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The FUNKALICIOUS “Dirty 30” – Music We Loved in 2016

The FUNKALICIOUS “Dirty 30” – Music We Loved in 2016

So I have either heard these albums in their entirety and listened to them incessantly; heard one or a few tracks; heard of or know of the artist; LOVE the artist, or got a recommendation to listen to the album, from a fellow music enthusiast.  Steeped in FUNK, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop, this is Thee (in no particular order) FUNKALICIOUS List of Music for 2016 – ENJOY!!!

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MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

I don’t believe the The Recording Academy will deny selecting Halsey or Lukas Graham for Best New Artist at next year’s Grammy Awards.

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TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

Although Adele is primarily noted for her voice, it’s all about the lyrics and music, that make a song. As popular as she is today, my love for her has grown, since she initially took the world stage.  Dreezy has taken the world of music by storm and has been hailed as the “Princess of Chicago Rap.”  Her album “No Hard Feelings” dropped this past summer, and she’s also featured on Aluna George’s track “Mean What I Mean,” from his latest, “I Remember.”

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DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

They actually haven’t. A band that’s been around since 1995, they’ve performed at the ceremony, presented there, even announced Tom DeLonge returning to the band there.

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GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

I find I have to search for new music every year.  Apart from those that are promoted heavily, generally consumers are left in the dark, unless they go surfing online or hear about something by word of mouth.  Last year one of my favorites, that seems like it will never stop getting exposure, is the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

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FOR THE FUNKIN’ LOVE OF LIZZ

FOR THE FUNKIN’ LOVE OF LIZZ

Lizz Wright’s fifth album “Freedom & Surrender” drops on October 16th.  A revelation in music since her first release “Salt,” I’m looking forward to the new work.  Although Wright’s music ain’t FUNK, the spiritual nature of her flavor and delivery, is consistently off the FUNKIN’ CHAIN!

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Kendrick Lamar is the FUNKIN’ Truth

Kendrick Lamar is the FUNKIN’ Truth

This is not a review, just an announcement, the new Kendrick Lamar is here.  Lamar gave hip-hop a long awaited FUNK injection with his debut release “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” in 2012.  His new CD “To Pimp a Butterfly” is a Funkalicious follow-up.

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THE FUNKALICIOUS 25 FOR 2014

THE FUNKALICIOUS 25 FOR 2014

There was a lot of FUNKY Music this year!  Not limited to the genre of FUNK, several icons and legends in music released new albums, as well as some of music’s newer FUNKY artists.  Here’s the FUNKALICIOUS list for 2014…

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NEW FUNK FROM LEGENDS ARETHA, BARBRA AND SMOKEY!!!

NEW FUNK FROM LEGENDS ARETHA, BARBRA AND SMOKEY!!!

Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Smokey Robinson all have new music out.  Streisand and Robinson’s CDs are duet projects, and Franklin’s release is an album of covers, including classics from Etta James to Adele.

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Music Favorites (so far) for 2014

Music Favorites (so far) for 2014

The year is half-way over as summer is upon us.  The first five months flew by to me, but since 2012, my thinking has been that 2013 & 14 are merely set-up and transitional for 2015.  I don’t even know why I’ve thought that way, “it’s just a feeling I’ve got.”  I personally moved to Boston this year and graduated from college last year, so perhaps it was just the transitions of my life that I foresaw.

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XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

Earlier this year, I had to put a friend up on the meaning of posthumous — I forget what I was referencing.  According to Webster’s it means: happening, done, or published after someone’s death;  born after the death of the father; published after the death of the author; and/ or following or occurring after death.  For friends and fans of a music artist, posthumous is generally a dirty and undesirable word.

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Kelis New Album Food

Kelis New Album Food

Food is life. It’s the connective tissue between families, communities and cultures. At base, it’s sustenance, and at its most complex, like when it appears in song, it can evoke nostalgia, carnal desires and comfort.

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WHAT DA FUNK DRE? WHERE’S THE ALBUM AT?

WHAT DA FUNK DRE? WHERE’S THE ALBUM AT?

THIS IS AN “OPEN LETTER” TO MY FAVORITE HIP-HOP PRODUCER DR. DRE.  WARNING: This Blog May Contain Language Not Suitable for Small Children and Is Only for Those Who Really Love the Music of Dr. Dre.  It’s not for the meek or easily offended at the rant of a hip-hop advocate and enthusiast.  That said, it’s simply metaphysically time for new music from Dre.  If you agree with me, I need you to prove it, I need you to tweet, share, e-mail, and get on the phone so this message goes viral.  If you’re not down with that, stop here, this blog’s not for you.

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The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

 
 
New music artists are out there, and perhaps in large numbers.  The way things are, it’s not always easy to find out about new music or talent that’s dope and worthy of praise.  Recently while browsing at Best Buy, I discovered new music from Keane and B.o.B., and remembered that I saw B.o.B. recently on some late night talk show.

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