Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dreamin

This is a Compilation by The Mello Music Group
who put together an album featuring some of the
most soul producers and emcees. The likes of
Diamond District, Roc Marciano, Fresh Daily, and
Kenn Starr all contribute to this Dream of a Compil-
ation. Now presenting-

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nu-Soul

Jesse Boykins III -Come To My Room(Official Music Video) from LightUp Film on Vimeo.

This is a song from Jesse Boykin III's 2008
lp "Beauty Created". If this is not soul then I don't know what is.
This is what I like to call baby making music, lol.
Check it out right here-
Here's a message from Jesse-
"When I created The Beauty Created I aimed to make music that symbolizes moments of love at every level. It has been 2 years since the task and I feel as if I have made these very moments with all of you. I know the best way to show my appreciation is to continue our connection by making more passionate music. I am truly grateful for every ear that has heard a song from that album, and shared a song with their loved ones. I will continue to insist on romance in every lyric I put melody to. Thank You. Also Thanks to Soul Train & Centric for my award nomination."

Old School Mondays: A Rare Gem From Blu

Ya you heard right, I actually was able to find
some new Blu that is actually pretty old but is
rare. This is one of Blu's first projects with fellow
rapper Jack Spade(Donel Smoke) called "The
Bruise Brothers EP". This is when Blu started to
form his non-chalant rap style which has made him
into one the most feared emcees in the game.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Replaying the moment

Gatorade is doing a replay series where they
are taking high school championships or big
games and bringing all the players back for
redemption. It's pretty sweet but the theme
song is better. Especially since Jenifer Hudson
is on the hook, Lupe and Common are rappin
and No I.D. is producing. Ya it's true and this
song is so good that wish it were a whole Lp.
But the song will have to do-

Life of a Lover

Theophilus London released his lp "I Want You" a few months ago, but just decided to release a new version of the song Life of a Lover with a Blu verse.

Happy Thanksgiving

You know like everyone else I am
thankful for God, life, family friends
and for great music. And today I am
giving you something from my home
coast. Miguel, the talented singer from
Blu's city. Check it and love it-

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Green Lantern 2011

Awsome

OH SNAPP!!!! It's a Kid Daytona LP!!!!

Ya you heard right, The Kid Daytona dropped
his new Lp entitled "The Interlude". Which is 15
original tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs, Styles P,
and more. The beats are a whole bunch of old school
beat samples and interludes from different albums.
The tracklist will explain-
 1. On The Hill


[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded and Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



2. NYA feat. Aloe Blacc

[As inspired by Nas "The Genesis," the intro to Illmatic]

Produced by Cook Classics

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded & Mixed by Cook Classics @ The Beat Locker. Echo Park, CA

Brazillian Rhyme Interlude Produced by 6th Sense



3. Learn

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



4. Fly Lullaby

[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 9th Wonder

Additional Vocals by Heather Victoria

Recorded & Mixed by 9th Wonder @ Bright Lady Studios. Raleigh-Durham, NC

Put Your Gun Down Brother interlude produced by 6th Sense



5. Take Aim… Bang! feat. Freddie Gibbs & Alex of The Kickdrums

[As inspired by the intro from Dr. Dre's The Chronic]

Produced by Cook Classics

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded by Alex @ The Kickdrums’ Mansion. New York, NY

Mixed by Cook Classics @ The Beat Locker. Echo Park, CA



6. The Champ

Produced by Ted Smooth

Recorded by Ted Smooth @ Straight Face Studios. New York, NY

Mixed by Jose “Choco” Reynoso @ Straight Face Studios, New York, NY



7. Lifted feat. Styles P & Vaughn Anthony

[As inspired by an interlude from O.C.'s Word… Life]

Produced by nVMe Productions

Saxophone by Ezra Brown

Recorded by nVMe @ The Cathedral. Brooklyn, NY

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Recorded by somebody @ Cherry Lane Studios. New York, NY

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



8. In The Meantime

Produced by Bink!

Recorded by George Mena @ The Love House. Union City, NJ

Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



9. Padma (So Buttery)

Produced by Amp for The Soul Council

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Beach Life interlude Produced by and featuring 6th Sense



10. Never Be The Same

Produced by 6th Sense

Guitar by Iakov Kremenskiy

Keys by 6th Sense

Recorded by Ariel Borujow @ Stadium Red. New York, NY

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Make The Most Of It interlude produced by 6th Sense



11. Contemplation

[As inspired by "4 Moms" by A Tribe Called Quest on The Love Movement]

Produced by 6th Sense

Additional Vocals by Tiara Wiles

Guitar by Iakov Kremenskiy

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios

Felix Leo interlude produced by 6th Sense



12. On My Way Home

[As inspired by "My Way Home" by Kanye West feat. Common on Late Registration]

