Monthly Archives: April 2013

Event Review: Teddy Riley and Blackstreet Return to NYC


Do you remember when R&B was not only made up of solo artists? This was the time of R&B groups, harmonies, ballads, and music that had a certain swing to it. There was a man at the center of it all named Teddy Riley, and the music genre he created was New Jack Swing. As that era began to fade Teddy struck gold again with a straight up quartet named Blackstreet. It’s been a while since they released any music and their lineup has seen more changes than a babies diaper, but in 2013 they are back…sort of.

From the moment Blackstreet was introduced on the stage at the Best Buy theater you could tell something was different. Yes, the group has gone through yet ANOTHER line up change. This time the main result is youth. The first song of the night was the hit off their second album, Don’t Leave Me. A bold song to start with, especially since the only person people recognized on stage was Teddy Riley. Two of the new members J-Stylez and Lenny Harold seem to have decent voices to carry the songs, however their energy just felt a little too young. Even when singing a ballad like joy some of the vocals came across a little vain. It seemed as though one member of the group J-Stylez was singing more for himself than the audience. While the rest of the guys all hit their proper notes overall the group struggled in the beginning, until Dave Hollister joined them on stage.

The energy level of the audience immediately shot through the roof and the Blackstreet veteran showed the youngins how it’s done. Dave sang lead on the classic Before I let you go and reminded everyone why they loved Blackstreet, great vocal arrangements over melodic production. When the new members played the background the show went smooth but when they took center stage it just didn’t feel like Blackstreet. It was almost as if the Temptations replaced a few of their members with Omarion and J Fizz from B2K (with better voices though…I won’t do the boys THAT bad).

It’s unfortunate that the lineups between those first two albums couldn’t stay together. This new incarnation of Blackstreet just doesn’t seem to work outside of Teddy still being Teddy (how does he look so young?) and Dave still killing on lead vocals. Perhaps if the new members focus on just singing the songs more and less on early Dru Hill type dance moves the future shows will go a bit better.


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Emeli Sande ft. Kendrick Lamar, Dandy Teru, Quasimoto, Blu produced by Shuko, The Endangered, Myxzlplix, Fusicology “I Got Life Deep” Mix & more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Emeli Sande – New Urban Mix “Next To Me” ft. Kendrick Lamar

ALBUM STREAM:  Adventures by Dandy Teru

STREAM TRACK: Quasimoto “Planned Attack” Produced by Madlib

STREAM SINGLE:  Shuko ft. Blu – Be Yourself

STREAM SINGLE: The Endangered – Milk & Honey

DJ MIX / PODCAST: DJ Myxzlplix, “MOM005″


PODCAST: SMR Fusicology: I Got Life Deep Mix

SMR Fusicology: I Got Life Deep Mix

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“I Got Life” Playlist:

Ndomalungelo Dladla- Imiyalo (Monocles & Slezz Black 2 Soul Mix)

Andy Compton ft. Ladybird- Missing You (Dino & Terry Vocal)

Ralg Gum ft. Kenny Bobien- The Only Way (Raw Artistic Soul Spiritual Touch)

KemeticJust ft. Alex Lattimore- Rush Hour

Mzee- Umoja ft. Kampi Moto (Culoe De Song Remix)

Yacoub- Djarabi (Ian Friday Libation Vox)

Siso K. ft. Tumi- Lerato (Trinidadian Deep Juju Remix)

Boddhi Satva- Sage Monk (Culoe De Song Remix)

KemeticJust ft. Terrence Downs- I Got Life (Dj Spinna Galatic Soul Vocal)

KemeticJust- Surrender

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Giant Step, Trek Life, Substantial, Jesse Fischer, Marvin Gaye, Thundercat, Illogic & Blockhead, Rap-P ft. Famoso & Shabaam Sahdeeq, Dylan Ross, RQ Away, GiKu AfroFuturistic Mixes Radiohead, Dr. Kwest, Soundwaves Radio, DJ Kemit, Joe Kollege, LeFtO, Myxzlplix & more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Giant Step, “Sonic Boom Vol. 3″


