MUSIC: HIPOLOGY IS? – “A montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.” (BBE RECORDS)



Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Visioneers new album “Hipology” is due out soon and to remind you all just how good its going to be, here is something from the Visioneers vaults. If you would like to review the forthcoming album …. find out more here

www.hipology.org/hipology-is

Hipology

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns” they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to ! Terry C! allier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”.

While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. “The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way.” Documenting this influence on Hipology.org, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it’s easy to see the depth of Mac’s appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks,! beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up ! to the debut album.

HIPOLOGY IS?

Hip.ol.ogy

“A collage or montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.”

“They have a right to speak on it the way they see it coming up. Hip-hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the ’70s, hip-hop is there for you.”
Kool Herc

Looking at your own reflection you may wonder… who are you?; Adidas sneakers, baseball caps, Timberland boots, Cazal style glasses, Varsity jackets, Nike tees & hoodies and then take a look through your DVD shelf, books or music collection… Coltrane, James Brown, Mary J Blige and even a Led Zeplin album. why?… well for me it all stems from growing up listening to hip-hop; that’s what we call Hipology.
maybe you grew up in Tokyo or London and listen to hip-hop or even New York or maybe Paris… everyone’s personal experiences and perception may be different and thats what we call Hipology. When these experiences are shared the picture of hip-hop culture becomes even bigger. Hipology.

While recording a new Visioneers record in 2011-2012 I started thinking about how much Hip Hop has played a under current role through my life. The Music, The Fashion and Culture. Although producing all kinds of music from Jungle to Jazz, Hip Hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way. So this kinda inspired me to start up this Website, it’s just like a little scrap book and a way for me to join some dots up, shout out some greats and try get the story straight. yeah so that’s it.

Marc Mac

PEACE.

Funk Box (Jazzy Jeff Vocal) by Marc Mac Presents: Visioneers.

Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Soul Of Sydney: ‘FUNK’ music blog, beamin’ out of Bondi Beach, Australia.
Pushing local Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, House & DNB since 2009.

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HIP HOP,SOUL,R&B: Chris Brown – She Aint You (Instrumental) vs Michael Jackson – Human Nature vs SWV – Right Here


I dont usually get into anything Chris Brown, but I caught this instumental of his track “She Aint You” which borrows heavily from Michael Jackson’s Human Nature & SWV‘s – Right Hear.

I Heard it while check out the dope Keepin’It Soul #1  podcast at Harlem Condo Life

Michael Jackson – Human Nature

SWV – Right Here

Keepin’ It Soul #1 at Harlem Condo Life

Another hot soulful mix just in time for the heat of August and the Dog Days of Summer.  For all you Jill Scott, Mary J Blige, Eric Benet, Andy Caldwell, Ledisi, Blue Six , Sade and Beyonce fans this one is for you.  Keepin’ It Soul (Vol. 1) is the first in a series of mixes that will be coming in the next several months. This one gets it right from start to finish, from commercial R&B songs to underground jazzy vibey downbeats.

So get your afternoon BBQ or evening drinks on to the cool and soulful sounds
on “Keepin’ It Soul.”

Free download of Keepin’ It Soul (Vol. 1) available now on iTunes.  Or to stream click here.

Happy August everybody!  HH

PLAYLIST –

1) King Kooba – Bad Beat
2) Jill Scott – Le BOOM Vent Suite (Edit)
3) Thievery Corporation – Web of Deception
4) Chris Brown –  She Ain’t You (Instrumental Dub)
5) Mint Condition – Ease The Pain
6) Mary J. Blige – Someone To Love Me
7) Eric Benet – Better and Better
8) Jill Scott &  Anthony Hamilton – So In Love (re-edit)
9) Andy Caldwell – Southern Plumperz
10) Ledisi – Shine
11) Mark Oakland – Live Forever
12) Beyonce feat. Andre 3000 – Party
13) Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Fellowship
14) Jaheim – Ain’t Leavin Without You (Remix)
15) Eddie Levert & Eric Benet – Paid
16) Blue Six – Bittersweet
17) Groove Cocktail – Deep Touch
18) Tommy Largo – It’s the Beat
19) R. Kelly – Love Letter (Reworked Mix)
20) Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us

The Bloody Rain Mixtape… (Feat. Stevie Wonder,Prince,A Tribe Called Quest,Mary J Blige,The Dramatics,Eddy Gale,Love Unlimited,Soul for Real,


The Dramatics – in the Rain

Eddy Gale – The Rain

Eddie Kendricks – Date With the Rain.

