Ragga emcee Sizzla is back with a new album entitled “The Messiah.” This remix of his song “Holding Firm” featuring, friend, G-Mac is FIRE! I haven’t heard any good Hip-hop oriented reggae in a long time. Sizzla surely delivers here!
What an amazing sound these two have created… that’s Elliot and Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle whom I was referring to. You can hear quite the combination of genres mixed together in this one song. Seems like they’d be great to see live, and I can only imagine that everyone’s off their seats, dancing away… Keep an eye open for more good music from Wild Belle, since they just signed a 3-album contract with Columbia Records. Also, check below for upcoming tour dates…
09.28 – Cincinnati, OH: MidPoint Festival
09.29 – Oakland, KY: Starry Nights
10.01 – Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer*
10.02 – Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell’s*
10.03 – New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
10.04 – Boston, MA: TT The Bear’s Place*
10.05 – New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom*
10.06 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
10.08 – Washington, DC: Rock and Roll Hotel*
10.09 – Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle*
10.10 – Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club*
10.12 – Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s*
10.13 – Dallas, TX: Trees*
10.14 – San Francisco, CA: Treasure Island Music Festival
11.10 – Paris: Les Inrocks
If you don’t do much reading, maybe it’s time to start! Wyclef has released his self-written book Purpose, a story of struggles with being an immigrant. It’s bound to be some good reading. To go along with this highly anticipated book, Wyclef has also given us a new music video where he explains in song how he came to be who he is today… Enjoy!
“Simply breathtaking”, was my immediate response after first hearing then seeing the amazing Ava Leigh. Her voice is genuine, sweet, and full of soul. She’s also extremely gorgeous, so you can see how this combination could be deadly. It seems like she was doing mostly reggae before, but from the looks of this behind the scenes video, she has steered more towards the R&B/Soul/Jazz mode. Take a look and listen to this British gem to see what I’m talking about here… again, trust me, you won’t be sorry…
Watch this snippet as you see Snoop speak about his idea and transition into the Rasta world. I think that it’s a good look and thing for Snoop, if that’s what he feels is his calling, good for him! Maybe he really is tired of rap, and the values of the Rastafari is calling to him. We’ll be able to hear it on his new album Reincarnated. The film will be showing at its entirety at the Toronto Film Festival. I’m sure we’ll have a chance to see it sooner than later…
Felix the Hat,
Live Music City, high hopes!
photo courtesy of mxdwn
As we recently mentioned to expect a new album from No Doubt, here is the first music video for that new album, Push & Shove. It’s great to see them all back together, having this much fun. What I love about this video is that it seems as the director had the band members pull in 4 trucks, placed some great dancers in with spectacular lighting, and said “just go have fun”, which is what they are doing. So catch up with that office gossip already and watch No Doubt‘s “Settle Down”