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Sunset’s Soundcheck: Mixed Bag

Bag Lady… You gon’ hurt yo back… Draggin all them songs like that. Fine! I guess I’ll share the audio love. Here is a random mishmash of randomness from my archives. Just follow me on this journey. First up: Reggie B, “The Kingdom.” This was on PinBoard Blog’s “FreEP,” Feed Your Ears, Vol. 1, and it is a certified banger. Reggie B is a St. Loui...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck: Durand Bernarr – THE Voice

Sunset’s Soundcheck: Durand Bernarr – THE Voice

Durand Bernarr. Etch the name into your memory. I first wrote about him here (shoutout to eclectic alexandria – I discovered him through her tumblr), and since then I’ve fallen deeper in love with his work, his growth and that voice. I’m not alone. Just ask his 11,000 + Twitter followers. His talent’s even led him to being mentored by Erykah Badu, who he’s been tourin...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck – More Mar

Hey music lovers, So last go-round, I dropped a gem by Anthony Valadez featuring Mar. And then I realized, y’all need to know ’bout Mar. The Dutchman with the curly fro and sensual tenor. So let me put you on to game. I was first introduced to Mar through his work with producer Full Crate. Mar adds a delectable layer of sexiness to Full Crate’s soft, soulful sounds. Peep the ode ...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck: Teresajenee

I’m always satisfied when I go digging through the digital crates, but sometimes I encounter something that completely catches me by surprise. Teresajenee’s stellar mixtape, Electric Yellow, has had my full attention for the last week and a half, and I expect it’ll continue to get heavy rotation in my soundsphere for a very long time. Teresajenee’s created a sound that̵...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck – Mellow Mishmash

Sunset’s Soundcheck – Mellow Mishmash

Hey, y’all!* This one is a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, with a smooth groove for your easy summer days. I cannot express how delighted I am that Tweet is back. I’ve always called her sound “New Blues,” and her particular brand of sweet melancholy was always welcome in my collection, despite the fact that I favor “happier” music. Last week, she b...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck — Free Music!!!

I know, I know, I know, I know. It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you…you can finish the rest. But I come bearing gifts! I’ve decided to share some of the great stuff I’ve been listening to this summer. The best part is all of this stuff is free. That’s right, the gods of independent artists and the internet have conspired to grace us with free, aweso...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck: “Construction” with Muhsinah

Muhsinah is a DC-bred singer-songwriter whose name is on the lips of may industry taste-makers, but whose sound is hard to categorize. And therefore hard for the mainstream to digest. She’s worked with new-soul darlings Foreign Exchange, most notably on “Daykeeper,” which was nominated for a Grammy. Alas, she remains unsigned. While this can be frustrating for us fans, it also me...

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Ask Arielle Loren: How To Know If You’re Bisexual

Ask Arielle Loren: How To Know If You’re Bisexual

You asked, “So advice on determining whether a person is really bisexual? If a person questions their sexuality, or has interest in both sexes (primarily sexually), would that be an indicator?” Ask Arielle Loren is an interactive web show for people to submit anonymous gender & sexuality questions via formspring and receive an answer from Arielle Loren via YouTube . No question is ...

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Roots of the Garden: Hafees’ Lakeside Stroll…

I am part of group of Photographers and Models who get together, every now and then, for some casual shooting. And last week we went on a lakeside stroll. I got a few great shots and I will probably post them later but right now I want to focus on the captures of Hafees Byard.

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Ask Arielle Loren: Myth of the Black Mandingo

Ask Arielle Loren: Myth of the Black Mandingo

You asked, “Is it true that black men are more well-endowed than other men or is this just a myth? If it is a myth, how did it get started?” Ask Arielle Loren is an interactive web show for people to submit anonymous gender & sexuality questions via formspring and receive an answer from Arielle Loren via YouTube. No question is too outrageous, strange, or forbidden. Invite your fri...

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