SiairaShawn – Icarus (Who is in Charge?)


Check out new music from Singer/Songwriter SiairaShawn, Icarus (Who is in charge?)” which was produced by prolific Beatmaker/ DJ Knxwledge. Her upcoming EP “The InBetween” and her iTunes debut will be released this fall. What ya’ll of her latest single?
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TheSeKondElement – What Would You Be Like?

Check out new music from Journalist, poet, and emecee TheSeKondElement also known as KAMMZ theACE.  Her song entitled, “What Would You Be Like?” derived from a tumblr post where he friend reference the popular book Eat. Pray. Love. Here’s an excerpt:

“Your problem is you don’t understand what that word means. People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it.”

Take a listen to “What Would You Be Like?” and share your thoughts in the comment box below!

For more on TheSeKondElement, her radio show and more music visit www.Team2e.com

Afro Chic’s Pick Friday Mix: ERIMAJ – Conflict of a Man

I had a chance to see Bilal live this week (AMAZING!) and met a dope artist by the name of Chris Turner who not only sings for Bilal but is also apart of the upcoming band, ERIMAJ.  Formed by Houston native and dummer Jamire Williams, ERIMAJ (his name spelled backwards) has been a moving and grooving sensation for underground bands today. The group includes; Corey King (Music Co-Director) Matthew Stevens, Chris Turner (on the vocals), John Ellis, Vicente Archer and Jason Moran on the piano.  Their latest single “Conflict of a Man” tells a story and the visual definitely paints a pretty picture. I’m hoping that I’d get a chance to see them live in the bay area…. *hint hint* lol

You can download ERIMAJ “Conflict of a Man” here.

British Songstress Watch: Kadija Kamara x Talking 2 Myself

Europe is taking over, slowly but surely these soul artists are creeping into my speakers and making a statement for music today.  Check out upcoming British artist, Kadija Kamara and her official single “Talking 2 Myself” which is off her latest EP Changes.  She’s caught my attention with her soulful sound and gorgeous mane. The video you see below is of her accompanied by her guitar roaming the streets of London portraying the idea of getting attention and heard as an artist.

Her Changes Album EP was released in February of this year and be downloaded here.

Rossi x Love (Video)

Check out the official music video for “Love” by upcoming Bay Area bred singer, Rossi better known as @RossiSings.  If you are local you probably heard him on the radio or even seen him perform a few times. Or if you’re cool enough you might catch him wearing his jean jacket, fedora, trademark in the streets.  Either way, Rossi has given quite the buzz. I love how tasteful the video is and how expressive he makes himself for a debut as an artist.  You don’t come across too many aspiring Bay Area singers with originality like he does.  The “Save The Last Dance” sequence was cute.  Watch and tell me what you guys think?

follow him on twitter at @RossiSings and check out his blog rossisings.tumblr.com

Rossi - love official video music produced by Justin Kase written and performed by Rossi Produced and Sound XF by: LeChristopher Williams
Directed and Edited by: Aquavis Warfield
AD: LeChristopher Williams
Choreography: Anna Noble

Baby Jaymes x Heart and Soul

His sound is part r&b, part hip-hop, and part mystery. Check out new music from Oakland bred singer/songwriter Baby Jaymes, “Heart and Soul”.   His new single is described as a declaration of who he is and his musical intentions.  He defines his genre of music as “Ghetto Retro”- making him a musical chameleon with soul.  Baby Jaymes addresses issues of following your own passion and believing that you can succeed.  I think this song sends out a perfect message to any individual who puts their heart into whatever they do and show that you don’t have to belittle your character, or your well being.  Being different is cool 🙂

“why you always doing you, do what everybody do, if you really trying to get it?/ instead of trying to dumb me down, doing what they’re doing now, here’s something you won’t forget.”

Baby Jaymes has a album out,  The Baby James Record, where he’s done work with Raphael Saadiq and George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic. Check out his website here for more of his work.

Friday Jam: Kalae All Day x The Sun, The Moon & the Stars EP

I’m always looking for music to put on my Friday workout mix, and what good way to bring in the weekend with “The sun, The Moon, & The Stars”.  Harlem Native, Kalae is a songwriter/emecee/singer and what is said to be a “vandal”.  Apparently I’ve been missing out, because she’s been on the New York scenes for a couple years now opening for artists like Talib Kweli, CL Smooth, Pharoahe Monch, and Dead Prez.  Kalae All Day released her first project entitled “AFROMATIKNEOHHIPPEROCK*SOLEMUSIK*”  which was produced by Princess Superstar. Her first single, “O.G.LYRIKALBOOKBAGGER feat. Homeboy Sandman” hit the blog scene with a music video that was scene worldwide.  I love the angles and the bright colors and of course her afro!

Kalae All Day recently released her EP  this past April, The Sun, The Moon & the Stars and can you say AWESOME?!  All five songs represent an underlying theme of the galaxy.  Her diversity as an artist makes her stand out because she is able to sing and rap, quite like the skills of the legendary Lauryn Hill.  I notice that her strengths in creativity are well expressed through all of her music but as a newcomer to her craft, it gives me refreshing appreciation for music and production on this EP.  Her song “Eclipse” eludes a very jazzy, afro beat feel, where as “Sun & Moon” bring the pure hip hop.  An opening statement I’d like to call it, but Kalae All Day is definitely a breathe of fresh air from the typical hip hop scene right now.

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

Afro Chic’s Friday Jam: Netta Brielle x In$an3

Check out “In$an3” by Netta Brielle. This Bay Area bred has been on my radar for awhile thanks to Rawe Mag for putting me on last summer when I returned home.  Ladies, add this one to your playlist cause it’s a perfect kick-off to summer, (although it looks ugly outside and I’m fighting a horrible cold) it really got my Friday going. Give it a listen!

Rochelle Jordan x How to Feel

Rochelle Jordan has been on my youtube radar for quite some time now (like 3 years) so glad this Toronto artist is starting to get the spotlight she deserves. Check out her newest song “How to Feel” and tell me what you think. Find out more about this beautiful songstress here. Also her fro is to DIE for!

This is the video that caught my eyes a couple years ago. I’m a fan of Jill Scott and not too many people can sing “He Loves Me” but Rochelle Jordan passed the test!

Solange x Left Side Drive

Check out the released track “Left Side Drive” by Solange which was created years ago and she decided to finally release an unfinished track over this past weekend.  I had a recent conversation just last night about the Beyonce vs. Solange image and I have to admit Solange is growing on me.  I’m glad she isn’t trying to follow her sister’s footsteps in trying to be a pop star and instead she is evolving as her own person.