The Mint Collective

The Mint Collective increases visibility for creative endeavors through music, the arts, live events and conversation.

Our mission is to foster a learning environment through creative expression and exploration.

We ♥ We ♥ music, the arts, creating, traveling, technology, food and drink, laughing and lots more. Its fun, really, sometimes even splendid.

Minty Fam
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yawn snoozicka
minty [at] themintcollective [dot] com

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Anthony Valadez | Sounds Like Tomorrow

Tastemaker DJ, producer and nice guy Anthony Valdez comes through with yet another fresh mix of current musical tidbits.  Check him every Monday 12a-3a on KCRW for quality music.

SOUNDS LIKE TOMORROW MIX by anthonyvaladez

Bilal | Black Milk | Dibiase

Today was a real big day for new releases with Black Milk’s (w/ Daru & AB) Album Of The Year (Fat Beats/Decon), Dibiase’s Machines Hate Me (Alpha Pup) and lastly but not least Mr. Bilal Oliver’s Airtight’s Revenge (Plug Research).

Bilal’s third studio album Airtight’s Revenge has been buzzing big time for the past year and we can honestly say it lives up to the hype.  It is as soulful as it is progressive and experimental.  The album is genius in that it is not limiting at all.  It encompasses many sounds and layers whilst weaving through emotions.  Airtight’s Revenge is definitely a whole package that should not be picked apart track by track, but rather digested as a whole.

Badu on Bilal

Erykah Badu speaks on Bilal from bilal oliver on Vimeo.

Bilal - “All Matter”

Black Milk - “Warning(Keep Bouncing)”

Dibiase - “Skullcrack”

Dibiase “Skullcrack” from Alpha Pup on Vimeo.


Purchase Bilal’s | Airtight’s Revenge

Purchase Black Milk | Album Of The Year

Purchase Dibiase | Machines Hate Me

Robert Glasper | Black Radio Preview

Musical genius Robert Glasper curates some of the most influencial artists in their genre to create new jazz-based project, Black Radio to be released February 28, 2012 on legendary imprint Blue Note Records. Black Radio will include Erykah Badu, yasiin bey (Mos Def), Lupe Fiasco, Ledisi, KING, Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, Mshell N’Degeocello, Stokley, Shafiq Husayn, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal and then some. 

Pre order Black Radio here.

Have a peek at a lovely feature from King off the Black Radio album below + download from Robert Glasper’s site directly here.

Robert Glasper - “Move Love” feat KING by The Mint Collective