The passing of Chadwick Boseman hit a lot of us, but it hit Eric Roberson a little different as he attended Howard University with Chadwick. That's when Jazzy Jeff sent this track that he and Kaidi Tatham worked on together to Erro to write something to and this is what was created, Cancel 2020 as 2020 has been a rough year for all. Erro released a Lyric Video (below) for the song and Cancel 2020 can be purchased on all music platforms.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
I love how Paak can harmonize some simple lyrics and it just comes off 'Fly' and 'Funny' at the same time.....
Even took you to the BBQ
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
In 2014, my friend and partner, Leroy McCarthy gave me a call with an idea he had in mind to further honor Hip-Hop's position in history. His idea was to have August 11th, the said birth date of Hip Hop, a Day of National Recognition. This was around the same time we were successful in getting a street named after Sugarhill Records Founder, Sylvia Robinson in Englewood, NJ where the Sugarhill Records office once use to be.
After hearing his idea, he told me some of the cities that he have reach out to several cities in an effort to get the proclamations in these different cities.Leticia James made this an official day in NYC when James signed the Proclamation. Happy BORNDAY Hip Hop.
You can read about McCarthy's efforts (here)
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sky dropped the project on Father's Day which is a unique tribute to Sky's Father and his impact on Sky's life. The album takes us on a Brooklyn musical Boys n the Hood journey of a father/son relationship with a Brooklyn spin to the classic film. Although this project has "Songs for Fathers", mothers will also find themselves enjoying this project as well. "Turing 10" is an excellent song for the separated parents who co-parent together for the sake of their child. Listen and grab Skyzoo's Milestones from his Bandcamp page below.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
I think around the second month of us being quarantined, I started to be more in tuned to the police brutality and racism going on around the country and the world. To me, it feels like deja vu. It seems like we just went thru something similar with the murders of Trayvon Martin and Eric Gardner 5-6 years ago. Today we have unarmed Ahmaud Arbery murdered by white civilians and unarmed George Floyd murdered by a police officer. Smh! There are so many more to be named.
Between this pandemic, being stuck in the house and the protests world wide, there is a looming uncertainty about all of this shit. I put all of my heart, soul, time and frustrations into this EP.
I hope you all enjoy my contribution to the fight!!
Thank you to all of the artists that are featured on this EP. I appreciate your voices.
Tall Black Guy
Mixed By: Tall Black Guy at Kitchen Counter Studios
Mastered By: Josef Blackwell at Planet Bounce
Artwork By: Marcellous Lovelace
Spoken word On "Emerge and See Part I & II - Kyotey Grey
Vocals on "As The Night Moves - Devin Morrison
"Saint" Ezekiel Olumakin - Guitar
Ben "Carrtoons" Carr - Bass
Vocals on "F.I.Y.E" Tony Ozier
Horns, Strings, Bells ,Guitar, and Vocals on "We Gotta Do Better" - Paul Theodore Chandler.
Additional Vocals - Deborah Bond
All Instruments By Tall Black Guy
Friday, July 10, 2020
"Bars is crytocurrency, hypnotherapy, shittin' on everything, 5'9, 6'4 lyrically. Crystal clarity, wonder how I spit so throughly. Stay hungry, rappers can't get no mercy, that's the reason any other one who spit won't verse me, it's son lonely in my own class 'Formerly Known As'... "
"I’m half Masta Killa and Half Hugh Masekela"
"Here's a bonus the point of view to make things you see through, If I’m a walking institution I’m an HBCU"
Monday, February 19, 2018
1. Lift Off - V
2. I Don't Love You - Miracle Foster
3. Last Close Up - Deonis (feat. Erreon Lee)
4. Beautiful Side of Love - Maleke O'Ney
5. Ur The 1 - Darien Dean
6. Off Your Throne - Kierion Johnson
7. Us - Lawyer Turner
8. All The Many Ways - Porsche Smith
9. Just Better - Amanda Maxfield
10. I Wonder - Steve Frazier
11. For The Weekend - Blythe Dennis
Outro - DJ Frances Jaye
Sunday, June 28, 2015
|The #1 Soul Brother Repping w/the Skelle Top Tee|
|Large Professor Rocked the Stage|
|Slum Village Celebrating with The #1 Soul Brother|
|Monch and Kweli got a little amped on stage|