Produced by 6th Sense

Additional Vocals by Mike Maven

Recorded by 6th Sense @ Gramp’s Beach Cottage. Narraghansett, RI

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



13. Long Way To Go

[As inspired by an interlude from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's The Main Ingredient]

Produced by 9th Wonder

Recorded & Mixed by 9th Wonder @ Bright Lady Studios. Raleigh-Durham, NC



14. No Idea’s Original (Bonus Track)

[As inspired by Nas "No Idea's Original" on The Lost Tapes]

Produced by 6th Sense

Recorded & Mixed by 6th Sense @ No Fame Studios



15. The Champ Remix feat. N.O.R.E. (Bonus Track)

Produced by Ted Smooth

N.O.R.E. probably did his verse in Miami somewhere

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jay Electronica actually releasing music

I know it's crazy, Jay Elect just released
another track entitled the "Shiny Suite Theory".
With none other than Jay Z(huh) and The Dream.
Act II maybe???? Don't hold your breath.

Jay Electronica makes two Announcements

Fresh off his announcment of his signing
to the Roc (smh). Jay decides to drop
off this gem tha's hopefully on Act II ft.
none other than John F. Kennedy(like the President).
Ya I know it's the questions.

Old School Mondays

To celebrate the hopeful release of
The Kid Daytona's new Lp "The Interlude"
The Academy is going to give you his first
Lp " Come Fly With Me". Love it-

Please Release The "Interlude"!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sundays are for God and Good Music

Today is one of those stressful college days
for me where my whole day and week will
be devoted to school, school and yes you
guessed it school. So when I'm feelin beat
down I tend to put on one of my favorite Lp's
entitled "The Sun Don't Chill" by Illecism.
He's an Sacremento mc with a ill flow and the beats
are chill all the way up to the sky.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cool Fridays

In this edition of Cool Fridays I'm giving you
J.Cole's newest outing "Friday Night Lights".
You'll love it cause its J.Cole.
Cole World!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Love from Charles

Charles Hamilton drops his 3rd installment
of the L-Word mixtape series. This one is
entitled "Mic Check". Sick cover and good
music-

Monday, November 8, 2010

Return 2 Gold

Sene decides to drop off this gem called
"Return2Gold". This is off hiis next Lp
entitled "Metropolispeaker"; entirely
produced by Nogames. This should be
epic judging by this track.

Old School Mondays-Von Pea is The Beatmaker

This is Von Pea's 2003 tape entitled "The Beatmaker".
I copped this over at "Livin in the pharcyde" which is
where I get alot of Von Pea's music. So check this tape
out, I'm pretty sure you'll love it-

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tennille and Sir Micheal of The Rocks

Tennille and Mikey Rocks decided too hook 
up for two new and original tracks.
On one they decided to recreate "Chief Rocka".

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cool Fridays:A Learning Experience

As you know I am a big fan of Von Pea.
So you know when I found a demo
entitled "Audible Silence:The Words Anthology"
I went nuts.
Hear's what Von says about the project made back in 2001
"It was 2000. I’d just met eccentric and krewcial. Eccentric taught me how to make beats with my computer and krewcial taught me how to record vocals on my computer. Eventually khrysis, bennie guinness, suburb, and aeon would teach me some of the techniques I still use to this day. My first song was called “I got soul”. After I did that one (rapping into headphones) I recorded a full length demo and put it on mp3.com. No one could understand what I was saying, and the reason was because I needed a real microphone. If you listen to “over” by tanya morgan you’ll hear the story. I didn’t have a job so I literally saved any drop of money I’d get for weeks until I could afford a mic. First song I recorded with the real microphone was called “its us” and to this day its still my favorite song I’ve done because it was the beginning. I still remember how I felt standing there recording it, it felt like I was on stage at graduation! Its the last song on my first real effort, and that came out 2001. After I put it online I did some remixes to some of the songs and a new song or two, then “repackaged” it. This is the repackaged version. If you come to my blog often chances are this is old news to you, but bare with me. “pea’s gotta have it” is on the way (Sept. 7th) and I’m revisiting the things that got me to this point."







Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Blu

Blu Decided to hook up with Flying Lotus and
U-God for his new song "KeepitGoing".
The song is supposed to be on his NoYork
Lp that was suppose to be out this past summer.
Ya so whatever.....
Here's the song

Vad ft. Jae Millz-Respect The Jux

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Vada Reference

The Academy will be doing a new post called "Reference".
This will center around good music that was referred
to us by our friends, family, anybody. This week I choose
to use Vado's new Lp "Slime Flu" as the first post. Vada
referred me to him a few weeks ago and I am now getting
around to listening to him. He's on his ignorant ish but I like
his flow so I'll bump it-

Monday, November 1, 2010

Old School Mondays-Cover Edition

The Singer Nnenna Freelon and the band The Beast
decided to put together this compilation
of songs. They cover alot
of old school classics and is hosted
by none other than 9th Wonder and features
alot of his artist.