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Tuesday Reviewsday: Michael Jackson, DJ Vadim, Nas and more




Cover of Michael Jackson's album
Cover of Michael Jackson's album "Xscape."

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It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Here to do just that is Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Oliver's Picks


Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Xscape
Songs: "Love Never Felt So Good (w/ Justin Timberlake)"   

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Artist: Nas
Album: Illmatic XX
Songs: "Memory Lane" and "I'm a Villain"  
It's the 20th anniversary of one of the most important hip-hop albums ever. There's been a slew of revisiting of the legacy of "Illmatic" and Sony's released a new double-CD set that has the original album, plus a a bonus disc, of some unreleased stuff and mostly 12"-only remixes. 

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Artist: DJ Rashad
Album: Double Cup
Songs: "Feelin'" and "Only One"  
DJ Rashad was a major figure in Chicago's footwork scene - a local dance/music culture/community feels like the love child of house and downtempo hip-hop. He died a couple weeks ago of a blood clot. He was 34. 

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Morgan's Picks

Artist: DJ Vadim
Album: Dubcatcher
Song: "Hope ft. Rio Hemopo and Sabira Jade"  
Release Date: May 2nd
DJ Vadim's albums are well known for blending of styles and sounds. His latest, Dubcatcher is an amalgamation of reggae, dub and hip hop. 

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Artist: Taylor McFerrin
Album: Riser EP
Songs: "Decisions ft. Emily King", "The Antidote"  
Release Date: June 3rd
Five years after his debut and newly signed to LA's own prolific Brainfeeder label, Taylor is back with a full length album that showcases his skills as a producer. Power collaborations abound, including one with jazz great Robert Glasper.

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Artist: James Tillman
Album: Shangri La
Song: "Love Within", "Shangri La"
Fortunately for us, James Tillman ditched his earlier plans to become an account. He decided to specialize in vocal jazz at the New School in New York, a school well known for it's famous alumni. His debut project is smoky and soulful.

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