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In This Tahitian Dance Style, It’s All In The Hips (Video)

What did Phil Coulson say about Tahiti on Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD? That it was a magical place? Word. Agreed indeed, especially if the Honeyz hips dip like this over there! Mercy!

@ojones1

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Jamie Foxx And Snoop Dogg Freestyle A Collabo Jam On Air On The Spot (Video)

Up in the morning with Jamie and Snoop… what’chu wanna dooooo? Hot damn if this ain’t some dope sh!t. Fire one up, if you partake in such. But by all means, please lay back in the cut and press play above. You will be rewarded!

Sway In The Morning and The Citizens won with this one.

@ojones1

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J. Cole Stops His “1985” Live Concert Performance To Spit Acapella To ‘Mumble Rappers’ (Video)

… you having fun and I respect that. But have you ever thought about your impact?

Wooooo! Take a few and WATCH this. Score for Montreality for sharing this jewel from J. Cole on Facebook. Carefully walking the line between giving guidance and ‘talking down’ to so-called ‘mumble rappers’ out here, J. Cole brings an argument that my folks and I subscribe to… Rappers who really want to be great should not just ‘make a hit’ but strive to make a lasting impression. Not all music (or music artists) has to have a ‘message,’ but it should matter. I submit that ANY rapper wants to be well thought of in at least some way when ‘the industry’ is done with them. NWA, Nice-N-Smooth, Uncle Luke, Juvenile, Craig Mack (RIP), Sean Price (RIP)… whether I felt they were ‘saying something’ or not, their classic music had impact on my life then, and still does NOW (I still bump their old joints 20+ years later).

So, do you think ‘mumble rappers’ or their fans will (1) sit still and really understand that Cole is not dissing them, but challenging them to be better; and (2) do you think they will be as excited in 21 20 years about that music as they [apparently] are today (e.g. that their music has lasting impact)?

Also, if there was a particular rapper Cole was going at… think they got the memo [to make good music, to save their money, and to NOT mess with Cole]?

@ojones1

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The Trinity – “M3 … The Outro” (Prod. By DJ Jazzy Jeff) [Video]

So dope! And great intro to this debut live performance of Jeff’s forthcoming album’s “Outro” by Rhymefest.

Creativity is the power to change reality. True creative freedom comes only when that power is realized. With M3, I’m finally free… I am proud to introduce The Trinity (Rhymefest, Dayne Jordan & Uhmeer) on “M3 … The Outro” Live from Koerner Hall in Toronto, the first release from my forthcoming album, M3.
DJ Jazzy Jeff

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: O.C. (Video)


Sure the warning says “explicit language” but NPR, could we please get “explicit DOPENESS” added to that warning? Because heads from the 90s already know and will appreciate, and cosign to the younger squires… and it’ll let the SUCKAZ know that “Time’s Up” for the wackness.

(Ha! See what I did there? Because that song is part of O.C.’s Tiny Desk Concert and… maaaaan, just click play!)

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Don Q | A1 | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #094 (Video)

Okay, word, worrrd! Soooo, first I want to apologize for getting the Freestyles on Flex out of order (skipped this one). But that don’t make it any less dope, right?

(Yeah, I’m right. But play this Don Q & A1 freestyle session to see how right.)

@ojones1

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Nas – “Illmatic” (Live From The Kennedy Center) [Album]

Dropped this on vinyl (limited edition) right on time for Record Store Day 2018. Hope it was a good one for all the heads out there. In case you missed it, or the PBS special featuring Nas at The Kennedy Center, we got you right here!

NAS ILLMATIC (LIVE FROM THE KENNEDY CENTER) [ALBUM]

Philly Freeway | Pain in Da Ass | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #097 (Video)

Philly Freeway & Pain in Da Ass taking the hits and still moving forward… ’cause THAT’S HOW WINNING IS DONE!! Life after The Roc got tough – health problems and such – but Allah blessed! See proof right here in the form of divine flows (but first a magnificent, tone-setting intro by P.I.T.A.)!

OKAY! HERE COMES THE PAIN!!!

