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May // June - 2017

We're back with a few extra jams to make up for our recent absence. Your patience is much appreciated. Hope you enjoy this holiday weekend with these great tunes.

Chris Stapleton's new album is a must listen, even if you don't consider yourself a country fan. He definitely crosses over into the blues realm and perhaps what I like most about his music is how the mix can put you in a smokey roadhouse saloon. Close your eyes and sip a Coors Original.

Richard Spaven makes fantastic drumming look way too easy. Give his new single with Jordan Rakei's smooth vocals a listen.

Bahia, a northeastern Brazilian state, is one of the more interesting places I've had the pleasure of exploring. It's like the Louisiana of Brazil - rich and unique music, cuisine, & culture meets poverty and colonial legacy. It's a fascinating place with some of the most amazing people I've ever met. It's safe to say I'm often dreamin' of Bahia which is partly why I put Karriem Riggins' track on the list. The other part is it's a catchy groove that he so deftly performs in both hip-hop and jazz formats somehow in under 3 minutes. Delightful.

Vince Staples has a new album out and word on the street is it's a bit out there. Squabble up with the Big Fish.

R.I.P. Prodigy

Enjoy 58 minutes of good music.
  1. Nicole Willis & Umo - Still Got a Way to Fall
  2. Cookin' on 3 Burners ft. Emmi - Real Life Baby
  3. Skinshape ft. Aaron Taylor - Inside
  4. Chris Stapleton - Second One to Know
  5. Rohey - Tell Me
  6. Richard Spaven ft. Jordan Rakei - The Self
  7. Oumou Sangaré - Mogoya
  8. Karriem Riggins - Bahia Dreamin'
  9. Vince Staples - Big Fish
  10. AZ ft. Raekwon & Prodigy - Save Them
  11. Billy Davis - Ball and Chain
  12. Mr. Jukes ft. Charles Bradley - Grant Green
  13. DAUNT - Almost Anything
  14. Wilder Maker - New Streets
  15. Laura Misch - Skip
  16. Cody ChesnuTT ft. Raphael Saadiq - Have You Heard Anything From the Lord Today

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April - 2017

Daye Jack's No Data is on summer jam watch. There's a new Gorillaz album! I decided to feature the track with island vibes along side WizKid & Drake's Come Closer. Honestly, I could live without Drake; it's WizKid that's the draw for me (shoutout to Stephina). Gerald Clayton, a talented jazz pianist I happened to attend undergrad with, has a new album and if you really want to challenge your modern jazz appreciation, I recommend the whole thing. I think my favorite find of the month has to be Jeb Loy Nichols. This country/soul/blues veteran, based in Wales of all places, has some pretty groovy stuff. It's hard to put his music in one category but his new album is another I recommend you check out.