The JETSET is a special podcast that features music from various genres and time frames. Its sole purpose is to expose audiences to the beautiful grooves that exist around the world and over time. So, let's get ready for takeoff. No doubt about it, The JETSET will take you here, there, and everywhere!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tyler Woods: The R&B Sensation


Tyler Woods showed up in my life a couple of years ago. I was minding my own business cruising Youtube and his video for 'Prove Myself' was sitting in the sidebar. The title contained one of the emerging brand names for dopeness, 9th Wonder, so I figured I'd check it out. This young chocolatey brotha with a '70s soul sound lodged in his throat flashed before me, crooning and gesturing towards the camera. Immediately, I fell in love with the song...and him. How could I not? With 9th's exquisite production work & Tyler's velvet sound along with some meaningful lyrics, it was an orgasmic moment for this music snob. The video was cool, too, of course, they could have left off the colorful dancers--they seemed out of place to me. I would have preferred to look at Tyler throughout the vid, but I know I can't get my way all of the time. I recall wondering the cyberworld looking for something to cop and, at the time, there wasn't much other than a couple of videos. But then, a mixtape emerged which satisfied my thirst for a little while but when the Mahogany Experiment dropped, I felt good all over. The Mahogany Experiment is Tyler Woods fullness -- and honestly, that's how I like it so I can get a real feel for him.

So, on that note, the Mahogany Experiment remains one click away from 'Play'. It's a Free-P that dropped on Valentine's Day this year and I copped mine at Okayplayer. He's proclaimed the R&B Sensation and it's befitting, mainly because he's got the voice of a real R&B singer. Remember those? Tyler doesn't sound like some 8th grader with a light falsetto singing about something he doesn't know anything about, but rather, a grown ass man that has had Life to teach him a thing or two. I like that. I love that.

So, yeah, go on and cop that Mahogany Experiment and show this brotha some love. Here's one my favorite joints from the Free-P called 'Be Together'.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shine: Hip Hop Erotic, Volume 1

Check out this new JETSET mix for our Shine Hip Hop series. This one is an experimental mix in an attempt to define a hip hop erotic. Here, we're defining it as a definitive Hip Hop sound; it's straightforward and full of lyrical delivery while encompassing an undeniable sensual element.

Listen to the show and share your feedback. Is this a good starting place for defining a Hip Hop Erotic?