BamaLoveSoul Radio

BamaLoveSoul Radio

DJ Rahdu began amazing audiences with his unique musical taste the moment he hit the air on UAB’s internet radio station, Blazeradio. His hypnotic ability to make audiences across the city move to the sounds of Soul, Hip Hop, Rare Grooves, House and Jazz made him a popuar fixture on the nightclub scene and eventually drew the attention of newly arrived radio station Hot 107.7. With his groundbreaking Diamond Soul XXXperience radio show, Rahdu delivered the refreshing sound of Neo Soul to everyone within the range of the station’s broad signal while maintaning his duties as mixer on the #1 rated Throwback Lunch & Classic Hip Hop Show. Realizing his sound reached beyond his city, Rahdu began sharing the sounds he discovered on BamaLoveSoul.com in 2008. The site became a destination for tastemakers and upcoming artists worldwide, propelling BLS into the pantheon of revered alternative music websites. The website's broad appeal even allowed for partnerships with established brands like He... Show More

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November 17, 2019 60 min


I’m preparing for my Jazz gig this Thursday and felt compelled to record some of my practice for the first Some Jazz since May. I’m surprised I’m 25 eps in but, this is just a testament to how much great Jazz music is out there. A lotta usual suspects on this one, some newfound treats and just an overall good cross section of the genre in it’s modern state. Enjoy

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October 4, 2019 48 min


...And we're back! Sorry for the wait but there are some really big things on the horizon for the podcast. Thanks to everyone who has liked, shared, and played The Style Sessions during the break. Super shouts out to those who placed comments and rated on Apple Podcasts to help the show move up in the rankings! Great treats on this entry, so whatcha waitin' for? Press play! Playlist at BamaLoveSoul.com

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Phonte is one of the first highly opinionated emcees to definitively capture the ear of the Hip Hop community and beyond since the days of KRS-One and Chuck D. We fell in love with his humor and wittiness on The Listening, anticipated his colorful social commentary on Gordon Gartrell Radio w/DJ Brainchild and even checked for his critique of the latest films with Movies in a Minute. Yet, the North Carolinian never ceased to d...
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August 19, 2019 30 min


This latest episode of the Style Sessions finds me sharing a mix from a few years back that is a testament to the fact that good music never begins to sound old. Recorded in 2013, this mix still sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded. Check out the full length mix HERE https://bamalovesoul.com/dj-rahdu-sixthirteen-mix-download/

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August 12, 2019 60 min


Loads of new goodies this week, including new music from Omar, Georgia Anna Muldrow, Murs and more. I went down a Mobb Deep rabbit hole and threw one of my favorite cuts in the mix along with a classic Philly cut by The Mountain Brothers. I was watching Wu Assassins, horrible CGI and all, and was reminded of how much I loved their song, Galaxies, back in '99. I share it with you now to enjoy on this one hour journey into ...
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August 5, 2019 59 min


This episode of the Style Sessions showcases some of the new tunes that were released this past Friday as well as some favorites from the depths of my hard drive. I also pay respect to fallen comrade, Ras G whose passing, like his passion for creating music, is felt by many. Rest easy bro! Playlist at BamaLoveSoul.com

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July 29, 2019 30 min


As usual, the weekly Style Sessions podcast delivers a sure shot mix of old and new joints to make this listening experience super pleasurable. Press play and get immersed in Rahdu’s expert blend of Soul, Hip Hop , Beats, Blends & more. Playlist available at BamaLoveSoul.com

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July 26, 2019 61 min


There have been many musicians that have passed on recently, but the passing of Malik “Phife” Taylor hit me hardest because ATCQ was an integral part of me grasping and appreciating creativity and individuality while in High School where standing out can be social suicide. I never went full Bohemian however, but took some sartorial chances and came out unscathed. Of course, Tribe were more than their clothes; They provided a ...
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July 22, 2019 60 min


Ash Walker – Under the Sun ft Laville Ghostface Killah – Conditioning Greyboy – Geneive ft Bart Davenport Notorious B.I.G. – Goin Back to Cali (King Most Remix) Jordan Clark & G-noF- Let’s Talk Tuxedo – OMW ft Leven Keli & Battlecat Tom Browne – Thighs High DJ Mitsu the Beats – Cultivate Efecks & Jack Diggs – Musical Youth Bilal – Hands of Time Calvin Valentine – Napkins Big K.R.I.T. – Everytime ft Baby Rose Eric...
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July 15, 2019 60 min


