Fashion, Flyy Style, Photography

Photo(s) of the Day: Esperanza Spaulding Gets Flashy for S Moda Magazine

Glowing skin, afro trim, plunging necklines, and short dresses, Esperanza Spalding shows off her megawatt smile in the photoshoot for Spain’s S Moda Magazine. The Grammy Award-winning jazz musician gives elegant a sophisticated edge. Take a look:

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Covers, Music Break

Joss Stone’s Beautiful Acoustic Performance for ‘You Can Tell Me Goodbye’


Joss Stone’s acoustic performance for the’60s song “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” from her latest album, The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is quite moving. The United Kingdom soulstress sounds crisp and clear, showcasing just how beautiful her voice is.

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via SoulCulture TV

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Concerts, LA Timez

Highlights from Rachel Assil’s ‘The Opus Unplugged’ Album Release

Some of indie music’s brightest singers, songwriters and producers took over The Roxy on Sunset Strip Thursday night. Rachel Assil assembled a handful of  talented friends to celebrate the release of her album, The Opus Unplugged, such as Timothy Bloom, Tha Boogie, Dezi Paige and others.

As soon as we entered the venue, Timothy Bloom’s performance began.

With a voice like Donny Hathaway and the sex appeal of D’Angelo, he wooed the crowd. His equally awesome band and backup singers added to rhapsody that he stirred. A woman next to us couldn’t help herself and screamed, Timothy! Will you marry me?!” Yes, he was that mesmerizing.

Timothy Bloom with Dezi Paige

In between sets, DJ Paris Paul helped the crowd stay warmed up and interested. He was high energy the entire night with his mixes.

Ms. D-NICE, a percussionist/drummer, dubbed as the next Sheila E., did an on-the-spot performance where she timed her beats to every song that the DJ pumped out. The crowd went in a frenzy over her performance.

Shortly thereafter, Rachel Assil hit the stage.

Behind her Steinway & Sons piano, she belted out The Opus Unplugged, a sincere, soulful record touches on life, love, betrayal and deceit. “Cold Cold Coma” got the biggest reaction from the crowd. Definitely one of the standout tracks.

Make sure to get it on iTunes.

Tha Boogie finished off the fun-filled night.

Their energy level is off the charts!

Rachel hopped on stage to party with the duo.


We were all smiles and ringing ears afterwards. On our way out, we ran into Maya and Nandy of Heroine December.

Overall, great great great night. Supreme voices. Phenomenal music. Live music is everything!


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Music Break

Esperanza Spalding Reveals Dance Skills in Crowned & Kissed Video

Esperanza Spalding stepped from behind her bass violin and let a bit of choreography do the talking for the “Crown & Kissed” video. The petite singer and multi-instrumentalist, displays how one treats their king or queen, which is through love, kindness, and kisses, of course. She describes the song beautifully:

This song is about the unsung royalty in your life, men and women who quietly, every day do the mightiest, most honorable things. Although they may not end up in castles or with great riches and power, in the eyes of those who love them, they most certainly are mighty and regal.

So sweet!

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