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‘Floating While Dreaming’ was New Orleans hip hop artist Pell’s mixtape debut and it still sounds as fresh as it did when it came out in 2014.

That was a lifetime ago.

If you like your hip hop au courant with stout Louisiana roots check him out y’all.

Pell just dropped a new video called “Skyfall” that bears repeat watching.

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There has been a distinct lack of Mia X in our lives lately so we’re rectifying that shortage by blasting ‘What’cha Wanna Do’ by Ms X and Charlie Wilson this morning.

The song is a rewrite of Wilson’s ‘Yearning For Your Love’ song that came out on his Gap Band’s third LP that dropped in 1980.

Check out Mia and Charlie’s video on Youtube, and you’ll see the entire Gap Band making a guest appearance.

Has it really been 24 years since X’s No Limit debut ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ came out?

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We have Lightin’ Hopkins’ ‘Talkin’ Some Sense’ long-player spinning this morning. Collector? Look for LP/LPS 5001 on the Jewel Records imprint.

Stan “The Record Man” Lewis founded Jewel in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1963 at the behest of industry magnate Leonard Chess. Those early, rare, highly-collectible Jewel offerings? They were manufactured by Chess.

The Hopkins record we’re spinning came out in 1968. If memory serves we found our copy for a couple bucks at a flea market in Bessemer, Alabama. Today you should be able to hunt down a copy for about $20. That would be money well-spent.

Lightnin’ recorded this LP in a session on January 17, 1968 at ACA Studios in Houston,Texas.

Big Hopkins fan? Take a drive out through the Texas countryside and visit the old blues man’s statue in Crockett. It’s 170 miles north and east of Austin