Thursday, September 29, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Don't beef with the door man if you can't get in...knowing you didn't show up 'till aroun' 1AM. Get there early. That's all I gotta say.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Question: How many folks can put on their resume that they've written two top 10 R&B singles, one of which was also a top 40 pop single...
a top 40 R&B single featuring the vocal prowess of a young Luther Vandross...
contributed vocals and lyrics to an album by a jazz luminary...
AND was part of a major label group with lauded jazz fusion drummer/ percussionist Lenny White at the helm...
...all by the age of 20? To quote Carl Carlton, It's safe to say that singer-songwriter-violinist Tanyayette Willoughby is a bad mama jama. You may not know her name, but you definitely know her hits:
But now, under the moniker TanyaBe, she's turning a new page in her illustrious career with the release of her new album Elz Ancillary Accessory!
Nearly a decade in the making, the album is a fine-tuned double disc collection of 30 dynamic songs. “I did that because we’re living in a mixtape world,” says the New York City native. “You can have any number of songs on a mixtape.” The album finds Willoughby bravely defining her newly minted signature sound: millennium soul. “I call it millennium soul because it encompasses all people, places, and things,” she explains. “It starts off with gospel, goes into jazz, R&B, fused with hip-hop. Everything is tasteful.” Check out the lead single "Mistakes," featuring 15-year-old New Jersey native Lara Begg:
Download your copy of Elz Ancillary Accessory at Digistation today!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I've been working on a lot of interesting projects and making some dope alliances lately. One of which is a dope magazine out of the ATL called Art Nouveau. Check out my latest literary contribution to their site on the sensational new vocal trio King!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
After dragging my arse for many a year, I've finally decided to build a virtual shrine to myself. Well...almost. Go to www.superbizzee.com and visit my new website! You can check out some of my journalism and get a taste of what I've been up to professionally. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I hate to be the Debbie Downer here, but let's face it...there was definitely a famine of mainstream musical greatness last year. I'm not sure of the cause, but it seems like major label artists were less inspired to produce groundbreaking, sonically pleasing art. There were a few gems in the ocean, but mostly plundered treasures and sunken ships. That probably explains my increasing propensity towards unearthing forgotten treasures from decades past. Looking at the my iPhone, more than 60% of the music on it was created before 2000.
2010 also saw me delving further into the beat scene. There's such a wealth of refreshing talent hidden right under the noses of the general public. The beat scene seems to be one of the few sub genres of music that has managed to not only skillfully sustain a balance of ingenuity and innovation but also a strong sense of promise, self containment, and integrity. These factors alone are usually the breeding grounds for the "next big thing." Check the pop culture resume. Hopefully the integrity will remain intact should that scene ever be tossed into the mainstream where the only rule is sink or swim.
So in a time where big name mags (online & digital) and blogs tailor their year end lists to the "influence" of their sponsors, I present to you my list of what floated MY boat last year. There...I said it.
1. H.O.P.E. - "Me & Her"
2. Consequence - "Got Me Trippin' (The Amerie Joint)"
3. Ne-Yo "Champagne Life"
4. Andreya Triana "Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)"
5. OK GO "White Knuckles"
6. Theophilus London "Calypso Blues"
7. Saigon "The Greatest Story Never Told"
8. Onra "Long Distance"
9. Nas & Damian Marley "As We Enter"
10. Aloe Blacc "I Need A Dollar"
11. Usher "Little Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj)"
12. Kelis "4th Of July (Fireworks)"
Albums & EPs:
1. Esperanza Spalding - Chamber Music Society
2. Space Invadas - Done It Again EP
3. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
4. Pursuit Grooves - Fox Trot Mannerisms
5. Gonjasufi - A Sufi & A Killer
6. Flying Lotus - Pattern + Grid World EP
7. Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Record Collection
8. H.I.S.D. - The Weakend
9. Diddy Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris
10. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
11. Black Keys - Brothers
Monday, January 3, 2011
Thanks to all who helped my photojournalism/ book project We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words get to the World Festival of Black Arts & Cultures (also known as Fesman 2010) in Senegal last month! We're still reeling from the experience. But on the cusp of this new year, we call upon you for yet another favor. As of today, We The People is competing for a $5,000 grant in the Pepsi Refresh competition! Spread this link to all your family and friends and vote every day until January 31st!
Don't forget to visit our website!