Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu [Official Video]

Going down in history as one of the best collaborations ever! Can’t even wait for Janelle’s new album…

 

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(Lookout!, and Morning Jams, and Weekly Highlight) Yuna – Live Your Life (Official Video)

It’s coming, people. I’ve been waiting and it’s coming. And this is just a taste. “Live your life” is the first single off the – I’ll put a bet on it – brilliant album about to come out in April 2012. Get this: it’s going to be produced by the Neptunes!

Keep an eye out…

(Weekly Highlight) The Narcicyst – Fly Over Egypt

picture via mujaz.me

Heart beating for Egypt, listening/watching to Narcy spit it like blood flow, over a landscape of our beautiful people.

Masr, Ta7rir, Jan.25, 1year.

Download free over at soundcloud

Camp Ten Oaks – Make the Yuletide Gay

The Ten Oaks Project is a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) communities.

Based in Ottawa, the Ten Oaks Project has been meeting the needs of children from LGBTQ families, LGBTQ youth and their allies since 2004.

For twelve days in December join the Ten Oaks Project as they Make the Yuletide Gay in celebration of their programs for children and youth from LGBTQ communities! Find out how on their website!

Here are more ways you can get involved.

It’s always a delight to see people loving their work and making cute videos in support of these kind of initiatives:

Labels – Kaoz feat. Heidi Barton Stink & Jay Z

This is the lead single from the album Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS (Minneapolis)

Kaoz Presents: Real Talk is a full length musical project that features Twin Cities youth and adult artists and is designed to break the silence around HIV/STD’s, bullying, homophobia, and violence. The project also aims to mobilize youth and adults to be proactive in their communities through advocacy, education, health awareness.

Crystal Castles – Lovers Who Uncover

Where do all the lovers meet with one another,
In an effort to uncover what has happened to the silent days?
Despite ones on the corner,
dream of something warmer
A semblance of our old ways,
what has happened to our handmade days?

Mélissa Laveaux featured on After Ellen!

Mélissa Laveaux – yes the artist that use to bless us with her voice at venues like the Rainbow in hottawa – is featured as part of the ‘Weekly Women to Listen To’ by After Ellen!  Mabrook! C’est bien mérité!

‘Ulysses’ will always be one of my favourite songs. Somehow, this is the first time I see the music video!