Jamiroquai - Tallulah Twit One - Bad Forster Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. (Buscrates Remix) Emmavie - High Off This Kenny Lattimore - Can't Get Enough GDNA x Beat Attic - Home (The Colour Purple REwurk) Little Brother - Altitudes De La Soul - Much More (Daniel Crawford Remix) ft Yummy Emapea - Please Chill SGJazz - Last Sunset Jesse Fischer - Inflection Point ft Marcus Strickland & Nate Smith Me'Shell N'deg...
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My first encounter with Herbie Hancock was in 1983, as a 6 year old, watching his Rockit video on MTV. Completely unaware of his 21 year history, I would either dance around the room or stand, mouth agape in awe of the mannequins/robots, DST’s scratching and that catchy synth line. It would be almost 20 years before I reconciled that the guy with the headphone mic in the video was the same guy who wrote Dolphin Dance, which w...
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July 8, 2019 60 min


The Roots - Dont Say Nuthin (Tom Caruana Remix) Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Rock Along Full Crate & Mar - Aftersexin' Micki Miller - Vibelude (Parris) ft Parris Bowens The Jackson 5 - I'll Try You'll Try (Maybe We'll All Get By) Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra - Yellow Joint Sivuca - Aint No Sunshine Otis Junior & Dr Dundiff - The Touch PotatoHead People - Do My Thing ft Kapok & Illa J Tall Black Guy - Marv...
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June 30, 2019 52 min


Welcome to Style Sessions where I'll share the music that's Decreasing MY Hard Drive Space. This episode was originally supposed to be 30 minutes, but I kept finding gems to stuff in here. That's a good problem! Enjoy, spread the word, comment, rate and all that there. Playlist at BamaLoveSoul.com

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May 27, 2019 61 min


This episode of Some Jazz begins with a segment of a Dizzy Gillespie interview I discovered yesterday which added more rationale to a social media status I happened to read this week. I'm sorry, I cant recall who wrote the status or which platform it appeared on but the status advocated for piano being taught in schools to provide a firm foundation for budding musicians of all genres. I'm not a musician, so I don'...
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I remember picking up Robert Glasper's In My Element and being surprised to hear the Hip Hop, soul and elements of other genres dispersed throughout the album. Although, already a Jazz fan, I was elated at hearing my generation's music represented in an art form that was previously, largely guarded from exploration and breaking form. It seems from that moment until now, as the 2010s come to a close, Jazz has reversed ...
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October 22, 2017 31 min


This mix began as a blend of instrumentals. After I'd selected the 9th Wonder instrumental reworking of Vicki Anderson's Stop on By and Babu's refixing of Dionne Warwick's You're Gonna Need Me, I decided to go another route. Both of the originals have powerful female vocals which immediately put me in the mind of Northen Soul. Leela James and Georgia Anne Muldrow (1/2 of G&D) are current artists that I...
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In my ongoing process of cleaning up all of my music in all of its mediums, I found myself playing CD-Rs in my Jeep to determine which were OK to discard. Kool & The Gang’s Sea of Tranquility begins to play and I’m listening, trying to figure out who did this instrumental cover of D’angelo’s Send It On. (Yeah, right?) I did a Shazam (lol) and when I saw it was K&TG, the idea to do this mix was born (Inspiration is ev...
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This week's podcast is filled with old and new Samples, Remixes, Instrumentals, Samba and more. Plug in, love what you're listenign to and spread the word! Subscribe & Rate HERE Producer Dru - Fruits & Veggies Illa J - Sam Cook Claire Renee - LOL Rejjie Snow - Purple Tuesday ft Joey Bada$$ & Jesse Boykins III Orion x Kazumi - The Fourth World Mamas Gun - Let's Find a Way (DJ Mitsu the Beats Remix) Reso...
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Join us this week for a fun excursion into Rahdu's crates featuring Your Old Droog, Nas, Karriem Rigins, Tall Black Guy, El Michels Affair & more!

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The 2000LB Crate Podcast is the vehicle I will use to share some of the music I purchase, receive from submissions, or discover as I tag & organize my hard drive. Tagging and organizing my hard drive has proven an equally tedious and fulfilling task as I've unearthed so many treats I'd simply forgotten about. 2017 has also been a good year for music with so many good tunes being released. Shouts out to Simon Harri...
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