52 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Ishmael Butler (EXCLUSIVE)
Season SIX opening interview with rapper and producer Ishmael Butler (@shabazzpalaces). We talked a whole lotta Jazz, it’s pioneers, and his influences including the many things his father Reginald Butler imparted to him. Of course we talked about Digable Planets, Cherrywine, Knife Knights, and Shabazz Palaces productions. Follow @shabazzpalaces Follow @digableplanets Follow @knifeknights Follow @VirtuousOptimistPodcast Shop @VoOutletStore or virtuousoptimist.com (All funds from store directly benefits this podcast's sustainability) Find tune sample playlist (and more) on Apple Music & Spotify @VirtuousOptimist or @Channtanza Tune Samples: Golden Days - MastermindMose Joy & Pain- Frankie Beverly & Maze Jettin' - Digable Planets What Im Talking - Cherrywine 100 Sph – Shabazz Palaces Can't Draw The Line - Knife Knights Easin' In – Edwin Starr Digable Planets - Cool like dat (instrumental) - Digable Planets Time & Space (A New Refutation Of) - Digable Planets Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Something Came To Me Ain't Nothin' Wrong – KC & The Sunshine Band Where I'm From - Digable Planets Incense – Erykah Badu Stardust - Clark Terry 1967 I'll Get By Without You – Wah Wah Watson Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Willing Bridge Through Time – Lonnie Liston Smith The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You High Energy (12 Version) - Donald Byrd Hush - Donald Byrd Pepper Adams Quintet Miles Davis - Walkin' George Benson - Give Me The Night Maxayn - Jam For Jack (1972) Digable Planets - The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug Keyon Harrold - Her Beauty Through My Eyes (feat. Pharoahe Monch) For Corners - Digable Planets Billie Holiday - Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (1949) 24 Carat Black ft. Vicki Gray - You're Slipping Away Culture - Two Sevens Clash, 1977 Hvnli - KeiyaA Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance) Jettin LIVE - Digable Planets Cherrywine - What Im Talking Shabazz Palaces - The Neurochem Mixalogue Shabazz Palaces - Endeavors for Never (The last time we spoke you said you were not here. I saw you though.) Shabazz Palaces - Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance) Shabazz Palaces - Sparkles Shabazz Palaces - Recollections of the Wraith Shabazz Palaces - 30 Clip Extension Shabazz Palaces - Self-Made Follownaire Shabazz Palaces - 20 Gear Science Shabazz Palaces - Money Yoga Cant Draw the Line - Knife Knights Give You Game – Knife Knights Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Just Wait I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC. MUSIC COPYRIGHT TO RESPECTIVE ARTISTS.
85 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
The Vent Sesh with Maya Rai’Jean
”What His Hair Do?” Icebreaker segment, reflecting, giving thanks, laughing, crying, venting, “Show Yo Naked Skillz” Freestyle - Gib$on and everything MEN in Los Angeles, CA . Recorded at the Lighthouse Studio12/18/2020 Tune Samples: Ohio Players – Ecstasy D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Really Love (Audio) Erykah Badu – WOO Groundation - Jah Jah Know Masego - I Do Everything (More For Cruisin') RAHEEM DEVAUGHN - BELIEVE (SLOWED) Jaheim - Finding my way back  Nelly-Body on me Lyrics It's Love – Jill Scott Sweet Justice - Jill Scott 2 Smooth – Webbie I Love You – Herman Jones Made Nigga – Webbie Masego - I Had A Vision (audio) Love Be Like (Medasin Remix) Ooh Nah Nah (feat. Masego) Steve Lacy - N Side (Official Audio) Hoochie Hotline (Interlude) , Pt.1 Niggas – Kamaiyah Lil Wayne - Shoot Me Down Sarah, the Illstrumentalist - Green Aventurine Cortex - Huit octobre 1971 Head – prince Moonbeam Levels – prince Tyrone Davis - Ain't Nothing I Can Do Breezin' – George Benson Shingo Sekiguchi - North Wing Nomatter – Moose Dawa A child with the blues – Erykah Badu XXYYXX - About You OutKast - Stankonia (Stanklove) (Official Audio) ft. Big Rube, Sleepy Brown Heart Ache - GurtyBeats Mountain Sunlight (feat. Mos Def) Project Pat - Life We Live for you - jhfly Mereba – Kinfolk (Audio) Booted Up – DJ Rev & Playboyxo Joe Moses & RJmrLA - Stop It [Official Audio] Kamaiyah - Bape Hoodie (Audio) Hoes Come Easy - RJ Get It – Joey Gilmore Joey Gilmore - Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone Beauty in the Dark (Groove with You) - Mos Def “Show Yo Naked Skillz” Freestyle - Gib$on "Show Yo Naked Skillz” Instrumentals: Don't You Go Home - David Ruffin Voyage To Atlantis - Isley Brothers Neighbors - J Cole Knee Deep (Not Just) - Funkadelic June 27th Freestyle - DJ Screw Cool Down - Jazz Liberatorz Rock With You - Michael Jackson MF DOOM – Cedar (RIP 10/31/20) MF DOOM – Doomsday (RIP 10/31/20) Music copyright to the respective artists.
27 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
"What His Hair Do?" - Channtanza & Maya Rai'Jean
The very first "What His Hair Do?" Icebreaker segment on Vo Podcast featuring Actress Maya Rai'Jean. We throw out men's hairstyles such as locs, afros, plaits, cornrows, fade, baldy, perms, etc. Press play to hear our thoughts/opinions of the brothas rockin em. So much fun! Tune Samples: Ohio Players – Ecstasy D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Really Love Erykah Badu – WOO Groundation - Jah Jah Know Masego - I Do Everything (More For Cruisin') RAHEEM DEVAUGHN - BELIEVE (SLOWED) Jaheim - Finding my way back  Nelly-Body on me Lyrics It's Love – Jill Scott Sweet Justice - Jill Scott 2 Smooth – Webbie I Love You – Herman Jones Made Nigga – Webbie Masego - I Had A Vision (audio) Love Be Like (Medasin Remix) Ooh Nah Nah (feat. Masego) Steve Lacy - N Side (Official Audio) Hoochie Hotline (Interlude) , Pt.1 Niggas – Kamaiyah Lil Wayne - Shoot Me Down Sarah, the Illstrumentalist - Green Aventurine Cortex - Huit octobre 1971 Head – prince Moonbeam Levels – prince Music Copyright to Respective Artists
66 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Doc Holliday (PART TWO)
A bunch more road stories, groupies , vocal theory and analysis, coaching Britney Spears during performance, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, George Clinton & The Cinderella Theory AND my most fav, JAZZ TALK. Press play for great stories and groovy soul music! Follow @singwithdoc Follow @VirtuousOptimistPodcast Shop @VoOutletStore or virtuousoptimist.com (All funds from store directly benefits this podcast's sustainability) Tune Sample Playlist: Leon Bridges - Sweeter (Official Audio) ft. Terrace Martin Magicsmooth A.P.I.D.T.A - Jay Electronica instrumental Get into the Party Life LION BABE - Get Into The Party Life (Official Audio) Darondo (feat. Dave Allison) Didn't I (Dave Allison Rework) People Make The World Go Round · Bobby Hutcherson Donald Byrd - Wind Parade SirBlue!!! – 9th wonder The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) : III. Presto Shalamar - This is for the Lover in You hard work children of zeus Can't Stop The Love (Remastered) Maze - I Wanna Thank You Song For My Mother (Remastered) Joy And Pain (Live Remastered) Smoothies in 1991 – larry June Airbound – george Clinton There I Go Again - george Clinton The Cinderella Theory - george Clinton I'll Be with You Bernie Worrell Bootsy's Rubber Band - Preview Side Too Hush - Donald Byrd Pepper Adams Quintet Edwin Starr - Easin' In (1973) For My Ladies Yussef Dayes Kari Faux - LEAVE ME ALONE (Official Audio) Find tune sample playlist (and more) on Apple Music & Spotify @VirtuousOptimist or @Channtanza Mixed and mastered by Larry Fergusson MUSIC COPYRIGHT TO RESPECTIVE ARTISTS
