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Robert Glasper Examines The Work Of Pete Rock & J Dilla (Video)

Whoooose world is this? Well, for the purposes of this clip, it’s Robert Glasper; but only because he is bringing the world of music making in Hip-Hop closer to you. Those sample sounds… where do the great producers get them and how do they use them so adeptly. Yep, Glasper is giving up some game.

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Big Boi Speaks On A Continually Making Music, Life As A Jedi Master Rapper, And Who Invented Trap Music (Video)

Yeah, man. So-called ‘trap music’ has been part of the rap music lexicon for a long while. But as far back as the beginnings of Big Boi? Strong argument to be made. Picked up that “Boomiverse” LP yet? Strong argument for doing that to be made, too.

We chopped it up with Big Boi to talk about everything from the newly released “Boomiverse,” to why Rico Wade is considered hip-hop’s Yoda, Dave Chappelle and more.
– Okayplayer


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Freddie Joachim x Gyrefunk – “Ex’pressed” (Video)

Excellent find by the folks at OKP! This jazzy “Ex’pressed” instrumental is just… wow! The audio stream is embedded and linked below. Watch the visual above for behind-the-scenes insights offered by Freddie Joachim.

San Diego based DJ/Producer Extraordinaire Freddie Joachim came by Ex’pression College Emeryville while in town for a show. Freddie was able to work with local musician/producer Gyrefunk and add some acoustic touches to some of his production. Check out the track and the Artist in Residence video on our youtube channel to see inside the session!
– Ex’pression College


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The Future And Music Collectives (Video)

Very interesting. Music/culture collectives – already seen as go-tos for indie and underground (read: real) music and movements – could very well be controllers of the world of tomorrow. Time was, we went to other taste makers – deejays, radio, clubs, label imprints, print and video magazines – to learn what was new and worthy. Nowadays, largely enabled by Internet and mobile channels, we turn to curators who are independent themselves (e.g. not beholden to station management, programming consultants, the ‘charts’ or record/media manufacturers). Could it be that enough of us have turned away from old commercial channels that big name companies of all kinds who want to reach us reach out to Soulections and OKPlayers (and ehem JAYFORCEs) of the world? Real music, real culture from real outlets NOT begging or cowering for big ad bucks.

Could be. Check out the discussion above.

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Nobody Beats The Biz: At Answering ‘The Questions’ (Video)

Back in the day: Biz and the Beastie Boys balling half-court with Boo Yaa Tribe! Say that real fast five times. Then one more ‘gain to let it sink in. All that and more above. The Diabolical answers the OKP Questions. Fast clip full of great bits of Hip-Hop and 80s joy. Watch!

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Just Blaze On The Spot For This Edition Of OKP’s “The Questions” (Video)

Rap and EDM… the same thing? Water over Gin & Juice? What?! Just Blaze standing up. Answering ‘The Questions’ OKP tosses at him… that’s what! Check it out.

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Jarobi Is The Guest For A Special ATCQ Edition Of OKP’s “The Questions” (Video)

So the shows A Tribe Called Quest are doing in NYC shows with Kanye West are their “final” performances, eh? We’ll see. Well, if anyone can speak on such and more things ATCQ, Jarobi White can. In a sit down for OK Player, Jarobi speaks on his gig, restaurant biz, music, rumors of his death… You know, typical interview stuff. Hahaa! Good clip though. Watch.

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