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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 11 ‘Give The Drummer Some’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

In this episode of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff and his crew ‘have a Cali week’ in Los Angeles. Jeff links up with drummer Travis Barker to talk about the possibility of doing a show. They chat about gear and do a DJ/Drummer jam session. Got into a lot for what was to be a laid back time. Eventually got over to the grocery store to shop to make a ‘Magnificent Meal’ – and leave a full fridge (like Jeff says a good house guest should) – while staying at the home of comedian buddy Russell Peters (see him in this prior episode here)) while in town. A show in San Diego, then flying out to UK for a day, then back stateside for another show in Vegas the day after… whew! A chill week, then back on the grind like a mutha—-!

Nice soundtracking in the back[ground] in this episode (contributions from Dayne Jordan).

@ojones1

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Royce Da 5’9″ x Skillz x Diamond D – “One For The Money” (Mananz Remix)

You can get the Coalmine Records compilation LP mixed by DJ Revolution, “Unearthed,” now. You know, because we told you so already. But this bonus remix jawn “One For The Money” hit us in the jaw! Featuring Royce da 5’9″, Skillz and Diamond D, the original was produced by DJ G-Squared. Now South Africa’s Mananz takes a run at it infusing a bluesy vibe. This is available on the iTunes Deluxe Version (out now).

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 10 ‘Lost Luggage’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

How good is the timing of this episode? DJ Jazzy Jeff and friends are wrapping the tour and heading stateside in a few days. Why’s that good timing? What… you didn’t know Skillz and Jeff have a gig at Center Stage (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) this weekend? Well, you do now (click here for info)!

In this episode of Vinyl Destination, the crew treks to Biel (Switzerland) before a bit of a baggage snag in Novgorod (Russia). Then… the last night of the tour before hopping the big pond to LA (USA) for the Do Over.

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 9 ‘Kid Cudi Bath Time Music’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Nasty Nas Milkshake…” “…This milkshake is CRAZY!”

RESPECT to Vinyl Destination’s production crew for dropping in that “Room Test” by Dayne Jordan (fi-yah!) into this Episode 9 soundtrack right from the jump!

(Oh, and don’t think we missed Episode 8… it’s after the jump, mickey fickeys!)

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew on to the next one… on to the next one… on their European tour. Manchester. Brussels. Zurich. Several destinations for this episode of Vinyl Destination. Fine and good… but this travel situation is kinda eff’d up (good shake though). Truth: Touring is not always first class travel and 5 star meals. Work life on the road. But a warm bath while listening to some Kid Cudi makes it all better, of course (wait, what?).

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Skillz – “Y.A.R.D.T.S.” featuring Cam Wallace

“When ‘Pac left though, he ain’t pass down his shoes…”
Skillz

@SkillzVA going HARD over a driving beat; much to the chagrin of whatever wack emcees think he is take shots at them in this joint! Pledge allegiance to the grind. Still down with Mr. Forever-On-Tour-Worldwide aka DJ Jazzy Jeff; and Skillz still found a way to pen and put another single out – “Y.A.R.D.T.S.” (featuring Cam Wallace). So… enjoy!!

SKILLZ – Y.A.R.D.T.S. featuring Cam Wallace

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 7 ‘Letting Go in Amsterdam’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Sometimes you just need to let things go, especially when you’re in Amsterdam.

Episode Log – Episode 7, Season 2: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew catch up with DJ Shortkut in Amsterdam. First, heading to Rotterdam for a night at Corso, the guys realize they are in town for national 4/20 day.

Vinyl Destination. The guys are ‘Letting Go’ starting now!

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 6 ‘Days Off’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

They don’t fake or front on Vinyl Destination, at all. However, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s crew don’t spend days off like the average… Then again, they kinda do. Check out Episode 6 of Season 2. You’ll get it. Let’s start in London. O2 Arena. They take in a comedy show. Russell Peters, funny dude. Do they have backstage passes? Kinda. They roll up backstage WITH Peters going to rock the Arena!

