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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.

    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
    S3 EP11 PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH "The Puh and Fuh" featuring commentary by guest DJ Mas Appeal

    S3 EP11 PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH "The Puh and Fuh" featuring commentary by guest DJ Mas Appeal

    Oh – it’s really “Taste Test Live!” – you’ll definitely want to hear this week’s music digestion session. This week’s “Put This In Your Mouth” segment is sexy, funny and filling. Dig into the news like a chunk of chocolate cake with the latest hot topics and music news and culture. We were joined in the studio with DJ Mas Appeal who added his flavor to the music industry commentary. Mas Appeal is the Creator and Brains behind the “Hip Hop & Hookah” Brand! He moved to Jacksonville in 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!

    — Blue Franswa starts things off with borderline explicit sexual innuendos and admits that he needs to makes sure he does his part in the bedroom — slowly…

    — Chris Brown Posts & Deletes Old Video Clip Of Himself And Karrueche As She Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Boyfriend Victor Cruz

    — Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King and attacks here character after seeing her interview with Lisa Leslie.

    — Erykah “On and On” Badu is changing the game again with the upcoming premiere of her new online store: “Badu World Market” launches on 02.20.2020.  Fans worldwide will finally have a chance to get their hands on E. Badu’s new premium incense and perfume line BADU PU$$Y along with her new clothing line, accessories and fake fur coats!

    In an interview with 10 Magazine, Erykah Badu said:

    “I took lots of pairs of my panties, cut them up into little pieces and burned them. Even the ash is part of it…The people deserve it. There’s an urban legend that my pussy changes men. The men that I fall in love with, and fall in love with me, change jobs and lives.”

    Damien Lamar references the Sway in the Morning interview where Erykah Badu says “cranberry juice promotes a sweet vagina”. Well, Ms. Badu’s “Puh and Fuh” will finally be available for sale!

    — Jay Electronica hints at dropping a new album. Maybe it will be released through Badu’s new store? Who knows?

    Either way, the new web store debuts 2.20.2020 at http://baduworldmarket.com/

    Finally, producer Rick Boss plans to release a new film that claims Tupac Shakur is alive and well in New Mexico.S3 EP11 The Puh and Fuh – Put This In Your Mouth segment with guest DJ Mas Appeal


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    • 18 min
    S3 EP10 Singer-Songwriter Emanuel Jackson

    S3 EP10 Singer-Songwriter Emanuel Jackson

    This weekly music digestion podcast features in-depth discussions on culture, the influence of music, passion-filled opinions and hot topics along with interviews by creatives, change-makers, and artisans. This week's guest is singer/songwriter Emanuel Jackson from Jacksonville, Florida. He describes his music as "Bonfire Music'' (The type of music people enjoy sitting around the bonfire). Along with the top 40 covers, Emanuel also performs Soul, Pop, R&B, Country, and of course Bonfire Music and performs music as a solo artist or with his band.


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    • 37 min
    S3 EP9 Celebrating Black History Month with Dancethropologist Christa Fatoumata Sylla

    S3 EP9 Celebrating Black History Month with Dancethropologist Christa Fatoumata Sylla

    Taste Test Live podcast is back! We've returned for the latest pop culture and music entertainment news. To kick off Black History Month, we were joined in the studio with Jacksonville-based African Dance Instructor and culture contributor, Christa Sylla. Christa chimed in on our segment and later shares her personal spiritual journey, dancework, working with a local Afrodance and music movement.

    This week's "Put This in Your Mouth" topics include:


    Tribute to honor the legacy of rock hitmaker & songwriter, Chuck Berry airing on PBS on February 29, 2020
    People are reportedly upset and very angry at Nicki Minaj for her song lyrics
    Wendy Williams goes off on Jay-Z for not standing up during Demi Lovato's performance of the National Anthem
    J. Lo & Shakir's Super Bowl performances were "a concoction of Afro-Beat, Bachata and were a strong variation or copy of African-Colombian dance incorporated that was entertaining and political at the same time
    Demi Lovato's performance gets compared to that of Whitney Houston



    About Christa Fatoumata Sylla

    Christa, or "Fatou" as she is often called on the African Dance Scene is the founder and director of Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Christa has been sharing cultural dance with the Jacksonville community for over 15 years and has received notoriety for her warm and passionate personality and energetic, moving choreography. Christa joined the dance faculty at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2015 as a World Dance Studies instructor and has taught master classes at DASOTA, Lavilla School of the Arts, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and more. She has been an instructor/choreographer at Jacksonville Centre of the Arts for over a decade and periodically does master classes for other institutions out of the city.

    She has traveled internationally for dance exchanges in Guinea, West Africa; Jacmel and Port au Prince, Haiti; and Limon and San Jose, Costa Rica. More on her work can be found at http://christafatoumatasylla.com.


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    • 52 min
    S3 EP8 Some Honeys Don't But This Honeydo with guest Colette Bing

    S3 EP8 Some Honeys Don't But This Honeydo with guest Colette Bing

    Welcome back to another installment of your favorite music digestion podcast! This week, we had a special dedication to the late, basketball great and influencer, Kobe Bryant and discussed how he impacted each of us. During our Put This In Your Mouth segment, guest Colette Bing aka DJ Honeydo chimed in. Topics discussed: The Grammys, Tyler the Creator,  Billie Eilish, Tank and the Bangas, Lil Was X, Lizzo, Roc Nation brunch, Beyonce, Eminem.

    Originally from Seattle, WA, now as a Jacksonville influencer, Colette Bing figured out that she's a healer and creator. As a clinical massage therapist and "Player of Bop", she uses music and massage as her weapon.



    Follow Colette Bing/DJ Honeydo on Instagram: @fetty.davis


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    • 44 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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