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Taste Test Live is your music digestion podcast! Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-hosts, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

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Taste Test Live is your music digestion podcast! Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-hosts, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

    S3 EP17 - We're Not Worried About It (Social Distancing Issue #2)

    S3 EP17 - We're Not Worried About It (Social Distancing Issue #2)

    This week's "Put This In Your Mouth" segment we paid a discussed a bunch stuff:

    Drake's new single “Toosie Slide” which all started with a DM, Damien Lamar recaps watching the Instagram Livestream of "Girls with Guitars" curated by HER Music, Brandy posts a photo of her in a studio session, possibly hinting at new music, Damien Lamar also pays tribute to @Bill Withers who recently passed away from heart complications, MJbaker Music shares a snippet of her newest single "Not Worried About It" which she plans to release soon, Erykah Badu performs an exclusive, interactive 3-hour live-stream concert through her "Badu World Market" website for $2 and blows fans away.

    Blue Franswa asks: "Who had the better 'battle'? Scott Storch vs Mannie Fresh or T-Pain vs Lil Jon?

    Comment and let us know your thoughts!


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    • 28 min
    S3 EP 15 Introducing Che Forreign - Lyricist, Writer, Vocalist & Activist

    S3 EP 15 Introducing Che Forreign - Lyricist, Writer, Vocalist & Activist

    New podcast alert! We're kicking off #womenshistorymonth and it's "All About Che" (pronounced CHEE)!

    Lyricist, writer, vocalist, activist who is no stranger to the word “Expressionism”. She considers herself an expressionist, which, by definition is a painter, writer, or composer who is an exponent of expressionism, seeking to express through their work the inner world of emotion rather than external reality. Che’s cornerstone is most experienced through live performance, often memorable and heartfelt by audiences all over.

    Che lives and breathes through the lifeline of creativity. From California to New York, Che has had the pleasure of collaborating and performing with many great artists, which is vital to the life of a living canvas. She is the leading lady and ⅕ of L.O.V.E. Culture, an eclectic Hip-Hop Collective out of Jacksonville, and ½ of experimental RnB duo, FRANKIE with Rob Mari. It is with these many identities she continues to evolve and reinvent herself - there is simply no box, only a universe that she has made her playground.

    Learn more about Che Forreign by visiting: https://msha.ke/allofche/

    Follow her on Instagram & Twitter: @allofche

    https://www.tumbral.com/blog/cheforreign




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    • 32 min
    S3 EP15 Introducing Vocalist, Songwriter & Educator Kiaya Cash

    S3 EP15 Introducing Vocalist, Songwriter & Educator Kiaya Cash

    Taste Test Live is your music digestion podcast! Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-host, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker.  Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

    This week, we're joined in the studio with the lovely, new artist and singer-songwriter Kiaya Cash who brought a Taste Test Exclusive. We were the first to share the song ahead of its release! Listen to the full interview and hear Kiaya's debut single and Jill Scott remake "Comes to the Light", ahead of her new forthcoming album! 

    Kiaya Cash is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a professional vocalist, background singer and music instructor.  Her performances include recent guest appearances at the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival with Ulysses Owens Three and the Jazz Series at the Ben Tucker Pavilion in Georgia. Kiaya is currently the Choral Instructor for the Don’t Miss a Beat organization in their Academy of the Arts program where she has been providing instruction for the last four years. She is featured on numerous albums and is currently working on her debut album with music director Liston Gregory III.

    “Comes to the Light” is currently available on all digital outlets.

    Follow Kiaya Cash on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/kiayacashmusic.

    Check out S3 EP14 PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH with commentary by guest Kiaya Cash




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    • 35 min
    S3 EP14 PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH featuring commentary by guest Kiaya Cash

    S3 EP14 PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH featuring commentary by guest Kiaya Cash

    Taste Test Live is a weekly music review podcast series hosted by @damien.lamar along with m co-@BlueFranswa & @mjbakermusic . The show features a revolving cast of local creatives, artists, singers, entrepreneurs, story-tellers and more to discuss the diverse selection of local and international music tastes.

    This week, we're joined in the studio with the lovely, new artist Kiaya Cash who chopped it up with us on our "Put This In Your Mouth" segment. We discussed how the March 2020 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featured SZA, Megan Thee Stallion, and Normani on the cover, Billboard reported that Justin Bieber Earns Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Changes, Diddy is planning to bring the hit MTV show "Making the Band" back to TV and has already announced official audition dates, plus news on how Boosie Badazz wasn't feeling Dwayne Wade and Gabriel Union's decision to support his 12-year old child Zaya who recently came out as a transgender girl.

