• www.thewickedsound.com-RZA-Wu-Tang-Clan-Bruce-Lee-Be-Water.
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    RZA pays tribute to Bruce Lee on his new single “Be Like Water”

    RZA pays tribute to the late martial icon and a movie star Bruce Lee on his new single “Be Like Water”. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s song was inspired by the 30 for 30 documentary about Lee, “Be Water”, premiered Sunday on ESPN. RZA is well known as a fan of eastern philosophy and martial arts and has a history of idolizing Lee in his music. The Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” was a homage to Bruce Lee’s final film before his death “Enter The Dragon”, as well as fellow kung fu classic the Shaw Brothers’ “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”. Watch below the video to RZA…

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    Mercury Prize nominee Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”

    Mercury Prize nominee, London rapper Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”. The mini-album was written and recorded by Simz in lockdown over the past few weeks. It's the sixth in series of Eps in her discography.  At the end of last year, French artist and producer James BKS has enlisted her with Q-Tip, Idris Elba for his new single called “New Breed”. But the biggest step in her career was her third album “Grey Area”, released at the beginning of 2019 and nominated to the prestigious Mercury Prize Award. In first words, she proclaims the truth: “You ain’t seen no one like me since Lauryn Hill back…

  • Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”
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    Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”

    Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”. The album blends live improvised music, jazz, hip-hop, and many other musical directions into a one-of-a-kind sound. Jason Moore aka Raw Poetic over the years had sent many projects to his uncle, legendary free jazz saxophonists Archie Shepp. Finally, after he heard some of Moore’s recent projects with producer and DJ, Damu The Fudgemunk, Mr. Shepp felt his nephew was, in a sense, “ready”. The album’s title, “Ocean Bridges”, intends to signify a bridging-of-the-gap in their family’s story and a re-establishing of the connection between young and old in their general community. The entirely improvised…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Soul Supreme Check The Rhime
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    Soul Supreme made a jazz tribute to A Tribe Called Quest on “Check The Rhime”

    Soul Supreme made a jazz tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. Soul Supreme is a Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist, DJ & producer, trained as a jazz pianist who obsessively studied the work of pianists such as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans or Weldon Irvine, but with a big love for classic era of hip hop. “Check The Rhime” and “Lyrics To Go” are his latest reworks. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad as A Tribe Called Quest are known for cementing the link between jazz’s grooves and hip-hop’s future funk. Now Soul Supreme by paying them a tribute he brings back those jazz influences through his improvisation. Soul…

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    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released collaborative album “Epoch

    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released a collaborative album “Epoch". On the album, the pair collaborated with a list of acclaimed contemporaries including Dornik (Odd Future ghostwriter) and bassist Rocco Palladino (son of great Pino Palladino), who recently worked on new Tom Mish and Yussef Dayes album. “An ‘epoch’ (ee-pock) is a particular period of time in history or a person’s life. Can’t think of a better word to describe how some music takes you back to where you were & what you were doing when you first heard it” Alfa Mist explains the album title.   Watch the video to Alfa Mist & Emmavie…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.04.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/04/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/04/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Terrace Martin, Funky DL, Lakecia Benjamin, Jazzmeia Horn, Aaron Parks, Orrin Evans, Sean Jones, Captain Black Big Band, Yazmin Lacey, Ben L'Oncle Soul, James Taylor Quartet, Old School Funky Family, Knxwledge, K.A.A.N., FloFilz, Blu, Damu The Fudgemunk, Jacob Collier, Kimbra, Tank and The Bangas, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Beat Fatigue, The Mighty Mocambos, Gallowstreet, Linkwood, Greg Foat.   You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/04/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: 1            Terrace Martin - Almond Butter…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Funky DL HipHop Jazz
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    Funky DL released compilation album entitled, “Hip-Hop Jazz …with Voices”.

    Funky DL released a compilation album entitled, "Hip-Hop Jazz ...with Voices". Each track is laced with harmonic and melancholic jazz vocal-chorus chants throughout the audio as a soothing compliment to the boom-bap beats. The compilation emanates a cinematic vibe throughout, with the soundscape acting almost like an enchanting Parisian street scene. Featuring 17 instrumentals lifted from his albums "NANE", "Le Emporium De Jazz", "Incognito in Soho", "Blackcurrent Jazz 3", "Dennison Point" and "Life After Dennison", Funky DL also includes a brand new instrumental entitled "Star Hands", demonstrating once again how he taste-makes to perfection during this chilled playlist escapism. Funky DL produced and released this instrumental hip hop album based…

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    Anderson Paak visited BBC Live Lounge to cover mega hit ‘Old Town Road’

    Anderson Paak visited BBC Live Lounge to cover Lil Nas X's mega-hit 'Old Town Road' "Old Town Road" still holds the record for the longest-running Number One single of all time in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He managed to turn this semi country semi hip hop song into soulful jazzy He was singing behind his drumkit backed by his usual collaborators The Free Nationals (Jose Rios – guitar, backing vocals, Ron Tnava Avant – keyboards, backing vocals, Kelsey Gonzalez – bass guitar, backing vocals, Callum Connor – DJ, drums, backing vocals). Later on, he carries on with his own tunes: 'King James' from his latest album 'Ventura' (2019) and…

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    Can you rock it like hip hop legends DJ Shadow and De La Soul?

    Ladies and gentlemen Are you ready? Are you ready? Get ready, y’all Get ready … because DJ Shadow strike again! This time with another hip hop legends – De La Soul. Listening to this track you can hear that they had fun in the studio and this fun is really addictive. It’s mostly because of the beat, scratches, lyrics and classical De La Soul flow. It is his first new music since 2016’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ and  EP ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ in the following year.   “It’s been a while since my last album The Mountain Will Fall, and the corresponding tour…and since the tour ended, I’ve been mostly…

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    The Brand New Heavies joined forces with N’Dea Davenport and Mark Ronson to cover Kendrick Lamar’s ‘These Walls’

    The Brand New Heavies joined forces with N’Dea Davenport and Mark Ronson to cover Kendrick Lamar’s "These Walls". Proper hit. They managed to turn this hip hop banger into a funky soulful 70s style song with beautiful melodies and amazing horn arrangement.   The Brand New Heavies long time fan multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, and singer/songwriter Mark Ronson joined them in the studio to make soulful re-edition of Kendrick Lamar’s hit "These Walls" from his highly acclaimed 2015 album "To Pimp A Butterfly". On this track, vocal duties took the band’s most famous singer N'Dea Davenport. TBNH after Jan Kincaid's departure is a duo made of songwriters and multi-instrumentalist Simon Bartholomew…