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THROWBACK THURSDAY: U2

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U2 is a group rock band that formed in Dublin, Ireland in the late 1970’s, a time before  most of us reading this were even thought of. U2 formed in 1978 when drummer Larry Mullen posted a note on a bulletin board looking to form a band. The members are Bono (Lead vocals and guitar), The Edge (Guitar), Adam Clayton (Bass guitar)  and Larry Mullen Jr. (Drums). This Irish rock band started out with a  post-punk sound then exalted to many other genres of popular music.  U2 has many different elements in music that target spirituality, philosophy, human rights, inspiration,sociopolitical themes and personal subjects.

A “Song for Someone” is the third single from U2’s latest album, Songs of InnocenceA tender song of awkward first love that is about Bono’s wife Ali; the couple first met when they were teenagers. “If there is a kiss I stole from your mouth,” he sings. “And there is a light, don’t let it go out.” They are still married to this day.

In their many of years of success, U2 has sold millions of albums with #1 albums in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. They have earned Grammy awards, collaborated/wrote for many other musicians and joined soundtracks for major films (Batman Forever). They are also activist in many organizations for different countries all over the world.

U2 just finished their Innocence and Experience 2015 Tour . It opened in Vancouver, Canada in May and came to an end in Paris, France on December 7th just in time for the Holidays! U2 is still alive and kicking, listen to their lyrics to understand who they are. Still don’t know who they are? Follow them on all their social media pages or Ask your parents!

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ThrowBack Thursday: Tupac Shakur

 

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“You know what? Last time you said that, I was kinda trippin’, right? But now, you’re right. I am crazy. And you know what else? I don’t give a fuck”. – Bishop

This is a quote from Tupac’s character  Bishop from the 1992 movie “Juice” which starred this legendary Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. It has currently been slated that music video and film director Benny Boom will be the new director of the biopic “TUPAC” that is said to be released in Theaters in 2016. Before we all see the movie next year, here’s some facts on 2Pac before and after his death.

Recording Artist 2Pac was born on June 16, 1971 in New York City. Shakur’s parents were both members of the Black Panther Party. His parents militant style and influential beliefs for civil rights eventually stuck within Pac which also nursed his inspiring music. At the age of 13 and Tupac enrolled in the Baltimore School of the Arts before dropping out at 17. Shakur broke into the music business with rap group Digital Underground as a back-up dancer, rapper and roadie. At the 2:20 mark, 2Pac shares his verse in the “Same Song” tune.  Eventually Shakur released his first solo album in ’91, 2pacalypse Now,which faced social issues in America such as, racism, police brutality, poverty, black on black crime, and teenage pregnancy.

While he was most famous for his rap career, 2Pac was also a gifted actor, poet and a thoughtful outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked people in America. 2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative. Tupac leaves a legacy of honest passion in his songs despite his run in’s with the law, East-Coast West- coast beef with another famed Rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his untimely death on September 13, 1996. He is respected by many and has become an inspiration for artists and a standard in rap music history.

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A.R. Reps Chicago

AuX AR or simply AR who is already planning on dropping his EP Educated Low Lives mid December releases a music video prior to, representing Chicago. You will hear him rap about the hard ships and the struggles. You will hear him rap about the strengths and loyalty. All of what makes Chicago. He knows what its about, hes surviving. In fact AR got an opportunity to open for Curren$y at Portage Theater as Triangle Offense, a side project with Mike Booth and Rhymster from Ever Evolved studios. He knows his way around this city, surviving.

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Miss Chiff & Fury – In Control (Official Music Video)

Miss Chiff has a powerful message for women and the music industry in this one. This Hip Hop MC is straight from Chicago so you know she is not afraid to say what is on her mind. Aided by fellow female MC Fury, the two artists take on misogyny and objectification of women in the music industry. Some female artists appear to take part of the whole scheme for money and fame at the cost of their image and the youth, these artists take the problem head on. This has been a problem in Hip Hop especially for years and battled by powerful women like Lauren Hill, and fury mentioned Lisa Left Eye Lopez from TLC in the music video. Grab the free download on the artists soundcloud.

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MUSICIAN: SEBASTIAN KOLE

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So remember when I wrote about  an upcoming new artist Alessia Cara a few months ago? Well I had a chance to personally facebook chat with Recording artist, Singer-songwriter and music producer Sebastian Kole. Sebastian Kole used his talents and made a colleague with his label-mate Alessia by piecing together with producer Pop and Oak, her current EP “Four Pink Walls”  and her hit song “Here” just click on her name above  to view.

