Mick Jenkins, is an American hip-hop recording artist born in Huntsville, Alabama but raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Jenkins is a member of Free Nation, a hip-hop group that promotes creative thought without accepting narrow views imposed by the powers that be.
The Twin Cities get a triple dose of soulful, rock-influenced vibes next Tuesday 6/23 at Turf Club. Red Bull Sound Select & First Avenue present this showcase featuring the intriguing Soul stylings of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. Straight out of Detroit Rock City, their recent album Secret Evil has been gaining accolade after accolade, and they’re following up a recent Bonnaroo set with a performance at Lollapalooza later this Summer. Also performing are local Minneapolis artists Southside Desire and the Bowie-influenced band Daniel. Continue reading “Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ Red Bull Sound Select MPLS [Event / Video]” »
Hot on the heels of the Soul Train Celebration, we’re back with the first edition of our regular boogie event in the same vein: Night Fever. Thanks to everyone who came out for the launch and made it a success. If you didn’t make out, don’t fret; we’ll be back again with the funk on April 24th. Until then, peep the footage..
LA producer Nosaj Thing let’s loose the lead single, “Cold Stares,” off of his freshly announced LP Fated and he’s brought Chance The Rapper and The O’My’s vocalist Maceo Haymes along for the ride. Beautiful and haunting, safe to say we look forward to hunkering down and hearing the whole project! Be on the look out for the full release of Fated May 5.
Introducing a new monthly from Ground Lift Media! We had such a good time with everyone at our Soul Train celebration that we decided to bring the funk back on regular basis. Join us for the 1st edition 3/20 at Door No.3 for the best in classic Soul, Disco, and Boogie.
NIGHT FEVER: DiscoSoulBoogie Basement Party @ Door No.3
Looking to chase those winter blues away? Or, for our warm weather readers, are you looking to chase away your non weather related blues? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, Keiya has us/you/everyone covered with her debut EP Work! Handling vocals as well as production, this is an impressive first effort and a pleasure to listen to. Look froward to running this one back again. And again. And again.
We’ve been keeping you in tune with all the releases from Chicago’s The O’My’s and so it is with great excitement we share their EP Keeping The Faith. Clocking in at 4 tracks, this very well could be the best 15 minutes you have today. What are you waiting for?
Producer Krush Love links with MC/Mexican food enthusiast Rich Jones to create the Love Jones EP. This is the second volume of Jones’ 3Peat EP series, which pairs Jones with a different producer to make 3 songs. Fellow Chicagoan RIO is brought into mix on “Piss the Cash,” for one of the project’s highlights, a juxtaposition of melody and hard hitting lyricism. With a chemistry this evident, it’s a no brainer that Love and Jones should most likely get back to the lab ASAP.
Chicago’s own The O’My’s take us to another universe (or is it our own but in a different light?) in the video for their single “Pieces.” Following the release of “Rise Up Singing” as well as the audio for “Pieces” a few weeks back, it is safe to say that the anticipation for their new album Keeping the Faith on our end is about as high as you can possibly get. Can’t wait until the drop? February 13th they will playing at the Metro, a good chance they’ll be playing some of the newest records that night.
Despite tundra conditions in Chicago, we had a great turnout for the 4th Annual Soul Train Celebration last week. Thanks to everyone who came out, Double Door/Door No. 3 for having us out, and to deejay’s Kwest-On, E. Brown, Dr. Mario, Larry Miller and Trew for holding down the floor. We have some stuff in the works so stay tuned, until then peep the footage..