|ST's Contributor Bigg Russ and Myself|
|Skyzoo was out Celebrating|
|Phonte' came out to Celebrate w/The #1 Soul Brother and Got the Skelle' Top Tee|
Thursday, June 4, 2015
If you're thinking about where you can find these artists and their latest albums, I've made it easy for you. Here's the album list:
Brandon Williams- XII (2014)
dEnAuN- Stuff In My Backpack (2015) -songs from this EP are not on #LoveOverHate, but a must have. #GrownFolksHipHop
SiR- Long Live Dilla (2014)
Gregory Porter-Liquid Spirit (2014)
Mali Music- Mali Is (2014)
Marsha Ambrosius- Friends and Lovers (2014)
Leela James - Fall for you (2014)
The Floacist- Rise of The Phoenix Mermaid (2014)
Incognito- Amplified Soul (2014)
Jose James- Where You Were Sleeping (2014)
Eric Roberson- The Box (2015)
Dwele- Greater Than One (2012)
Jeff Bradshaw- Home (2015)
Friday, May 15, 2015
Teedra Moses' new single, "Get It Right" recently hit the net a couple of days ago and its just in time for the summer months. Nate Locksmiff produced the Hip Hop/Soul track which complements songstress' voice well. Something for the DJs to get their hands on this summer. Cognac & Conversations is set to drop next month, in the meantime, we have this banger to hang on to. If you missed out on Teedra's Mixtape Luxurious Undergrind you can grab that (here).
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
RAP!!!! And some new Rap is the perfect Anniversary gift. Yesterday, April 7th, ST's Birthday, Rapsody released a Deluxe Version of her latest album Beauty and The Beast (here), which includes 3 new tracks and this, "Don't Need It" track above is just one of them. Track features Merna and produced by Young Guru. Smart move for the new fans Rapsody is grabbing after being featured on Kendrick Lamar's single, "Complextion", off of his To Pimp A Butterfly album.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The ST Family is starting our Anniversary Season Celebrating on April Fool's Day. It's a hump-day Wednesday, but if you're in the NYC area, The ST Family would like you to join us at S.O.B.'s in The Village for Eric Roberson, as he brings his The Box Tour to his Home-Turf stage at S.O.B.'s. Get tickets (here).
Ironic that Erro is performing in NYC during ST's Anniversary. Erro and I go back to '07 during the Houston stop of his Left Album Tour. I was freelancing at the time and I had just finished my interview with Anthony David. After my interview with Anthony David, I was leaving the backstage area for the musicians on my way out to the general area to enjoy the evening's performance. Erro sees me and jokingly asks, "What? You don't want to interview me? I'm not big enough or something?"
I laughed and said, "Hell Na Bruh! You got time to 'chop it up with me for a few'?" Erro says, "Yeah Man. I'm trying to get this TV to work. I want to see The Giants' last pre-season game." I tell him I'm a Big Giants fan as well and that I went to school with Michael Strahan at Texas Southern University. Erro told me how cool that was and shared a HBCU joke with me. During the small talk, we both tried, but we never got the television to work on the 'special' channel the game was on. We gave up on trying to watch the game, sat down, and 'Chopped It Up'. I tell Erro about how I sing, Pretty Girl to my daughter when we're in the car and his response is something I'll never forget. A true gift, because this was an interview I never asked for. Heaven sent. #TrueStory
|Ed Cheebz w/Erro Eric circa '09 |
Music Fan First Tour Houston
Well several years and albums later, I came across the recorded interview notes, downloaded it from the 'back-in-the-day' mini-cassette recorder, and here it is. Just two Dudes, "Chopping It Up".
Friday, March 13, 2015
Mr. McCarthy and Danielle Mastrion previously worked together on a mural for The Beastie Boys at the infamous Paul's Boutique (no longer Paul's Boutique) on the Lower East Side last summer.
The mural of BIG will be on the sidewall of the store and is expected to take place near the end of the month when the weather warms. The mural is expected to have Biggie as a child of the community just bagging groceries. Mr. McCarthy said, "The mural is a way to honor Biggie who proudly represented the neighborhood." Looking forward to this as the weather warms. Brooklyn loves BIG as he in return loved Brooklyn. In the words of Biggie Smalls, #SpreadLoveIsTheBrooklynWay . Read more (here).