39 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Doc Holliday (PART ONE)
Tales of the road with vocal coach Doc Holliday. Doc is most known for starting the singing careers of Tyrese Gibson & Backstreet Boys and on to coaching Britney Spears, TLC, En Vogue, Nsync, Eric Benet, Brandy, George Clinton, Mali Music and many many more. He's a music industry hidden gem. Stay tuned for part two of the full audio interview with Doc Holliday on next Sunday October 4, 2020. You can find us on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Stitcher & wherever else you listen to your fav podcasts.... Follow @singwithdoc Follow @VirtuousOptimistPodcast Shop @VoOutletStore or virtuousoptimist.com (All funds from store directly benefits this podcast's sustainability) Tune Sample Playlist loading..... Mixed and mastered by Larry Fergusson MUSIC COPYRIGHT TO RESPECTIVE ARTISTS
81 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Son Little (EXCLUSIVE)
Go behind the music with soul musician Son Little aka Aaron Livingston. Son tells us every instrument he can play, about music education, Twitter rants, songs of protest, Curtis Mayfield, Pop Staples, singing with Mavis, new record Aloha and on and on.. Tune Samples in rare form: Cross My Heart Live (Acoustic) on @sonlittlemusic IG 7/16/2020 Hot dreams – Timber Timbre Who's She Coo - Ohio Players Loser Blues - Son Little Toes – Son Little Loser Blues - Son Little Cookout - MastermindMose Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters Nights Over Egypt - Zo! Fu-Gee-La - The Fugees Pacifics - Digable Planets Swing My Way - K. P. & Envyi Ensueno - Godtet Hey rose – Son Little Letter bound – son little [Somebody] Ease My Troublin' Mind – Sam Cooke People Get Ready The Impressions Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up all mine Kanye Spaceship - kanye Son Little - Your Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart Aches Space strut Mocky Slide - slave Son Little - belladonna (Full Album Stream) Bbbaby - on little Popstar - dababy let it slide - sweeps when im in your arms – cleo lets do it again – the staples singers big yello taxi – joni Mitchell fight – Mavis Staples Staple Singers - Why Am I Treated So Bad Guns Are Drawn – the roots Song For My Mother (Remastered) Son Little - Mad About You (Full Album Stream) Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln - Lonesome Lover Let it slide - sweeps Music Copyright to respective artists.
5 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
"Show Yo Naked Skillz" Freestyle - J KING
Another FIRE freestyle session of "Show Yo Naked Skillz" featuring J King on Season 5 Episode 1 Tune Samples (Instrumentals) How Deep is your Love - Keith Sweat Tops Drop - Fat Pat Krazy but True - Future What its Worth - Black Milk Still Po Pimpin - Do or Die Music & Photo Copyright to Respective artists
77 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
