"May I? Answer your third question like A.I.?"
Welcome to Newsletter #3!
"Dancing Elephants" by Rochelle Jordan — song.link
This is an awesome Dance song, found via a video from my favorite music festival, Life is Beautiful, which – WOW – is going to have it's 10th year anniversary next year. I'll be there!
"NONCHALANT" by WESTSIDE BOOGIE & Mamii — song.link
Just in time for fall, sharing this perfect summer time acoustic Rap + R&B duet. It's from WESTSIDE BOOGIE (formally known as Boogie)'s most recent album "MORE BLACK SUPERHEROES".
I highly recommend his 2019 debut studio album Everything's For Sale, which had an awesome retro website that I analyzed.
"Kushimoto Bushi (Cumbia)" by Minyo Crusaders — song.link
Now this is something! Courtesy of my sister, this song is from an amazing album by Japanese band the Minyo Crusaders. The album is full of covers and reworks of songs and styles of Latin, Caribbean, African, and Asian origins. Hit play and enjoy.
Mo' Meta Music
Some mo’ music adjacent things.
Sample Breakdown: "Shook Ones Pt. II" by Mobb Deep — twitter.com
This tweet does an amazing job of breaking down the wildly diverse samples that make up Mobb Deep's classic "Shook Ones Pt. II".
Loot | Apple TV+ — tv.apple.com
Loot is one of the most fun shows I've seen recently, and a huge reason for that it its incredible use of music.
Episode 6 in particular has some "laugh out loud", "cheer in your seats" musical moments that compelled me to spread the word. Please check it out!
Music Makes All the Difference: How Music Supervision and Editing Stimulate Our TV Viewing Experience — www.okayplayer.com
From Insecure to Atlanta, there are shows that stand out for their soundtrack. This is a look behind the music supervision process, which can be a long, arduous process.
Speaking of the musical moments in "Loot", check out this fascinating article about TV show music supervisors.
I didn't even know this career existed until recently hearing from a friend who's interested in it.
Short and sweet, thank you for peeping #3!
'Til next time.