Willie Witte, a documentary filmmaker behind the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, prints out still video frames and uses them to create some mind-blowing transitions in his experimental video entitled “ScreenGrab.” This is pretty trippy. It feels like your eyes are playing tricks on you.
Watch Willie Witte’s “ScreenGrab” video below.
R&B crooner Joe doesn’t wanna be a player no more in the grown and sexy, Hype Williams-directed visuals for his new single entitled “I’d Rather Have a Love.” This track will be featured on his upcoming, tenth studio LP, Double Back: The Evolution of R&B, which is set to drop July 2. The 12-track album will feature collaborations from Fantasia and Too $hort. Check out the tracklist and new video below.
Double Back: The Evolution of R&B Tracklist
01. Something For You
05. Magic City
06. I’d Rather Have a Love
07. Love & Sex ft. Fantasia
10. Mary Jane
11. 1 to 1 Ratio ft. Too Short
Watch Joe’s video for “I’d Rather Have a Love” below. [iTunes]
Expect the unexpected!
Lauryn Hill is BACK with her new record, “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” after a 15-year hiatus since the release of her highly respected debut LP, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The femcee took to her Tumblr to explain why she decided to release the song:
“Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!”
Stream Lauryn Hill’s “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” below. [iTunes]
This record goes hard.
Eve reminds us why she’s still a pitbull in a skirt on her gritty self-titled new single, “EVE,” featuring Jamaican radio personality Miss Kitty. This record will be on the Philly rapper’s new 12-track LP in eleven years (yes, 11 years) entitled Lip Lock, which is set to drop May 14. You can expect collaborations from Missy Elliott, Snoop Lion, Chrisette Michele, Dawn Richard to name a few.
Watch Eve’s self-titled video “EVE” below.
“His production methods, his ear, his inner ear…the way he heard music was unlike any other producer, ever.”
The late legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla needs no introduction.
His mother Maureen and friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva celebrate his life and open the storage locker of his vinyl collection, never-before-seen to the public, in this segment of Fuse’s profile series, Crate Diggers.
If you’ve never heard of this iconic producer before, you are definitely in for a treat.
Watch “J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection – Crate Diggers” below.
Songstress and “Army Wives” star Ashanti features a variety of story lines in the Sanji Senaka-directed visuals for her soaring crossover ballad, “Never Should Have.” This record will be on her anticipated, fifth studio LP entitled Braveheart, which is scheduled to drop on June 4th.
Watch Ashanti’s “Never Should Have” video below.
California-based beat maker Esta and Germany based-beat maker IAMNOBODI gives you a taste of their first joint entitled “Tamale” from their forthcoming, self-titled collaborative project.
Stream Esta and IAMNOBODI’s “Tamale” below.
Atu showcases his ear-pleasing expertise on his new 10-track project entitled Pictures of Silence, where “he incorporates unique time signatures and plays nicely with the silence, consistently leaving you wanting more.”
Prepare to nod your head the whole time while listening to this album. Seriously.
Stream Atu’s Pictures of Silence below.