Enjoy my new track “H2O, My Friend” ~Doc
D’Angelo has announced the release of his new album, Black Messiah, the long-awaited followup to his epic album Voodoo, released nearly 15 years ago. Black Messiah credited to D’Angelo and the Vanguard. The album will debut this Sunday at a New York City listening session. Thank you Consequence of Sound for pointing me towards the short teaser video for Black Messiah. Watch it below:
Consequence of Sound also found photos of the packaged album on Twitter.
#26 – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
Piñata is the collaborative studio album by Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and California hip hop musician Madlib. Piñata was released on March 18, 2014, under Madlib Invazion; following three stellar EP releases over a two and a half year period, including Thuggin’ (2011), Shame (2012) and Deeper (2013). The entire album is produced by Madlib, and the 17-track LP lives up to the bold promise of “featuring every mother fucker in the rap game worth fucking with,” with features from Raekwon, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Scarface, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ab-Soul, Casey Veggies, Meechy Darko, Mac Miller, and more.
“Strung Out” is a dope track from Albany, NY’s J-Nice; a rugged, raw, and gifted MC that has a knack for smooth word play. J-Nice and featured artist YZ use lyrics to tell a story and suggest methods for dealing with the pain of heartache and loss. RA-Blaze, a veteran producer out of Long Island, NY and member of Innovative Grind Music Group’s Team Innovation, produced this banger track reminiscent of Havoc, 9th Wonder, and old Kayne. Enjoy.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Blur frontman Damon Albarn has revealed that he’s been “in the process of reactivating Gorillaz for a 2016 release.” The virtual band has not released an album since 2011’s The Fall.
In other news, Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett recently shared his future plans on Instagram. The UK artist and co-creator of Tank Girl, intends to publish a retrospective collection of his artwork in the form of a 518-page book. The book will feature drawings from Hewlett’s prolific 25-year career. The book’s release date is still unknown, but it ultimately could fill the void left by the inactivated Gorillaz, and provide some interesting material for fans who have been awaiting their next release.
See some of Hewlett’s artwork below:
In 2012, ABSOLUT launched their limited edition bottle in collaboration with artist Jamie Hewlett.
Kid by Jamie Hewlett
The Lords of Flatbush by Jamie Hewlett
See more of Jamie Hewlett’s artwork here
James Blake AKA Harmonix Remixes “Feel Good, Inc.”
Watch the music video for “Kids With Guns” by Gorillaz.
Full length Rap mixtape produced by SALVA. Featuring Freddie Gibbs, E-40, Schoolboy Q, Young Thug, Kurupt, Problem, Ballout & Tadoe, Paul Fisher, Ruckazoid, Starship Connection, Psyde, Bad Lucc, MPA Shitro. Recorded at Red Bull Studios – Los Angeles, CA.