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This week’s Soul Cooking mix features newer soul…but let’s not call it Neo.

If you dig artists like Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Maxwell, Jill Scott, India.Arie and Lauryn Hill, this one is for you.  Put this one on with the BBQ and let it marinate.... Read more

In the late 80’s and early 90’s there was an incredible British soul invasion. The music was called Acid Jazz, but make no mistake–it was SOUL music.

This week's Soul Cooking installment is dedicated to that movement. If names like Loose Ends, Soul II Soul, The Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai mean anything to you, get ready for a ride down memory lane. If those names are new to you and you appreciate good soul music, this... Read more

“I’d like to know. Are you really ready for some super dynamite soul?” This week’s Soul Cooking playlist (where we explore soul, funk and other music that has influenced hip-hop) is dedicated to the one and only James Brown.

No discussion about Soul and hip-hop is complete without mentioning James Brown. He has been sampled more than any other artist and his impact cannot be overstated. He really needs no introduction (other than the one above).  This playlist starts out with a groove and just gets funkier and funkier... Read more

If you like that West Coast G-Funk sound, this week’s Soul Cooking playlist is for you.

It's no secret legendary beat makers like Dr. Dre and DJ Quik were heavily influenced by the likes of Parliament/Funkadelic, Slave, Cameo, Zapp and Rick James, to name a few...You'll find lots of that classic funk sound on this playlist.  Just press play, sit back and prepare to get funked... Read more

This week’s installment of Soul Cooking comes courtesy of Statik Selektah and Lord Sear who just did a great soul classics mixtape.

Listen to all of the mixtape Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80′s and download it below. Click here to download. Here's the tracklist: Intro Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy Fatback - I Found Lovin Rene & Angela - I Love You More The Whatnauts - Help Is On... Read more

Weekends are for chilling and breaking up the daily routine, right? Welcome to Soul Cooking, where each Saturday you will find playlists featuring some of the finest soul music ever made. In this week’s inaugural edition, you can expect joints from Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Roy Ayers, Rose Royce, The Staples Singers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, The Brothers Johnson and more.

This playlist was inspired by a cool article by TheWellVersed on The 10 Non Hip-Hop acts to watch in 2011.  Ambrosia For Heads will always endeavor to serve you the best in hip-hop (old and new), but as with any good meal, sometimes you need a palate cleanser.  Also,  as... Read more