We Plug 2 Y.O.U... Midian

On the rare occasion, since I started this website about a year ago, have I been sent music by a new/emerging artist & been so BLOWN away that I have to write about it... I literally CANNOT function when this happens, the only thing on my mind is how and if NOT immediately, I can get this music to you! So you can imagine how the last 3 days have been (lol)... I received this email on Sunday from an EMERGING female R&B/Soul Singer from the DC/VA area in the States by the name of Midian & I was almost gonna do that procrastinating thing (as you do) and skip this email until later BUT alas I peeped the content of the email & can I just say... BEST THING I'VE DONE ALL WEEK!

SO anyway allow me to introduce you to Virginia based Midian Mathers... As she so boldly stated in her press-kit, Midian SOUNDS like Midian & I'm quite hard-pressed to disagree with her. You know how much I like comparisons even though I say I don't? Well I couldn't find one clear comparison to Midian, maybe I'm just not trying hard enough... Maybe I'm enjoying the Music too much & talking about Music, that is why we are here ofcourse, let's hear something from her...

That which you just heard is titled 'Heart Beat', produced by Emerging Philly-based + Grammy Award-Winning Production duo, Don Cheegro & Dirty Harry (Sound familiar? Well think Usher, Ciara, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Beanie Sigel)... This record is all kindsa GOODNESS to my ears, I just CANNOT get enough of it, the bassline that kicks off the musical arrangement is just to die for + the minimalist production is just right as Ms. Mathers rides (I say RIDE because it's almost like she's rapping on this in certain parts lol) on this with so much ease + what can I say about her vocals? You can hear em for yourself... The Woman can SING iBeg...

You still in doubt? Let's hear some more Midian!

'In Your Eyes' is what you just heard... I'm feeling the soulful vibe on this one! A Very heart-felt & emotional record from Midian & I'm still very impressed by her vocal delivery plus the almost background keys & guitar  are a perfect blend for this solemn record giving it that amazing acoustic sound + the way the drums subtly kick in on the final part of the record signals perfectly the uplifting of the record... iLove it! Absolutely love it!

Both songs that you've heard will be part of Midian's mixtape that due out in April, I cannot wait to hear more of this woman to be perfectly honest... She's begun work on her debut album as well and taking into account the calibre of producers she's been working OR has worked with, the likes of Chiba Antoine (Amy Winehouse, Amel Larrieux...), David Sanguinetti, James Poyser (Al Green, Talib Kweli, Musiq Soulchild, D'Angelo...) & Carvin Haggins (Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Ledisi...), I expect nothing short of an amazingly put-together debut album... You can even tell by my writing that I'm overly excited to hear more of Midian Mathers in the coming months!

Until then however, we do have some more of this woman to share with you & I hope you enjoy her music as much as I clearly do...

"Whatever will be, will be. I hope you can see Tomorrow with Me.." - Midian

Another very good song from the VA native, Midian who, would you believe it, is also a Model and an Actress with minor roles in First Kid, Shadow Conspiracy & Dawson's Creek... & we're kinda wishing she definitely sticks with the music because there is definitely something there... something really good... something pretty much amazing (oh that's my new phrase by the way)... As she lists her musical influences to be Etta James, Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, and Stevie Wonder, we can straight-away see where that soulful sound of hers comes from & as she includes the likes of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees, TuPac, Biggie, Jay-Z & Kanye West to her list of musical influences, you can recall the songs you just heard & specifically pick out the little hip-hop rhetoric she embeds in her music... It's just quality music all round & I definitely CO-SIGN Midian

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We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Session #4

I have to start by apologizing as this is two weeks late. It’s not entirely my fault though; bad internet service, poorly managed servers, faulty computer and a very busy week are the reasons for this late post.

I really hope that you have been with us every Monday Night from 8pm – 10pm on the WEPLUGGOODMUSIC Radio show on www.melodyone.com. Just in case you missed Show 4, or weren’t sure who sang what, we have the list for you, right here…………….

