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The Broncos' voice. online resource (None) 198?-2005, September 01, 1995, Image 10

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10 Bronco* Voicc (September 1995 Arts & Entertainment Music News From Uzi-D Once again it’s on. Broncos. Wel come back from a hot summer vaca tion. The big events this summer were all the summer fests going on. If you didn’t get a chance to check out the African-American Music Festival in Charlotte, then you missed a big one. At only $8 a ticket, 23 performers appeared at Memorial Stadium to rep resent R&B, Rap, Reggae, and old school flava. The lineup included names like D’Angelo, Faith, MC Hammer, Smooth, S.O.S. Band, Roger Troutman and Zapp, Mad Lion, and Jody Watley just to name a hand-full. No disrespect to the new school, but the old school “wrizecked,, shop. Roger & Zapp had the crowd at a mu sical high kicking the old school hits “Computer Love,, and “More Bounce to the Ounce,,. The S.O.S. band re minded us that “baby we can do this if we just take our time,,. Evelyn “Cham pagne,, King told us it’s a low down dirty “Shame!,, Over all, despite the heat (it felt like Satan’s sauna), it was a decent event for Charlotte’s first Summer Fest of this size. Boyz 11 Men also held a concert at Walnut Creek amphitheater. The show was nice. Montell Jordan, who opened for the group, had a great stage show but his vocals were nothing to brag about. Overall, the summer was filled with concert tours, but you would have had to have been in the hot spots to really catch all the flavor. Enough about the past. Let’s see what’s coming to record stores near you. If you are looking for some R&B CD’s with mad flava, be sure to check out Faith. One of my favorites on the CD is “Soon as I Get Home,, (#8). Most people might argue that Faith sounds like Mary J, but Faith’s voice is more mellow and seasoned whereas Mary’s voice is more raspy. Anyway, both of them are talented and deserve respect due. Others to check out are Michael Speaks, Monica, Tony Thompson, and don’t sleep on the new ones from Af ter 7 and John B. For some dance hall flava, be sure to check out Shaggy, who topped the charts with “Boombastic,,, and Patra. On the hip-hop tip, for some West coast flava, check out the new one from Bushwick Bill. Musically the tracks are tight. The lyrics are decent as well. It seems Bill’s style has improved. A new artist off of the Rap-A-Lot record label. Poppa Lq, is also representing the West with authority. The produc tion is tight on all the tracks, which makes way for that South Central flow. On the East coast be sure to check out the CD from Milkbone. All I can say about this one is butter tracks, lyri cal flow, and madd flave. Grand Puba’s new one is butter as well. Most of the tracks have the same consistent flow, but the CD is still worth picking up. “The Show,, sound track is pretty decent with new songs from Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Redman/ Methodman, and the phat reggae joint by Kali Ranks. “Jazzmatazz II„ has some jazz and hip-hop flavor mixed in on the current single “Watch What You’re Saying,,. Some CD’s to look for are the new ones from diggity DAS EFX; the art- continued on page 11 Sounds For All Ears One Fayetteville’s best kept secrets exists in the U.S. Flea Mall on McPherson Church Road. It’s called the Musik Hut. A small independently owned record store, the Musik Hut offers not only the newest releases on CDs and cassettes, but also has Fayetteville’s largest selection of records! Established in 1991, the store has constantly changed to meet the needs of its customers. It has expanded to 1100 square feet of new and used items in almost every style of music, includ ing rap, punk, jazz, gospel, and alter native. For the vinyl lover, the store has a selection of over 5,000 records. This includes over 1,000 12" singles and over 700 jazz albums. These records continued on page 11 The Movie Scene ROLUNG STONE A ftiM m iSPiLEEion Cl/DcjKeR^ Uimmncois tIOAQIESAIDAHUlEriLMWOilIGm mUlm 'iMEr iim mwAain KnHHAi FiEiEiiivE'TsiEiiaimD KHAi HI simm nix m nos .rjH m lEE IH JOIIM “SSH [EE ® IRI=SS^ n Laaavr.:.! AyimBElEASE-^ OPMS raiESMI SEPTEMBER If A! A MIE lEAE lOU

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