Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Skillz-"Call Me Crazy" featuring Raheem Devaughn

It seems that Skillz stays busy. Our, 'Year End Wrap Up' Emcee is about to drop another project (yes another one) via E1 Music on October 10th. Here is the first leak off the project, The World Needs More Skillz called, "Call Me Crazy" and it features Raheem Devaughn. Check it out and grab your download here....
Skillz-Call Me Crazy (Feat Raheem DeVaughn) by skelle_top

Dynas-"The Apartment" Produced by J Dilla (Video)

"The Apartment" is the title track off Dynas' most recent album. J Dilla (RIP) applies his trademark production as Dynas spits about the broken relationship.The Apartment LP is out in stores now, but expect more to come from Dynas as he collaborates on a group project, The Planet, with longtime friend DJ Klassik. The project will feature Tiye Pheonix (love this girl) and others.


Just in case you were unable to see BET's, My Mic Sounds Nice documentary last night, here is a little snippet from last night's feature. Since its BET, check you local listings for when BET will re-run this awesome piece.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jazmine Sullivan Drops Video for "Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)"

ST informed you about Jazmine Sullivan's new single back in July and now our girl drops the video for the 2010 Summer Tune, "Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)".

Spragga Benz's Re-Mix for "This Is The Way" Leaks and It Features Nas

It seems Nas had to lend a couple of bars for the Re-mix to Spragga Benz's, "This Is The Way". Spragga Benz's Shotta Culture drops tomorrow. Grab the download here......
Spragga Benz-This Is The Way feat Nas by skelle_top
This Is The Way (Video) here......

Jesse Boykins III-"Prototype" (Remake)

Apparently Andre 3000's, "Prototype" is becoming a new standard in the game. I say this because I heard Raheem Devaughn's remake of Prototype first on one of his mixtapes and now its Jesse Boykins III's turn. Jesse is such a fan of the tune, that he opens his shows with it. 

"In Honor of Andre 3000 & The Isley Brothers, I decided to finally produce & record the song I’ve been using to start my live set for the past year. It also marks the end of a great summer filled with love & new experiences. Definitely a thank you to all my believers and supporters. Hope you find your Prototype in 2010. Special thanks to MeLo-X & Trae Harris for being on the wave with me." – Jesse

Grad your download here.....
Jesse Boykins III-Prototype feat. MeLo-X-n-Trae Harris by skelle_top
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New R. Kelly-"When A Woman Loves" (Video)

Regardless how I may feel about R. Kelly (yeah, he doesn't get a pass at the 'Top), no one said that this dude couldn't make good music. Here is the video Kellz dropped for his new single, “When A Woman Loves,” which is the first single off his forthcoming album, Love Letter. Excellent song and video. Enjoy!

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Joss Stone Releases "Back In Style" for Nine West

Joss Stone releases a new song, "Back In Style" for Nine West's Fall 2010 Vintage America Collection. Listen, check out the details, and grab your FREE download here......
Joss Stone-Back in Style by skelle_top

DJ Green Lantern feat. Nas-"Power, Paper, P*ssy" (Audio)

DJ Green Lantern drops his project Invasion Radio Mixtape today and here is a little something Nas added to the project, "Power, Paper, P*ssy". Grab your download here.....
Nas-Power Paper & Pussy by skelle_top

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lauryn Hill Rock The Bells, NYC (Video)

Ms. Lauryn Hill performs Ready or Not and Ohh La La at this year's Rock The Bells Concert Governor's Island, NYC. Check out who all came to see Ms. Hill back on stage in NYC.

Lyfe Jennings-"Mama" feat. Anthony Hamilton (Audio)

Lyfe Jennings' album, I Still Believe will drop this Tuesday and here is the latest leak off of the album, "Mama", which features Anthony Hamilton. Listen and grab your download here....

Lyfe Jennings-Mama (Feat Anthony Hamilton) by skelle_top

Friday, August 27, 2010

Spragga Benz-"This is the Way" (Video)

Spragga Benz drops another video, "This is the Way", from his new LP, Shotta Culture which is set to drop 8/31. Click here if you missed Spragga's last video drop. Track produced by SaLaAM ReMi and the video was directed by Cess Silvera.

Jamiroquai New Single-"White Knuckle Ride" (Audio)

Jamiroquai dropped a new single, "White Knuckle Ride", which is to be released as a limited edition vinyl and download in the UK. The band’s forthcoming album, Rock Dust Light Star is due for release in November via Mercury Records. Check out the band's website for more info.
Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride by Hypetrak

Patti LaBelle Joins Cast of FELA!