J King stops by the Lighthouse Studio in Los Angeles, CA to discuss his rap history, being the son of Motown Records soul singer Bobby King & Cadillac Classics Vol 1 & 2. This episode features two UNRELEASED tracks by J King & a fire "Show Yo Naked Skillz" freestyle over some of my favorite funky soul beats. Press Play @iamthejking on all social media platforms Season 5, Episode 1 Tune Samples: Golden Days (Vo Theme Song) - MastermindMose Midnight - Willie Lindo Nawf - Justin Money Soul Seek - Blue Iverson Looks are Deceiving - Damian "Jr Gong" Marley Dookiekillintheblunt (Interlude) Shes Strange - Nate Dog Girls - Kid Cudi featuring Too $hort Shes Strange – Cameo Baby Come to Me - Regina Belle Swang on 4’s - Z Ro Step Back - Washed Out Ain't Never Met A Woman Like You - Bobby King I Do Love You - GQ STAB - J King Intro [Prod By DJ Choke Deezy] - J King (SoundCloud) Southside - J King (SoundCloud) Points To Prove - J King (SoundCloud) Top Drop - J King (SoundCloud) 3ME Cypher - @ThreeMEnt (Youtube) - J King & Buggs Marley The Relevant - Kendrick Lamar Jazz Liberatorz - I Am Hip Hop ft Asheru (Instrumental) Blankets - Swell Countdown - J King (SoundCloud) Road To Riches - J King (SoundCloud) ******************************** "Show Yo Naked Skillz" Tune Samples (Instrumentals) How Deep is your Love - Keith Sweat Tops Drop - Fat Pat Krazy but True - Future What its Worth - Black Milk Still Po Pimpin - Do or Die ******************************* Go Wit the Move - J King *UNRELEASED TRACK* Brazilica - Ramsey Lewis Sunday Afternoon - Max Roach Get MuNNY - Erykah Badu Pick It Up (feat A$AP Rocky) [Prod By FKi1st and Sosa808] Lac Lac - Big K.R.I.T. feat. A$AP Ferg (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.) Feds Did A Sweep Freestyle - J King (SoundCloud) Real Nigga Prayer - J king (SoundCloud) Live From The Gutta - J King (SoundCloud) Dreamville - Still Dreamin ft. JID, Lute, and 6LACK (Official Audio) Closing (0037) - Produced by Substantial Finessin the plug – J King *UNRELEASED TRACK* HEY IT'S LOVE - THE COMMANDS What A Job - Devin The Dude ft. Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000 In the Rain - Ernest Ranglin Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
4 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
"Show Yo Naked Skillz" Freestyle - Lex Culture
Lex Culture goes off the top over some of the grooviest classic Soul & Hip Hop instrumentals including Bahamadia's "Uknowhowwedu". Lex is the FIRST sista to do a "Show Yo Naked Skillz" Freestyle on Vo. Music & Photo Copyright to Respective artists.
53 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Season 4 Finale
Season 4 Finale: An episode featuring a loud yet funny unreleased family card game that turns emotional with my aunts, uncles & cousins in Lake Charles, thoughts on the Disneyland fight w/ special guest and LA native Tamia, taking down "Just Jake & Chuck", K.R.I.T IZ HERE Mix, whats next for Vo ANDDDDDD Virtuous Optimist's FIRST "Show Yo Naked Skillz" freestyle featuring a sista, Lex Culture!!!!!!!!! Press Play Tune Samples: Travelin' Man (Remastered) – Maze feat. Frankie Beverly Big K.R.I.T. - M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. Big K.R.I.T. - Make It Easy Big K.R.I.T. - Prove It (feat. J. Cole) Big K.R.I.T. - Blue Flame Ballet BIG K.R.I.T. - “Learned From Texas” (Audio) Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones Nas – If I Ruled the World Feat. Lauryn Hill Soul II Soul - Back to Life (Acapella) Johnnie Taylor – Sending You a Kiss Tyrone Davis – There It Is Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper to Keep Her Love TKO – Teddy Pendergrass Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly – Reason Brett Eclectic – Vast JMSN - Drinkin' [Audio] Lex Culture “Show Yo Naked Skillz” freestyle MF DOOM – Cedar (Instrumental) Bob Marley - So much trouble in the world Kanye West – Spaceship The Pharcyde - Pack the Pipe Maze - I Need You Music Copyright to the Respective Artists.