FREE DOWNLOAD: Trek Life, “Hometown Heroes”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Substantial, “Jackin’ Jill”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Jesse Fischer, “Award Tour (Brooklyn Dub Remix)”


STREAM: Marvin Gaye, “Remixed & Reinterpreted”

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STREAM: Thundercat, “Heartbreaks + Setbacks”


STREAM: Illogic & Blockhead, “Capture The Sun”


STREAM: Rap-P ft. Famoso & Shabaam Sahdeeq, “The Window”


STREAM: Dylan Ross, “Eight Eighteen”

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MIX: RQ Away, “Lagniappe – Issue #2″


MIX: GiKu AfroFuturistic Mixes Radiohead, “Lotus Flower”


MIX: Dr. Kwest, “FOO #78″


MIX: Soundwaves Radio, “Frank Nitt & Illa J, Cee Brown & Delicious Vinyl Crew”


MIX: DJ Kemit is Kickin’ Up Dust


MIX: Joe Kollege, “Dear Summer…”


PODCAST: LeFtO, “Show #541: Dimlite, Fatima, Rag G & more”


PODCAST: DJ Myxzlplix, “MOM005″

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PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology Mix #111

PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology Mix #111

Gabriele Poso- Roots of Soul (Atjazz Remix)

Nick Curly- Piano In the Dark (Yoruba Soul Mix)

Lemon & Herb ft. Moonchild- Velani

EnaWaden- Forever

Louie Vega ft. Nathan Adams- Falling (Louie Vega EOL Remix)

Timmy Regisford- Drive Cut

Zethu- Summertime (ZuluMafia Dance Mix)

Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios- Vintage Edu Imbernon (Instrumental)

The Dizz & Azza Fingers ft. Mmelashon- I Want You For Myself (Vick Lavender Sophisticado Vocal Mix)

Afrikan Roots & Black Motion ft. Bebucho q Kuia- Saka (Instrumental)

Wendi Soni- Ntokaz’entle Bump (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Vocal)

Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios- Imiyalo Bump Up (Vocal)

Soulpozien- Urban Rythm Bump Up (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Instrumental)


Eddie B & Harry Fraud, Talib Kweli ft. Miguel, El-P & Killer Mike are Run The Jewels, J-Live, Raashan Ahmad ft. DJ Vajra, Illogic & Blockhead, Illsmith, G&D (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins), Spasmodic Movements Radio, Oveous, J-Boogie & more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Eddie B & Harry Fraud, “Horsepower”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Talib Kweli ft. Miguel, “Come Here (DJ Pack)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: El-P & Killer Mike are Run The Jewels, “Banana Clipper Snippet”


FREE DOWNLOAD: J-Live, “The Fun Razor”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Raashan Ahmad ft. DJ Vajra, “The Remedy”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Illogic & Blockhead, “Live from the Horizon (RJD2 Remix)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Illsmith, “Fresh (So Ill)”


PODCAST: G&D (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins), “Live in Africa”


PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Fusicology Mix 111″

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MIX: Oveous, “Magic FM 97.3 Mix”


MIX: J-Boogie, “A Tribute to Donald Byrd”


Soul Beach Music Festival on its 13th Year! Aruba May 22 – 27th – Win Tickets!

Soul Beach Music Festival is on its 13th Year!  Taking place in Aruba, May 22 to May 27th

Headlined by NE-YO with D’Angelo, Tamia, Elle Varner and more live with Sinbad and Damon Williams on the Comedy Night


DC Charter runs from May 23 to May 27th. — RESERVE
Atlanta Charter runs from May 23 to May 27th — RESERVE

CONTEST: Fly away and attend the full festival for free!

Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience “42″ In theaters on April 12


Drama. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

Enter to win Hollywood Movie Money (movie passes) and a set of exclusive t-shirts on behalf of the film by answering the following thematic question: Finish this line from the 42 trailer, “I want a player who has the guts to…”

Email submit[at]fusicology[dot]com with “WIN 42” in the subject heading and your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS in the body.

