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Album of the Week: Lute -West 1996 Pt.2

I’m at odds when I find an artist, do I just paste the info from the press release OR do I do an in-depth review. Well, the problem is two-fold. I’m lazy, which makes the cutting and pasting so tempting and I like for YOU to decide if you like something or not. We just try to curate and present what seems to be quality music.  A dilemma for another day. Luther “Lute” Nicholson’ is from Charlotte NC. and signed with J. Cole’s Dreamville records in 2015. This is his debut album for the label.

Check out the documentary Still Slummin for deeper insight

AND here is the first video Morning Shift

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Audio Session: Don’t Call It A Comeback – The Perceptionists

Back in 2005 one of the hypest CD’s I had in my collection was The Perceptionists’ “Black Dialogue”. The beats were hype the lyrics were on point, an overall great effort. It featured rappers Akrobatik and Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One. I wasn’t really surprised when they didn’t drop another album they were a group of solo artists so maybe it was just a one-off. Well, 12 years later they’re baaaaaack. Dropping in about two weeks, September 29 to be exact is their follow-up cd “Resolution”.

Here is the lead single Hose Down (feat. Syne).

 

Check the rest of the album. Availible on Bandcamp.

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HEY! Let Me In!

QUESTION: What happens when your internet provider decides that it doesn’t recognize your website?

ANSWER: Ya can’t get in.

No, we aren’t trifling. Well not ALWAYS. But we had stuff to say and things to post but unfortunately, we were locked out while our crack staff off programmers (ok just me) figured how to get back in. Well, we’re back in soooo, back to business.

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IMO: Choosing Leaders

Maaaaan I watched live as Trump went off the rails today. I was just gonna tune into MSNBC when I realized my regularly scheduled program had been interrupted by “You Know Who”.  I just wish I had some popcorn. I don’t work in politics but DAMN SON! Even I know not to say THAT. I assume you’ve seen it.  ANYway I was on twitter watching the “shock and awe” when I came across this tweet from Joy Reid, its a quote from Octavia Butler.  After watching 45 last week and this week I think it”s so appropriate.

“Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.”

― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

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We’re Baaaaaaaaaack

Once again back it’s the incredible-
-Public Enemy

November 8, 2008, a truly historic date in the United States. The first African American President was elected. Ghettos cheered, impromptu parades broke out, block parties sprung up and a whole bunch of us just cried. Aww yes, it was a truly glorious time to be alive, If you were black.

Fast forward. Exactly 8 years later BAM! Wake up fools! The good ole U, S of A that you were used to has made a comeback. No need to replay the events. We all woke up and Barack Obama had been replaced with Donald Trump. If Barack was a New Hope we can see this time around The Empire Strikes Back.

After 8 blissful years of a man who is destined to be on every black person’s wall next to MLK, we have hit the sunken place. Because of this, we here at GHz HQ have decided it’s time to dust off the keyboards, hook up the DJ equipment, and reactivate all agents that had gone dark. With the Obama years behind us and at least 4 more years of YOU KNOW WHO Grownheadz is getting the band back together …sorta.

Folks have gotten older and time is a little harder to come by. Some of the band ain’t down for playing gigs anymore and some members well, let’s just say it’s complicated. ANYway we are going to start slow and build. All are old stuff is still sitting here in the archives for your perusal. In fact, we’ll probably pull some things out ourselves. There will be less written content and more of an emphasis on music for the adult hip hop fan. K-Rocka aka DJ Rock Major has a whole crew of DJ’s ready to post their mixes for your listening pleasure. And the rest of us are already scouring the interwebs for new music to post. So join us if you will as we do it one mo gin for the culture. Welcome (back) to Grownheadz.com

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