Late Pass: Ledisi (@Ledisi) – I Blame You

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Ledisi’s new album, The Truth, was released just a few days ago (March 11th) and is now available in stores and on iTunes/Amazon. She is also preparing to start touring with  featured artist, Robert Glasper. The festivities kick off April 16th in Jacksonville, FL in the meantime enjoy this flashback track as we celebrate her new album and the release of more good music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rhythm and Soul: 1 of the best contemporary R&B artists you should know: @Allen_Stone |#StreetIntell

If you treasure the art of live music and enjoy a soulful tune then this Chewelah, Washington native is sure to sooth your soul. Contemporary rhythm and soul is the genre we’ve pinned for this artist. Allen Stone at first glance is not your “typical” R&B artist. If anything he looks like he should be singing folk songs in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia but once you fade past the idiotic preconceive notions; you’ll discover his natural talent for tearing it up. His delivery is smooth, cool and sensual; his pitch and range are comparatively similar to that of well known neo-soul/R&B artists Maxwell and Eric Benet.  Sit back and enjoy the vibes and as always leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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Stumbled upon Allen Stone’s music through a open Jam Session at the Mousai House DC where I was fortunate to meet his drummer, Jason Holt or “big sexy” as the introduction stands [lol -inside joke]. Check out a clip from the jam session below:

Until next time… Street Intellectuals stay positive and progressive!

-Leta F

We Salute Sheila Stewart!

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Well known and highly respected Radio/Media Personality, Sheila Stewart died in an Atlanta car crash on Thursday. We are deeply touched by this news. Not only was Sheila one of the leading radio and media personalities in the DC metro area, she was a key facilitator in the growth of Street Intell as a recognized media brand. She held open that door and allowed us to walk through.

Growing up as a DMV native, it has been customary to hear Sheila’s beautiful voice on the Tom Joyner radio show updating us on community news. She was a decorated and award winning media personality, author, mentor and the Director of News and Community Affairs at the Radio One studio.zz2

She leaves behind a long remarkable legacy of dedication and service; spanning over 20 years. Shelia was a persistent figure in the community. She organized countless charitable benefits and always uplifted and promoted the idea of service and giving back. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority we see how that commitment to “serving all mankind” shined through everything she was involved in. Shelia was a beautiful spirit filled with bountiful joy and inspiration. We honor her spirit and legacy by acknowledging all of her accomplishments and all that she has done for the DC metro community and beyond. Rest in paradise to the “Queen of the Community”, Shelia Stewart.

Current Vibes: GOD|Hifi

Get with the current vibe.

Melo-X beastin’ on the Trill/ectro tip. Mashing up a fusion of reggae, hip-hop, 90s R&B, edm and soul. Maybe he’ll be an addition to next years Trillectro line up.. (wishful thinking).

If you don’t hear anything else, hear THE TRUTH!