Posted 47 minutes ago

Happy to announce that RTJ2 drops October 28th on Mass Appeal!

therealrunthejewels:

Hell yeah!

Posted 1 hour ago
don’t fight hate with hate
white people that have never had to fight for their humanity  (via majiinboo)

Black people say this too.

(via miaadamswhat)

The black people saying it are only mirroring what they hope to attain. They truly believe that by adopting the same naïve attitudes about racism of those who “don’t see color” it will grant them acceptance. It won’t.

Posted 6 hours ago
Seems to me, we don’t hear of many incidents of young unarmed white males being gunned down for running away from police, or even for resisting arrest. How many tragic losses of this nature must we endure before we’re called to conscience on this issue?
Michael McDonald. One of the greatest singers ever. Born and raised in Ferguson. (and also white if yall didnt get the point)

Just played “I Keep Forgetting” last week. Peace, Michael McDonald.

Posted 6 hours ago

wakeupslaves:

shanellbklyn:

thesoftghetto:

You better preach.

Shit. This white guy is real as fuck.

Burn this whole country down to the ground burn it until the buffalos roam again on this once majestic graceful land

Eh… I don’t know if we should burn the entire thing. But this photo is true.

Posted 6 hours ago

Good morning Hip Hop.

Coming to you live from PG County, it’s a cloudy Thursday. Yesterday I wound up walking in the rain. “You were holding hands and I’ll never be the same…” My apologies. Oran Juice Jones moment. See? My sense of humor never left, lol. #Ferguson continues to fight as racist, militarized, blood thirsty terrorists hold the city hostage. Never would have imagined this going on for weeks, but I admire their courage. Their continued protest is amazing. Immeasurable respect. Let’s be extraordinary together. Peace to the Beautiful, Loved & Blessed.

Posted 14 hours ago

belindapendragon:

funkyfabu:

badstreetwalker:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

abcnewsofficial:

babygirlaesthetic:

2damnfeisty:

emiliogorgeous:

just seen this on twitter. lord have mercy. god is real.

is this heaven?

when your family from out of town comes over

! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! !! ! ! !! 

this is so beautiful

Jesus !!!

THE FAMILY FUCTION

Amen and Amen…

My breathing hitched on some M rated fanfic shit when she sees him naked for the first time. *Sigh*

Posted 16 hours ago
Bruh, lol. B.A.P.S. though?

Bruh, lol. B.A.P.S. though?

(Source: spacecadet)

Posted 16 hours ago

allremixes:

I don’t know karate, but I know crazy.

This is pretty dope.

Posted 16 hours ago

allremixes:

I’m not even supposed to be here today.

Dante is me everyday at work, lol.

Posted 16 hours ago

kingjaffejoffer:

Killer Mike on CNN

Very important segment featuring one of my favorite people.

Posted 16 hours ago

killermikegto:

CNN asked me to stop by and have a conversation.

The big homie. #GTRGBBB

Posted 17 hours ago

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 12, 1981 - “Never Too Much”, the debut album by Luther Vandross is released. Produced by Luther Vandross, it is recorded at Media Sound Studios in New York City from Late 1980 - Early 1981. Following his recent success singing lead on the hits “The Glow Of Love” and “Searching” by Change, the highly successful commercial jingle and background singer will once again pursue his dream of solo stardom, which has eluded him for years. After trying and failing numerous times to secure a solo recording contract, Vandross will take another approach. He will self finance and produce his solo debut album, overseeing all aspects of its production himself. The singer will assemble a group of top notch New York studio musicians and vocalists (all having worked with Vandross previously) that include Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, Nat Adderley, Jr., Bashiri Johnson, Cissy Houston, Tawatha Agee, Michelle Cobbs, Fonzi Thornton, and Norma Jean Wright. Epic Records executive Jerome Gasper (who has known Vandross since the early 70’s) will bring him to the attention of his boss, CBS Records R&B exec Larkin Arnold who will immediately sign the singer upon hearing the finished recording. The album will spin off three singles including “Don’t You Know That” (#10 R&B), “Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)” (#72 R&B) the title track (#1 R&B, #33 Pop). Though not released as a single, Vandross’ cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David penned classic (originally recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1964), “A House Is Not A Home” is one of the albums’ centerpieces, becoming an airplay staple on R&B and Quiet Storm radio, as well as one of the dramatic highlights of his live concerts. The album will also earn Vandross two Grammy nominations including Best New Artist in 1982.  ”Never Too Much” will hit number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, number nineteen on the Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Love him and miss him so much. Incredible debut.

