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Melanie Fiona x ?uestlove Mixtape & The Roots’ New Single

As avid readers will know, I am borderline obsessed with Toronto songstress Melanie Fiona. So it’s natural that I was ecstatic when I first heard she would be collaborating with Roots dummer and music icon Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson for an upcoming mixtape.

We now have footage from the two jamming for this Friday’s mixtape release to promote Miss Fiona’s debut album The Bridge, dropping August 18th. Above is a clip from the studio sesh of my favorite Fiona jam “Ay Yo” and after the jump is the live jam remix to her sweet single “Give It To Me Right.”


In other Roots news, the band is set to debut its new single “How I Got Over” tonight during their duties as house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. According to, the song follows in the same vein as their previous political releases, such as “Don’t Feel Right” and “Rising Down.”

Late Night airs weekdays at 12:35 Eastern time. I advise all my fellow Roots fans to tune in to get a taste of the new album How I Got Over, expected October 20th.

I’ll take this as an opportunity to drop a dope collection that came out in 2000, The Roots –  The Instrumental Album (Limited Edition), a must-have for any collection. Check out the track list and download link after the jump.

Thanks to Okayplayer and Mr. Adoso for the scoops. Check the jump for the live remix to “Give It To Me Right,” plus The Roots’ instrumental album. Enjoy!

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Royal Court & Sound Table 6/24/09

Royal Court

Royal Court:

B Is For Bob: How Bob Marley Got Censored For Kids [via Complex]

The 10/10 Club of Rap: Class of ’99 vs Class of ’09 [via TRU]

Tim Burton’s Version of Alice in Wonderland [via Think Common]

Politics As Usual: Iran So Far Away [via HHIR]

Barney Frank Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana [via Crooks & Liars by way of Ivan]

Madlib’s 30-Minute Jazz Mix on Gilles Peterson’s Show [via Way More Fresher]

Question In The Form Of An Answer: A Convo With DJ Quik & Kurupt [via Passion of the Weiss]

I Will NEVER Pay $990 For Kanye’s LV Sneakers [via Sneaker Files]



Kenlly from Bound Brook, NJ [inspired by TSS & Hurricane I, I’ll be bringing you local ladies with my Sound Table posts from now on, Enjoy!]

Sound Table:

Dead Prez ft. Bun B – Don’t Hate My Grind [via Yours Truly] (Buy Dead Prez & DJ Green Lanter’s Pulse of the People now)

De La Soul – Stakes Is High Era Rarities 1996-98 [via T.R.O.Y. Blog]

Drake – Think Good Thoughts f. Phonte & Elzhi (prod. 9th Wonder) [via Shake]

The-Dream – Hit It On The Road [via LowKey]

Emilio Rojas – A Million [via eskay] (Rojas’ new mixtape The Natural coming soon! This track won’t be on it, though)

La Coka Nostra ft. Snoop Dogg – Bang Bang [via Dre]

Raekwon ft. Noreaga & Joell Ortiz– Beauty [via thekidLEGEND]

Corleone, Hold the Throne



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