@ojones1

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Mickey Factz | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #096 (Video)

Recognize his BARZ because Mickey from Bx got ’em, Flex!! Rapping over that “Nas Is Like” to kick it off, Mickey Factz did NOT let Nas down #FACTZ

@ojones1

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Nipsey Hussle | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #089 (Video)

What? Neighborhood Nip did a Funk Flex Freestyle??? Neighborrrrr!! Check him out, once again, being nothing like them other “Rap N!ggas” #Facts

@ojones1

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Tarica June – “But Anyway” (Live Performance) [Video]

Hmmm… I remember coming across Tarica years ago. Really taking the underground route to success on her own terms. Looks like she is still on that railroad, and we get to look at some tracks she is riding… live!

Here’s a special acoustic performance filmed at one of my favorite places: Nubian Hueman! … Of course one of the songs I did was But Anyway (with a new verse!!) so that’s the one I’m sharing first. Special thanks to Tyler Moonlight on keys and thanks to Anika Hobbs of Nubian Hueman for having me!
Tarica June

(Bio after the jump.)

@ojones1

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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Re-Collective Orchestra – “All The Stars” (Re-Imagined) [Video]


Brought together and led by the incomparable Orchestration/Conductor Matt Jones. So beautiful. So #WakandaForever

The Re-Collective Orchestra presents a re-imagination of Black Panther’s title track, “All The Stars” with an original orchestration by Matt Jones. Inspired by the iconic black superhero, Matt Jones (Composer/Conductor, Founder of the Matt Jones Orchestra) and Stephanie Matthews (Violinist and Founder of StringCandy) joined forces to bring together a collective of musicians that would create a sonically and visually powerful statement: WE ARE HERE.

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PRhyme (DJ Premier x Royce Da 5’9) – “Flirt” feat. 2 Chainz [Live On ‘The Tonight Show’] (Video)

Dope closer to Fallon’s show the other night. Preemo, Royce Da 5’9 and 2 Chainz doing the damn thing… letting the ladies know that they don’t know how to “Flirt.” Banger of a song (we posted here earlier) off “PRhyme 2.”

DJ PREMIER X ROYCE DA 5’9 – FLIRT FEAT. 2 CHAINZ | PRHYME 2 (PRE-ORDER)

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Black Thought And Lupe Fiasco Rocking For Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico (Video)

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Puerto Rico! Hoooooo!

Somebody had to do it: that chant above and the show embedded above that. That’s Black Thought up top. Boom bap rapping and it don’t stop. Neither does this party with a purpose. So nod ’til you get a li’l loopy. Then catch Lupe after the jump. They were down there helping raise money for hurricane relief. Enjoy.

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Raekwon – “C.R.E.A.M.” (Live) [Video]

Damn right. Gotta do this for the cause, Chef. Raekwon blessed the SXSW crowd with a live set that contained the blessing of a rendition of “C.R.E.A.M.”

On the second day of The FADER FORT 2018, Raekwon popped out for a surprise set, running it back with tracks from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and other solo projects. But a major highlight was Raekwon’s performance of his iconic opening verse from the Wu-Tang classic “C.R.E.A.M.”
– The FADER

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Mad Skillz Is Turning The Tables, And Kicking The Rhymes, At The Same Time! (Video)

Okay. Please excuse me in advance. Late pass like a mugg, but yoooo this throwback clip I had not seen before now is sooo DOPE! Skillz goes IN on this clip – emceeing AND deejaying!

Mad Skillz dropped by ‘Sway in the Morning’ two days in a row, and blessed us with two live freestyles. Watch above…
– Sway’s Universe

@ojones1

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Royce Da 5’9 | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #090 (Video)

All that smoke and wreckage in the studio. And it’s Flex’s fault. At least that’s what Royce said.

Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier shut it down for 10 minutes with Funk Flex.
– Hot 97

Plus Preem on the tables?? C’monnnn son! DOPE!

@ojones1

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Tiny Desk Concert Feat. Big K.R.I.T. (Video)

Get some of this Soulful Southern Short Set from Big K.R.I.T. Not too shabby a spread laid out, with “Mixed Messages,” “Keep The Devil Off,” and “Bury Me In Gold” being offered to the gathering.

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“Freestylin’ With The Roots” With Bruce Willis (Video)

Haaa! Now THAT’S how you show up to promote a movie (“Death Wish”)! Of course, Jimmy got him to the couch to talk about it later. But check out the ‘surprise’ audience participation by Bruce and the resulting song The Roots created on the spot with Willis’ input before that happens.

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