You know how Rhythm Roulette goes… goes to local record store, searches endless stacks of wax blindfolded, picks three and makes a beat from them. But in this episode, Mass Appeal Media has producer Oh No throwing in a curve ball… rather than find samples out of old vinyls, he samples sounds from three Nintendo 64 video games. Wowwww!
Here we go with Part 3 of the ‘Hip-Hop-umentary’ – “Raiders Of The Lost Art” featuring PRhyme (DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9). And hey, you can catch up on Parts 1 & 2 below before playing Part 3 above… below. Did you get that?
Okay well get this: the self-titled PRhyme album is out now! Great nuggets of wisdom on ‘the business’ dug up and polished up and laid out for the viewers. Must watch.
Fokis. Engineer, emcee, producer. Rapping with the likes of Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz… sitting in production with Ty Fyffe, Focus…, Jake One and more. Yeah, dude has got the pedigree. Okay, so Fokis runs indie label Loyalty Digital Corp. (credited for executive producing projects for Skyzoo, Antman Wonder, Torae and Sadat X). As an engineer, he has recorded and mixed for Slaughterhouse, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E, Pharoahe Monch, Bun B, Kool G Rap, and others. But check out this suggestively-titled jawn “Produced By Dr. Dre” for his upcoming project “Underground With Commercial Appeal” (due out February 3, 2015).
In Hip Hop you have the emcee and the DJ that get most of the recognition. The producer is someone who can’t be ignored in this conversation though. What has you nodding your head or moving your feet? It’s the beat, and on December 11th Beat Royale goes down in Atlanta GA at the Basement in East Atlanta. What is Beat Royale you ask? Well it is the premier Beat Battle competition a sonic experience of Beats and Beyond brought to you by Dynamic Producer & Savage Fam Pro entertainment.
This will be a 16 producer Beat Battle showcase with live performances, celebrity appearances, major label execs & industry managers in the house. If that is not enough to entice you well how about super Grammy award winning producer Needlz whose credits range from 50 Cent, Drake, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy and many many more. If that is not enough how about Big Rec on the rise emcee who has been wrecking stages left and right with his new album Doomsday which is entirely produced by the legend Diamond D! Still not enough you say? Okay well Diamond D himself will be in the place legendary producer/emcee DITC crew need I say more?
So be in the place on December 11th at the Basement 1245 Glenwood Ave SE Atlanta GA 30316 show starts at 8pm!
The Cali emcee Fashawn releases a brand new video to prep fans for the upcoming release of his upcoming EP with Alchemist called “FASH-ionably Late” that’s due December 18th. The single & video features Evidence who also directed the clip. Fashawn is ‘FASH-ionably late’ in finishing 2014 strong but he’s gearing up for an even better 2015 now that he’s signed to Nas under the Mass Appeal Records label where he’ll release his next full-lenth project entitled ‘The Ecology’.
Ever since I heard this new joint from Daytona produced by Harry Fraud I’ve had it on repeat in my itunes at various times. I’ve been banging the song out on the radio show as well. Could it be the hook? The production? The way Daytona flips his verses over the tracks? It’s not any one of these things… it’s ALL of the above. Check out the new visuals for the song above… dope joint!
Having a Part 1 implied at least a Part 2, right? And with as monumental a happening as the formation and release of PRhyme is… you didn’t think we would leave you hanging with just a piece of the story they have to tell…
Did you? C’mon now!
Is your rhyme dope? If it ain’t, it don’t mean sh!t. That’s the bottom line.
– DJ Premier
I’m gonna keep boom-bappin’ it…
– DJ Premier
Damn right. Preemo spends every day in the studio. Royce da 5’9 getting it in in the gym [nearly] every day to keep his body, mind and rhymes tight. Grown men do grown things. Grown men in Hip-Hop… might just save this thing. Pay attention to part 1 of this docu-series narrated by Bun B (of UGK) about the lives of the duo behind PRhyme and their giving life to their self-titled project giving new life to old school Hip-Hop style!
Rule #1: DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS!
Sh!t. You could stop right there, sir. Amen. But listen. Watch and listen to Boi-1da give out five crucial do’s and don’ts for other producers out there.
Scored this 45 King ‘Making The Beat’ episode for you. DJ lifestyle to the extreme. Now… you know you can record that live DJ mix to CD (or MP3 or whatever you kids have nowadays) and boom out the back of the vehicle… BUT… What if you knew a DJ cool enough to have the live mix setup in the back of the vehicle? Well, DJ Mark The 45 King did that in the coolest way. And DJ Kid Capri was more than happy to jump on the new playset and take the thing for some spins!