    Plus - on Saturday, Feburary 29th, we'll be closing out #BlackHistoryMonth with a full interview with rising star @kiayacashmusic who dropped by the studio to bless our ears with the new debut single produced by @ulyssesowensjr_ and they presented their flawless execution of the celebrated @jillscott cover, “Comes to the Light” - officially out March 1, 2020. We were all blown away by her version. You will be, too.


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    • 31 min
    BONUS: DJ Mas Appeal - Sound Bending Sensai (Taste Test Mix)

    BONUS: DJ Mas Appeal - Sound Bending Sensai (Taste Test Mix)

    Taste Test Live podcast is back! We've returned for the latest pop culture and music entertainment news. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

    BONUS: EXCLUSIVE MIX curated and mixed by DJ Mas Appeal features the brand new LPT Track (Sin Parar) that plays at 24:20 is an EXCLUSIVE Remix that has not played ANYWHERE yet and will be showcased exclusively on Taste Test!!


    Photosynthesis - Saba; Jean Deaux
    Am I The One - Dualib
    Napkins - Riz La Vie
    Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees
    Amazonas - Smooth Operator 3000
    The Road - Lotch
    Brown Sugar (Bonus Track) [Prod. Amerigo Gazaway] - D'Angelo
    City Samba - Konteks
    Chuckee - Christmas in Brazil
    Sin Parar (SHNKY Remix) - LPT
    16 July In The Sky ft. Paten Locke - Batsauce
    Place in My Heart - Taylor McFerrin


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    • 33 min
    S3 EP12 Sound-Bending Sensei DJ Mas Appeal

    S3 EP12 Sound-Bending Sensei DJ Mas Appeal

    Emcee/Radio Host/ Event Organizer and #Soundbenders, Mas Appeal is a living legend among Northeast Florida’s independent artist’s community.  His accomplishments boast contributions from some of independent music's most sought after Beatmakers and MCs like Willie Evans, Jr., Batsauce, Johnny Quest, Arsun F!st, Midaz, Reach and Mas Appeal's Simple Complexity partner in rhyme, Tough Junkie, just to name a few.  as the host of The Lyricist Hour Podcast and Webcast, a show dedicated to providing exposure for underground and independent Hip-Hop artists, like himself and also as one half of the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo, Simple Complexity, with whom he released four albums. He is also the creator and event organizer of Summertime in the City!

    To add to an already full plate of accomplishments, Mas Appeal is the Creator and Brains behind the "Hip Hop & Hookah" Brand!  He moved to Jacksonville in the early 2000s and has been an ambassador for Hip Hop in the City ever since.  From Podcasting to Promoting, his passion for music fuels his desire to create and host different events in the city!  After opening a mobile hookah company, he quickly tied the two things he loved to do together; Hip Hop & Hookah!  He has been hosting a weekly Hip Hop & Hookah Event since 2013!  

    On February 21, Hip Hop & Hookah Presents "Going Donus for Dilla" at Spliff’s Gastropub from 6-9 PM! Come Celebrate one of Hip Hop's most respected producers in the game!  The late and great J Dilla aka James Yancey was a Legendary Producer/Emcee loved by many!  We will celebrate his life by playing his music and some of the samples he used!  DJ's Lunaxcel & Mas Appeal will be on the Decks spinning the hits!
    There will be Donuts!!!  Come Cheers up with us and as always, No Cover/$15 Hookahs/Full Bar and Menu and Dope Vibes Guaranteed!

    And on March 5, catch Mas Appeal at Wildcrafters for SoundCloud Sessions 100th Episode featuring Rashon Medlock’s new album “Hims”. Get drunk on love at the trending booze-free bar as he spins the new episode! 

    BONUS: Check out the Sound-Bending Sensei (Taste Test Mix) curated by DJ Mas Appeal - Listen here https://anchor.fm/tastetestlive/episodes/BONUS-DJ-Mas-Appeal---Sound-Bending-Sensai-Taste-Test-Mix-eauqim

    Give him a follow @MasAppeal on all social media platforms to keep up!

    http://www.hiphopandhookah.com

    https://twitter.com/masappeal

    https://www.instagram.com/masappeal/

    https://www.snapchat.com/add/masappealjax


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    • 38 min

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Fantastic show spotlighting the best in music!

Damien is a fantastic host and the guests he has on are just as interesting

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