The Bossip Boombox: The NBKOTB Edition

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New music Saturday!!

Bossip is happy to bring you the latest installment of the ‘New Black Kids On The Block” Boombox. It’s a chance for us to introduce you to a couple of new and/or independent artists that you may not be too familiar with but might want to check out.

Make sure you peep the new music and tell us what you think!

Emeli Sande

Sandé began her career after finishing her medical degree at the university. She began writing tracks for artists such as Alesha Dixon, Chipmunk, Professor Green, Devlin, Preeya Kalidas, Cheryl Cole, Tinie Tempah, and more. She soon signed a record deal with Virgin Records and EMI Records. In an interview, she states “I was doing a show in London for 1Xtra and I met this guy called Naughty Boy. We got in the studio and we clicked work wise. We just started writing, not necessarily for me, we just thought ‘lets write a pop tune’ and experiment.

Sandé revealed her first solo single would be released recently. There was some speculation surrounding what track she would release, after many newspapers stated that “Daddy” would be released. “Heaven” was released as her first official single from her upcoming debut album.

Follow on Twitter @emelisande

Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ is only 17 and still goes to high school (he’s in his junior year), but already the up-and-coming rapper is attracting attention from the industry and fans alike. Bada$$ has so far only released a few tracks and a recent video for number “Survival Tactics,” but plans to unleash more of his spit-fire rhymes on the world in the coming months. Along with his 18-member Pro Era crew (short for Progressive Era), the rapper is establishing himself as a genuine, articulate artist who the press should stop comparing to Tyler the Creator.

His latest mixtape 1999 dropped this week. Download it HERE

Follow on Twitter @joeyBADASS_

The Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. The band originated when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard and bassist Zac Cockrell, both in high school in Athens, began meeting after school to write songs. The two played prog rock and other genres but soon found a calling playing roots rock. They approached drummer Steve Johnson, who was working at the local music store, to join the band and the trio soon went to a studio in Decatur, Alabama, to record some of the songs they were writing. Guitarist Heath Fogg joined the band after hearing the demo.Though they had been working on original material, they worked up cover songs by Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Otis Redding, AC/DC and others to fill a “one show only” 45 minute set, under the name The Shakes. The band later added Alabama to their name to differentiate themselves from other bands called the Shakes.

Recently, Jack White tapped them to launch a series of singles for Third Man Records. The band’s first full length album, Boys & Girls, was made available to be streamed live in its entirety on April 1, 2012.

Follow on Twitter @Alabama_Shakes

Richelle “Cornbread” Brown

Bringing back true moxie and funk to the music sphere. Richelle L. Brown is that missing energy. Crowned the new queen of Electro Funk Dance Music, a passionate singer, songwriter and performer birthed from that gritty red clay and southern spunk of what we innately call Georgia. Richelle L. Brown joins the movement of retro songstresses that are invading the hyperspace experience.

The debut ep, “The Example Project” will take you on a voyage of Open Experimental Music thoughtfully constructed to provoke an undeniable progression of music themed by that lifestyle with just the right balance of funk and mojo, that listeners have eagerly waited for. And as open and free as a celestial vessel, the experience of Richelle L. Brown will leave you feeble with only a passion to inspire and move your body. So lace up your Chucks and enjoy the energy of Richelle L. Brown.

Follow on Twitter @ATLCORNBREAD

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