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BILAL – LEVELS (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
January 25, 2011, 11:41 am
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The live performance video of “Levels” surfaced way back in 2009 and was just one of many signs that after a long hiatus new music from Bilal was really heading our way. The rest is history … “Airtight Revenge” proved to be very much worth the wait and Strange fruit music was witness to a killer performance just a few months before the album dropped.

But since this is Bilal …all he has created must be taken to a higher level at some point. So it’s no wonder that the official music video for “Levels” is directed by Flying Lotus and features none other than Erykah Badu and Shafiq Husain. Obviously this combination of participants can only result into something very interesting…just check it out!!



BILAL – THINK IT OVER (EXILE REMIX – FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
November 18, 2010, 6:40 pm
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Courtesy of VTech and Plug Research Music comes the remix of Bilal’s “Think It Over” by LA-based producer Exile. A very good choice if you plan on messing with a track as laidback as “Think it Over”.

Exile picked up the pace of the track and added some extra sound effects to spice it up a little. Surprisingly he managed to keep the whole thing sounding pretty good. But hey that is just my opinion…see what you think and press play!!

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!



BILAL – ROBOTS (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
November 3, 2010, 10:01 am
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We feature so many cool video’s several times a week why would this one be any cooler than all the other one’s at the moment? Quite simple… director Mikael Colombu did a very great job adding exactly the right frame to stress every word put into the lyrics of Robots. Apart from beautiful to watch, these visuals are actually functional.

(source: Vtech)



BILAL – RESTART (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
October 8, 2010, 4:43 pm
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Available on iTunes



BILAL – RESTART (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
August 18, 2010, 12:07 am
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DOWNLOAD: BILAL – RESTART

Produced by Bilal and Steve McKie – “Restart” is the official first single from Mr Bilal Oliver‘s forthcoming album, Airtight’s Revenge and as of now available for free download on plugresearch.com.

On the 18th of July 2010 Strange Fruit invited Bilal to Rotterdam and of course he performed Restart you can watch that below. 

“Restart” is out now – click to buy on iTunes, which also includes an instrumental version and a remix by experimental LA producer Deadelus.



Bilal – Robots (sessions in tiny tent, Dour Festival, 17 of July, 2010) by Noggy
July 27, 2010, 12:07 am
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Have to love Mikael Columbu for providing us with such excellent Bilal material!!



THE RETURN OF AIRTIGHT: BILAL INTERVIEW WITH GREEDMONTPARK by Noggy
July 14, 2010, 10:34 pm
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As you already know by now Bilal is going to perform in Rotterdam on the 18th of July and of course is Strangefruitmusicblog policy to hit you up with lots of info so y’all are warmed up for the actual performance. So below you’ll find are weapon of choice in the warm up department….enjoy!!

www.greedmontpark.com recently had a chance to sit down with Neo Soul recording artist, Bilal, to talk about the span of his career and the highly anticipated release of his new album “Air Tight’s Revenge”. For the 1st installment they talked about his childhood in Philly along with the progression of his early career and everyday life…

In part 2of this interview Bilal talks about his experiences on collaborating with artist like Dr. Dre and J Dilla to Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Here is the conclusion to the interview with Bilal, where he addresses the leak for “Love for Sale” and how that effected his career and the making of his new album “Air Tight’s Revenge”

RELATED POST: ARE YOU READY FOR BILAL?!



BILAL ‘AIRTIGHT’ COVER & TRACKLIST!! by Noggy
July 9, 2010, 2:41 am
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VIA:Plug Research

1. Cake & Eat It Too – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
2. Restart – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
3. All Matter – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
4. Flying – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Nottz
5. Levels – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Shafiq Husayn
6. Little One – Produced by Conley “Tone” Whitfield
7. Move On – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
8. Robots – Produced by Bilal Oliver
9. The Dollar – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
10. Who Are You – Produced by Bilal Oliver & Steve Mckie
11. Think It Over – Produced by 88 Keys

Yeah Yeah I know we featured the cover before but it’s on repeat because this time we have a tracklist to go with it!! Naturally this calls for a Strange Fruit reminder to join us at the 18 of July at Rotown for a beautiful Bilal performance.



BILAL “AIRTIGHT REVENGE” ALBUM COVER by Noggy
July 6, 2010, 7:03 am
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I normally do not just post an album cover without a tracklist or any kind of additional information. But ofcourse there is always room for an exception. This cover screams  “buy me”!! Airtight’s Revenge drops September 14th – get ready. But before you run to your nearest record store be sure to drop by Rotown on the 18th of July to see Bilal perform. For more info click here  (info in Dutch).