The Love Man's Valen X's PSA #1 (Pre-Game Warmup)

At precisely 7pm on Tuesday February 14th, 2012 dinner should be on the table, two favorite beverages of choice chilling on deck and then you reach over to your audio apparatus of choice and press play on this joint from M-I-N-T. At precisely 7:05pm hit me up and let me know how it's going thus far... remember this is the pre-game warmup so the name of the game is taking your time. You can repeat this selection after our initial consult if necessary.

Stay tuned for more Love Man PSA's leading up to the big day.

#dontletthecadycoatedtastefoolyou


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AOM '11 [Rewind]:Pics & Concert Review: Mint Condition Rocks Atlanta!

Stokley Williams of Mint Condition

As a music blogger, I get the opportunity to see a number of shows. Some of them are great and others make you question is it really a “live show” if an artist lip syncs to an autotuned vocal? Like seriously…should I be applauding this because I didn’t get the memo?!?!? But regardless of the debatable things I've witnessed, there are others that totally create a moment. For instance, I can think back to I my freshman year in high school, listening to the radio on my Panasonic boom box - yes....I did say my Panasonic boom box . After the DJ said something I can barely remember, I recall hearing these dramatic chords began by a 6 piece band with one lead singer subtlety whispering, “Pretty…..brown…….eyes”. The moment I heard Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) , I knew Mint Condition not only played a chord in my ear but they left an imprint in my love for music. Not that it wasn't enough that this band was under the direction of my favorite music producers, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, but I hadn't heard a sound like that since precociously rummaging in my mother's  old funk band albums. Read more


New Video: Mint Condition: "Walk On"

Sometimes love just doesn't work out so you gotta "Walk On" . Check out the new video from one of our favorites, Mint Condition. The video is directed by G. Visuals and stars Carl Payne of Martin fame, and Jessica Castro.


[Album Review] Kelly Price: "Kelly" Proves "R&B Ain't Going Nowhere"!!!

R&B isn't going anywhere! Any form of music requires rhythm and if it's gonna have soul, you need a little blues so R&B ain't going nowhere!

-Kelly Price

Since her debut album, Soul of a Woman, Kelly Price has been known for her soul stirring vocals. Reminiscent of vocal powerhouses like Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston with a sparking songwriter's hand, Kelly's artistry has always carried an authentic approach to R&B.  However with so many chart topping artists who lack  the vocal range and songwriting skills to say anything meaningful, you wonder whether this honest art form of R&B and its rich tradition would make a definite comeback?  Would we lose appreciation for the melodic and mature story lines along with the emotional connection we've always known in this genre? After listening to Kelly's current album release, Kelly,  I can honestly say she's given a solid case and strongly defended the statement, "R&B ain't going nowhere".Read more


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ATLANTA!! Mint Condition In Concert May 3rd @ Center Stage!!!!

Ok Atlanta, I know we just got out of a storm but I'm afraid to say another one is headed your way!! According to our GFM reports, this storm will be bringing severe thunderstorms of funk, high winds of R&B with dangerous elements of rock and jazz. If you haven't heard it by now, please brace yourself and use extreme caution because the storm called Mint Condition is absolutely no joke!!  With their signature sound, the legendary Mint Condition will be setting the stage ablaze Tuesday, May 3rd at Center Stage in Atlanta, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm!

Now, their May 5th show has completely SOLD OUT but by popular demand, the band has added a second show for May 3rd !!! So here are a couple of videos to wet your appetite and make sure you get your tickets NOW or you'll be very sorry LATER!!!
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Kelly Price - "Not My Daddy" (Official Video)

You already know... just press play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNrA-hk_uQ

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I'm With The Band?! Part Tre ("The Ricker" Edition)

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.Read more


New Album "7...." from Mint Condition due out April 5!

This is one to mark your calendars for....

New album "7..." available everywhere APRIL 5TH...BEST BUY version contains 5 extra songs available no where else.


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Lalah Hathaway- On Music and Mediocrity

Sometimes it's just good to listen... a great interview from a great artist, with some excellent advice. Happy Friday!!!