Vinyl Destination‘Days Off’ … Don’t hate. Enjoy!

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 5 ‘Double Up’ In England, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Now that we’re all caught up with the Vinyl Destinations, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew hit us Episode 5 of Season 2. 

Picking up and taking off from Sophia, Bulgaria (see Episode 4 here) to England, Jeff and the rest get through a challenging leg of their journey; starting in Coventry, then on to the next one … in ye ole London towne, two hours away. Getting some Mr. G’s soul food, getting it in at 411 Bar and Nightclub. This Vinyl Destination episode – dubbed the ‘Double Up’ – is embedded up top and ready for you to view. Enjoy!

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 4 Ferno’s First Overseas Gig, Moscow And More, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Episode 4. Season 2. Vinyl Destination. Let’s go… to Moscow!

The latest Vinyl Destination(s) for DJ Jazzy Jeff and the crew… overseas to Russia and Bulgaria. Special thing about this leg of the journey: DJ Ferno taking his first trip outside of North America. Stacking the passport stamps. Starting with some hard partying Russkies. Very not bad.

Oh… did you say something? Something about missing Episode 3. Nah, never that. Check after the jump.

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 2 From California To New York, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Episode 2. Season 2. Vinyl Destination. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew’s destinations include San Francisco to play with and make some cool tools. Meeting up with tech giant Gracenote’s president, Stephen White; Qbert at the Thud Rumble office; and DJ ShortKut at The Mighty. Then onto Vegas for 90’s-themed party at Ghostbar in The Palms Hotel and Casino. Then, leaving the West, the crew ends up in NYC.

Another leg of the journey in the can. On film, and ready for your viewing. Click play, and enjoy the trip.

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 1 In Charlotte And Chicago, Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

YES! Vinyl Destination with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew is back mannn! First stop: Charlotte (North Carolina). Some came for the CIAA Basketball Tournament. Everybody came to party! The whole episode is tremendous viewing, but we lose it starting at 3:50.

They have younger events at CIAA… but if a younger person gets a chance to kinda come to one of those classic… you know, 90s parties… they probably gone see their mom… you know, rocking HARD… in a tight fit dress… that she wore when she met your dad… that she really can’t fit anymore… but she still wears it. Might be a little traumatic.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Hahahaaa! Hey, that’s the risks when you party at CIAA, young’n. Partied in Chicago, too. George Daniels (the O.G.) on stage. Dancing. Breaking it down. These vids are so much fun and hilarious. Click play above and enjoy the start of Vinyl Destination Season 2!

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 19: Vancouver, Canada… That’s A Wrap… Season Finale With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Man. Even with your bros, even rolling in a luxury tour bus… the road can get old. And too long a trip across the Canadian outback, it can get COLD! Same crappy food… crazy sound setups… gotta ask why a deejay does what he does sometimes. Then, take another look… at the beauty everywhere. The people partying everywhere. It is what Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew were meant to do. Wrapping Canada in Vancouver, with quick stop in Seattle to get the mixer fixed… then a New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring a drum and DJ set (none other than fellow Philly native Questlove on the drums). THAT’s a season finale! Watch.

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EPISODE 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1
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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 18: Across the Canadian Countryside With the Magnificent ‘DJ Jazzy Jeff’ (Video)

For Episode 18, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz and the rest of the guys continue on the tour bus… across Canada’s back highways and woodlands… In their company, deejays, an emcee, and Jeff can make beats. So, there WILL be music available; with video games and TV, there should be much male bonding. But before leaving civilization, the gang MUST hit up the Wal-Mart for supplies (of course).

Now, eventually, we do get to see the fellas work a couple of parties. But this trip is mostly hanging out in different spots as they go about day-to-day activities. Highlight: With the artistic and engineering genius it takes to put on their shows, why does doing the LAUNDRY puzzle these dudes so? Hilarious.

