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SOJA’S BEEN MAKING MUSIC FOR 20 YEARS

SOJA’S BEEN MAKING MUSIC FOR 20 YEARS

“Poetry in Motion” is SOJA’s 8th and latest studio release. The band’s last CD was their first live album, which got critical acclaim, and was Grammy nominated. This marked the 2nd nomination for the group. Their first was for the CD “Amid the Noise and Haste.”

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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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20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

This year marks the 20th year for the Essence Music Festival!!!  An INCREDIBLE FUNKIN’ event, it started out as a celebration, for Essence magazine’s 25th anniversary.  After the first year, it was clear, at the very least another was required.

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GEORGE DUKE WAS A MUTHERFUNKER

GEORGE DUKE WAS A MUTHERFUNKER

More or less “labeled” a Jazz artist, George Duke was a multi-faceted musician and composer.  He died on Monday at the age of 67 in his native state of California.  According to the New York Times…

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Collecting With Kareem — Don’t Call Me a Hoarder

Collecting With Kareem — Don’t Call Me a Hoarder

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a New York Times best-selling author who has written seven books, including Black Profiles in Courage; A Season on the Reservation; Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes; On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance; and What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors. He is also an avid collector. Here is his story.

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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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