Othello, Kel & M.I - Talking the Hardest
Wax & Eom - It's All Love
Curren$Y - Elevator Music
Tiron - For Your Smile
Elzhi Ft. T3 - Save Ya
Big Sean Ft. Keely - Love Story
Dream Mcclean Ft. Daniel Brockington - Closer
Murs & 9th Wonder - Love The Way
Wretch 32 & Scorcher - Do You Think About Me
Chauffeur - Soles Of Fire
Dtmd - What That Mean
Chiddy Bang - Opposite Of Adult
Ty Ft. Sarina Leah & Shaun Escofrey - Emotions
Chromatone - She Tries
Janelle Monae - "Cold War"
Janelle Monae Ft Big Boi - Tight Rope
Tinashe - May Day (So Shifty Remix)
Josephine Silla - Man Of My Fantasy
Szjerdene - Blue Lullaby
Wilson - Miles Away
Marsha Ambrosius - Let Me Go
Alice Smith - Dream
Corinne Bailey Rae - Paris Nights/New York Mornings
Flying Lotus - Tea Leaf Dancers
Full Crate & Mar - Surreal Moments
Dean High Ft. Michele - Love Can Be
G.R.E.E.D.S - No One
You can listen back on the show right after this JUMP

BE sure to tune in Next Monday & Every other Monday evenings on MELODY ONE between 8PM & 10PM UK to listen to the We Plug G.O.O.D Music Radio Show...
Until the Next Time...
Peace, Love & G.O.O.D.M.U.S.I.C

We Plug 2 Y.O.U...Notoriety

It’s not every day you get G.O.O.D Music delivered to your doorstep, well in this case our email. This was the case when we first heard about the group we are about to introduce to you. The birth place of Hip – Hop Is America definitely, Bronx NY to be precise not so much Boston, and this group is out to put their city on the map.

Vydle Sines, Incredible Chuck, JustRite and The Technician (Producer) make up Hip – Hop group NOTORIETY from Boston, Ma and we present to you their first E.P The Toast. Twelve solid songs, great production and instrumentals, and they go hard on the lyrics. Boston, Stand UP & Represent!!!!

Let’s get right to it, why don’t we?

“I’m in like with her” is what you just heard. I totally love the way this song starts, there’s something very jazzy about it don’t you think? I love the use of instruments on this song and I’ve been trying to figure out what each instrument is. Did you also notice something about the first rapper? He has a lisp doesn’t he? I think that is JustRite (real name Brandon) and I absolutely love how unique his voice comes off on this track. What do you think? “Music is my number one girl, and the gift that I give her is words”. At first I thought this song was to a girl, but it sounds like it’s an ode to music. That speaks of great word play, I think. This is my favorite song on here, as you can tell.

What you just finished listening to is “What I Do”. Again I’m a sucker for a good beat; it makes me want to listen closely to the lyrics, to see if they made good use of it. This song to me is the best lyrically from all three rappers and you can hear their confidence and their fight to show what it is they do on this track. Incredible Chuck (real name Charleson) said it best “the goal is radios overflow with hip-hop soul”. Will there ever be an album that does not address haters? I like this song though, what do you think about it?

That last one was called “Rashmatics”. True hip-hop heads will like this one; I love the word play on this one especially by the first rapper Vydle Sinez (real name Vital). They all went hard on this track. It’s easy especially as a female to love rap, if you can recognize the metaphors (is that the right term?), cleverly used puns and tight punch lines.

Kudos to their producer, The Technician (real name Jonathan), he did a real good job on this EP. I like The Toast and this is just a prequel to their mixtape coming soon titled J.A.M…Just A Mixtape… You see what I was saying about clever use of words? Download the EP, right here. Be sure to check them out on their blog http://notorietymusic.blogspot.com, follow them on twitter @ http://twitter.com/notorietymusic and join them on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/influencenotoriety

I look forward to what the crew from Boston, will be bringing forth. We call them G.O.O.D, do you agree? Please let us know what you think on this one, did we, well in this case, did I get it right?

Until the Next Time...
Peace, Love & GOOD Music!!!


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