2 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
"Show Yo Naked Skillz" Freestyle -Jaylon Musa
Jaylon Musa eat up three classic tunes, freestyle featured on Ep. 21 Just Jaylon Musa (Part two) Instrumental Samples: Blu & Exile - O Heaven Digable Planets – Jettin Guru – Down the Backstreets Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
67 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Just Jaylon Musa (Part Two)
Press Play to hear part two with Chazz & Rapper Jaylon Musa. Its gets deep. We talking a lot about the Almighty album, Black Kingdom, Black Power, Voodoo, the Bible, Ancestors, Influences, a whole buncha soul tunes & a "Show Yo Naked Skillz" freestyle from Jaylon Musaaaaaaaa!!! Tune Samples: Bobbi Humphrey - Mestizo Eyes Alison Wonderland - Ignore (Official Audio) Jaylon Musa – Almighty Fire Is Coming (feat. David Lynch) Jaylon Musa - Black Power Tyler the Creator - EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING UGK - Hi Life Erykah Badu – Incense Erykah Badu - Bump It Erykah Badu – Twinkle Jaylon Musa – Scholarship RC & The Gritz - I'll Be Waiting For You People Under the Strairs - The Sound of a Memory The Last Poets - This Is Madness Chant Joi - He's Still A Nigga Digable Planets - Borough Check Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man Kendrick Lamar - The Relevant Ravyn Lenae - Computer Luv feat. Steve Lacy [Official Audio] Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes Mel Waiters - Hole In The Wall Jaylon Musa - Run It Ft Kidd Saturday J. Cole - Relaxation Ft. Omen & Fashawn Guru - Intro (Light It Up) Music Copyright to the Respective Artists.
54 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
Just Jaylon Musa (Part One)
Press play to hear part one of Just Jaylon Musa on Season 4, Ep. 21 of Virtuous Optimist Podcast. We broke the ice with a "get comfortable with being uncomfortable" icebreaker on dominion, talked black gods, B.E.T.'s Freestyle Friday Champion of L.A., The Birth Ep and more. AND PLENTY of soulful tunes to share. Tune Samples: Blooming In The Streets ft Seven Davis Jr – Sampology Jaylon Musa – Jaylon Musa New Apartment – Ari lennox Win – Jay Rock Takashi - Flying Lotus Land Of Honey (feat. Solange) – Flying Lotus Look At California - Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly Pakaso - Jaylon Musa Forget about You - Jaylon Musa For The Love - Jaylon Musa Burning Down the House (feat. George Clinton) Knife Knights - Light Up Ahead (Time Mirage) Biggie Smalls - Notorious Thugs Mix Tune Samples: You and Me - The Stylistics On Code – DaM - FunK I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair - Ella Fitzgerald Momma I Hit A Lick – 2 Chains feat. Kendrick Lamar 9 Carrots (feat. Toro y Moi) - Flying Lotus Goddamn - Tyga GIOVANNI – Jamila Woods Static - Ari Lennox Give You Game - Knife Knights While I’m Alone – Maze feat. Frankie Beverly Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Just Talkin' Women with Dante' Harris
Ep. 20 “Just Talkin’ Women with Danté Harris”. He believes that women will do what they want so no need for brothas to be extra cuffy (jealous, overprotective, etc.) behind their women. Press play for clarity! Tune Samples: Nipsey Hussle - Mercy feat. Stacy Barthe Intellexual - Money Guru – Plenty feat. Erykah Badu Douboyrari ft. OG- “Freak” (prod by. DjFlipp) Bonobo – Sapphire Submotion Orchestra - All Yours Dante Harris - Love Me or Love Me Not ft. Adrien Broner Music Copyright to the Respective Artists.
