The Black Opera continues to spread their message throughout the world, opening up for Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge and working on a new studio EP for Mello Music Group. Today, they are excited to share their Oddisee remix of the song “Queen of Hearts” featuring Mayer Hawthorne. The original version is from their album “Libretto: Of King Legend” which is available now via Mello Music Group.
Music from your favorite DJ you’ve never heard of. This guy is a friend of mine from a little ol’ city called Buffalo, NY. He sent over this gem and it definitely merited some exposure on URB. Just for some credibility, back in 2006, DJ Cutler won Scion’s national Free Up Your Mix contest for the best remix.
Here’s what he had to say about the current mix:
“Here’s a new mix of tunes from the past couple of years that I’m really digging… As per usual all vinyl (save for track one which isn’t yet on wax). Support these artists and buy their records now before they’re out of print! Feel free to share far and wide and many thanks for listening.
The Black Opera brings you their latest bit, a love song of sorts, entitled “Queen of Hearts.” The track is a mellow introspective rundown of all the things that “She” is, or could be, to her King. Who is “She”? Decide for yourself. The Black Opera and fellow creator Mayer Hawthorne, who is featured on the hook of this track, each have their own interpretation of the perfect “Queen of Hearts”.
Mayer Hawthorne, who has coined his new-school Motown sound, adds a spicy eloquence to the track while the TBOG’s speak on who their ideal Kueen is, and who she isn’t. Lines like “She could be my Queen to be” are greatly opposed by others such as “I’m not tryina make a hoe a baby momma, …
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Fanny Franklin, Jimetta Rose, I Ced, Allakoi Peete, Elizabeth Lea, Gabe Noel, Gene Coye, Katisse Buckingham, Marcel Camargo, Sam Gendel, Surya Botofasina & Will Artope.
Coco O. of Quadron
Myron & E
DJ Sets by:
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Celebrating the music of:
Etta James, James Brown, Brenton Wood, The Chi-Lites, Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Billy Stewart, Mary Wells, The Flamingos, Barbara Lewis and many more.
15$ Early Bird | 20$ General Admission | 25$ Door Entry
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House Shoes’ long awaited debut album “Let It Go” is finally in stores today via Tres Records. The album is entirely produced by the Detroit to LA producer, and features guest appearances from Danny Brown, Black Milk, Oh No, Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson and many others.
In celebration of his album release, enjoy the official music video for the song “Time” featuring Big Tone. “Time” was also featured on “The Time” EP and the video was directed by Mario Butterfield.
Furthermore, you can also check out this in-depth interview with House Shoes courtesy of Ruby Hornet. Shoes breaks down his history of being a dot-connector, watching the growth of Mayer Hawthorne and …