Thursday, April 25, 2013

NEW MUSIC - Sizzla To Release his 70th Studio Album "The Messiah"

1.  Pslams 21
2.  Look How Many Years
3.  Center Of Attraction
4.  No Wicked Man
5.  The Messiah
6.  Chant Dem Down
7.  Dem Nuh Business
8.  Suffer So Much
9.  Good Love
10.  One Life
11.  Children Bless
12.  May Di Powerz
13.  Need You Right Now
14.  What A Joy
15.  Better Come Out

Click Here To Preview/Preorder The Album

Reggae Superstar Sizzla is set to release his 70th (YES 70th!) studio album The Messiah on May 25th, 2013.

Released through his Kalonji music label, the album is written and executive produced by Sizzla himself. This album is a return to roots and culture, similar to some of his early releases such as Black Woman and Child and Da Real Thing.

Sizzle emerged on the reggae scene in 1995 with his sing-song style that influenced and inspired countless artists.  Sizzla has been a staple in the reggae world for over two decades and remains a strong force in the industry. Check out the single from his upcoming album The Messiah below called 'No Wicked Man'.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obama Administration Caught Red Handed

Dirty Wars (Hardcover)

It should come as no surprise that the American government, currently headed by the Obama Administration, has major skeltons in its closet. A new book by Jeremy Scahill entitled "Dirty Wars: The World Is  A Battlefield", addresses one such skeleton - the 2011 assassination of two U.S. citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son Abdulrahman in Yemen (along with other reportings of U.S. secret operations in Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan).

Check out the video below from to learn more.

Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.

Janelle Monae, Q.U.E.E.N.
Atlantic Records

Summer always seems to bring great singles from great artists. When spring hits, our favorite artists tend to release a song (or 2 or 3) that will hold us down through the approaching top down, ride around town kind of weather that many of us crave all winter long. And when those songs hit, we know immediately if it's hot....or not. So when we heard that Janelle Monae and the Empress Erykah Badu were collaborating on a song appropriately entitled Q.U.E.E.N., we knew the product had to be hit.

And it is.

Check out the song below. And listen for the rhymes Janelle spits at the end. Incrediable. We love it!

Don't forget to comment and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Dogg Turned Lion - Snoop Lion Releases 'Reincarnated'

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The artist formally known as Snoop Dogg has finally released his much anticipated (we guess...) reggae album, Reincarnated, under his new moniker, Snoop Lion. Don't ask our opinion of the album because as of right now, we don't have one. Maybe later, but not right now... (Still scratching our heads over this new transformation)

Check out the full album stream below.

Hate it? Love it? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

New Music Alert! - Richard Raw's "The Proletariat"

A Revolutionary’s Theme Music

April 23, 2013 – Lyrical wordsmith Richard Raw drops his new EP The Proletariat  on May 1, 2013 Combining cultural knowledge with revolutionary prose over banging beats, The Proletariat is an effortless crossover project that both popular and conscious hip-hop fans will enjoy. 

The Proletariat is the soundtrack to the struggle of liberation,” says Richard Raw. “It is a revolutionary’s theme music. I keep it conscious, but remain on a level that popular rap fans can relate to.”

Following in the footsteps of hip-hop legends Nas and Common, Richard Raw has mastered conscious hip-hop expression without losing his fan base in the popular hip-hop realm.

“It’s important for me to speak to revolution and the struggle of my people without losing the fans who like their hip-hop to be beats and basic rhymes. I had to find that balance.”

When creating the EP, Richard Raw channeled the energy of the times; youth fighting against government power, unjust racism gaining global media coverage and social change becoming a reality. He also tuned into the slow but steady shift of hip-hop from anemic lyrical content to thoughtful verse and thought it was time to unite the changing social stratum with the maturing genre of hip-hop. What was born from this unity was The Proletariat, a ten-song project that promises to ignite your revolutionary spirit and keep you rockin’ through the summer.

Includes the summer anthem "True Leaders"!

Check out a snippet here.

Available May 1st on iTunes and at

To purchase a hard copy of The Proletariat or for more information about appearances and other releases, visit

Lauryn Hill Faces Jail Time (Say it aint so!!!)

Lauryn Hill Preforming - H 2012

The time that all Lauryn Hill stans have dreded will soon come. The Grammy award winning songstress/rapper is facing jail time for tax evasion. Ms. Hill pleaded guilty to ditching her tax duties from 2005-2007 and now the federal governement wants their money. There is somewhat of a debate as to how much Ms. Hill actually owes to the IRS. Some say over 1 million. Some say under 1 million. Eitherway, it's a lot of money and if not paid, Ms. Hill faces 24-36 months in prison. According to her attorney, it is expected that Ms. Hill will have the full balance  paid by the 6th and will not serve any jail time.