26 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Just Breaking The Ice With Tippa Lee
Breakin' the ice with Reggae Veteran, Tippa Lee was super fun. We kicked it outside the DubClub (Echo Park in Los Angeles), where Tippa broke down what Dub is to Reggae, King Tubby, smoking from a chalice & the founder of ganja. We left off on the Rastafari culture & Marcus Garvey. You can hear/watch the full ice breaker with Tippa Lee on Vo Youtube channel titled "Just Breakin' the Ice with Tippa Lee" This audio version is jam packed with Reggae, Dub, Rock Steady, & Ska tunes featuring Tippa Lee, Bob Marley, Sister Nancy, Skatalites & more. Stay tuned for the official Tippa Lee Docucast (documentary/podcast) presented by Virtuous Optimist Podcast. Tune Samples: Tippa Lee - Sound Killer Naram - Dub Wise Footage from Return of the Rub-a-Dub Style Documentary Feat. Tippa Lee The Skatalites - Guns Of Navarone Alton Ellis – Rocksteady King Tubby - Dub is my woman Bob Marley - Roots, Rock, Reggae Tippa Lee & Rappa Roberts - No Trouble We + Version - JA Redman 7 1988 Tippa Lee & Rappa Roberts - Dance Hall Business Tippa Lee Feat Sister Nancy - Smoke the Weed Landfill Crew (Tippa Lee as Hux) - Poets In The Night Tippa Lee - Cultural Ambassador Rappa Robert & Tippa Lee -Dibi Dibi Sound Tippa Lee – Bubbler Bob Marley - Easy Skanking Music Copyright to the Respective Artists.
51 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
The 1st Anniversary
We are celebrating 1 year of Virtuous Optimist Podcast with a bunch of great soul tunes, moments (with artists like MidCityAb & Kristien Owens), bloopers, & flashbacks including unreleased audio, all recorded within our first year after birth. Thank You to all of our Loved Ones for sharing your time with Vo. Peace Give Thanks Tune Samples: Happy Anniversary - Ray, Goodman & Brown Grandma’s Hands – Bill Withers Masego & FJK – Tadow Anniversary Mix Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr - You Can't Blame Me Big K.R.I.T. - Booth N Da Sky Frank Ocean - Biking (feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator) Janis Joplin – Summertime Gucci Mane - Curve feat The Weeknd Instrumental (Reprod. By Osva J) Gucci Mane - Curve (feat. The Weeknd) Anquette – I Will Always Be There For You ODESZA - It's Only (feat. Zyra) Noah Slee – Told Cormega – XI (Instrumental) Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady Nicholas Richard – Life of Emotions Erykah Badu - Tyrone (Bass) Digable Planets – Swoon Units Dante Harris – Fwm Gib$on "Show Yo Naked Skillz” Instrumentals: Don't You Go Home - David Ruffin Voyage To Atlantis - Isley Brothers Neighbors - J Cole Knee Deep (Not Just) - Funkadelic June 27th Freestyle - DJ Screw Cool Down - Jazz Liberatorz Rock With You - Michael Jackson Four Mints - Row My Boat Weldon Irvine - Morning Sunrise Chrystal Doomes - Bad 4 Me Chrystal Doomes – Ol Skool Bone Thugs n Harmony - Smoking Lovely Tippa Lee - Sound Killer Tony! Toni! Tone! - Anniversary (Full Extended Version) Music Copyright to the Respective Artists.
