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Kendrick Lamar, "The Colbert Report",  And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar, “The Colbert Report”, And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar is the illest cat out right now. Check his appearance on “The Colbert Report.”

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

Adding my voice to the year-end lists…with a twist.

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With "Memrise"

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is back…or is he?

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let's Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let’s Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

The Hall of Fame is cool and all that, but THIS podcast has an AARON NEVILLE impression.

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

The Best Thing About Saturday Night Live in 2014?

The Best Thing About Saturday Night Live in 2014?

Maybe they should make SNL consist of all musical performances this season…

No, George Clinton Does Not Explain The Pink Dreads In His New Book

No, George Clinton Does Not Explain The Pink Dreads In His New Book

Does George Clinton’s new memoir give you uncut funk, the Bomb?

Flyte Brothers XXVI: Ralph Tresvant's "Sensitivity"

Flyte Brothers XXVI: Ralph Tresvant’s “Sensitivity”

As sensitive as it gets…

Stevie Wonder Spreads "Magic" To Boston On Key Of Life Tour

Stevie Wonder Spreads “Magic” To Boston On Key Of Life Tour

Make no mistake. Stevie’s still got it.

Flyte Brothers XXV: Patti Austin's "The Heat Of Heat"

Flyte Brothers XXV: Patti Austin’s “The Heat Of Heat”

Jam and Lewis meet Patti Austin-the result is appropriately heat-inducing.

Mayer Hawthorne Makes His Family "Stars" In New Video

Mayer Hawthorne Makes His Family “Stars” In New Video

Mayer Hawthorne is still working the year old “Where Does This Door Go” album, and one of its best singles, “The Stars Are Ours,” gets the video treatment.

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson gets delightfully retro on a surprisingly good new album.