everyone.  I hope and trust all are in great mind & spirit… Coldplay’s MYLO XYLOTO, a Christmas gift from my beautiful wonderful wife, rounds out my top-10 for favorite CDs in 2011.  To my brother Jeff Cornell I have no doubt I’ll love the new “Portugal The Man” once I get it, but in terms of stuff I’ve heard and enjoyed…

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Keepin’ It FUNKIN’ MOVIN’ / Jill Scott’s BLOCK PARTY TOUR!

Keepin’ It FUNKIN’ MOVIN’ / Jill Scott’s BLOCK PARTY TOUR!

 
Since she appeared on the music scene back at the turn of the century, Jill Scott has released 5 top-selling albums and appeared in 4 major motion pictures. She’s also appeared on several television shows and even in her own TV series, “The #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” in which she starred on HBO.

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