Ms. Hill's music career was on fire in the late 90s but it has been quite some time since she has produced a true hit. However, recent reports state that Ms. Hill signed a multi-million dollar recording contract with Sony Music so maybe, just maybe, this will mean more hits (a.k.a. more money)  for the rapptress in the future.

Only time will tell what will become of this and we do hope Lauryn Hill passes this bump in the road without ever seeing the inside of a jail cell.

.......On another note, where is Lauryn's daughter Selah?

Selah and father Rohan Marley (Photo: Twitter)

 Hopefully, once Selah completes school, she will decide to bless the world with her talent and beauty. As granddaughter of the great Bob Marley and daughter of one of the hottest (female) mcees to ever touch a microphone, Selah is sure to have superstar power. I guess we just have to wait and see what will happen.....

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chef Ahki Says....

Here's a little FYI from one of the coolest natural foods chefs we have ever encountered......

Didn't know this? WELL NOW YA KNOW!

TheArtOfLyrics 4th Anniversary -Bronx, NY (Soul Sessions will be there!)

Bronx stand up! Tonight at The  Point CDC, TheArtOfLyrics is celebrating their 4th anniversay featuring artists:

Narubi Selah
Richard Raw
Craig and The Who Band

This is also an open mic so all MCs come bless the mic for the people! Show starts at 9:30pm and  Soul Sessions will definitely be in the building! Hope to see you there!

Need more information? Check out the website below!

Race In Your Face --- CNN's Mistake.....


CNN recently made a huge mistake by reporting that a "dark skin" bomber suspsect was taken into custody after the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. How interesting now that we know what the bombers REALLY look like.
If you didn't know about CNN's mishap, click the link below for more information! (From one of our favorite news sites, Democracy Now!)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vegan Sistah!

While hanging out in DC last week, we ran across this......

In a world where being vegan is usually thought of as just a dietary choice made by (white) people who  want to save animals, it feels good to know that a book like this exists! It goes beyond the vegan diet and into the true identity of not only a vegan, but a vegan woman of color. Do you know how many stereotypes are smashed with the mere existence of this book? We love that a book like this was written. We really do...

Interested in A. Breeze Harper's Sistah Vegan? Buy it here at Amazon!
Want to know more? Want to support the cause with a donation? Check out the Sistah Vegan Project website!

Have you read this? Do you want to read this? Comment and let us know what you think!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kendrick Lamar in DELAWARE!

Yes, KENDRICK LAMAR will be in Newark Delaware on Monday April 29th at University of Delaware! Do you have your ticket yet????

Why Journal?

Why Journal?

First Of All I Would Like To Apologize To Our Soul Sessions Family For Taking So Long To Bring You Another Beauty And Wellness Post. I Had To Be Inspired…As I Knew Whatever Topic Followed The Previous Post About Sage Could Not Be Pretentious.  So, It Took Me A Minute But I Think I Will Give You A Glimpse As To Why I Journal, In Hopes That You Will Be Inspired To Journal Too!

As A Teenager I Remember Having A Journal (Back Then They Were Called Diaries).  I’ve Always Been Attracted To Expression, I Guess Somewhere Inside I’m Part Writer And Poet -- But Not A Lyricist Like My Brother “Richard Raw” (I Didn’t Get That Gene!)   I Now Know That The Reason I Journal Is To Document The Process And The Progress.  It Is Definitely Therapeutic To Release My Thoughts, Feelings & Emotions In A Creative Non-Destructive Modality.  There Are Seasons That I Don’t Journal, However It Has Always Been In My Life Thru The Years.  At Times I May Go Back To Read Some Of My Entries Only To Be Mesmerized By The Things I See On Paper.  Sometimes My Jaw Drops In Surprise Because There Are Things I Don’t Remember Writing And Didn’t Know I Had In Me.  Journaling Is Truly a Time Of Self- Reflection And Clarity.   Journaling Is Fun!  Journaling Is Healing!  It Has Become One Of The Tools I Use To Support My Journey, Perhaps That’s Why It’s Called Journaling J.  I Am Able To Record My Experience And Development As Life Unfolds.  Journaling Can Be Very Liberating As There Are Times When I Write And Tears Fall.  Sometimes In Joy, Repentance, Praise And Worship.  These Moments Are Tender And Merciful.  When Tears Fall For Me This Is The Surrender! The Ultimate Exchange For Enlightenment.  Journaling Is The Meditation, The Offering And Prayer! You Will Seek This Moment Again And Again… This Is Why I Journal.

You Should Try It Too.

Peace & Blessed Love
The Goddess Of Love, Beauty & Music, Daughter Of Light, Your Sage Sista

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