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Dwele

Andwele Gardner (born February 14, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan), better known simply as Dwele, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and producer known for his work with Slum Village, J Dilla and Kanye West. After self-releasing the demo tape Rize in 2000, he released his debut studio album Subject in 2003 through Virgin Records, his second album Some Kinda followed in 2005 and his third studio album Sketches of a Man was released in 2008. His fourth studio album W.W.W. (W.ants. W.orld. W.omen) was released in 2010.

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Loose Change

There are six known bands called Loose Change. 1.) Sydney, Australia based hiphop crew
2.) A hardcore punk band from Ukiah, California.
3.) Virgil Donati's band
4.) Olympia band
5.) A Southern Blues-Bluesrock Band from Macon, Georgia. (See Chris Hicks: <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Hicks">http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Hic...)
6.) Wollongong, Australia based punk band. 1.) Sydney, Australia based hiphop crew consisting of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/P+major" class="bbcode_artist">P major</a> (beats), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Ellesquire" class="bbcode_artist">Ellesquire</a> (lyrics), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Rapaport" class="bbcode_artist">Rapaport</a> (lyrics), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Sam+Z" class="bbcode_artist">Sam Z</a> (cuts).
Sydney based hiphop crew, Loose change release their debut album of laidback, infectious beats and honest, soul soaked raps.

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. She is best known for her singles "You Got Me" her collaboration with The Roots, as well as her own songs "Tyrone", "Love Of My Life", "On & On", "Bag Lady", "The Healer", "Honey" and "Soldier". Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.

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The Weight

The Weight is: 1) Country / Soul / Powerpop band from NYC - http://www.myspace.com/theweightnyc/
Members include: Joseph Plunket, Uncle Will Noland, Jay Ellis, Fletcher "Poor Boy" Johnson, and Johnny Carpenter 2) A Progressive rock band from Sweden consisting
Rikard Sjöblom (lead vocals, keyboards), Petter Diamant (drums), Robert Hansen (bass) and Mattias Finn (guitar).
They had released one album in 2005.

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Belleruche

Belleruche is a band consisting of Kathrin DeBoer, Ricky Fabulous, and DJ Modest. Formed in the lesser bars and pubs of North London in 2005, the band now record for the Brighton based Tru-Thoughts label. (They've got a new single out in August called 'Clockwatching'- video is up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDhY9H0f08) Influenced by vintage blues records, punk girl drummers, obscure 60's cover bands and experimental west coast turntablists, they describe their sound as 'Turntable Soul Music'.

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Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, composer, and occasional actor. He got his start as the front man for the Commodores, a nationally popular Motown band during the 70's. They had several hits such as Easy, Three Times A Lady, and probably the Commodores' most famous hit, Brick House. Richie quit the band in 1981 for a solo career. He released his self-titled debut in 1982. The album hit No.

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Chic

Chic (pron. IPA: /ˈʃiːk/, sometimes fully capitalized as CHIC) is an american disco and funk band that was formed in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. It is best-known for its commercially successful disco songs, including "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (1977), "Everybody Dance" (1977), "Le Freak" (1978), "I Want Your Love" (1978), "Good Times" (1979), and "My Forbidden Lover" (1979).

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Mario

Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, dancer, model and actor signed to J Records. He released his self-titled debut album in 2002 to critical and commercial success, with it selling over 96,000 copies in its first week. In 2004, he released his second album Turning Point, and had huge success with the song "Let Me Love You". It was one of the biggest songs of the year, holding a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are a funk/soul band. They are signed to Daptone Records, where the dap-kings are the house band. They are widely thought to be spearheads of a revivalist movement that aims to capture the essence of funk/soul music as it was at its height in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s. Part of the way this is achieved is to shun modern digital recording methods in favour of using traditional analogue recording equipment. The type of instruments used by the band may also be considered limited to those that would have been available up until the mid seventies.

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