New Music Aug 17  |  

Oshi spreads positivity with a remix of Jodeci’s “Stay”

Oshi didn’t just let the music speak for itself this time, although “Stay” is a solid enough remix to merit your attention by itself. He also said a few important things in the caption section, in relation to the world and himself: “With all the negativity goin on in the mf world yall need to . . .

New Music Sep 8  |  

Ye Ali shares “Wet 2x,” a ‘Traphouse Jodeci’ bonus track

Serving a bonus track from his Traphouse Jodeci, debut Ye Ali keeps things moving. His latest release is “Wet 2x,” which features Dougie F. Stream the track below.

Traphouse Jodeci
New Music Aug 26  |  

Stream Ye Ali’s ‘Traphouse Jodeci’ album

This Traphouse Jodeci post is probably the most important piece of writing I will ever do. That’s because it comes straight from the heart. If you have followed my long blogging career then you will know exactly why I have such a close relationship with Ye Ali. A few years back, Ye was just an artist . . .

Private Suite
New Music Aug 16  |  

Ye Ali releases “Trap Phone” + ‘Private Suite’ EP before ‘Traphouse Jodeci’

“She a good girl in public, bad ting in private.” A number of people have been watching and waiting for Los Angeles transplant Ye Ali’s Traphouse Jodeci to arrive, and while the wait isn’t over yet, the arrival of new music from the talented songwriter and artist is a great holdover. Ye recently released a . . .

New Music Apr 7  |  

TailrMdeLvn is Calmly Rebellious on “Jodeci”

TailrMdeLvn has been crafting ambient, distorted gems for years, and “Jodeci” is another example. Featuring smooth as silk, sammple-heavy production courtesy of XIV is the first thing we hear before Rene graces us with another dose of his lyrically inclined, cleverly rebellious rhyme schemes. Look for TailrMdeLvn’s The Popular Loner Ep to release in the . . .

New Music Apr 16  |  

Nikobeats Remixes Jodeci’s “Come And Talk To Me”

Certain songs shouldn’t be remixed, most of the time. If I hear a producer talking about remixing a Jodeci classic, my instinct is to slap their hand away and put them in timeout for at least an hour. Nikobeats reached for the cookie jar, and he succeeded with his remix of “Come And Talk To . . .

Love U 4 Life
New Music Feb 15  |  

Jodeci – “Love U 4 Life (Ira Schickman White Chocolate Reboot)”

Ira Schickman is more than your average Jodeci fan. He’s actually a friend of DeVante Swing, who has produced for Chaka Khan. For his “Love U 4 Life” remix, he connects with vocalist Yummy Bingham to create a layered, modernized version of the classic romantic cut. In regards to Jodeci, Ira told OkayPlayer: “Jodecei, man, . . .

nobody wins
New Music Dec 22  |  

Jodeci – “Nobody Wins” ft. B.o.B (Lyric Video)

It’s been two decades since the legendary R&B group known as Jodeci has released music. They staged a comeback at the 2014 Soul Train Awards in November, and today debuted their collaborative “Nobody Wins,” featuring B.o.B. This is not an empty record, mind you. “Nobody Wins” poignantly targets domestic violence and the long lasting consequences . . .

New Jodeci Album
New Music Feb 3  |  

Timbaland Working On New Jodeci Album

Sending the music world into a frenzy, Timbaland recently revealed that will be working with longtime collaborator Devante Swing on a brand new Jodeci album. Check the quote below and watch the full interview after the break. “By the way, people who follow Timbaland from day one, I met with Devante and I’m help work . . .

Beautiful Piece of Shit

Premiere: Peter $un stays true on ‘Beautiful Piece of Shit’ (Album)

Richmond, Virginia native Peter $un has never been the type of artist to hide behind a facade. He continues to give listeners his true self throughout his latest album, Beautiful Piece Of Shit. With an ear for vibe-heavy, eclectic instrumentation, Peter keeps his delivery mellow while giving us plenty of honest thoughts to connect with. Peter . . .

smile project carnival

Broccoli City’s Smile Project Carnival and Concert was the perfect rap collab

Photo by @africanist Saturday. Early evening. A hot, summery day in Washington, D.C. was coming to a close. The SMILE Carnival was underway for the third day in a row. GoldLink had just performed “Crew” for the second time in a row. I had just finished singing Brent Faiyaz’s ad-libs like I was a backup vocalist for . . .

New Music Mar 14  |  

Ye Ali – “Loyalty” ft. Eric Bellinger

Indiana native Ye Ali talks about his escapades from last summer on “Loyalty,” a new release featuring Eric Bellinger. Ye Ali gave us details on twitter, specifying that the song is about a woman he met at Nick Young’s party. Stream “Loyalty” below. .@EricBellinger & shout out to my guy @NickSwagyPYoung lol. I met a . . .

What To Do
New Music Nov 12  |  

Ye Ali – “What To Do” ft. K Camp (Video)

Ye Ali returns to our pages with a new video for “What To Do,” from his solo debut project, Traphouse Jodeci. The song was a fan favorite off of the project, and it features K Camp. The dark visuals are undeniably sexually driven. Watch the video for “What To Do” below.

Beam Me Up
New Music Sep 10  |  

Ye Ali continues his hot streak with “Beam Me Up”

Ye Ali is on one hell of a roll at the moment, centering around the recent release of his Traphouse Jodeci album. A few bonus tracks have followed the project release, and now the West Coast residing creative has teamed up with HotNewHipHop to drop another joint called “Beam Me Up.” Stream the record below.


AM Blacklist: Celebrating Iconic Black Music from 1990 – 1995

The early ’90s are often cited as a period of great musical growth for black music. It was the time of the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop”. The music was groundbreaking and sonically innovative. A lot of albums considered to be classics were produced during this era. Nas‘ Illmatic, Wu-Tang‘s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was . . .