Stevie Wonder – Rain Your Love Down

Prince – Purple Rain

Love Unlimited – Walking in the Rain

Soul For Real – Candy Rain

A tribe called Quest – Go Ahead in the Rain

Mary J Blige – Rainy Days

 

Murs – BadMan! (2008) Vs The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy (1981) + R.A. the RUGGED MAN, MURS & 9th WONDER Sydney Concert Info


Murs – Bad Man

The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy

R.A. the RUGGED MAN MURS & 9th WONDER

Thursday 5th May The Gaelic club Sydney

Info

For the first time under one roof are some of the finest artists in the underground, MURS & 9th Wonder and R.A. the Rugged Man. Together their careers have displayed the ability to last the test of time. With numerous albums and world tours under their belt, the combination of all of these artists on one event will ensure we get blessed with an incredible experience.

MURS & 9th Wonder
What happens when a dreadlocked, vegan rapper from LA joins forces with one of the most respected producers out of North Carolina? You get the skilful combination of Murs & 9th Wonder. Separately both artists have established themselves as veterans of the scene. Murs gained recognition for nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground, including 3 Melancholy Gypsies (3MG), Living Legends, and Felt (with Slug of Atmosphere). On the other hand, 9th Wonder’s smooth, soulful production credits read like a who’s who of the industry, having worked with established acts including Little Brother, EPMD, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, Buckshot, Destiny’s Child, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Jean Grae and plenty more.
Murs is no stranger to Australia. Having sold out shows with his previous solo tours, he has proven that his fan base stretches half way around the world and has consistently dominated the Australian stages with his high energy live shows. However, this is his first time bringing along his partner in crime, 9th Wonder, and the addition will make for an incredible combination. Together they have teamed up for a handful of collaboration albums including “Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition” (2004), “Murray’s Revenge” (2006), “Sweet Lord” (2008) and their latest project “ForNever”. Now it’s time to show Australia what the two can do together on stage.
www.mursworld.com :: www.9thwonder.com

R.A. the Rugged Man
R.A. the Rugged Man is no stranger to the scene. The Long Island, New York native has been delivering his intense style of lyricism throughout the underground since 1992. Throughout his career he’s worked with various artists including the Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Sadat X, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Erick Sermon, Alchemist and more.
The MC, who has alluded to suffering from mental illness, has openly talked about coming from a broken home. His father was a Vietnam veteran affected by Agent Orange, his brother Maxx was born handicapped and blind, eventually dying at the age of 10, while his sister Dee Ann couldn’t walk or speak (She later died in 2007 at the age of 27).
As well as his passion for Hip Hop, RA also used to write a monthly movie column, has written three screenplays with cult horror film director Frank Henenlotter, and also recently signed a book deal that will explore his love of boxing. Last time R.A. the Rugged Man visited our shores he left audiences stunned with his energetic lyricism, and slightly grotesque, yet loveable stage show. It’s time for the big man to return!
www.ratheruggedman.com

Raphael Saadiq


Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq could be best described as a contemporary neo- rhythm & blues all-round artist (singer, musician, record producer). He is apparently an ancestor of original or as we say today “old school”, rhythm & blues from the 60s & 70s who retains the legacy of that musical era and is living out his own legacy today.

Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter.

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Saadiq is probably best known for when he was in multiplantinum renowned 80s rhythm & blues group Tony! Toni! Toné! His solo work pretty much involved the release of three solo albums plus the production of songs of award-winning artists such as D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J Blige, John Legend and Joss Stone, just to name a few. He has also collaborated with renowned artists such as Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and Q-Tip. Perhaps he is not what the media hungers for, but he is definitely worth the recognition of the amazing work he has done. I love him!

Check out the video below for his song 100-Yard Dash, if you are a late-reaction-kind-of-person like me at times. I heard this song on Ellen. If this song doesn’t make you wanna get up and dance or at least head-bop, there’s something seriously wrong with you 😉

Bon apetito!

HIP HOP SOUL DISCO: Sampled Track of the Day: Mary Jane Girls – All night long (1983)


Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long (1983)

Released in 1983 on Motown,

Producer, Arranged By, Written By – Rick James

The song also contains elemtes of Keep Rising to the Top by Keni Burke.

The group’s name is believed to be an homage to Rick James’ affinity for marijuana, which is sometimes called “Mary Jane.”

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Sampled by a host of Hip Hop, Rap & R&B artists including;
Mary J. BligeMary Jane (All Night Long)

LL Cool JAround the Way Girl


RedmanTonight’s da Night

Groove Theory-Tell Me

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