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21 Love Salute: A Tribute to Sade

Every fan of Sade Adu let us rejoice in the name of GOOD ol’fashioned QUALITY music!
All you UPcoming songbirds, take notes on how Sade will give your auricles the hypnotic sound of a siren. I LOVE “The Best of Sade” & it may easily be one of my all-time favorite CDs hands down. In my personal opinion, it’s the perfect collection of music to relax and sleep to, make love to, and more.

Download here: 21 Love Salute: A Tribute to Sade


Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. February X March Madness (Mixtape)

I’m a BIG fan of Mr. DeVaughn’s music! I couldn’t tell you who represents CLASSIC soul music like this young fellow right here. With his upcoming album (In Love & MasterPeace) in stores on March 2nd, Raheem has chosen to put together this mixtape for all the fans.
He covers everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Trey Songz and Sade and much more.

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Sam Cooke – Chain Gang

The month of February reminds me of how long we’ve come from chain gangs although many of us are unfortunately still working on the chain gangs. The difference is these days, we actually have the choice to avoid it, but back then it was ALL against our will.

Nonetheless I thanks the MOST HIGH every morning I am awaken and have FREEDOM!

Killer Mike & Dr. Cornel West Discuss the “N-Word” (Video)

It’s STILL BLACK HIStory Month! & I remember this alluring video that I’ve had the pleasure of viewing a few months back. NOT to impose anything on anyone, but I for one has cut the word out of my vocabulary for the most part for personal reasons.

PLEASE feel free to drop a comment or two about how you feel about the N-Word & about this video pertaining to the N-Word.

FatShouts to Maurice Garland providing this video.

Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beaming

Ahhhhh! Nothing like some NEW Carrera Lu!
Especially when it’s produced by The Neptunes!
Strange enough, this song had originally leaked a while back and it started this ‘big’ thing where it was pulled and Lupe made a post on his site expressing his distaste  on the matter. However and ironically enough, the GOOD folks over at Atlantic decided let it out!?

(Shrugs shoulders…)

I’m so hypnotized by this DOPE track as I literally can’t stop replaying it.

Download here: Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beaming (prod. The Neptunes) | Mediafire

Late Night with The Roots (Mixtape)

It’s about time! Here comes a compilation of live performance clips from the legendary Roots crew on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show. They’re predominantly the reason why I even watch the show at all. I’m allured by the fact that Black Thought is usually included as a part of the performances when: A. to replace a feature on the song being performed or B. (shrugs shoulders…) just ’cause. This DOPE joint includes (LIVE) cuts featuring the likes of Clipse, Ludacris, Q-Tip, Mos Def, 50 Cent, Ghostface, Goodie Mob, Black Star, Public Enemy and more!
BIG shouts to 2DBz for the post & 2DBz very own Shake for the DOPE artwork.
You can checkout some more of Shake’s DOPE flyer/CD covers here: ArtByShake

Tracklist/Download link available after the jump…

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Mos Def – History feat. Talib Kweli

“Kweli says everybody acts according to the season that they born in,
some at the night, some in the morning”
-Mos Def

Oh man I can’t even begin to express how excited that these two individuals are doing some work together again. It gets no better!
This is a video for a joint named History provided by Creative Control. I’ve been following Creative Control for a while now and they have yet to not impress me with each view.

I still remember Black Star’s CLASSIC 1st album Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star released in ’98. I was so young I was still in JHS! WOW how time flies. Definition was such a DOPE single/record with the whole dollar van video concept.
“People think that MC is shorthand for misconception”
– Talib Kweli; “Definition”

I’ve also taken the liberty to include the download link to this song as well.

Download here: Mos Def – History feat. Talib Kweli