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MoRuf – Tangerine/her. (Official Music Video)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul


A couple days ago, Moruf dropped the 2nd visual from his latest project, Shades Of Moo. The video video, Buckle Up was directed by Street Etiquette and displayed Moruf working out a rocky relationship. This video, Tangerine has a completely different vibe, showing a more joyful side of love. Moruf’s soul hop sound fits perfectly with this visual concept. It feels a bit like A Tribe Called Quest and Slum Village, which are obvious influences for Moruf. Check out the video and download Moruf’s Shades Of Moo project if you haven’t done so yet.


Toast To Billie Holiday [Cheeba Cruz x Vulgar Colors]

Monday, April 7, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Art, Culture, Daily Inspiration, Entertainment, Illustration, Interview, Journalism, Literature, Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul


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Happy Birthday Billie Holiday

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The art of giving is the joy of being able to inspire. Today is fond of simplicity as murky weather provokes a calmness meddling into the residents on this block, but the creative juices aren’t yielding. I call artists and creative folks that hang around in bars and café spots in Bedstuy and Bushwick “neighborhood kids.” A couple of those kids, two women, are lounging around an apartment on Tompkins Avenue researching content for projects while sharing always pleasant conversation of stories and laughs. It’s a remedy for the soul to connect with another human being composed of matter of essentially the same as you. The writer and stencil artist, who consists of layered artistic endeavors, talked it out over tea and work when that energy hit of, “IT’S BILLIE HOLIDAY’S BIRTHDAY!” A woman praising another woman is a beautiful art within its natural element. The lovely Lady Day is a mutuality that these two women share whether it’s been exchanged through discussion or not, simply because she oozes a womanhood that is perceived as mentorship—Billie Holiday inspired.

Vulgar Colors sat down today with a creative, intelligent flower who focuses in film, photography and gracefully sits as a pretty beast (visual artist). Celebrating a historical, and still very much so a prominent musical figure and survivor, sprinkled some Fairy God wonders into Izabeau Giannakopolis. As the designer of multiple trades arranged her artistic energy into order she began working on a visual of Ms. Holiday using her pad, a pen and tea. It’s an important factor to spread some light to those who come before us who have totally impacted our hearts with the truth and soul, so VC and Beau are toasting to the same drum. As we cheers to a pioneer and engineer of paving jazz music and superb vocals for singers to adore, we feel warm about providing an editorial and art piece. I fell into a deeper spell-like appreciation for Lady Day after reading more and watching a documentary on her years later from seeing ‘Lady Sings the Blues.

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WERC Presents “Vibes” ft LaKim [Thursday]

Monday, April 7, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Electro, Eletronic, Entertainment, Events, Music, Rap, rewind, RnB/Jazz/Soul


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The Werc homies are bringing some excitement to the city this Thursday with “Vibes”! This edition features the sounds of LaKim of “Soulection” along side Xavier BLK,  Ira G and Dj Jamad! Show starts at 11 at Soundtable! Also check out the “Trophies” remix from LaKim below dudes a beast


Chromeo Live in ATL [5/12]

Monday, April 7, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Events, Music


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Next month may 12th Chromeo will be touching down in ATL for a show at Variety Playhouse! Dave 1 and P Thugg are gearing up for the release of their 4th LP “White Women” dropping the same day as this concert! The new project has guest appearances from Solange, Toro y Moi, and Ezra from Vampire Weekend and if youre at Coachella this year you can catch the duo performing on the main stage right before Outkast ! Nice see you guys on may 12th and peep one of the latest visuals below feating Toro y moi


Pell – “EST 2005″ [Video]

Monday, April 7, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Music Video, Rap


I was put on to this cat’s music from DJ Wally Sparks. If you know Wally Sparks, he’s not really wrong when it comes to this music stuff. It was a little minute ago when he introduced me to the New Orleans native’s music, but around SXSW time I finally took a listen and I like what I’ve heard so far. You decide for yourself with the video above. Pell’s “EST 2005″ and download his most recent project hosted by DJ Wally Sparks, CALPHONIC for free here: http://bit.ly/1dIU3v1


SHLOHMO Live in ATL [5/13]

Friday, April 4, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Eletronic, Entertainment, Events, Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul


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SHLOHMO is coming back to ATL  May 13th Live from the Basement with his full Jeremih collab EP via WEDIDIT/Def Jam dropping this Spring, he totally stunned the Fader Fort at this year’s SXSW and is highlighing the hypnotoic shoegazey synth of Portuguese labelmate Purple on these dates as support. Last time he was in town it was epic so you dont wanna miss this show trust! Peep one of his latest releases below ft Jeremih “No More”


Schoolboy Q & BJ The Chicago Kid [Live on KIMMEL]

Friday, April 4, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Music, Rap, RnB/Jazz/Soul, Video


Favorite song off Schoolboy new tape is “Studio” ft that guy BJ the Chicago Kid. Peep it being performed live on KIMMEL!


Cassius – Loss Leader [Vol. 1]

Friday, April 4, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Music, Rap


 

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Cassius just released his highly anticipated mixtape “Loss Leader Vol. 1″, under the Vinyl Crown Recordings imprint as a BitTorrent Bundle with a mixtape mobile app. As you may know,  Cassius gained notoriety as co-songwriter for Bruno Mars’ Grammy award winning record, “Just the Way You Are” in 2011. Give this joint a spin,  im about to put it on rotation as I get my Friday started! Enjoy

BitTorrent Bundle Link: http://bundles.bittorrent.com/bundles/mynameiscassius


Beau Presents Jasmine Mans In Atlanta

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Events


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Jasmine Mans is become one of the most popular young spoken word artist out right now. From her work with Strivers Row to her Black Boy Gold Multimedia Project, Jasmine has become an inspiration for anyone who hears her work. She has sold out shows in NY and London, now she’s bringing her art to Atlanta.

Beau Atlanta continues on its journey to find beautiful, cool, innovative girls around Atlanta. Jasmine joins that journey as she gets ready to headline her first show in Atlanta at Apache Cafe this Saturday, April 5th. It starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are available at apachecafe.info.

Follow Jasmine on twitter and Beau on twitter and Instagram for more info.


Sole Fiend 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Events


 

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There’s a few things going on in Atlanta this weekend.  Saturday April 5th, Infinite Imagination and Kreative Zenith have partnered with different designers, artist, and business owners to bring Sole Fiend 2014 to Atlanta. It’s a networking event/showcase of different artwork, clothing lines, and sneaker vendors. It will also be a shoe/clothing drive to benefit those in need, partnering with Soles4Souls nonprofit Organization.

There will also be performances from Miloh Smith, Money Makin’ Nique, Chyna Dee, and others at this event. They’ll be artwork from Kake the Great and clothes from Youth-Has-No-Age Vintage Boutique. It’s being held at 10 Krog St. It starts at 3pm, so get there early to check out the work, performances, and clothing.