Aqeel is the name of the vocalist, composer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Lover of music since the days of singing in church as a youth with his mother before dedicating his time professionally as a musician AQEEL spent ten years as a barber.
In 1998 he worked with Erykah Badu on a demo, she produced and he wrote the lyrics, but the project didn’t see light because AQEEL wasn’t as prepared as he thought he was. This made him more determined in taking his craft seriously. Shortly after he had another opportunity, he worked three days along side Dr. Dre on ‘The Chronic 2001’ project offering backing vocals and lyrics.
In 1999 he was offered a Motown gig in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He stayed 4 and half years honing his skills, deciding to establish himself there. From that moment he went on to collaborate with a host of acts in Europe. The most important was Samy Deluxe and KC Da Rockee’s Fire Tour, one of the biggest tours in German history.
Well adapted in his new life style AQEEL decided to stay in Spain. In 2002 he moved to Madrid also collaborating with a host of acts there Mala Rodríguez, Jota Mayúscula, Ketama, La Excepción, Wagon Cookin’ and Guateque All Stars to name a few.
In 2005 he released his debut: BEATS AND VOICES, rated one of the best soul voices in Spain and highly praised in the Spanish media. During the recording of the record, AQEEL met GRIFFI, highly rated producer in Spain..s hip hop scene, who also did two of the hottest tunes on the album, after which he decided to move to Barcelona to work hand in hand with him. From there a great chemistry began. He collaborated with all the artists on the DEL PALO records roster: QUIROGA, SÓLO LOS SOLO and CHACHO BRODAS.
In present day AQEEL offers: INSIDE THE MIND OF AN AFRO AMERICAN ANGEL, a mixtape (i.e. FREAKTAPE) where you’ll find classic joints, recent hits, songs from his sessions with GRIFFI plus two dope brand new tracks from the smash production group SA-RA Creative Partners, childhood friends of AQEEL. On this Freaktape you..ll find a soup of sexual funk, spaced out jazz and a whole lotta soul!!! A variety of sounds and new expressions transformed from passion, dedication and hard living.
AQEEL has a deep funk project under his real name GLEN ANTHONY HENRY, his first LP ‘Relax & Love’ is now out on Unique Records.
Aqueel – Inside The Mind Of An Afro-American Angel
Aqeel – The Bone Song (Prod Shafiq from Sa-Ra)
Aqeel – Milk Train Remix
Little Brother delivered their answer to the 9th & Jean Grae post. Are they really missing 9th…Or are they just tying to go another way with a fresher less underground style. Like it or not, Phonte & Big Pooh are still making moves. Are they part of the Moovmnt? Listen to some tracks of the N.C.Cool CD-R.
Little Brother – Cloud 9 Little Brother part of the Moovmnt??
9th Wonder& Jean Grae – My Story
9th Wonder& Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me
9th Wonder& Jean Grae – Billy Killer
Whoaaa! 9th wonder has done it again! Everybody was getting tired of him doing the same style of beats. But with the last tracks he’s done, including the Erykah Badu joint and this one, he has proven to be one of the illest most versatile producer. I expect a bright future for the man, and i bet Phonte & Big Pooh are real sorry they let him go, haha. By the way Jean Grae is on point again, in the video i saw a different appearence than i expected to see of her, but she brought it off real good, definitely our fav female mc.
A 4Hero Promo mix that has been out for a while now, (unmixed version for radio promotion). Make sure you support the artists!
01- Bootsy Collins -Fat Cat
02- I.N.T. – Beat 8
03- Dabrye – Game Over
04- J Dilla – Over the Breaks
05- Raymond Scott – Lightworks
06- Two Sisters – High Noon
07- Face – Act like all is right
08- Scientist – Blood on his lips
09- The Skatalites – Roots Dub
10- Patrice Rushen – Message in the Music
11- Giorgia Anne Muldrow – Blackman
12- The RH Factor – On the One (SA-RA Remix)
13- Aladdin – The silent Whisper
14- Little Brother – Nighttime Maneuvers
15- Waajeed – Make Doe!