Just in case you haven't heard, Ms. Patti LaBelle is joing the cast of FELA! Ms. LaBelle will play the role of Fela's mother, the revolutionary activist Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti. Ms. LaBelle says, "I am both thrilled and honored to be joining the cast of FELA! on Broadway. After seeing the show, I was struck by the choreography and work of Bill T. Jones, and the passion and joy that overflows from the stage. Fela's mother, Funmilayo, was a strong, truly inspiring woman and I am so privileged to be able to pay tribute to her on the Broadway stage". For ticket info click here..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fried Beer,,,Really????

In Texas the question is, "What you wanna try to fry next?" This year the state fair will have its BIG FRY OFF, where contestants fry up what they want for competition, but this year there's something new, FRIED BEER. Yeah, I know, but hey ....I wanna try this.

Get To Know This UK SOULstress-Kaana Ellie

Who is Kaana Ellie, well she is an up and coming funk and soul singer, backed by her band, The Remedies. Well news is that she is putting the finishing touches to her album, and so as a ‘warm up’ she is offering their EP, entitled Better Late Than Never, for free download....... Get to know Kaana a little better from the YouTube video below.
<a href="http://kaanaellie.bandcamp.com/album/better-late-then-never">When Its Too Late by Kaana Ellie &amp; The Remedies</a>

Carlitta Durand & Vaughn Garcia-"Lost Love" feat. Jabee (Video)

Carlitta Durand and Vaughn Garcia finally gave us a visual first off of their EP, Doug and Patty. The video, "Lost Love" was directed by Napolean Wright II and it features Jabee. If you haven't gotten your hands on the EP, grab your FREE download of The Doug and Patty EP right here......

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dream Hampton Premieres Black August:A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert

This event takes place this Thursday 8/28 and will feature exclusive interviews with exiled activists Assata Shakur (her self-titled book I consider a must read), former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others. Dream Hampton will premiere her film Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert, which documents the movement behind the annual event of the nonprofit Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has produced, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about and support the political prisoners in the U.S. The film highlights performances in New York, Cuba and South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common, Erikah Baduand others. Click here for tickets and more info......

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bilal Sing's Donny Hathaway's "Someday We'll All Be Free"

Last month Bilal performed, "Someday We'll All Be Free" with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Live in Los Angeles. Bilal performed the Donny Hathaway classic well and you can grab your download here.....

Andreya Triana-"Lost Where I Belong" (Video)

Lost Where I BelongST informed you about the UK's Andreya Triana in an earlier post (Check it out), but this video and single was actually the first single off of her project, Lost Where I Belong. I recently came across this young lady and I love her style and voice. Though she may not be a household name in the states, we wish her well in her first project. Hell I like her. 

Lupe Fiasco-"Go To Sleep" (Audio)

It seems that Lupe has dumped the Lasers thingy and will drop Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album. The first official track was released over the weekend called, "Go To Sleep". Now of course with Lupe' you're going to get some great lyrics, so give it a listen and if you like grab your download here.........
Lupe Fiasco-Go To Sleep by skelle_top

Mr. Cheeks-"Having Fun" produced by Stephen Marley (Audio)

Mr. Cheeks dropped his single, “Havin Fun” off his new album, And The Winner Is. This single was produced by Stephen Marley and let me say its not the classic LB sound, but its still good to hear something from Cheeks. 
Mr cheeks-havin fun by skelle_top

Spike Lee Continues Chronicle of New Orleans

Spike Lee continues to chronicle the city of New Orleans in his new film, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.
The new HBO documentary is a follow-up to 2006's emmy-award winning When the Levees Broke.
Lee's latest film picks up New Orleans five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated nearly everything in its path. It also looks at the latest disaster to hit the Gulf Coast -- the BP oil spill. His new film will be shown tonight and tomorrow on HBO.

KRS ONE-"Knowledge Reigns Supreme" (Audio)

The Teacher aka KRS-One gives Hip Hop something that it has been missing, words from one of the best MC's that ever did it. This is KRS-One's new track that will appear on his project, Meta-Historical which features production work by Wu-affiliate, True Master. Project to drop at the end of the month. Grab your FREE download here....
Krs-one-knowledge reigns supreme by skelle_top

Idris Elba Donates Some Time to the Students of Texas Southern University

A lot of colleges are starting off their school year this week and the folks at  Texas Southern University will kick off the new school year with, Idris Elba. Idris will talk about his new movie, Takers and also have discussion  with students about graduating and excelling in college. For more info click here.....................

50 Cents Re-mixes Cee-Lo Green's-"F*ck You"

I guess 50 is a fan of the new Cee-Lo Green joint also, so much so that he had to add 16 bars for a re-mix. Wish 50 would have given us more than a 16 for the re-mix. Anyhow, re-mix or not, this Cee-Lo Green joint have been getting plenty of  hits on ST. Fan favorite.