As if they existed… Solillaquists of Sound

Solilla
Solillaquists of Sound

Ur Turn Download
Ask Me If I Care Download

Boogaleo is back for the holidays. I apologize for all our avid fans but life has been pretty hard to manage as a community organizer in New Orleans. What’s been happening? I’ve been involved with some campaigns with the Vietnamese American community and running an environmental justice campaign.

Music-wise, New Orleans is in another world. Being the birthplace of jazz, it’s a musical mecca that stays true to its roots—jazz jazz jazz, brass bands, zydeco (traditional cajun music), second-lines, bounce music. I will be featuring some of the local artists once I get my hands on them. There’s some local DJs that spin great funk breaks Sundays, log onto www.wwoz.org to catch streams of Dj Soul Sister or Brice Nice.

So to the irrelevant feature, my FL favs Solillaquists of Sound FINALLY got some larger label exposure this past September releasing they’re 2nd proper LP, “As if we existed”. I find this album a real complete Solilla effort as a lot of the roles between spoken word artists Tanya Combs, vocalist AlexandrahGod, lyricist Swamburger and producer DaVinci have been tightened. They are the most cohesive in this production and I’m proud of these Orlando natives.

I always appreciated the mix of creative melodies and message that Solilla delivers like the songs posted. “Ur Turn” is a dialogue between women and man’s oppressive world with equally explosive production. “Ask me if I care” covers the issue of taking an artists’ message seriously 24/7, on-and-off-stage. Other songs on their album cover the struggle to get a best friend to stop smoking, capitalism making money off of blacks and hispanics, St. Ides destroying the Black community, sustaining relationships, and (surprise!) a parody of hiphop today. If you feelin this, check out www.solilla.com

Enjoy. Happy Holidays.

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