I.N.T – Beat 8[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/4hero/02-int-beat_8.mp3]
Waajeed – Make Doe![audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/4hero/15-waajeed-make_doe.mp3]
4Hero …..Mixing PROMO DOWNLOAD (Right MouseClick, Save As)
Dwele’s new album Sketches of a Man set to release June 24th. We got some tracks for the people who are going to buy that album on June 24th. Remember you heard it first on MoovmntDOTcom.
Dr WHODAT takin y’all on a beat journey. Been a while since we heard some beats from Jneiriereoo. You can do everything you want to it, just dont sell it without Jneiro’s permission. Only available for a few days.
Jneiro Jarel – You Lose[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/JneiroYou_Lose.mp3]
Jneiro Jarel – Back Woods[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/JneiroBack_Woods.mp3]
Jneiro Jarel – Zulu[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/JneiroZulu.mp3]
With each generation a new style of music emerges. While the new generation celebrates its divergence from the generation before in the shaping of its own musical identity, the older generation tends to discredit the ability of the new sound to qualify as real music. Jesse Boykins III has found a way to reconcile these differences. His music possesses a jazzy and soulful sound reminiscent of early R&B acts, but his production and writing are undeniably relevant today. Jesse was born in Chicago, moved to Jamaica at the age of 5 and four years later would spend the rest of his youth growing up in Miami. From moving around he developed a rich musical palate for Motown Classics, R&B, reggae, hip-hop and salsa. His influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Bilal, DAngelo, and Musiq Soulchild. In addition to mainstream music, Jesse had reinforcement at home where most of his relatives were singers or musicians and helped develop his own musical talent. Jesse’s calling for his own career came when he joined the school choir at the age of 9. He routinely began auditioning for every singing opportunity that crossed his path and soon found himself recording with many local Miami artists. In high school he was invited to perform in The Grammy Jazz Ensemble and take part in recording an entire album. His performance with The Grammy Jazz Ensemble led to recruitment at the New School University in New York City. At the New School Jesse honed his skills as a vocalist, performer, writer, arranger, and producer, studying with classical trainer Kamal Scott and Universal Music recording artist, Bilal. Although Jesse is only 22 years old, he has been singing, writing and recording for more than half of his life. His voice spans a 5-octave range and his sound draws upon his eclectic taste, creating a style that is not bound by generations or time. Go to the Jesse Boykins Myspace to get his album “Dopamine: My life on my back”.
Jesse Boykins III – Baby “I don’t know”[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/baby__i_dont_know_.mp3]
Jesse Boykins III – Sobriety[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/sobriety.mp3]
Not available for download, cause he needs the support.
The brand new video from Jose James, shot by Josh Rothstein.
The 12″ of Jose James’ Park Bench People is backed with Jose’s collabo with Flying Lotus “Visions on Violet”. The 12″ will be released on the 2nd of June and is available from http://www.recordstore.co.uk/brownswo…“Park Bench People” is a cover of a lesser known hip hop classic, dating from 1993 by Freestyle Fellowship
The kidz in the hall consist off two members naledge and double 0 , Naledge the mc hailing out off chi-town went to a ivy league university and double 0 participated in the 2004 olympics they dropped their first album on rawkus in 2006 wich was recieved lukewarm at best since rawkus dropped the ball on promoting the ”school is my hustle project”. Their first album was put together in a short month and was supposed to create some buzz for naledge his solo album that wouldve featured production from just blaze and others.but since they left rawkus for more greener pastures the kidz in the hall signed a deal with Duck Down records owned by Dru Ha and black moons own Buckshot. with a single smashing the internet and even getting on mtv trl. The kidz in the hall are finally getting their propper due this 2nd time around here are some expercts from the album.
The Kidz in the Hall – Paper Trail Feat. Phonte[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/02-kidz_in_the_hall-paper_trail_(feat._phonte).mp3]
The Kidz in the Hall – Middle of the Map Part 1 Prod. Black Milk[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/09-kidz_in_the_hall-middle_of_the_map_pt._1_(feat._fooch).mp3]
The Kidz in the Hall – The Pledge[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/12-kidz_in_the_hall-the_pledge_(feat._sean_price_and_buckshot).mp3]
The Kidz in the Hall – Lucifer’s Joyride[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/04-kidz_in_the_hall-lucifers_joyride_(feat._travis_mccoy).mp3]