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Nicole Henry Live In Studio

Nicole Henry Live In Studio

When asked about the affinity many have towards sad music, Nicole Henry says, “I’d hate to say that you have to be in pain to feel stuff… but it’s true.” Henry continued by mentioning the positive response she gets from her audience when she sings up-tempo songs, adding, “that’s the thing about jazz: you can […]

Roc Nation Takes Over the Summer

Summer is usually reserved for Blockbuster action films fit for the whole family. But this summer, the music industry has joined the party and is having a blockbuster of their own. Well, Roc Nation recording label to be exact. At the start of the summer, J. Cole released his long anticipated album Born Sinner two […]

Riddims Watch: Rolling Roots

Riddims Watch: Rolling Roots

The Rolling Roots Riddim is a new riddim to come out from Tool Production this July. The riddim aptly lives up to it’s name, presenting a slow rolling roots reggae track perfectly fitting a variety of different vocal styles and approaches. With a groovy bass track and some subtle guitar inflections, Rolling Roots provides a […]

Where Are They Now: The Temptations

Where Are They Now: The Temptations

When it comes to music, there are few groups that can be defined as legend. One of those is without a doubt The Temptations. Formed in 1960, The Temptations are one of the most successful music groups of all time having sold tens of millions of records to date. The group is noted for its […]

“Yeezus” by Kanye West

“Yeezus” by Kanye West

“Yeezy season approaching / f*ck whatever y’all been hearin’ / f*ck wha- f*ck whatever y’all been wearin’ / A monster about to come alive again.” With these words, Kanye West introduces to us his sixth solo studio album, Yeezus, and while his brash attitude and arrogance (or self-love, depending on your stance) are intact, it […]

Where Are They Now: Tower of Power

Where Are They Now: Tower of Power

If it came down to deciding who were some of the greatest R&B, soul, and funk bands of all time , at the “TOP” is where you would find the Tower of Power –formerly known as The Motowns. They have been performing since 1968 and hailed straight out of Oakland, California. What sets them apart […]

Big K.R.I.T. Live at The Middle East

Big K.R.I.T. Live at The Middle East

Leedz Edutainment has done it once again and brought another major hip hop act to Boston. The XXL Freshman Live 2013 Tour featuring Big K.R.I.T and Action Bronson came through the Bean. The talented Big K.R.I.T, who is known for receiving love from the Underground, got exactly that at The Middle East. The venue was […]

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Glasshouse Productions Live In Studio

Tonight was a pretty great night, I must say. The Glasshouse Productions team came through to bless the live mix studio on 889@night. Glasshouse has been on the show a number of times, but never performing live in our studio. Glasshouse Productions consists of a team of emcees, producers, and singers. They are a tight […]

Alice Smith Live In Studio

Alice Smith Live In Studio

Alice Smith is a thirty-five year old modern soul musician from Washington, D.C. Although she always considered herself a singer, she first began seriously looking into a career in music while studying at Fordham University in New York and singing background for a couple of bands in the city. Smith was signed to BBE Records […]

Riddim Watch: Tin Mackerel Riddim

Riddim Watch: Tin Mackerel Riddim

The London label Maximum Sound (Bwoy Killers) reveals his latest series very energetic dancehall with this promo mix led by Major Mackerel. The Tin Mackerel riddim is pulsating hot. The line up the sweet voice found Tony Curtis, Burro Banton Cecile and used in the home Maximum Sound and two new combinations with Konshens & […]

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