BlaqueStone

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13921008_1830509010514710_8408354819488164008_nBlack love is beautiful, inspiring, empowering and can result in a musical match made in heaven and BlaqueStone is proof. With their latest release 1159 we see how effortlessly they are able to vibe with one another and create such beautiful melodies. Though their name changed (formally RTForgotten) the movement is still the same. The want to spread love and open the world to black culture is still continuing through their music and the dynamic duo is just beginning.

Ways To Connect with BlaqueStone:

https://www.facebook.com/BlaqueStonee/

https://twitter.com/blaquestone_

https://www.instagram.com/blaquestone_/

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Laura Roy: Laura Roy EP

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With soul, grace and sass Laura Roy is here with her self titled debut EP and it’s darn right amazing. Laura brings  pop-soul to  R&B and she does it in a way that’s all her own. The EP is a five song introduction to the Canadian born singer-songwriter. There’s vulnarability ( Full Moon, Take Me Down) Love (Don’t Chase) and empowering anthems (Bright Lights, Looking The Other Way ). All the makings of a perfectly executed body of work. She allows us to get a glimpse of her true self, who could asK for more?

WAYS TO CONNECT WITH LAURA ROY:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Roy/135328967799?ref=hl

https://www.instagram.com/lauraroymusic/?hl=en

 

 

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Maggie Szabo:Gold

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Give me some of that give me some of that Gold! Yes Maggie Gold is golden!!! It’s funky, spunky and kick a**. Gold is an all a round feel good record. It’s a nice spin on falling head over heels for someone and it making you feel oh so good. The hard hitting percussion and guitar riffs give gold a rugged grittiness that’s appealing and before you know it you’ll be dancing and singing along.

Ways to connect with Maggie:

https://twitter.com/allaboutmaggie

https://www.facebook.com/allaboutmaggie/

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Mid Week Playlist

Yes Yes Ya’ll and you don’t stop ,to the beat ya’ll and you don’t stop. Yes yes, y’all and you don’t stop… Welcome Welcome Welcome for those of you who don’t know that first sentence is the opening to I Used To Love H.E.R one of  (rapper) Common’s biggest hits to date and it’s a classic hip-hop joint. Well it’s Wednesday and it wouldn’t be Wednesday with out a Mid-Week playlist. This week’s list is a bit more mellow and is meant to relax and help you unwind. Enjoy the melodies engross yourself in the lyrics and chill. Press Play and vibe with me!!

 

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Soul Sunday’s

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If you haven’t checked out any of the playlists on the site so far you might want to rethink skipping over this artists album The Balance. Drew Vision has put together a body of work that has been missing from the mainstream music world. From the minute you press play he captures you with the trap soul track Sanctify and track after track the musicality is out of this world. The Balance is hands down one of the best R&B albums in the past five years, hell maybe even longer. This indie world is full of so many talented artists and Drew Vision is among them. Press Play and vibe with me to DREW VISION’S THE BALANCE!!

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JohnnyMUzik : Wide

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Happy Friday!!!!!! I bring to you another great lyrical masterpiece with vibes and melodies that enchant and entice. Wide is a hit!!! The story that’s being told is one we all can relate to and the way he caresses the beat with his voice leaves you vibing long after the 3:14 is over. Wide is sure to leave his fans Wide Open and wanting more. Press Play and vibe with me to Johnny Muzik’s Wide

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Mid Week Playlist : Black Girl Magic!!

409101_1Searched high and low and found some beautiful queens that needed to be on this playlist. Black women have been creating masterpieces since the beginning of time and this playlist is a shout out to the newer generation of artists. From hip-hop to pop this list has everything a music lover could want. Sit back relax and vibe with me

 

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The Message: A look at Social Issues through Music Pt. 1

peace__love__music__unity_by_angelicruin-d4f69hbMusic is that one thing that everyone can understand, some may say it can even bring people closer together. Over the years artists of all genres have tried to speak out about social issues and injustice in hopes of bringing  clarity and unison among the nation. With songs like What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, F*** The Police by N.W.AThe Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious FiveThey Don’t Care About Us by Michael Jackson and a host of other songs over the years; music has been very vocal about the injustices in this world. So one may ask if it’s being put on front street by main stream artists then why hasn’t anything been done? To understand the question we must understand the history. Knowledge is one of the biggest rewards in this world. With knowledge comes power and awareness beyond what any man can give. However, before I begin I’m in no way bashing any race, culture, religion or individual for I am in agreement that we all need to live in harmony, peace and love, not just my fellow African Americans but every one from Caucasian to Asian and every race in between. I believe in One love.

With the recent police killings and police brutality this world is on edge. People have become tired and do they have a right to express how they feel absolutely. It’s been years, decades and centuries of the same mistreatment and oppression and the people are starting to react. To those who are taking a stand just play it smart, gain knowledge and use it to your advantage. There is strength in numbers and unity. Looking back through the history of music it’s been written in the blueprint for so long. Pay attention to greats before us like U2Bob MarleyTracy Chapman, Tupac and again there’s so many others that have paved the way to inspire change.

At the end of it all most people in this world want to see change. Whether it’s good or bad people want change. Question is can you get everyone on the same page and live in unison? Can people put aside differences and accept those that don’t look like them? Only time can tell, but in the meantime educate yourself most times the people you are fighting against are the ones you need to have in your corner. Skin color doesn’t make you better, status doesn’t make you better. Nothing on the outside makes you better than anyone, no one is better then the next person. We are all human and once we see that and close the division the one that wants us to fight can’t win. Love and Light to each and everyone who reads this. It all starts with you!!

Here’s a song from an artist who also believes in making a difference and educating oneself and a nation.

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Mid Week Playlist (R&B Edition)

Happy Hump Day all you beautiful people!! Here’s a Playlist just in time for the middle of the week, featuring some of the hottest new talent in indie soul music!! Sick back relax and let the good vibes gravitate your way!!

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Snoh Aalegra : Don’t Explain EP

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Well I have another hot one for you today and she comes all the way from Sweden, so Hallå to you all!! Made a funny there, yep that I did. Any who that is how you say hello in Swedish. Moving on now to the music tis better late then never is the saying and although Snoh Aalegra’s latest EP Don’t Explain was released in April it’s still generating quite a buzz. The EP has some serious Blues/Soul elements and ignites the heart in a major way. Under the Influence has that blues feel that may put you in the mind of two of the greats Miss Etta James and Amy Winehouse and it’s a record that makes you feel like you’re listening to it on vinyl (yep it’s a classic). You can check out the “mini album” as Snoh refers to it on Itunes or Check it out right here!! Press Play and Vibe with me:

 

 

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