DJ Polished Solid: In the A Mix, My love letter to Atlanta hip-hop (No Turn Unstoned #252)

DJ Polished Solid - In the A Mix, My love letter to Atlanta hip-hop (No Turn Unstoned #252) 2014-12-04 by on

Growns, you know this near and dear to the heart of GFM for the A is the home of GFM HQ!

After watching the VH1 documentary, ATL, I was compelled to finally make a mix about my favorite hip-hop songs from Atlanta. This is not a definitive list. It is definitely biased and personal. Being a southerner, some of these songs have been the soundtrack of my life.

Check out the tracklist after the jump!Read more

Sampling: 2014 (Protecting Necks or Cashing Checks?)

Post by CentricTV.

Disclaimer numero uno: I am no one's attorney. This post is more about the questions surrounding this type of litigation than a real "opinion" one way or the other. I happened to post the above article above because although seemingly progress has been made on the rights front cases like these and others in the news from the past year prove that there is still a way to go on all sides. If I had to posit a best guess as to why some of these issues arise is because quite honestly they've always been with us. Yes, this is nothing new (copying music legally or illegally and by extension some form of infringement on the holder of the rights).Read more

New Music: John Legend: "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" feat. Ludacris

Check out "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" by John Legend featuring Ludacris from the soundtrack to the film Think Like A Man.

Ron Isley performing on The Reunion Tour at Chastain Park Amphitheatre

[GFM Live] The Isley Brothers, El DeBarge & Carl Thomas Rock The Reunion Concert!!

Ron Isley during the Reunion Concert

Article by D K Harris / Photos by Hope West

If you were in the Atlanta metro area this holiday weekend, you had the great opportunity to experience “The Reunion” concert.  Even though there was no real indication as to why the concert was considered a reunion, no one seemed to care, as classic artists revisited their classic hits.  It was a genuine delight to not only attend the concert, but to see music lovers of all ages, from teenagers to the “grown and sexy” to the more mature crowd.  The concert proved once again that great music transcends both age and race. Read more

Ludacris, Naturally 7 & Rudy Currence - Live on The View!!!

In case you missed our announcement post of Naturally 7, Rudy Currence and Ludacris performing on ABC's The View, no need to worry. You know we always got you!! Here is their awesome performance of Quincy Jones' Soul Bossa Nostra. Even though I was very vocal is my dislike of the P.Y.T. remake with T-Pain, I have to say this remake is a congratulatory interpretation of Quincy's original song.  What's so beautiful about this performance is Naturally 7's  harmonic blend utilized as the instrumental foundation, Rudy's voice which has a church inspired soulfulness and a touch of  Luda's lyrical flow to complete this musical tribute to Quincy Jones. I thought it was a inspiring  performance that left you appreciative of real music and truly "bridging the gap" between the old and the new!!! Great job!!

Naturally 7 - "Christmas: A Love Story" (Full Album Stream)!!!

Ok family, it's that time again!!!

Time to push through the holiday rush, spike your favorite eggnog,  and pretend you really like that fruit cake you get every year! To help you get into the Christmas spirit, you may want to pick up Hidden Beach recording group, Naturally 7 with their newest release, Christmas: A Love Story now available on iTunes. For those of you who love the vocal purity of acapella groups like Take 6 and Boyz II Men, you will find yourself pleasantly pleased with this seven piece harmony group who showcase original interpretations of classics like Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night and Joy To The World. To catch this incredibly gifted group, Naturally 7 will return to the road November 23rd through December 13th as special guests on Michael Buble's Crazy Love Tour.  Additional TV appearances will include ABC's The View ,Wednesday, November 17th when they  join Ludacris and Rudy Currence to sing “Soul Bossa Nostra.” from Quincy Jones' latest release, Q:Soul Bossa Nostra.

Now sit back and enjoy this full album stream beneath the hood!!!Read more


The "Grow The Hell Up" Campaign!!! Listen Up!!!

Ok, so I'm headed out the door and going home for the evening. Around this time I'm usually catching up on emails and responding back to my text messages. As I scrolled through my phone, I got one particular message from my GFM crew that 'bout made me throw my damn phone. They gave me this "exciting" news:

"On the Kenny Burns Show, Luda is in the studio playing his new album....his fave..."Sex Room" featuring.....your boy Trey Songz!!! Lol!!!!"

I'm saying to myself ain't this a b*****h?!? Now for those of you who personally know me, you already know I was calling on Jesus to hold my mule because my inner Florida Evans was starting to come out again.

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Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes album

Ludacris returns with his new album, Battle Of The Sexes in stores today. Ludacris is one of the most consistent and underrated MC's in my opinion and with this latest album, he gives you more of the creative wordplay that you've grown to love and expect.

The single "How Low" has been killin' across the country and is now followed up with "My Chick Bad" featuring the suddenly ubiquitous Nicki Minaj. Still not sure what to make of her yet, but she's the go-to chick for now, so you can't escape her.

Checkout the album and a live performance after the break.

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Raheem DeVaughn f/Ludacris - Bullet Proof

Feelin' this one from Raheem off his upcoming socially conscious album, "The Love and War Masterpiece."