Category Archives: Music

Music Write Ups & Discussions about Classic Albums

The Ave Podcast – Beres Hammond.

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 148: Beres Hammond

Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice as we share our reactions from Sunday night’s Beres Hammond’s Virtual Concert Love From A Distance.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 148

 

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The Ave Podcast – Fugees’ The Score @ 25

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 146: Fugees’ The Score @ 25

Today on The Ave Podcast, we’re calling on the spirits of Flashback Friday as we discuss one of the great albums in music history. Twenty-Five years tomorrow, The Fugees (comprised of Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras) released their second album on Ruffhouse/Columbia Records “The Score”. The album was released during the height of one of the most tumultuous periods in Hip Hop yesterday, but The Score went on to not only outsell every album in it’s genre, the impact was felt way beyond North America. With the group’s stunning mastery of their own style (which was Hip Hop-R&B-Caribbean influenced at minimum), the album went on to sell over 6 million copies in the USA alone, and over 20 million worldwide. However, the group members went their separate ways (almost chaotically) & never made another follow up album to their legendary masterpiece. I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we discuss the legendary album; inquire if Lauryn was actually the greatest talent in the last 30 years; the Fugees downfall & if successful groups are designed to last; the power of Ego; plus we share our Top 3 songs; the importance of “Killing Me Softly” for the group, and how it forever changed their careers, and so much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 146

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The Ave Podcast – 25th Anniversary of Buju Banton’s ‘Til Shiloh Album

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 136: 25th Anniversary of Buju Banton’s ‘Til Shiloh Album

Today on The Ave Podcast, we take you back to the musical Golden Era of 90’s music, and celebrate one of the Greatest Reggae albums of all time. Twenty Five years ago, dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, released his 3rd album “‘Til Shiloh”. The album was not only a departure from his Dancehall roots, but Buju’s decision to become more conscious with his material launched him to international superstardom and acclaim. His album went gold, becoming one of the landmark Reggae albums of the modern generation. I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice (Grooves & Rhythms Mixshow, Fridays 4-6pm on MyLime Radio; Limer’s Corner) & Wukup Productions (Wuk Hours, Thurs 2-5pm & Island Fusion Fridays, Fridays 6-8pm on MyLime Radio), as we break down our Top songs from the album, the impact it has on the culture, if this album will forever grant Buju Universal love amongst his fans and Reggae lovers alike, and much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 136

Til Shiloh by Buju Banton (Album, Ragga): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music

 

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The Ave Podcast – The Verzuz Effect

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 115: The Verzuz Effect

Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we discuss Verzuz’s impact on the culture during the Quarantine, the epic battle between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer,  how that particular battle may have sent the company to a higher level, what this means for the future of festivals and clubs post COVID, and so much more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 115

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The Ave Podcast – Common’s Like Water For Chocolate #20Years

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 107: Common’s Like Water For Chocolate #20Years

Today on The Ave Podcast, I’m joined by DJ Chris Nice & DJ Keo as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. We share our Top 3 songs from the album, discuss its impact on Hip Hop during the early 2000s; The importance of “The Light” & how that song catapulted Common to another level, J Dilla’s brilliance, plus we break down music’s capacity to provide as a healthy distraction through this pandemic.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 107

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#TheStoop EXCLUSIVE: An Alison Hinds Interview

#TheStoop EXCLUSIVE: An Alison Hinds Interview

Today on a special edition of #TheStoop EXCLUSIVE, the Icon & Soca Queen Alison Hinds joins me while we discuss her extraordinary career in the music genre, We discuss the beginnings of her career, how Faluma unexpectedly exploded on the scene, the pressures of coming up with a big hit after the success of Raggamuffin, and also discussing her foray into Film, her new record West Indian, and SO much more.

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#TheStoop EXCLUSIVE // An Alison Hinds Interview

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The Ave Podcast – The MVPs of The Decade #Goodbye2010s

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 98: The MVPs of The Decade #Goodbye2010s

Happy New Year!!!! Today on the first episode of the new decade, we say goodbye to the old one in our annual Year In Review. I’m joined by SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis as we present our MVPs of the 2010s in the world of sports, the culture, music, and everything in between. We welcome you in raising a glass to toast the last 10 years. Let’s start the new decade off right….. #Cheers #HappyNewYear

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 98

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MVPs of The Decade, Part 1

 

MVPs of The Decade, Part 2

 

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The Ave Podcast – Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 96: Mary J Blige’s My Life @ 25

Today on The Ave Podcast, we invoke the spirit of #FlashbackFriday as we revisit one of the great albums of the Golden Era. Twenty-Five years today, Uptown Records released Mary J. Blige’s sophomore album “My Life”, which solidified her as the Queen of R&B for her generation. I invite Executive Producer & Founder of Soul Sessions Andrae Ennis as we share our Top 4 songs from this album, reminisce on the music scene of the mid-90s and Mary’s impact on the culture, My Life v What’s The 411?, and a lot more.

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee / Episode 96

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#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

#TheStoop: Welcome To Atlantis…

Today on the latest episode on #TheStoop, we take you back to an era when partying above Lake Ontario was the wave. I invite friend of the podcast Michael Hyatt & SSA Family Member Headley as we take you back down memory lane and discuss Club Atlantis, one of the great nightclub experiences for our generation in Toronto. We break down the atmosphere, the vibe, share stories and experiences of the legendary dance floor, rank some of our favorite clubs in the YYZ (with a little YUL thrown in) during this period, and a whole lot more.

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#TheStoop: A Mini(Podcast)-Series // Welcome to Atlantis…

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The Ave Podcast – #RIPNipsey

The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee. Episode 70: #RIPNipsey

Today on the Ave Podcast, we discuss the tragic events of the murder of Nipsey Hussle this past week. SSA Family Member Shawn Adonis & DJ Keo join the conversation on Nipsey’s senseless passing, the impact he had on the community and how if affects everything going forward, breaking the cycle of gun violence in the culture, and a lot more.

** WARNING: This podcast contains explicit language. **

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The Ave Podcast with Cal Cee // Episode 70

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