Monthly Archives: June 2008

Last week of Black Music Month

This week we are all about podcasts and downloads, bringing in the last week of Black Music Month. Fusicology’s I Got Soul / June Photo Playlist is a main feature on | Official Page

The Music Business TeleWebinar – What You Must Know To Succeed in The Music Business. Expert Panels, Trends, Tips Tools & Techniques – July 7th & 14th Learn More

KPFK 90.7 FM and Truth Seekers Radio Friday nights 1a – 3a in Los Angeles will welcome’s Founder tomorrow night. Listen in if you’re in SoCal or check the Podcast | Blog

Exclusive interview with Dwele about his new album “Sketches of a Man” and the literal meaning of that title. more…

Nas has declared that his new 9th album, arriving in stores July 15th, will be untitled. Watch the official video for “BE A NIG*ER TOO” here | Nas & DJ Green Lantern – The Nig*er Tape Mixtape | “Hero” – Produced By Polow Da Don Audio Stream

K-Salaam & Beatnick Present: Common Remixes Pt. 1 – “Go”Download The duo are currently working on a Common remix album titled S.T.O.R.Y. (Stories Told Over Remixed Years) and it will soon be available for free download everywhere.

Jephte Guillaume Presents Wiltrud Weber…”Blue And Deep”Download

Remix Hotel NY, I Got Soul Dallas & Garth Trinidad

Remix Hotel New York heads back to SAE’s NY campus for another all-inclusive weekend of music-production technology, master classes, artist performances and more.

With Guitar Center Sessions @ Remix Hotel panel programming—with panelists Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Junior Sanchez, Rob Swift, DJ Logic, Frequency and many others—RHNYC ensures that everyone from budding producers to full-on studiophiles will find something to augment their work flow.

What’s more, Technology Partners such as Digidesign, Korg, Roland, Pioneer, M-Audio, Rane, Access Music, Serato and many others present the unique opportunity for producers, musicians, engineers and artists of all genres to not only experience the latest gear but also get user tips directly from the source. Listings | Tickets

I Got Soul Conference last weekend in Dallas was inspirational – Fusicology reps from many cities gathered as we sponsored this annual event which features some of the most influential soul stars and industry reps. Read right up on | PhotosGarth Trinidad on Scion Channel 11: This month is another journey into left field soul satisfaction. Nothin’ but all star quality classics, buoyant beats, and exclusives from around the world. Listen 24/7

NY Producer 88-Keys “Adam’s Case Files” Mixtape, as featured on Kanye West’s blog. Download. 88 Keys album dropping on Decon this summer – Myspace

Common Ground Foundation, Roots Manuva and summer event hotness

The Common Ground Foundation is dedicated to the empowerment and development of urban youth in the United States. In an effort to encourage and inspire youth to read, the Foundation has launched The Corner, a national online book club that provides an interactive way for students, ages 13-18, to read books that convey messages of tolerance, compassion and non-violent expressions of achieving social justice. more…

For the realest and most unique NBA Finals coverage outside of the cookie cutter, hit up The Starting Five

Roots Manuva – ‘Buff Buff’ Single and Video

URB ALT Festival 2008 in NYC this June, full info


July 4 – 6: 2008 Essence Music Festival @ Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans w/ Gil Scott-Heron, Kanye West, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Grandmaster Flash and much more.

July 2 – 6: 20th Annual CityFest @ New Center, Detroit w/ George Clinton & Parliament, De La Soul, Seun Kuti, Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, King Britt, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more

July 10 – 12: The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival with KRS One, DJ Premier, Blu and Exile, PPP, Mickey Factz, 88 Keys and more

July 25 – 27: 3rd Annual Bada Bling in Las Vegas, Celebrity Charity Weekend hosted by Basketball great Chris Webber aka CWebb. Past years performers have included Teena Marie, Common, Raphael Saadiq, Talib Kweli and guests like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nas & Kelis and many others, this year’s talent TBA soon.

RIP Bo Diddley, Jimmy Abney, Lalah Hathaway, Jackson Conti & more

RIP Bo Diddley. Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound. Watch Video

Yoruba Records presents their new artist album – JIMMY ABNEY’S ‘Return To Forever’. This multi-instrumentalist brings us a complete expression of the word, soul, combining elements of classic soul and rhythm and blues as well as more traditional African American music aesthetics. more…Listen

‘Self Portrait’ is the critically acclaimed vocalist and song stylist LALAH HATHAWAY newest musical offering out now Stax Records label which is distributed via Concord Music Group. Listen & Learn

JACKSON CONTI’S SUJINHO also out now MOCHILLA, a collaboration between Madlib and Brasilian Legend, Ivan “Mamão” Conti. Listen & Learn

N*E*R*D* to release 3rd album, ‘Seeing Sounds’, on June 10th (Star Trak / Interscope) – Everyone Nose” Remix Features Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pusha T: Listen on Imeem

For the realest and most unique NBA Finals coverage outside of the cookie cutter, hit up The Starting Five

Internet Week NY thru June 10th Fusicology Event Schedule

I GOT SOUL Conference, Dallas, Next Week June 13-15: Lineup & Panels