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EPISODE 17 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 17: Globetrotting From Capetown To Canada With DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

For Episode 17, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz finish strong in South Africa. Capetown… promo, press, radio, demo show at a school… all to work up interest and ensure high attendance for the party. And what a party!

‘Our job is, pretty much, is to go around the world and make people have a good time.’

DJ Jazzy Jeff

And after a job well done in South Africa, the fellas hop that ocean to get a week’s rest… then back at it! Cross country, east to west coast, Canadian tour… but in a NICE tour bus. More ‘chill time’ on this tour, but even down time on the bus is time for Jeff to work on beats in his rolling suite! Everybody can’t do this, but thanks to Vinyl Destination, everybody can ride along.

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EPISODE 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 16: ‘Bout That Life… Wild Life in Africa With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

For Episode 16, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz and the crew go on safari in Africa. But that’s not the only place they experience the ‘wild life’ in this episode. Another great time tripping with Jazzy Jeff. Watch.

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EPISODE 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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Skillz x Bink! Speak On Their “Untitled” Music Project (Video)

‘He captures a sound that other producers can’t match.’

Skillz speaking on the skills of producer/collaborator Bink! above. Very kind… and well deserved… praise. The Virginians talk about the timeliness and build up for their ‘Untitled’ project. We might miss the annual ‘wrap up’ from Skillz, but this might make our year in a whole new way. Check out the video.

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 15: From Europe To South Africa With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

In episode 15 of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz take us through Switzerland and London … then off to Cape Town (South Africa). Starting with spider bites on the lip? Breakfast for 97 bucks? Damn… and damn! And according to Jeff, this trip still wasn’t as scary as his other South African show with Will Smith back in the day. At least nothing crawled up his leg during these sets. Break beats, break dancers, watching record-breaking super-sonic skydiving (like we did on here), building with DJ Premier.

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EPISODE 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1
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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 14: Off To Madrid With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

In episode 14 of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff takes us to Madrid to kick off a European tour. And Skillz has a confession:

‘I got vinyl. I have plenty of vinyl… I literally remember going to Food Lion stealing milk crates… so I could put my records in them. Yeah, I did that!’

Okay, so it was wrong. But Skillz really wanted to be a deejay back in the day. Now, the dinner conversation was fun… but Jeff rocking the show later? C’mon! Off the meter! And the vid isn’t even half over by that point. Another great trip for Vinyl Destination.

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EP 13 | EP 12 | EP 11 | EP 10 | EP 9 | EP 8 | EP 7 | EP 6 | EP 5 | EP 4 | EP 3 | EP 2 | EP1
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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 13: Celebrating Independence Day With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

In episode 13 of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff was back home with family… so to speak… doing his thing on stage with his fam The Roots in the hometown Philly. Everybody from Queen Latifah to Common to Daryl Hall was in town for the Fourth of July celebration show. Great practice footage; and the fanfare and fireworks at the concert were appropriate for the incredible show enjoyed by all. An unparalleled celebration of America in the city of its birth. But the party didn’t stop there. It was off to Dusk (a venue in Atlantic City). On the way, Jeff shared some touching sentiments about his late friend DJ AM.

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EP. 12 | EP. 11 | EP. 10 | EP. 9 | EP. 8 | EP. 7 | EP. 6 | EP. 5 | EP. 4 | EP. 3 | EP. 2 | EP. 1

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 12: What Happens in Vegas… With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

In episode 12 of Vinyl Destination, DJ Jazzy Jeff is back in the USA. Vegas baby! Partying in the desert is great time for Skillz on the mic and Jeff cutting loose with the blends. But before you know, the duo is back up bright and early; heading out to join Jill Scott for her Block Party Tour in the morning.

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EPISODE 11 | EP. 10 | EP. 9 | EP. 8 | EP. 7 | EP. 6 | EP. 5 | EP. 4 | EP. 3 | EP. 2 | EP. 1

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