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The Word ‘Apt’ Doesn’t Begin to Describe

What D’Angelo accomplishes by playing this Bob Marley cover before a packed crowd at the Afropunk Festival this past weekend. Big up.

The DIY layering and pastels are dope. Pieces by Alex Mullins. 

A closing dinner held at the Kara Walker exhibit. Wow.
A closing dinner held at the Kara Walker exhibit. Wow.

A closing dinner held at the Kara Walker exhibit. Wow.

Another Sure Shot Long Player

Amir Abdullah blesses Gilles Peterson with 60 minutes of proper jazz.

Can’t Get No Higher

Maxwell’s Ascension gets an elevated treatment from AYWY. Please let this bang a few times before your summer ends.

40s & Shorties

This installment is dedicated to our friend and frequent collaborator Jeremy Helton. In honor of his 40th birthday, we have cooked up a soulful throwback treat for the 80’s babies. Mixed by 3hreePeaceWing, this set is primed to bring back old childhood memories and as well as make new adult ones. So come celebrate with us and party like its your birthday too. #retrospectyourself

Illustration by creativejon82

Tracklist
1 - Growing Pains Theme
2 - Dance to the Music, Sly & The Family Stone
3 - Control (People Go Where We Send You), The JB’s
4 - Word Up (SD MIX), Willis
5 - Ease On Down The Road #2, Diana Ross Michael Jackson & Nipsey Russell
6 - Three’s Company Theme
7 - Rock Steady, The Whispers
8 - I Feel For You, Prince
9 - I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On, Cherelle
10 - Just Chillin’ Out, Bernard Wright
11 - Track Unknown
12 - Diff’rent Strokes Interlude, (SD) 
13 - Southern Girl, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
14 - 227 Theme
15 - Do Leme Ao Pontal, Tim Maia
16 - Catwoman Interlude, (SD)
17 - Frisky, Sly & The Family Stone
18 - Soul Train Outro

Streets is watching. #midtown #nyc #subway #wandering #surveillance #nypd
Streets is watching. #midtown #nyc #subway #wandering #surveillance #nypd

Streets is watching. #midtown #nyc #subway #wandering #surveillance #nypd

German producer FloFilz keeps is extra jazzy with this remix of Jamal’s classic “Keep It Real” 

Literally peering down out of a window on the 39th floor of the Empire State Building. 
Literally peering down out of a window on the 39th floor of the Empire State Building. 

Literally peering down out of a window on the 39th floor of the Empire State Building. 

#nyc #midtown #wandering #daydream #architecture #thesonicdrifter
#nyc #midtown #wandering #daydream #architecture #thesonicdrifter

#nyc #midtown #wandering #daydream #architecture #thesonicdrifter

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Photographer unknown

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#Wandering #midtown #nyc #thesonicdrifter #chinasun
#Wandering #midtown #nyc #thesonicdrifter #chinasun

#Wandering #midtown #nyc #thesonicdrifter #chinasun