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Nina Simone Documentary In The Works

The estate of Nina Simone has partnered with @radical.media to bring us the definitive documentary on the life and legacy of Nina Simone.

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Happy Birthday to Soul Icon Marvin Gaye!

Today would have been the legendary Marvin Gaye’s 74th birthday.Marvin Gaye is responsible for some of the most important music of the 20th century; art that combined both technical daring and inventiveness, with an intoxicating conceptual mixture of sensuality, spirituality, and politics.

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Happy 71st Birthday to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

Today is the 71st birthday of the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Arguably the greatest voice in the history of popular music, Franklin’s vocal chops are legendary and her impact on rock and soul untouchable.

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Happy Birthday Nina Simone!

An endlessly fascinating vocalist and a fierce activist, Nina Simone changed the face of American popular music. No singer was more fearless with their delivery, arrangements, style, and subject matter. A true maverick. Check out her classic “Four Women” at BlackYouthProject.com

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Rhythm, Blue, Social Disorder

By Keantre Malone 6:08 pm September 25, 2012 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cFVlKO8gA&feature=fvst The conscious humyn evaluates and integrates various influences of  style regardless of race, gender or and social divisions. If “male” has a significance, you could receive the conscious male and his personality as influenced by Sade or Nina Simone. He, or better the humyn, could express […]

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VIDEO: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” LIVE


Check out this phenomenal performance from Jill Scott. While the details of the video are a bit unclear,my guess is that this is from the Soul Train Awards in 2001. Jilly gives a haunting rendition of her hit “He Loves Me.”

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