Might I add, Alessia just won a Streamy Award for the song “Here”. Tune in to VH1 on September 17th, Congratulations to Alessia and her team!

Not only has he worked with Cara, he has also worked with Jennifer Lopez and Flo Rida. This southern guy is a musical “Genius” and is making his debut to let people hear his soulful rock voice. Sebastian is from Birmingham, Alabama and currently working at EP Entertainment/Universal Motown Records.

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Sebastian just left London town where he performed in front of a crowd, Turn up the speakers and get ready to enjoy a small cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. Acoustically just listen to when he says, Crazyyyyy, anybody got goosebumps?

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What’s Up Next for Sebastian Kole

Sebastian is pure R&B/Soul/Rock all mixed up. His major influences come from artist such as Freddy Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. He’s an music artist who plays instruments, writes, produces and performs.

On September 27th he will be performing at the Soho house in West Hollywood. If your on the West Coast show him some love and check out the show. Also keep up with his expedition in music and follow him on all his social media pages below you just never know when he will be writing one of your favorite artist next Hit! 

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AMERICAN BEAUTY: KELELA

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Let’s see, this beauty Kelela Mizanekristos is a singer based in Los Angeles; Her heritage is Ethiopian, and as a teenager she was voted Most Likely to Be a Pop Star, Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter. Kelela was born in Washington D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and Kelela’s mixtape CUT 4 ME was released on October 1st, 2013. Her sound consist of R&B, Electronic, Experimental, and Trip-hop! In April, Paper Mag listed Kelela as one of the Most Beautiful people Class of 2015,

This music video “A Message” will be intriguing for all Anime lovers at the end. Kelela’s video is totally mesmerizing. It focuses hard on Kelela’s face, as she cuts off her waist-length dreads and turns into an anime hallucination.“A Message” speaks to the misery that Kelela was experiencing at the time. The song represents the “rejection and amputation” period of a relationship, in which the entire EP represents the turbulent lifespan of a relationship.

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What’s Next for Kelela

Kelela is an artist who explores different elements of genres and Loves hard. Her upcoming EP should be different from her mixtape which definitely revealed post-heartache and post-breakup songs, songs that were surrounding a relationship, and then a few songs that point to the actual cusp of change. To fall in and out of Love and start all over again.

Kelela is currently touring and performing at festivals overseas in Europe and  in France. She is still working on her first EP debut, which was supposed to drop early May but it was delayed until further notice. She only wants to release the best and really felt bad about the delay of it to her fans that she apologized via twitter. Kelela has a gang of other songs she has recorded, especially this one with recording artist Tink Kelela x Tink “Want it” .

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Flume – Some Minds ft. Andrew Wyatt

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Flume is back.

Well technically he has always been here, busy throwin around a bunch of flawless remixes of his favorite artists songs. Like his most recent remix of Sam Smiths song Lay Me Down which was absolutely beautiful. But he is back nonetheless and this time with an original release, a collaboration Andrew Wyatt. This track redefines Flumes music, himself saying this piece with Andrew was “the most natural collabs he’s worked on” and that he opened up to a new way of working.

This track has been giving mixed emotions to fans of Flume music, its intro so serene with a simple drum beat and harmonious synths. Andrew singing gracefully into a long buildup that leads to pure ecstasy and a mind boggling drop! That turns your body into noodles apparently. A definite teaser for whats to come for his future work. Along with the release is a mind blowing music video. Setting takes place inside Syndeys Opera House while it was empty, an excellent opportunity, where you can see the beautiful architectural design of the theater. Such flawless in design Harley did not want to disturb it as he floats across its floors, embracing the palace of music. Then you suddenly realize that the artist himself is a liquid being of inter-dimensional space as he contorts his body in dance along with his music. Amazing video production by Clemens Habicht to say the least. So without further ado, Check out the official video for Some Minds with Andrew Wyatt below.

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SINGER/SONGWRITER JESSIE WARE

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A powerful voice that gives chills, expressive songs and a fashion beauty. Jessie Ware always appears on stage in a chic wardrobe ready to sing her heart out. Ware’s music videos are full of nature, people and visual images that usually illustrate the ballad that is being performed. This unique musician is from London, England. She debuted her album Devotion in 2012 and her latest album Tough Love in 2014.

