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Playlist: Aretha Franklin’s Deep Cuts

Andrew | March 25, 2017

Aretha Franklin: The Queen Turns 75 In celebration of Aretha Franklin’s 75th birthday, I dug into her catalog for some deep cuts. Everyone knows “Respect“, “Think”, and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, but what about the songs that didn’t receive single treatment/attention? Let me take you back… Digesting Aretha […]


Black Music Month Spotlight: Nina Simone

Andrew | June 6, 2016

I never really listened to Nina Simone until a few years ago. I was familiar with her name, knew her voice a bit especially from samples in hip hop (Common, Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West & Jay-Z). Then I listened to Nina Simone, and I have yet to slow down. Nina […]

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97 Words: James TW “Naked”

Andrew | May 22, 2016

James TW kicks down the door on “Naked”, the standout track from his debut EP First Impressions. Built on a foot-stomping bluesy beat and guitar/bass, his masterfully doubled vocals (a high and low) flow incredibly. His voice stretches across octaves, showing promise to reach into an upper register that compliments […]

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