London based crooner, Jason Jermaine has been a busy man. His new EP, The For Real Life Not Pretend, is a clear indication of his persistence to keep true to his soul music roots, paying little or no attention to the mainstream.
The video for the single, Hot Kitchen, has a thumping bass-line with Coca-Cola bottom shaped bottles and other suggestive sexual innuendos parading around.
Sure to keep the audio appetite of any R’N’B connoisseur happy.
2016 has been a brutal year for the passing of iconic culture stars.
I’m still trying to grapple with the death of Prince. Sadly, I got the news of the passing of Attrell ‘Prince B’ Cordes, one of the co-founders of the rap duo called P.M Dawn.
For those of you who can fondly remember the early 90s, P.M Dawn was a permanent fixture on the radio waves. They were the first black hip-hop group to top the Billboard 100 with their single “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss,” which hinged on a sample of Spandau Ballet’s classic “True.”
P.M Dawn went on to achieve critically acclaim with some of their albums and inspire many other artists of contemporary hip-hop such as Outkast and Tribe Called Quest.
I’ll really miss Prince B. He made it cool to be weird – a trait i can identify with. Its a shame he had to die of diabetes but its also serves as a painful reminder about how short life is.
Underrated but certainly not forgotten.
Neo soul renaissance man, Maxwell has finally returned with a new album.
After releasing Black Summers’ Night in the summer of 2009, he promised his fans that it was the first part in a trilogy of albums. After seven years after the first part, the this album will also mark the 20th year anniversary of his debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite.
When asked about his album in an interview with ESSEENCE, he said:
“I’m so hyped about the new album coming out, which is so exciting for me, because it’s fresh and it’s different, but it is what I do. It doesn’t make you feel like, oh, yeah, that’s going to come out in 1996. You’re not going to feel that. At least I hope you don’t. (Laughs.)”
One of the singles of the album ‘1990x,’ has been released in a form of a lyric video. The song is meticulously crafted with a huge catchy hook, sultry sentiments and his signature falsetto voice.
If this track is any indication, part II of the Black Summers Trilogy has been well worth the wait.
Looks like we did it Nigeria.
Post election and we are still in one piece(ish). One for the history books!
Things are looking good for future funk producer, Onra. His next album ‘Fundamentals’ is set to be released in May. I’m a big fan of his stuff as he is a master of reworking underrated gems from the 80s.
Teaming up with rapper Daz Dillinger and the ever cool and groovy Olivier Daysoul, ‘Ridin’ is a fresh spin on the west coast sound that we all know and love from the 90s.
Driving around with your top down and sunshades are well advised when playing this record.
The sort of religion I only practice.
The Father (The Club/Party)
The Son (The DJ)
And The Holy Ghost (The Groove)
All is well.
So we are half we through the week which is a good thing because I need to sleep a ton on Saturday. Seriously, the media hustle is real. Feeling a need for some soul, I had to brush up this classic by Womack & Womack. It’s called ‘Baby I’m Scared of You’, from their 1982 album titled Love Wars.
The funky bass, tight conga drums and airy lyrics are just right to get through the day ;D
I’ve got D’angelo’s to pretty much thank for my recent soulful appetite. His new track ‘The Charade’ is killing it right now.
If you like versatility then Aminu is your guy. His music is a hybrid of soul, pop and several flavours of Latin music. If you’ve been knocking around Dubai long enough then you would have certainly seen him perform at several of the big music fests. Right now he is working on some new material which he is keeping tightly to his chest and online!
‘All The Way’, is a classic composition with very minimal features. Though one of his older RnB tracks I feel it really showcases his talent and potential.
You can check out his more recent Afro beat party jammer ‘Shake’ at the bottom if you are in need of some Friday night material:)
Official Facebook Page here
If you’ve been following us here at Wazzos you would’ve spotted that I’m a huge supporter of Jason Jermaine. The man is one of the realest people you will ever meet in the London urban music scene. Fact! Going by his latest moniker, Jodie Abacus, his latest single,’I’ll Be That Friend’, is slowly catching steam on the airwaves.
Sounding what could have been a collaboration between the Beatles and Stevie Wonder – Jodie Abacus delivers a punchy heartfelt performance, that would lighten up a rainy day. Definitely a feel good track for the summertime. We salute you, mate!
Check it out below
Keeping up with the latest dance moves from Africa can be seriously exhausting. One moment you are on that Azonto tip then you wake up the next day to find out that Skelewu is what’s hot at the moment.
Thankfully, de centre de danse urbaines au Sengal, have put together this cool A-Z of African dance moves that are reigning.
I’ll be working on my Coupe Decale and Flekele this weekend 😀
Short film producer Adi Shankar has brought a dark and quite frankly disturbing alternate world of the Mighty Power Rangers. Striking an agreement with the owners of the 90s franchise, his bootleg version starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff has captivated fans worldwide.
I must warn you. If you’re not ready for some high octane action, sex, drugs and graphic violence that would put a smile on Quintin Tarantino’s face then you better head on out of here. Now!
Please turn this into a full movie…