Aug 15th 2001
the Abstract: LP
all know him as Q-Tip the former front man to the rap group we all
know as A Tribe called
Quest. A few years
back he ventured out on his own with his debut set 'Amplified'
(on Arista) now he returns with his sophomore set for the label in 'Kamaal
a 9 track piece that is close to the
rappers' heart in the gender it was conceived.
combination of jazz and rap has always intrigued Q-Tip
to bring to the table songs that move and groove you and 'Kamaal'
steers you in that direction. With jazz musicians Kenny
Garrett (saxophone), Gary
Thomas (sax, flute),
and Kirk Rosenwinkle
(guitar) on board in guest appearing roles 'Kamaal'
is sure to please all of his fans (both old and new). The album will
be in stores October 23rd don't let this one pass you by.
A most def Ty-D
Track ListingTrack listings.
||Do You Dig You
||Barely In Love
||Even If It's
Cherokee - I
like it: (MJJ/Sony)
Cherokee is the latest
young British female singer to hit the R&B scene with her latest
single is 'I like it'
taken from her debut album, 'To
The Streets', which has
been officially released by 2001 Quartz Records in the UK (not sure if
it will get a release here on US soil).
The song which borrows heavily
from Black Eye Peas
- 'Joints and Jams'
as the main beat, has excellent production and Ms. Cherokee's
harmonizing vocals rolling full steam ahead. Soul 24-7.com has been
pumping this track for a bit now and I have to say I see why good song
round and round and I'm sure she'll find her way onto my top Ten @ 10.
Another TYD Pick.
| Seek - Mars
and Venus: (Giant Step)
If you're into
the likes of Fly By Nature,
Cooly's Hot Box,
Ground or The Sirius B Project well
right up your league. Hailing from Atlanta, this 7 piece band has a
well polished, tight sound and the album "Venus and Mars"
is a shining example of their hard work.
A set that's
filled with terrific tracks from start to finish, Venus and Mars
is well written and produced unfortunately not much more is known
about them (they don't have an official website). Most promising
tracks (in my eyes) are 'Mountains',
'Before you' and
'The story of us' (Cottonbelly rmx). They've
just got an official label
deal with Giant Step and you can listen or download their music at MP3.com.
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