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CollegeDJ Remembers David Bowie – His Impact On Hip Hop

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While everyone says they listen to everything – most people don’t.  They are stuck in one genre and for the most part don’t dare to move away from things they are already familiar with.  That definitely wasn’t David Bowie.  He was creative until the very end and dropped a video called “Lazarus” right before his passing proving it even in hi passing.

The new song Lazarus seems to be his last gift to his fans and has the familiar trimmings of a tight Bowie track i.e. the brass humming away on the song.  R.I.P. David Bowie – one of the first people to break down barriers and walls in music.  He will forever be adored by hip hop fans by being cool with “Diddy” for using his song “Let’s Dance” on the “Been Around The World” featuring Ma$e and the Notorious B.I.G. at a time when hip hop wasn’t widely accepted.

I remember seeing David Bowie in concert live at the age of about 15 or 16 in Philly at what I believe was called the “Spectrum” at the time.  Adrian Belew (Talking Heads” etc backing him up on guitar.  It was a fantastic concert and a reminder that people like Bowie only come around every once in a while.

Dr. Celestine O. Chukumba\Founder – CollegeDJ.net

 

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The Hagar Levy “Highway” Video Is Very Cool

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Hagar Levy Shines In Highway Video:

Check out the single music video “Highway” from new-soul singer Hagar Levy. Her self-titled debut album which will see an official European/US release in 2016 features “Highway” and a new track “Hectic”.  The guitar solo towards the end is killer and the bridge is so unexpected and tight – it seems to come out of nowhere but fits well.  See the video that has a classic “we can do it” theme and see why she’s an artist making the right kind of noise right now.  Keep up with her music – recent record sales are proof – singing is back in style.  Hagar Levy is blazing her own trail with a different sound that has mass appeal.

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Hagar Levy “Highway” Music Video

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Bibi Bourelly Drops “Ego”

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I’m 19 years old with a big ego ……. the song begins.  That’s how Bibi Bourelly drops in on an acoustic guitar heavy song called “Ego”. The genius who penned “Bitch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna is making waves with her own music.  Listen to the new track from her and enjoy her style.  Love the way the track is clean and you can hear the hands sliding as the changes in the chord progressions move along.  There is basically no bass so you can hear each instrument intensely.  This new song has a trance like hip hop rhythm that is extremely likeable.  Check it out for yourself.
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This song isn’t as radio friendly as Bitch Better Have My Money but then who knows – this could be a charter with proper support – you be the judge.

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M.I.A. Makes Another Hit Video “Borders” For Refugees

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M.I.A. Can Chill In A Video Like No Other:

Once again, M.I.A. makes most other videos look lame. M.I.A. has an uncanny ability to put together tough tracks and videos to match. See her latest video “Borders” which plays tribute to refugees. Just like her “Bad Girls” video that had her rocking in the desert top side leaning on a BMW while she was doing her nails, M.I.A. is back at it with another music video that shines. M.I.A. directed this video and it’s extremely captivating. The track is so stellar that it’s hard to not play this several times. (How can you review a song without listening to it at least 10 times anyway? – you should hear something new each time)
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The hook is straight classic M.I.A. singable and well put together. The beat is killer and the combination of the video and the track is A+ material that is rare. The bass is 808 heavy and lulls with it’s own humming sound that most producers can’t engineer.  Watch the video below

M.I.A. Borders Music Video

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Atlanta’s Lex LaBianca On The Rise With “Home” Video

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Lex LaBianca– is a new talent hailing from Atlanta that is shaking things up.  This 19-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is getting serious attention from record execs because she sounds like a combo of Adele, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse and is stunningly beautiful.  The kid from ATL has just released a new video for her track “Home” that has producers lining up to work with her ( several hot producers including Mike Will Made It, the Ear Drummers, Sonny Digital, DJ4B and M16.) and other artists are calling for features….won’t be long before she becomes a chart topper.

Her music can be described as sensual, atmospheric modern pop music that melodically and lyrically expresses the tender trials and tribulations of love found and love lost. With Adele releasing new music next month, the interest in true singers is back ant this crooner looks like a supermodel but sings like a superstar – see for yourself.

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