Beats, Podcasts + Life (8.5.19)

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Happy Black August. Look out for events in your community uniting the African Diaspora. We are ONE.

Ready to shake things up for this week’s “Beats, Podcasts + Life” series? Let’s go.

Tekitha “Emotional”

After I posted Shyheim’s verse on Wu All-Stars “Soul In the Hole” on Twitter, I received so many responses about Tekitha’s powerful voice on Wu-Tang hooks. Then I searched iTunes to see if she had any new music, and found a new single “Emotional” featuring Torae. Watch the video below. Peep the “W” on Tekitha’s shoulder.


Amerigo Gazaway - “B.I.G. Poppa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

Amerigo Gazaway strikes again with a new James Brown and Biggie blend: “B.I.G. Poppa’s Got a Brand New Bag” - a little bit of “mad question askin, blunt passin, music blastin” with a side of funk!


Brady Watt's Bass & Bars Episode 23 ft. Conway The Machine

Conway The Machine (Griselda Records) stopped by Apt. 4B in LA to rap alongside Brady Watt for an episode of Bass & Bars. Check it out below.


Sun Zulu “Better Viewz” (featuring J3rry Homes)

Sun Zulu reached out last summer to introduce me to his music and movement. In between studying, the Baltimore college student finds time to record Hip-Hop music and produce videos.

Check out his latest video ”Better Viewz” (featuring J3rry Homes), produced by '92 Colby. Look out for the “Street Fighter” and “Tekken” cameos.


Solé “Under The Veil”

I’m so inspired by Solé’s evolution as a woman, mother, wife, healer, music artist and so much more. Solé’s new song and video “Under The Veil” is so uplifting — line for line. If you’re in the Atlanta area, check out Solé’s Mystical Dance classes.


Mogul podcast episode honoring the late great Combat Jack

Combat Jack’s presence within our music community and culture inspired so many of us to “dream those dreams…” The Mogul podcast is back with a new episode “The Life and Times of Reggié Osse” honoring our Haitian bredren — and narrated by his son Chuma — on Spotify. Peace and to the Ossé family. Listen to the tribute here.


JPAZ Listen EP

The way JPAZ’s wife is his muse on the Listen cover reminds me of Cicely Tyson’s side profile featured on the cover of Miles Davis’ Sorcerer. Sexy vibes. Listen to Listen here.


My #DiscoverWeekly

As usual, Spotify’s algorithm is in my head with this #DiscoverWeekly playlist. Haven’t skipped one song. Listen here.

That’s all she wrote for this week. Sign up for my newsletter to receive music updates. Playlists coming soon.

Tasha Digital