Double your chances by sharing the story to your social networks via Twitter or Facebook Share buttons right off this page.

Winners will be contacted via email by 4/13.  Good luck!  ( will not share any personal information submitted)

1 Grand Prize including:

  • ·         1 – Exclusive 42 “The Game” T-shirt
  • ·         1 – Exclusive 42 “American Legend” T-shirt
  • ·         1 – Exclusive 42 “Brooklyn” T-shirt
  • ·         1 – 42 Baseball Cap
  • ·         1 – 42 One-Sheet Poster
  • ·         1 (Admit Two)42 Hollywood Movie Money

o   Hollywood Movie Money is a free admission voucher to see a predetermined film (42) redeemable nationwide starting 04/13/13 through Thurs., 05/09/13 in any theater excluding AMC Theaters.

1 Runner-up prize pack containing:

  • ·         1 – 42 Baseball
  • ·         1 (Admit Two)42 Hollywood Movie Money

o   Hollywood Movie Money is a free admission voucher to see a predetermined film (42) redeemable nationwide starting 04/13/13 through Thurs., 05/09/13 in any theater excluding AMC Theaters.

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Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) wrote and directs “42,” a drama that follows the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color line when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) as Robinson, who became the first African American to be signed to Major League Baseball, and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as the Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

The main cast also includes Nicole Beharie (“Shame”) as Rachel Isum, who would become Robinson’s wife; Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher; Andre Holland as Wendell Smith; Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese; Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca; Ryan Merriman as Dixie Walker; and T.R. Knight as Harold Parrott.

“42” is produced by Thomas Tull, with Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, and Jason Clark executive producing, and Darryl Pryor and Jillian Zaks serving as co-producers. Helgeland’s behind-the-scenes collaborators include Oscar®-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Richard Hoover, costume designer Caroline Harris, and editors Kevin Stitt and Peter McNulty. The music is composed by Oscar® nominee Mark Isham (“A River Runs Through It”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, “42.” Slated for release April 12, 2013, the film will open in time to commemorate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day—April 15, the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger—and on the heels of the opening of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

Director: Brian Helgeland

Writer: Brian Helgeland

Producer: Thomas Tull

Executive Producers: Dick Cook, Jon Jashni, Jason Clark

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman, T.R. Knight


P.SO The Earth Tone King, Trek Life ft. Hawdwerk & Bishop Lamont, Punk ft. Magic Soul, Bahamadia, Khari Mateen ft. STS, Charles Bradley, gaVen heVy, Audimatic, DJ Kemit, Concept, Black Scale x DJ Synapse, Sal Negro, Tony Lebron, Frolab Radio, Flosstradamus & DJ Slink, MC Melodee & Cookin Soul, Papa Bakes

FREE DOWNLOAD: P.SO The Earth Tone King, “Black Holes”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Trek Life ft. Hawdwerk & Bishop Lamont, “Rap Time”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Punk ft. Magic Soul, “I Can’t Wait”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Bahamadia, “Dialed Up”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Khari Mateen ft. STS, “Full Moon”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Charles Bradley, “Strictly Reserved for You”

FREE DOWNLOAD: gaVen heVy, “Crab Legs”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Audimatic, “The Wolves”

MIX: DJ Kemit, “Soul Makossa April Mix”

MIX: Concept, “Mood Change”

MIX: Black Scale x DJ Synapse, “Mind Games”

MIX: Sal Negro, “T.A.C.E. Set 1″

MIX: Tony Lebron, “A Soulful Touch”

MIX: Frolab Radio, “Soul Slam presents DJ Spinna: Prince Wrote It”

STREAM: Flosstradamus & DJ Slink, “Nomads”

STREAM: MC Melodee & Cookin Soul, “My Tape Deck”

STREAM: Papa Bakes, “The Bakesale EP”