vicelounge [tai allen + jonn nubian]
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vicelounge [tai allen + jonn nubian]

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Spoken Word Soul


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"Love Music (The Pretty Dope Promo)"

Smooth new promo project from Tai Allen and John Nubian off of their upcoming full length dropping in June. It's a bit of grown man soul and poetry all in one. Check it.

- ThisIsRealMusic

"Vicelounge – Love Music (the pretty dope promo) [Bama Love Soul]"

"Styles upon styles upon styles is what I have!” – Phife

That quote is fitting for Vicelouge’s latest release for a few reasons: First because of the lead track want… that utilizes a break also sampled by A Tribe called Quest, and because there’s literally something on this release everyone will enjoy! Hip Hop, Soul, Spoken Word, Acoustic guitar – like Prego sauce, “it’s in there!” Completely free, you should pick this up HERE
- Bama LoveSoul

"Giant Step Goodie Bag"

As the weather heats up, we have a new Goodie Bag full of choice cuts from Kraak & Smaak, Miles Bonny, Ikebe Shakedown, Colm K, Isaac Aesili, and tai allen [vicelounge], with remixes by Gramophonedzie, DJ Day, Colm, and jonn + tai. Follow the label links below for more info on these releases & artists. Stay tuned for more Goodie Bag treats coming soon, and feel free tocontact us if you want to submit a track for consideration. - Giant Step

"Music News: Tai Allen aka Vice Lounge Wins Best Album at National Poetry Awards 2010!"

You may remember our post a short while ago on the album For Easy Readin’, a music/poetry/spoken word piece that uniquely resonates with listeners of many interests. Well, Nu-Soul weren’t the only ones who saw the greatness in Tai Allen aka Vice Lounge‘s work. He has received Best Album honors at the National Poetry Awards 2010! Congratulations to Tai and we will be looking forward to more great projects from him in the future! In the mean time, check out the links below for some free goodies! - Nu-Soul Magazine

"the Chris Black show with spotlight artist Colie Williams & Tai Allen"

This is a music industry variety show where we play all the hottest music, talk about all things current in entertainment and world news, and we interview some of the world’s best artists. From musical artists, producers, actors, comedians, fashion, and entertainment law, we cover every aspect of the entertainment industry. Today we have spotlight artist Colie Williams to talk about her new Project and Artist Tai Allen - Chris Black Show

"ALL NEW APRIL: Vicelounge Gives You Everything You ‘Want’ (DAWSONINK)"

Who is ViceLounge? They are the multi-talented Tai Allen and Jonn Nubian, and they are the soundtrack you need in your life. They are music and spoken word. They are beats and lyrics. They are all entertainment everything. And they’re ready to take over.

Their latest promo for the project, Love Music, gives us a remix of the originally acoustic “Want,” punched up with the edgier, obscure A Tribe Called Quest beat from “Lucien’s Luck.” It’s pretty dope. Just like the fellas.

To download the promo pack, head on over here. For more info on the crew, visit the ViceLoungehere. And then get ready, because the more you hear of Love Music, the more you’ll ‘want.’ Get it? - dawsonink

"IN PICTURES// Mos Def, Res, Tai Allen And More Perform @ Fort Greene Festival 2011 (BET/CENTRICTV)"

Brooklyn,NY) Fort Greene Festival 2011 attracted a slew of residents and visitors over the weekend. The two day event, hosted by Brooklyn bred actress Rosie Perez, featured a stellar roster of performers including Res, Game Rebellion, Tai Allen, Jenna Andrews, Navegante, Mariella, Paper Doll, and the festival’s headliner, Mos Def. - BET/CentricTV



That Fall (The Versions) EP - OUT NOW
LOVE MUSIC LP - Winter '13
Canned Goods (Maxi-Single) - Winter '11
The Summer Preview - Summer '11
For Easy Readin' - Spring 2008
The Beautiful Daye - '02

Majesticons - Beauty Party '01
Reebok & Jay Scarlett - Future Classics '10
Mike Ladd - Easy Listening For Armaggedon 1997
Eagasms - Ozone 1998
Jazz Poets Society - 1997

Maiysha - Orbit - Vicelounge Remix
Maiysha - Wanna Be (Vicelounge Mash)
Tuan X - Addiction
Melissa Young - I'm Just A Girl (VL Mash)



Vicelounge is an interactive/music production partnership of Tai Allen & Jonn Nubian.

The group has crafted singing & poetry into a signature approach reminiscent of Gil-Scot Heron & Oscar Brown -- yet uniquely their own. In 2010, Allen’s album “Easy Readin’” was awarded Album of The Year by the National Poetry Awards. In the Spring of 2011 they were invited to curate and headline the new Apollo Theater Series - Music Cafe. All three shows were sell-outs.

This past year Vicelounge has rocked from L.A. to Boston to Durham; while curating amazing events in NY. One notable event was The Restoration Rocks Music Festival in Brooklyn, NY. This year's featured MC Lyte, Brand Nubian, Martin Luther & Maimnou Yusef and Jessica Care Moore. Vicelounge's Tai Allen serves as host and co-curator.

Creative is the best adjective/noun to define the group. Utilizing different creative mediums is considered a pathway to a tone to the ViceLounge production team. Writing has always been the cornerstone of their creativity.

Projects include work with Grammy Nominated artist, Maiysha; Nigerian soul star, Keziah Jones; Reebok; Eargasms Compilation; Melissa Young; and, underground star, Tuan X.

We produce music that befits our lifestyle rather than a style: we are educated brothers from the hood; who love soul music; rock guitars; banging drums; sweet melodies; fine clothes (Will Smith converses, Armani, Sean John purple label; italian ties; camo pants; t-shirts; tailored suits; dark Levis and new adidas or Jordan I; timbs; house joints at 3am with a Chimay or vodka in hand; cubans while King Tubby vibing.

We love music!

Good music that come from a more electrified and hybrid core. We hope still funky and soulful, but still a little harder in some cases.