Posts Tagged ‘The Roots’
DJ Polished Solid is back with another incredible mix this time where the theme is Black Radio. This mix features old school hip-hop, breaks, drum ‘n bass, and fictional radio spots, etc. Word. Make sure to checkout DJ Polished each and every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm on her show No Turn Unstoned right here.
Make sure to check out the tracklist after the jump! (more…)
Soptimus Prime presents ‘R&B Millenium Vol.1′ — hit the jump for the tracklist!
Betty Wright and The Roots are nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Surrender”, from her album Betty Wright: The Movie; credited to Betty Wright and The Roots and co-produced by Questlove. No stranger to the Grammy Awards, Ms. Wright won a Grammy for Best R&B Song in the early ’70s and has been nominated, including this year’s nomination, three times since. An R&B legend–Ms. Wright had a gold record with “Clean Up Woman” by the time she was 18. In 1988 she made history by becoming the first black female to have a gold album on her own record label. Ms. Wright is a mentor to younger artists, a vocal coach and a vocal producer for such artists as Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Joss Stone.
The Roots is one of the best groups to ever do it, with an excellent blend of hip-hop and musicianship. The group is ten albums deep and going strong. And, who could ever forget the truth-telling, eye-opening video for the single “What They Do” in the ’90s. Including this year’s Grammy nomination for “Surrender” with Betty Wright, the group have been nominated for a total of 12 Grammy Awards and has won four. The Roots is currently the house band for the television show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
To find out if Betty Wright and The Roots will win, tune in to the Grammy Awards February 12 at 8/7c on CBS.
Soundtrack for a Revolution tells the story of the American Civil Rights Movement through its powerful music. Featuring music from: THE ROOTS, MARY MARY, JOHN LEGEND, WYCLEF, RICHIE HAVENS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, ANTHONY HAMILTON, JOSS STONE, VIVIAN GREEN, AND ANGIE STONE
In stores 2/14.
New music featuring another GFM Fave Vivian Green, from Soundtrack for a Revolution due out 2/14. The project also features Wyclef Jean, John Legend, The Roots, TV on the Radio, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Anthony Hamilton and more…
GFM Fam we wanted to get you up on the sound of Now vs. Now the exploratory new electro-groove power trio of keyboardist/composer Jason Lindner (Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauryn Hill) the unique Greek Balkan bassist/vocalist Panagiotis Andreou (Yerba Buena) and Jersey Shore IDM-influenced drummer Mark Guiliana (Heernt, Beat Music). Their debut album Jason Lindner gives you NOW VS NOW, produced by longtime fan and collaborator Meshell Ndegeocello and mixed by Bob Power (Q-Tip, Roots), is steeped in Guiliana’s hard grooves, Lindner’s ambient soundscapes, and bassist Andreou’s subby, syncopated bass lines and Balkan Gypsy-style vocal work. Check out the set below.
GFM NYC area fam make sure to save the date as Now Vs. Now are showcasing during The APAP Conference on Monday, Jan 9th in NY at Rockwood Music Hall- 10PM
The first post I did for GFM way back when, was a series on this very issue in music you can check out parts Ace and Deuce here and here respectively. Always great to get another perspective and from those of you have experienced posts from “The Ricker” before know what you are in store for. – Ivan Orr
“A group has to depend on others to survive. A band is self sufficient. They can write, play tunes, and produce the tunes.” – Terry Lewis….super producer(Flyte Tyme prod.), bass player for the Time
Let’s hear it for the band!
About a month ago, after band rehearsal, I had a moment that made me feel reassured. This particular evening I watched back to back episodes of TVOne’s “Love That Girl”. Scored by Raphael Saadiq. After that I watched TV One’s “Way Black When” special which “Mint Condition” served as the house band for the 3 weeks it ran. That same evening I caught the Jimmy Fallon Show with the “Legendary Roots Crew” who serves as the house band. (more…)