Posted 17 hours ago

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 13, 1977 - “Float On” by The Floaters hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 6 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the Hot 100 on September 17, 1977. Written by Arnold Ingram, James Mitchell, and Marvin Willis, it is the biggest hit for the Detroit, MI based R&B vocal quintet. Formed in 1976 by former Detroit Emeralds lead singer James Mitchell (“You Want It, You Got It”, “Baby Let Me (Take You In My Arms)”, the group consists of Mitchell and his brother Paul, Larry Cunningham, Charles Clark, and Ralph Mitchell (not related to James and Paul). Friends since childhood, all of the members grew up together in the Sojourner Truth housing project on the Eastside of Detroit. The idea for “Float On” will come to James in a dream, and will finish writing it with Arnold Ingram and Marvin Willis. Recorded at Pac 3 Studios in Detroit, the track features several prominent local musicians including former Funk Brothers Dennis Coffey (guitar) and Jack Brokensha (vibes). The nearly twelve minute long track will be edited down to four minutes for single release, becoming not only a huge R&B hit but will also become a huge crossover smash on both sides of the Atlantic, hitting number one on the UK singles chart. The song will also be parodied by comedians Cheech & Chong for their single “Bloat On” (#41 Pop) in 1978. “Float On” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

How did I miss this one? “Float On” is a classic and a complete gem.

Posted 17 hours ago

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 17, 1959 - “Kind Of Blue” by Miles Davis is released. Produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend, it is recorded at Columbia Records 30th Street Studios in New York City on March 2, 1959 and April 22, 1959. Recorded in two sessions six weeks apart, it features Davis backed by musicians John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly. The songs will be created by Miles giving the musicians chord changes based on musical modes rather than traditional chord progressions, then improvising on those changes. The original LP release of “Kind Of Blue” will be a source of confusion among musicians and fans for years when the three tracks (“So What”, Freddie Freeloader”, and “Blue In Green”) on the first side of the album are a quarter tone sharper than originally played. The problem turns out to have been caused by one of the two tape machines recording the session running slower than the other. The album will not be reissued with the songs at the correct pitch until 1992. All reissues from that time on will be mastered using the back up 3-track session tapes cut during the initial recording session. The album will go on to become one of the most popular and influential jazz recordings of all time. Having taken over thirty years for the album to sell over million copies, its sales will explode during the peak of the CD boom, tripling in sales during the 90’s and 2000’s. For the album’s 50th anniversary, Sony Music will release a 3 disc edition featuring the original album along with alternate takes of “Flamenco Sketches” and “Freddie Freeloader” (w/ the false start), along with in studio dialog recorded during the sesssions. The second disc will include live recordings featuring the sextet, with the third disc being a DVD featuring a documentary about the development and recording of the landmark album along with the rarely seen television program “The Sound Of Miles Davis” originally aired on April 2, 1959. “Kind Of Blue” has been certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1992. In 2002, the album will be added to the National Recording Registry by the Library Of Congress.

Posted 17 hours ago

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: August 17, 1983 - “Delirious” by Prince is released. Written and produced by Prince, it is issued as the third single from the “1999” album. Prince will record the basic track (playing all of the instruments himself) for “Delirious” at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood on May 9, 1982, with additional overdubs recorded at Prince’s home studio outside of Minneapolis, MN. The song is a substitution for “Turn It Up” which was recorded earlier during the “1999” sessions. Prince will feel that “Delirious” is a much stronger track than “Turn it Up” which is bumped from the final running order of the album and to this day remains unreleased. The US pressing of the single will be issued with a limited edition poster sleeve that unfolds into a calendar that will become a collector’s item. The single also includes the non-LP B-side “Horny Toad”. “Delirious” will become Prince’s second top 10 pop single in the US, peaking at #8 on the Hot 100 on October 22, 1983 and #18 on the R&B singles chart.

My baby and one of his greatest works during the 80s. ❤️ #Prince