Another great one from friend to GFM DJ Polished Solid… did I mention that she always, always brings the goodness? Well, she does and is always willing to share these audio treats with the fam! Press play and pass it on along.

Description:
This year was the 10th anniversary of the Afropunk festival, http://afropunkfest.com/, and it was one of the best festivals ever (and I have been to a lot over my lifetime). So, we’re doing a special mix for the artists who performed this year. Some being my favorites of all time, most notably, Fishbone, Alice Smith, and Bad Brains.

Tracklisting:
Soul Craft – Bad Brains – [Caroline Records]
Grocery List – Sidewalk Chalk – [Sidewalk Chalk]
She (Live) – Alice Smith – [Rainwater / Thirty Tigers]
Party At Ground Zero – Fishbone – [Columbia]
Get A Job – Body Count – [Sumerian Records]
Ma And Pa – Fishbone – [Columbia]
Love You Down – Me’Shell Ndegéocello – [Mercer Street Records]
Babylon (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – SZA – [Top Dawg Entertainment]
Bone Collector – HO99O9 – [Family]
Lush – The Tontons – [soundcloud]
Friends – Me’Shell Ndegéocello – [Naïve]
Freddie’s Dead – Fishbone – [Columbia]
Forget – Lianne La Havas – [Nonesuch]
Vibration – Sidewalk Chalk – [Sidwalk Chalk]
There Goes The Neighborhood – Body Count – [Rhino]
No Head No Backstage Pass – D’Angelo – [D’Angelo]
You’ll Be Lonely – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – [Daptone Records]
Kung Fu Grip – Fishbone – [Zojak World Wide]
She’s Always In My Hair – D’Angelo – [Rex Records]
People Don’t Get What They Deserve – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – [Daptone Records]
Greatdayindamornin’ – D’Angelo – [Virgin Records]
No Room For Doubt (Live) – Lianne La Havas – [Warner Music UK]
Re-Ignition – Bad Brains – [SST Records]
Tear Down The Sky – Straight Line Stitch – [eOne Music]
Show U How (feat Spinn) – DJ Rashad – [Hyperdub]
Attitude – Bad Brains – [ROIR]
Shabazz Palaces – Afro Punk 2014 – Shabazz Palaces – [Sub Pop Records]
Let U No (feat Spinn) – DJ Rashad – [Hyperdub]
Sailin’ On – Bad Brains – [ROIR]
Get Up (Live) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – [Daptone Records]
They Come in Gold – Shabazz Palaces – [Sub Pop Records]
Fool For You & The One (Live) – Alice Smith – [Rainwater / Thirty Tigers]
Fellowship – Me’shell Ndegeocello – [Maverick Records]
I Against I – Bad Brains – [SST Records]
Black Flowers – Fishbone – [Columbia]
Don’t Get Me Wrong (Live) – Alice Smith – [Alice Smith]
Workin’ Woman Blues – Valerie June – [Concord Records]
You Can’t Be Told – Valerie June – [Concord Records]
Long Time, Wrong Time – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – [Daptone Records]
Au Cinéma (Live) – Lianne La Havas – [Warner Music UK]

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.