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seasoned vet
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Mon May-21-18 07:10 PM

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"any love for Alex Isley??"


  

          

someone made a post a while back asking for new soul music devoid of vulgar language

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ5sCFaJoHw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nQL1fdDGPbo

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SA_N-1Udg6w

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
RE: any love for Alex Isley??
May 21st 2018
1
Leave Love Be
May 21st 2018
2
fire emoji
May 22nd 2018
3
Been following her since 14’. Some of my faves:
May 22nd 2018
4
I dig her.
Jun 12th 2019
5
the confusing part for me...
Jun 13th 2019
7
      RE: the confusing part for me...
Jun 13th 2019
9
she's a fav. it's refreshing to here a singer that ain't cussing
Jun 12th 2019
6
My goodness. Thank you.
Jun 13th 2019
8
i checked out the two EPs blackstaar mentioned
Jun 14th 2019
10

BlackLex
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Mon May-21-18 09:39 PM

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1. "RE: any love for Alex Isley??"
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She's amazing. Her song with Glasper and Kaytranada is great.

  

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atruhead
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Mon May-21-18 09:45 PM

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2. "Leave Love Be"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7msH9MqnMM

  

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infin8
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Tue May-22-18 10:26 AM

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3. "fire emoji"
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IG: amadu_me

"...Whateva, man..." (c) Redman

  

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catalyst
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Tue May-22-18 11:23 AM

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4. "Been following her since 14’. Some of my faves:"
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https://youtu.be/dAQHIx5FCKg

https://youtu.be/J2y-bVLjqVQ

https://soundcloud.com/alex-isley/inevitable

https://youtu.be/D3jCrGBsOfI

  

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BlakStaar
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Wed Jun-12-19 12:32 PM

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5. "I dig her."
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She dropped two EPs this year:

The Beauty of Everything, Pt. 1 (February 2019)
Favorite track: "Smoke & Mirrors"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF-XiZ31l_4

The Beauty of Everything, Pt. 2 (May 2019)
Favorite track: Tie between "Love On-Demand"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thyJ0e2dvTk
and "We'll Always Have Paris"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbyGisGxABg

"Love On-Demand" features SiR but his name isn't listed in the title. That was a pleasant surprise because I love that man's voice. He's one of my favorite new male vocalists, and I enjoy his work with Chris Dave.

I discovered Alex via a webseries Issa Rae published on her YouTube channel. I think it was called "First." The song was "Child's Play," which sounds like it features Paris Strother of KING on background. The two have collaborated before on "So Here It Goes"

Her father is Ernie Isley, and I think she sang backup for Robin Thicke.

I think some of her songs sound too similiar, but she's definitely someone to look out for. While searching on YouTube, I saw she made an entry into NPR's "Tiny Desk" series. I hope they pick her. Good exposure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN6pnrDmZaU

There's some good background here: http://youknowigotsoul.com/alex-isley-releases-new-ep-the-beauty-of-everything-pt-2-stream

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"Music is not to be possessed; it's to be shared.” - James Mtume

"Just stay loose, keep it raw, and bang ya drums out sometimes." - Madlib

  

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seasoned vet
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Thu Jun-13-19 05:03 PM

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7. "the confusing part for me..."
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understandably the soul music landscape has changed

however, the music she produces is still in demand by a large group of young folks, so why is she so slept on?


i sent her a dm on instagram in mid-March asking her to try out for Tiny Desk, im glad to see she did. i sent one to Jesse Boykins too

  

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BlakStaar
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Thu Jun-13-19 09:35 PM

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9. "RE: the confusing part for me..."
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Thu Jun-13-19 09:37 PM by BlakStaar

  

          

That’s dope!

Edited to add: You’re right. I’d love for her to get the attention H.E.R. has received.

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"Music is not to be possessed; it's to be shared.” - James Mtume

"Just stay loose, keep it raw, and bang ya drums out sometimes." - Madlib

  

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Ray_Snill
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Wed Jun-12-19 02:00 PM

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6. "she's a fav. it's refreshing to here a singer that ain't cussing"
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it's getting to the point where singers are becoming parodies. even Mariah cussing on her new joint. guess they don't care bout the kids anymore



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legsdiamond
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Thu Jun-13-19 08:12 PM

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8. "My goodness. Thank you. "
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shut up already, damn

  

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mista k5
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Fri Jun-14-19 12:09 PM

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10. "i checked out the two EPs blackstaar mentioned"
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im digging it. very good vibe. i need to check out more of her stuff.

  

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