Brand new music from the homie Aaron “AB” Abernathy. Once again, he puts his foot into some real authentic soul music. It’s from the heart, masterfully arranged, and blows everything on the radio clear out of the water. From his Soundcloud page:
In the Abernathy household, the alarm clock was the sounds from dad’s record player followed by the smell of bacon and sausage permeating the house. Downstairs, mom and dad laughed, danced and told jokes as they made breakfast for their three young children. It’s these memories of soul music, soul food and his parent’s love that are behind musician Aaron “Ab” Abernathy’s music, especially his ongoing 45 series.
Paying homage to the classic 7-inch record culture, the 45 series takes you back to an era where love and happiness were constantly on display. On Vol. II Ab continues this tradition as he tells the story of being in love with his woman and shows his willingness to give her the keys to unlock all of his internal possessions. The A-Side ballad “In Love” is a beautiful composition filled with an array of different instruments reminiscent of classic 70s funk band Earth, Wind, and Fire. On the dreamy B-side record “Near”, his soulful lead focuses on her acceptance of his love and he expresses his thankfulness for her longing to be close to him.
“I’m more than certain that the everyday interaction that I witnessed between my parents created the foundation for the type of love I long to possess with someone,” said Ab. “What’s interesting today is the belief that this type of love that we all truly want is foreign. Those beliefs have led to settling for relationships we don’t want. Just like my father’s record player was my soul alarm clock, waking me up to a home filled with endless possibilities of love, I have a tremendous hope that this music will wake up people’s souls in our generation to believe that this type of love isn’t just a love of the past.”
The 45 Series, Vol. II is available for download now at www.aaronabernathy.com.
“Shark Fin Soup” is a lyrically dense offering from Armand Hammer’s (group comprised of billy woods and Elucid) Race Music debut album. This track is produced by Messiah Muzik, whose instrumental 9-track album can be purchased here.
Anyone who’s been following me for a long time knows I’m particularly fond of Action Bronson’s early material, although his current work is nothing to sneeze at, to say the least. Here, Telemachus re-works his classic “Get Off My PP” record, originally found on Bronson’s essential Dr. Lecter LP (go cop that if you haven’t and you’re a fan of his). This remix appeaars on Telemachus’ Wordplay Sessions project.
“Heavenly” is a stand-
“Heavenly” is a stand-out track from my man Aaron Abernathy’s (otherwise known as AB) stellar EP with producer 14KT entitled Saturn Return, which is available for sale at their site. Support true soul music.
Southern rap legend Scarface is back with a new album coming soon (Deeply Rooted) and the new single demonstrates that he hasn’t softened in his “old” age. ‘Face is back to get some of these new school rappers’ and rap executives’ lives together.
Found this smooth remix to the classic off of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca And The Soul Brother LP featuring the late Heavy D as well as Rob-O, Grap Luva, and Dida. Looking at the above photo, I dearly miss when hip-hop producers actually dug in the crates and looked for samples.
Producer Croup brings us his first single off of his album Circles featuring bars from Supastition.
8-piece soul band Mad Satta is fronted by vocalist Joanna Teters. Check out more of their music at their website www.madsatta.com. Their debut Comfort is available for free download.
A Front-Free favorite, Meyhem Lauren is dropping a joint album with producer Buckwild entitled Silk Pyramids on May 27th on Thrice Great Records and I’m ecstatic. Here’s one of the first loose joints. Laurenovich.
In news I’m excited about, there’s a D.I.T.C. remix album coming out on May 7th in all formats including vinyl featuring a number of classic cuts remixed by the likes of Alchemist, Buckwild, 9th Wonder, Showbiz, Lord Finesse and more.