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Eric Roberson's song, "I'm Not Trying To keep Score No More" from his album, The Box, I had to play it again. When Erro intros the song with, "This might be the most important song I ever wrote". As a person who adores words and respect Erro's Wordplay, I knew I knew the second go around listening to this song, my ears will have to pay close attention. After the 2nd listen, I can now see why Erro gave that intro, because -"Love is not a football game" . Gotta love all the Soul faces cameos in the video and The 'Battle of the Sexes' underlay in the visual. Great direction work by Digibees. Shouts out to DJ Frances of The NeoSoul Cafe App with her cameo appearance as The Referee. You can grab Erro's The Box (here).
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Along with the above mentioned, also in the house will be Avery Sunshine, Anthony David, Lyfe Jennings, and The Foreign Exchange. You can purchase for a day or you can purchase for both days. This is an official ST event. ST and folks will be on the lawn for both days with our own food and our own drinks. Choice is yours, but for the price and the lineup, I think its a no brainer. VIP Tables are also inexpensive. Tickets will be going fast for this one. More info and Ticket purchase (here). Hopefully, we'll see you there. If hotel is needed, I suggest you do your searching around the 'Wolf Creek', Airport, or Cumberland areas.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Monch's Love In Translation project is a combination of singles from Monch's solo albums along with some joints he was featured on over the years. Let's call it the B-Sides or tracks that your ear may have missed, but this isn't a B-Sides with some of today's Rappers for an Underground Mixtape. This is #GrownFolksHipHop. This is Monch with some of today's hottest Soul artists such as Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Brandon Williams, and Eric Roberson just to name a few. The project includes a never heard before collaboration with Phonte' and Mela Machinko below. You can grab Monch's Love In Translation Mixtape (here).
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jeff Bradshaw Releases New Visual for "All Time Love" feat. Robert Glasper, Eric Roberson, and Tweet
Jeff Bradshaw released a new video this week for his new single, "All Time Love" featuring Soul Vets Robert Glasper, Eric Roberson, and Tweet. "All Time Love" is Jeff's first single from his forthcoming project, HOME which is due to drop March 31st. We'll keep you posted. #SupportGoodMusic
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Hue dropped their new visual for their second single, Slick feat. Ladybug Mecca (formerly of Digable Planets) from their forthcoming project Aurora. This visual just makes me enjoy the single that much more. Video Directed by Damien Randle of ILL Mannered Media. Click (here) if you missed The Hue's first single and video Drive.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Because this album dropped late in the year (November 2014), I'm expecting to hear about Brandon Williams and his XII album for sometime in 2015 and beyond. For a debut, he put out a classic album from start to finish. You can purchase Brandon's album from Amazon, Bandcamp, or iTunes.
Support Good Music. Don't let commercial radio dictate what your ears listen to.
If you're just tired of good soul music not hitting your ears, I suggest you download The NeoSoul Cafe App from the website (here). Never know who DJ Frances may interview on a Monday Night. We (I can say I speak for most of The NeoSoul Cafe FB Members) wish Brandon well on his journey and look forward to videos coming from his debut, XII
Monday, January 19, 2015
H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spitting District) group members - Savvi, EQuality, Scottie Spitten, King Midas
Radio Galaxy -group members- Spacebunny Jefferson, King Midas, and DJ Cozmos.
ST always roots for a good underdog and The Hue is definitely a good underdog to root for. Their creativity, style and originality is seldom found in today's music. Kudos to this crew for stretching their boundaries and not limiting themselves. I consider their music #GrownFolksHipHop, but I hate to label this crew as just Hip Hop, because they are so much more. We're looking forward to their full project, upcoming visual from their current single, but until we get the new visual, enjoy the visual from their lead single, "Drive"..................
In the words of Ms. Carter, "I really believe they are our future, stop raising them up to be shooters. We need more Harriets, Malcolms, and Martin Luthers."
Martin Luther King Day. ST Contributor, Roxie Carter sharing her poetry at The Nuyorican Cafe back in 2011. I told Roxie she gives inspiration and her words needs to be shared. Thanks for speaking for those not being heard and continue writing your poetry Sister. At ST, we always root for the 'underdog'. When the 'underdog' wins, the victory is so much sweeter.