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Teddy Riley Reveals Some Of Heavy D’s Biggest Hits Were Meant For Wreckx-N-Effect

UPDATE: Teddy Riley's full Red Bull Music Academy Festival lecture video with Jeff "Chairman" Mao: ORIGINAL MAY 15 POST: Earlier this month, artist/producer Teddy Riley appeared before a live New York City audience as part of the Red Bull Music Academy speaker series. There, the Harlem, New Yorker spoke about... Read more

Do Remember When Soul II Soul Took A Classic Hip-Hop Beat & Kept It Movin’ (Video)

In 1989, Soul II Soul's unique blend of R&B, Dance, and Hip-Hop music not only crossed oceans from its British origins, it had everybody crossing the dance-floor to find a partner. Before "Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)" would be a pillar of "acapella-cool," another Club Classics, Vol. 1... Read more

N.O.R.E. Is Back In His Musical Time Machine (Audio)

In one fell swoop, N.O.R.E. weaves all of his styles into one song. "How Ever" backs down any tough-talking challengers, with sheer confidence, street savvy, and O.G. wisdom. But the MC known as Noreaga manages to incorporate his love of old-fashioned cassette-style Hip-Hop in this "ButchRock Blend." Like some of... Read more

Fire Up the BBQ and Let This Old School Mix Turn Up the Heat (Audio)

A few years ago, DJ Spinbad put together this short but killer Memorial Day BBQ Mix. Its Old School blends featuring The Jackson 5, Soul II Soul, Eric B. and Rakim, Main Source, Nas, Gap Band, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Biggie, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and much more... Read more

Here’s a Mix of Some of the Brilliant British Soul From the 80’s & 90’s (Audio)

It's been called Acid Jazz, British Soul and other names. Whatever the description, it was fresh. Here's a mix of the many artists from the 80's and 90's who brought the funk from across the pond. You'll hear music from Soul II Soul, Loose Ends, Jamiroquai, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Incognito,... Read more

Keep on Movin’: The Story of Soul II Soul

25 years ago, the U.K. collective Soul II Soul released Keep On Movin' and changed the sonic landscape. Wax Poetic caught up with Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler to discuss the making of the album. Check out an excerpt and link to the full article below. Here's an excerpt from... Read more

Soul II Soul’s Caron Wheeler Supports Omar On The Delightfully Soulful Treat You (Video)

At the height of the "Hip-House" movement, Soul II Soul was seemingly in every Head's Walkman, car stereo, or home music library. It was Caron Wheeler's jaw-dropping notes (along with her songwriting) that made that music like "Back To Life" and "Keep On Movin'" time-pieces for an era of club-going,... 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

Never Too Much – Classic Soul and R&B Playlist

Classic joints never get old.  They just get better.  Click here or above to play.  Trackist below: Never Too Much - Luther Vandross Rock With You - Michael Jackson Give Me the Night - George Benson Give it to Me Baby - Rick James September - Earth, Wind and Fire... Read more