“Say you Love” me was written by Ware and co-written with Ed Sheeran. This love song depicts that saying these four words mean more than just a hug, and time. Love is an highly dynamic word. When someone is in love, thinking about the other person and wanting to be with them all the time can be tough, because without them life would feel incomplete. Ware sings, ‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love, If you don’t wanna try, and It sucks when a person falls in love with someone, and the other person is unsure about their feelings towards the whole relationship.

Jessie’s genres are Electronic, R&B and Tropical. Even though she is a fresh face to the music scene, she has caught the eye of many other artist, such as rap/hip-hop artist J. Cole who jumped on this track “Kind of…sometimes…maybe” with a remix. At the beginning it gets freaky 😝 with Cole’s lyrics then incorporates Jessie’s sensual soft voice for an even more seductive tone.

What’s Next for Jessie Ware

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Jessie Ware is currently on tour in the United Kingdom for the remainder of the 2015 spring and summertime. Don’t feel down though, she does come to the U.S. very often to tour, perform on daytime television shows and collaborate with other famous artist like Miguel, Nicki Minaj and more. Discover new info about Jessie Ware, also keep up with her moves. Follow her below on all her social media websites! ✌

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ANGUS & JULIA STONE

Angus and Julia Stone No this is not an ad from a popular fashion store in the mall, my friends this is a picture of Angus & Julia Stone. This brother and sister duo are from the land down under; Sydney, Australia. The sibling act formed in 2006 and their genres consist of Folk, Indie pop, acoustic music. They both are singer and songwriters that play the guitar and perform together on stage. Not only are they a well balanced team, they still have their own separate music projects going on as well. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV50lmpVk1E] What a cool party and video. Julia & Angus are performing at a house party with lights flickering, liquor,  people making out and dancing. The normal. “A Heartbreak” a rock/folk song with a soft rhythm guitar and drums is easy to vibe too in a small intimate setting. It opens up about a young woman who went from a “good girl” to a “bad girl” when she starts to hang out with offbeat people in which she starts to see the world around her in a different aspect.

“Big Jet Plane” has a chill tempo like riding in a car on a rainy day thinking about someone special. With violins and a soft beat this definitely is an unwind song with a message. As it is expressed in the opening lines “She said ‘hello mister, please to meet ya’; I wanna hold her, I wanna kiss her; She smelled of daisies, she smelled of daisies; She drive me crazy, she drive me crazy” Meeting someone out the blue for the first time can be a tense. If the attraction is real it creates the feeling of infatuation so trust me for future advice take a chance don’t miss an opportunity talk to that person. Let this song give all people motivation.

What’s up Next for Angus & Julia Stone 

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Angus & Julia have debuted three albums, in 2007 “A Book Like This”, in 2010 “Down This Way”, and their newest release “Angus & Julia Stone” (self-titled) was released in August 2014. They have recently performed at Coachella (again on April 17th), they will be at Lollapalooza this year and many more festivals around the World. With Julia’s sweet, mysterious looks and Angus is pretty hot 😘 this sibling duo is not finished making waves across america. Follow them below to keep up with them and Check out more of their videos and Interviews!

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CHICAGO EMCEE: ILLA ILLS

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An emcee can freestyle over a beat and move a crowd without missing one step. Straight from the West side of Chicago, hip-hop artist ILLA ILLS has the gusto of becoming the next legendary lyricist in music league. Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and other old school hip-hop pioneer’s have motivated him as an artist. While listening to his music, the message is clearly understood and it is created for all people. From Hip-hop, Jazz, Soul and many more genres, Illa Ills is elevating culture so look to never be disappointed from this guy.

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“3rd Rock” produced by Sagopa Kajmer shows Illa Ills performing around in various places in the city of Chicago professing his love for hip-hop as long as he lives on this planet. He has been writing rhymes since birth and will continue until the end. In this video above he certifies and will devour any emcee competition in his way. However, this is not his main mission to enter the music game, his objective is to uplift people through his music and to bring back real rap/hip-hop to the scene once again.

What’s Next for ILLA ILLS 

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If you are logged in on Facebook watch this Freestyle clip. Not only is ILLA ILLS internationally known and currently creating more music, catch ILLA doing shows at the Shrine in Chicago, his latest interviews on YouTube, and music events all around Chicago. Like and Share all his social media pages below and stay tuned for more!

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