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Cody ChesnuTT To Release New Album, Drops First Track Featuring Raphael Saadiq

Cody ChesnuTT To Release New Album, Drops First Track Featuring Raphael Saadiq

American R&B/neo soul singer Cody ChesnuTT, best known for appearing on The Roots' 'The Seed (2.0)' from their album Phrenology, will be releasing a new politically and socially conscious album titled My Love Divine Degree.

ChesnuTT's first new track off the album titled 'Bullets In The Streets And Blood' features Raphael Saadiq, neo soul multi-instrumentalist and frequent D'Angelo collaborator, on bass. Sessions for this album were conducted at Saadiq's Hollywood Studio with production from Twilite Tone, associate of Kanye West and Common.

As opposed to his usual classic soul sounds, his latest features a more electronic based sound built out of 808s, while still retaining his trademark sense of heartbreak. He tells Noisey, that his latest album was heavily inspired by The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, a book given to him by his girlfriend that offers a different view on the teachings of Christ. He describes how "one of the stories is about love divine and how it can be applied" which stuck with him in particular. With the premise of how "we rise above our own selfish needs and offer a higher love that everyone can benefit from, to win the hearts of men to better things" which is what ChesnuTT hopes to similarly accomplish with his music and art, hence naming his latest album after this concept.

Due to be released in early 2017, in the meantime check out his latest track off the album below.

Source: Okayplayer

Teaser To RZA Scored 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin' Revealed

Teaser To RZA Scored 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin' Revealed

There's no denying where Wu-Tang Clan derives their martial arts inspired references from and a recently reported dream combination of RZA live-scoring the classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin looks set to happen at LA's Beyond Fest on 12th October and at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, Texas on 29th September.

As reported by High Snobiety, "From opening to closing credits, RZA will be live-scoring the iconic film with “over 40 instrumental tracks, beats and vocals individually crafted and placed to amplify the narrative and electrifying action of Kar-leung’s enduring classic.” The visual itself will in turn take cues from how RZA saw it when he was growing up, all while featuring the original English dialog."

Although it's unlikely this will appear locally here in Singapore, we're hoping this version of the film gets a wide release through Blu-ray or DVD eventually. However if you happen to be in either of the locations, tickets can be purchased here.

Also check out the teaser below.

Source: High Snobiety