Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Take Advantage of the Minoritees Sale!

One of my favorite t-shirt companies, Minoritees is feeling the pinch of the economy but they are simply too amazing to see disappear. If you have never heard of this company, Minoritees makes t-shirts celebrating diversity and they are definitely someone you should be supporting. They are having a huge sale on their gear and additionally you can get $5 off once you spend over $20 by entering the coupon code "FROPIC"

I ordered a few the other day including a tank top that says "Naturally Tanned" and a tshirt that says "Sexual Chocolate"! Gotta love em!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I am joining the URB Magazine Team

So I just got the news that I will be a member of the Urb Magazine writing staff. I did a few articles for them a few years back but now that I have a lot more experience and a killer website of my own to back it up they snatched me up! Can't wait to start writing music and event reviews for the magazine that was definitely one of my influences back in the day.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Strictly Social w/ N'Dambi - Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union present STRICTLY SOCIAL - An Evening of Eclectic Soul Fusion - Wednesday February 17, 2010

Strictly Social takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at
LA’s charming Little Temple, continuing the legacy of the renowned
Temple Bar, by featuring a carefully selected showcase of artists and
DJs that reflect the Nu-Soul sound. This monthly event always features
the hottest artists pushing the boundaries of soul and a vibe that is
truly unique.

Featuring Live Performances By:


Every so often, a musical soul emerges from the underground with the
inescapable talent; artistry and charisma that marks the arrival a
gathering storm. This striking vocalist, pianist and composer from
Dallas, Texas, known for her signature afro and fiery style, possesses
the intuitive perception and powerful creativity that ensures an
essential contribution to modern R&B and soul. N'dambi's
storytelling skills are in peak form on Pink Elephant, her Stax Records debut.


Coultrain is known to many for his work as both a singer and
songwriter with super-group Platinum Pied Pipers as well his own
independent release The Adventures of Seymour Liberty. Get ready for a rare performance featuring producer and frequent collaborator I,Ced.

Our residents DJ Destroyer & DJ Myxzlplix will be spinning a
selection of future soul, organic hip-hop, and electronic beats all


In the B Room - SOUL GOOD, soulful electronica hosted by Westbay Music Group

$5 presale tickets HERE or RSVP to for $5 entry before 10:30pm

Only $10 otherwise!!!

Strictly Social

Wednesday February 17, 2010



Little Temple

4519 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Additional promotional support by Fusicology, Universal Rhythm, and The Mint Collective.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nu-Soul Radio Episode 2: Afta-1

Episode 2: AFTA-1

nusoulmagazine's Podcast

Nu-Soul Radio returns with Episode 2 of our exclusive podcast. Our host Morgan Rhodes joins Strictly Social January 2010 artist AFTA-1 in the studio to talk about his art, his sound and his future!

Purchase presale tickets for Strictly Social w/ Afta-1 on January 20, 2010 HERE

Saturday, January 16, 2010

BROKE AS F**K w/ Serafin - Wed Jan 27, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine returns with BROKE AS F**K in 2010!

Our FREE monthly event dedicated to breakbeat culture is back at the
Blu Monkey on Wednesday January 27, 2010.

Get your fill of breaks,
bootybass, ghettotech, dubstep and electro!

Featuring Block Rocking Beats by



KIMCHEE LOVE (Eva & Athena)

Admission is FREE!



Blu Monkey Bar & Lounge

5521 Hollywood Blvd

(at Hollywood & Western)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Miz Metro Interview

The sassy Miz Metro is full of wit and charm, style and substance,
painting a picture of city life full of dangerous hipster encounters
and late night brawls.

The Foreign Exchange Grammy Celebration - Wed Jan 27

Nu-Soul Magazine & RedLight Special Events cordially invite you to


Wednesday January 27, 2010

Hosted by PHONTE

Exclusive Grammy Week DJ Set by NICOLAY

Party with Phonte, Nicolay & friends as they celebrate their
2010 Grammy nomination for the single "Daykeeper" (featuring Muhsinah)
- Best Urban Alternative Performance

Additional DJ Sets By:


DJ DESTROYER (Strictly Social)

Admission is FREE with an RSVP to:


21+ w/ ID

10pm - 2am

Early Arrival Is Suggested!

Elevate Lounge

811 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90017

This event is brought to you by:

Friday, January 08, 2010

Top 10 FREE Download of 2009

2009 may be over but I'm not done celebrating the year's music. With so much good music just being given away these days I thought it was fair to highlight the best albums, compilations, and EPs that are available for FREE. Better than most pay releases these 10 downloads represent the cross section of what Nu-Soul is all about: daring artists willing to combine genres and styles with ease. I'm very proud of this list so feel free to download all of these selections, pass em along, tweet em, do whatever you need to! Just make sure you share them with the world.

1. Marsha Ambrosius -Yours Truly

Genre: Soul/Hip-Hop/R&B
Former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius breaks away from her neo-soul sound with this ruff and tumble "mixtape" of heavy Dr. Dre inspired beats, gigantic hooks, and major guests like Phonte, Busta Rhymes, and the Game.


2. Various Artists - Aaliyah Revisited

Genre: Soul/Electronica
SoulCultureUK got some of the finest names in Future Soul such as Sy Smith, Afta-1, and Jessie Boykins III to interpret the work of Aaliyah, reminding us all that she invented the sound that has become Nu-Soul. A truly gorgeous piece of work!


3. Brittany Bosco - Spectrum 2.0

Genre: Soul/Electronica
Just in case you missed this funky diva from the City of Nowhere, this amazing introduction to Brittany Bosco was re-released with some new tunes for an even richer experience of future funk, soul, and jazz.


4. J*Davey - Boudoir Synema: The Great Mistapes

Genre: Soul/Electronica/Alternative
As we patiently wait for J*Davey's major label debut, we were blessed with this 5-track EP that finds them perfecting their signature sound of hipster electronic soul.


5. Idle Warship - Party Robot

Genre: Hip-Hop/Electronica/Alternative
Talin Kweli, Res, and Graph Nobel join forces for this beautiful orgy of sounds that spans big room electro, booty shaking hip-hop and hipster-infused alternative.


6. Zo! - ...just visiting too

Genre: Soul
Brilliant producer Zo! gets all the Foreign Exchange vocalists (Phonte, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, and Carlitta Durand) to sing over lush, organic covers of some soul classics.


7. U-N-I - A Love Supreme

Genre: Hip-Hop/Soul
LA's U-N-I deliver strong rhymes and beats infused with grit and soul.


8. Various Artists - Men Love Mary: A Tribute To My Life

Soul Bounce compiled this astounding tribute to Mary J. Blige's best album with appearances by such impressive talents as Eric Roberson, Darien and more.


9. Oveous Maximus - Future Intentions

Genre: Hip-Hop/Electronica
If Kanye West went to DEEP Sundays he might sound something like Oveous, who impressively swims between confessional electro hip-hop and sexy house flavors.


10. Dert - Talk Strange: A Beat Tape Inspired By Bjork

Genre: Hip-Hop/Electronica/Experimental
Finding inspiration in Bjork's massive catalog, Dert creates and dense headnodding soundscape of progressive beats.


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

One of my shots picked up by Getty Images!

Just found out that the above image taken by the extremely talented (and hilarious) Ed Freeman was picked up by Getty Images! And yes I got paid. Seems like my modeling is starting to gather some momentum. Thanks, Ed!

Ed Freeman website

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