Atlanta based lyricist Ekundayo links up with female emcee Boog Brown for this special collaboration called ‘Everything’. The jazzy track produced by the talented beatsmith Illastrate is inspired by the work of photographer Roni Nicole & serves as an answer to the, at times rhetorical, question ‘What Is Love?’. The answer for anyone who knows better & everyone involved with this project is…. ‘Everything.’
In the Behind The Beat video above, the beast mode beat king of Seattle (Washington, USA) recreates a hot track (Drake’s “Furthest Thing”) and talks about how he ended up sending beats to Drake (thanks Twitter). Worthy. Very. Enjoy!
Pete Rock aka Soul Brother #1 – the Hip-Hop Golden Era go-to producer – has put together a tribute to the legendary Roy Ayers (Soul and Jazz musician and go-to Hip-Hop sample-source for producers). And it is ni-iiii-ice!
Stream the mix ASAP so you can be among the cool folks who have been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Yeah, the Soundcloud has a link to cop t-shirts commemorating this!
Hazewerth of the production duo The Dynamite Bruhz waited 2 years before releasing the sequel to his seminal album JugLife, his musical interpretation of big jugs of liquor and good times. The new project JugLife Too is a combination of R&B vibes and hip hop blaps featuring Substantial, Willie Evans Jr, Sha Stimuli, Scottie Spitten of H.I.S.D., Yamin Semali, Phene, Civil Writes, Know:juander, Chosen, and Dj Deliver.
If you missed the Atlanta & Detroit debuts of this special song dedicated to the late great James Yancey aka J Dilla then as of now your wait to is over. Without further ado, here’s the brand new video from Phife Dawg called ‘Dear Dilla’ produced by DJ Rasta Root & directed by Konee Rok.
J Dilla would have been 40 years old today February 7th. As people around the world celebrate the greatness of the Detroit producer & emcee James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla, his brother Illa J & the remaining members of Slum Village (T3 & Young RJ), let loose this joint appropriately titled ‘Yes Yes’. ‘Yes Yes’ is fitting as fans are happy to know Slum Village has a new album coming featuring more J Dilla production from the period when he was going by the name Jay Dee. Black Milk & Young RJ are also expected to provide some musical soundscapes as well. Rest in Peace J Dilla Dawg!
Slick lyrical emcee & producer Roc Marciano’s banger ‘Slingers’ is one of my favorite songs from his project ‘The Pimpire Strikes Back’. I was surprised to see there was a new video to this joint after I noticed a few tweets via Unkut & writer Byron Crawford. Like the song itself, the video was also co-directed by Roc Marciano & his collaborators R.M.L. & J. Grove. The video fit the mental picture of what I felt the song would actually look like. If you haven’t peeped his latest projects “The Pimpire Strikes Back” & “Marci Beaucoup” they are currently available on his site manbitesdogrecords.com with vinyl to become available February 18th.
Havoc popped into the Power 105 NYC studios to pop off with The Breakfast Club morning show crew. Not really. Pretty laid back for the most part as you’d expect. But some wild moments in this interview. Watch! The Mobb Deep‘er spoke on his brief beef with partner Prodigy last year, his 20 years in the game, the upcoming Mobb Deep tour, and much more.
We’re just getting started with the week. DJ Rasta Root is just really getting started with the year though. But good things come to those who wait. Good things like this “Face Off Fridays Mix” running all kinds of music from the likes of The Internet, The LOX, Common, Dewle, BIGREC and more! Get it here for the FREE.99 right here.
What else would !llmind name an EP other than “BoomTrap”? It’s his trademark sound. What else could be done to get you to take a listen? We posted the “Po Po Comin” to whet your appetite already. Alright… try this: The whole EP is FREE! Stream/download below.
A collection of 8 instrumentals, showcasing !llmind’s signature “boomtrap” genre, which blends dirty old-school drum breaks with heavy 808 subs and kick drums combined with sinister !llmind synthesizers and pulsing vocal stabs.
DOWNLOAD: BOOMTRAP (EP)
This FREE download is an audio tour de JayForce brought to you by DJ Dave Dolla. It’s the best of super producer Just Blaze. Enjoy the trip. You’re welcome.
Did Madlib say he had 4 tons of records… in four rooms… already… and he’s in France digging for more?? Well, yeah. He’s a deejay.
Here he is visiting the record library at Radio France during his recent trip to Paris; finding and playing records, and talking with host Laura Leishman about them and some of his own influences.
Primo gave an interview to OFIVE in France. Speaking on past and present collabos, the new Hip-Hop generation, and a return to Hip-Hop fundamentals – “Dope beats and dope rhymes!”
DJ Premier remixes the club jam “Latch” (featuring Sam Smith) by UK duo Disclosure. Premo drags the speed down from drag race to slow drag; mellowing out the track for an unexpected (until you remember Preme is a pro) pleasure. Get the track on Disclosure’s “Settle” (The Remixes) LP via the link below.
DISCLOSURE – LATCH FEAT. SAM SMITH (DJ PREMIER REMIX) | SETTLE (THE REMIXES)
Busta Rhymes is gearing up to release his next album ‘E.L.E.2′ next year while Q-Tip is set to release ‘The Last Zulu’ project in 2014 as well. Needless to say ‘The Abstract & The Dragon’ project is a nice 28-track appetizer of remixes, classic joints, & new collaborations all sparked by the ‘Thank You’ single that featured Kanye West & Lil Wayne. Listen, download, & check the tracklisting below…..