Here’s ‘The Thing’… Marco Polo Might Have REALLY Messed Up His Picks Playing ‘Rhythm Roulette’ (Video)
Uh ohhhh. Polo picked three 12″ records. Just three SONGS, not ALBUMS, to sample. Will our hero be able to win Rhythm Roulette after blind-picking such slim pickings at Brooklyn’s The Thing record store? Well, back to Marco Polo’s personal studio to find out!
“When you have no melodic samples, a bass line can save a beat.”
– Marco Polo
We’ll see, Marco. We’ll see. We’re rooting for you. Watch this, y’all.
“I put a rapper in a wheelchair like Degrassi.”
Several subtle jabs landed in this Backroom Freestyle off a recent 106 & Park. But before you get all anxious about whether those “hit” will figure ‘em out and respond… Remember this is Ras Kass. So … um … not coming up with any on “the list” who’d risk taking that L. But enjoy the Ras flow tactics intro’d and produced by a long time fav on this site: Apollo Brown.
Cardiak somehow found his way to the Def Jam Recordings section of Amoeba Records in Los Angeles to make his blindfolded picks for the records he would be attempting to flip for this ep of ‘Rhythm Roulette.’ Gripe, gripe, gripe he did about his picks! Hey, man, that’s how the game goes…
So what do you think? Can Cardiak make hot sh!t out of bullsh!t (his words, not ours)? Click play above and see.
So want to be there, don’t you? Greg NICE! His life is like a fairy tale isn’t it? Still on the scene 20+ years in. Here in the cut with the cutting edge of Hip-Hop production, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, as seen above. Love, P*ssy, and Sleep – that’s Greg’s 3 digs. Yeah, he digs ‘em all. But the love J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League showed while they were together in this clip; probably dug that the most. So will you. Watch.
In and out. Make a hit and give your shout outs. That’s the mission. So, off to the Record Jungle with Dilated Peoples’ DJ Babu; so he can pick his three records…blindfolded. Then back to the Drug Lab! Can he do it? Are you seriously doubting the beat guru Babu?
Just watch and see how well he’s gone do. Ha!
Hmmm… Kendrick Lamar had a shot at the “3 Kings” beat first, huh? Interesting. Well, it wasn’t like the music was wasted. Rozay did the work (listen here). Jake One beats should never be. Check him out as he explains how the beat came to be for the Behind The Beat series.
“This whole place emotional, wake up & find out some dude Frank Ocean’d you!” – Lil Fame
That line from Lil Fame aka ‘Fizzy Womack’ is hilarious! Hahaaaaaa! One of my favorite hardcore hip hop duos of all-time hailing from Brownsville Brooklyn release some lyrical murder over a classic ‘Tears For Fears’ sample. We’ve been banging this new ‘187’ single produced by Lil Fame on the Beatz & Lyrics radio show, but now we have the new visuals to accompany the new banger featuring a brief cameo from Treach of Naughty By Nature, Smif-N-Wessun, & a number of other brothas reppin’ those Brooklyn blocks.
Be on the lookout for Billy Danziene & Lil Fame’s upcoming project “Street Certified” executive produced by DJ Premier that’s dropping October 31st. Just in time for Halloween…..Now ‘Ante Up’ suckaz!!!
DOWNLOAD: M.O.P. – “187” (PROD. BY FIZZY WOMACK)
Well it’s about COTDAYAM TIME!!! One our favorite hip hop groups representing D.C. is back! I’ve been a fan ever since their first album dropped & have been waiting for the trio to regroup & drop some new bangers! With everything going on in the world right now Oddisee, yU, and X.O.’s next album ‘March On Washington’ due October 14th is an appropriate title of what’s to come. For now your ‘First Step’ should be to peep the bangin’ new single.
Oh yeah. Sir, yessir! DJ Jaycee does the best impression of an insane person on mixes like this. Check out his crazy dope Eargasmic Re-Fixx of one of those don’t-even-touch-it songs – “Remember The Time” by Michael Jackson.
A quick sample of crack from my upcoming mixtape “Long Live The King” that drops on MJ’s birthday, August 29th.
– DJ Jaycee
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On this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal meets up with Apollo Brown in his town (Detroit, MI, USA) to make some music. Challenge: Get blindfolded, get in The Record Graveyard, get 3 records out of the stacks, get to work making a beat out of those random blind picks.
Is Brown down for the game? Click play above and see.