58 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
JUST KICKIN VIBES W/ VELI (Behind the music)
Go behind the music of Veli's new EP Kickin' Vibes (California Love). We got Veli on the line to talk inspiration, California, features, track list, interludes & all of those who had parts in making the project come together in an album like manner. Peace to Mose on production Tune Samples: A.B.N. - Picture Me Guru & Erykah Badu - Plenty Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It Veli - Runnin’ Laps Wale – Losing Eric B and Rakim - Don't Sweat the Technique (Instrumental) Wale - Bitches Like You ft. Camron Colonel Loud - California (ft. T.I., Young Dolph, Ricco Barrino) Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - Look At California Four Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) Bone Thugs N Harmony- Crossroads (Instrumental) Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Stretching Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
52 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Press play to hear me (Chazz) vent about September, “figuring myself out”, standards, relationship status/goals, my fav line from E. Badu's 2018 BET HipHop Awards cypher, Maxine Waters "I aint scared!", LA lifestyle, & much more. Since I’m solo on this one, I wanted to reflect & play some groovy tunes with the theme being Blues; including the bass heavy "what i been on" mix by Tune. Adjust the bass & let the Alphine blast...... Tune Samples: Jazz Liberatorz – That’s Reality Jazz Liberatorz – Blue Avenue Nina Simone – Baltimore Muddy Waters - Champagne & Reefer Erykah Badu BET Cypher 2018 Shabazz Palaces – 100 SPH Bobby Blue Bland - Lovin' on Borrowed Time Boosty Collins - You Got Me Wide Open (feat. Bernie Worrell) Roy Hargrove Quintet - Strasbourg St. Denise Raury - Revolution Shabazz Palaces - Self-Made Follownaire Big K.R.I.T. - Praying Man feat. B.B. King Horace Silver - Calcutta Cutie Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Just Wait Tank & The Bangas – Themeparks Ari Lennox - Cold Outside Johnnie Taylor - Last Two Dollars The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Walk Tall (Live From The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA/1972) Shirley Brown - Sprung On His Love ZZ Hill - Cheatin' In The Next Rom Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Pass The Vibes Wah Wah Watson - I'll Get By Without You. Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
66 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
Just Clouds Of Progression (Bass Edition)
The Virtuous Optimist FINALLY got a chance to sit down with Bass King Brian Worwick aka CloudsofProgression while in Lafayette, LA. We were able to get a bass "Show Yo Naked Skillz" freestyle out of Brian and a mini sess on keys. We talked Bassist Thundercat, Jaco P, & Robert Bubby Lewis. We ran Brian's tune "KOI", talked Sugar gliders aka bats (according to Chazz), playing as a union in Dphrntstrks (Different Strokes) band, Facebook being the police, Dick Gregory, and a buncha bass stuff. Musically, this one is for the real bass junkies. Tune Samples: Quincy Jones -Secret Garden (Instumental) Xscape – Tonight CloudsOfProgression – KOI Jaco Pastorius - A Portrait Of Tracy Robert Bubby Lewis (YouTube) - Get Your Head In The Groove A Tribe Called Quest - Verses From The Abstract MC Solaar & Ron Carter - Un Ange En Danger Live Digable Planets Live at The Novo - Los Angeles 2018 Kindred The Family Soul - Contentment Jill Scott - Le Boom Vent Suite Dick Gregory Interview – Youtube Raphael Saadiq - Skyy Can You Feel Me Erykah Badu - Danger Music Copyright to Respective Artists.
108 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Just How Can We Win?
The Virtuous Optimist aka Chazz is on the move, flippin’ up & down i-10 in Louisiana. When a high school classmate (Kcal) hits you talking about “How Can We Win?” a touch and agree is necessary right? In Lake Charles, Chazz links with 3 soul brothas, one of which is a surprise guest, Marlon, writer and classmate she doesn’t recall since elementary school...along with Rapper, Veli aka Mac & Trainer, KCal who made it all happen. Hit play to hear us catch up, talk #WINNING, food deserts in Lake Charles (I never heard of that either), young black men setting boundaries for themselves, Is Tupac in Cuba with Assata?, Spirit or South West, and much more. Oh and Veli let us run one of his latest tunes “Learning Myself”, super groovy! Tune Samples Guru – Night Vision HitmanMusiq (Youtube) - Big Rich Town - Power Theme 50 Cent Piano Cover The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On When Somebody Loves You Back - Teddy Pendergrass Fugees - Nappy Heads (Remix) Gramatik - Late night jazz Young Jizzle - Cold World Shabazz Palaces – The Neurochem Mixologue The Last Poets – Bird’s Word WAR - The World Is A Ghetto Mac Miller - What’s the use? (NPR Tiny Desk Concert) Peace to Mac Rhymefest (ft. Kanye) - Brand New The Last Poets - Black Is Veli - Learning Myself Z-ro - Eyez On The Prize Jazz Liberatorz - Easy My Mind (Instrumental) Travis Scott - Stop Trying To Be God Music Copyright To Respective Artists.