Former Slave frontman Steve Arrington is working on an album produced entirely by Dam-Funk, to be released next year on Stones Throw – read the story by PB Wolf below.
One of my early Steve Arrington moments was in 1981. I used to record songs from the radio to cassette and “Snapshot” by Slave was my favorite that year. I’d ride my bike playing the tape with one arm on a boom box so the world could hear me. (Probably illegal these days). I had the 45, but the version I taped from the radio was longer with the extended ending that I couldn’t find in San Jose.
Slave was always one of my favorites and the first day I met Dam-Funk, he told me he had a bootleg DVD of their performance on the Don Kirshner show. In all my video hunting, I had no idea that existed. Dam gave me the DVD and we stayed in touch ever since. Much of my youth was spent hearing their songs (and Steve Arrington’s solo songs), but I had never seen them perform live or otherwise. They didn’t do music videos and there was no youtube of their shows. Still isn’t.
read the rest at Stones Throw. It’s a good read.
That’s a cameo with Big Boy & DJ E-Man for E’s little brother DJ Virman & FM!
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Off Diddy/Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris (Dec. 14), download their new single titled “Coming Home”.
#FunFact: The record was written by Jay-Z
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OMG!! They killed, murdered, resurrected then flat lined this record!! Not only does Nicki Minaj channel all 5 of her personalities, but Eminem brought “Slim Shady” out to play. This Swizz Beatz produced track will be on Nic’s Pink Friday, dropping November 22. Can’t wait!
Click below for your eargasm.
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Check out Kanye’s smoove modern/70′s sound with this episode of G.O.O.D music. This thang is called The Joy ft. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson and Kid Cudi. If you know your music then you’ll recognize ‘Ye sampled Curtis Mayfield’s “The Making of You” – and that naked girl on the single cover? Pam Grier!
Click below to download. Thoughts?
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Drake and Jamie Foxx just dropped a FULL version of “Fall For Your Type” off Drizzy’s r&b mixtape. Remember when the short version leaked earlier this year with Drake singing on it? It was totally meant for Jamie Foxx!
Click below for the download. Does this song remind you of any one in particular?
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Nicki Minaj is so weird – but I love it!!
Click below to watch Will.I.Am and Nic’s video for “Check it Out”.
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