Posts Tagged ‘Stro Elliot’
J. Period – “Rise Up!” feat. Black Thought (Of The Roots) x Posdnuos (Of De La Soul) x Pharoahe Monch x Joss Stone
YOOOOO! This jawn BANGS!! Beatz & Lyrics on display (nice working in that ‘Phoenix’ sample from Tariq in the breaks). Every lyricist bringing drive; racing down the J. Period track like we gotta get there. Where? To the revolution!
What does it mean to “RISE UP?” What does it mean to RESIST?
Produced by J.PERIOD, this epic single brings together an historic lineup of artists — Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone — to explore the meaning of “resistance” and the state of our Union. Additional production and instrumentation from Stro Elliot (Playlist Retreat), Larrance Dobson (1500 Or Nothin, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland) and Jesse Blum (Misterwives). RISE UP EP available May 2.
Serious music making happened at Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat 2016. Here’s one of the dopest outcomes of the gathering, Jeff N Fess (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rhymefest) lacing a beat produced at the event – “Mr. Officer” (featuring crooner Eric Roberson).
After hearing a few bars of a particular arrangement, Eric Roberson was inspired to write. The first words uttered: Mr. Officer, can you spare some change? If they say art imitates life. Then Mr. Officer, by Jeff N Fess, feat. Eric Roberson, is art’s response to life. “Some people march, some people protest; we make music,” says DJ Jazzy Jeff of the motivation behind releasing Mr. Officer. Increasing reports of police brutality and deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of law enforcement led to this musical expression of hurt, anger and frustration. Mr. Officer is produced by The Playlist A-Team, comprised of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Stro Elliot, Daniel Crawford, Steve McKie, Kaidi Tatham and Eric Lau. This ensemble of gifted musicians worked together to create a sound that uncomplicated, yet moving. Lyricists Eric Roberson and Rhymefest shine light this complex and emotional issue with heartfelt simplicity.
– Playlist Retreat
You will cry hot tears by the end. Expect it. Powerful music with a powerful message powerfully delivered can overpower you like that.
House Shoes shares are the dopest. Gotta love when a DJ does the real duty of hipping the masses to the Mos’ Def (once your hear Yasiin in there, you’ll get that) tracks that might otherwise slip by us. Beautiful booming banger of a “Summer Love Song” with the promise of more on the way from Stro Elliot.
In the midst of all the hate in the world,
I felt like sharing some LOVE.
The first leak from Stro Elliot’s self-titled debut LP on Street Corner Music, coming this fall.
Big shouts to the homie DJ LowKey from Denver for looking out.
– House Shoes
The Procussions has been doing its Pro-Exclusive series of commissioned pieces of musical art for a while.
‘For 1k dollars The Procussions will produce, write, record, and distribute a custom song for you, your friend, family, organization, company, etc. The Procussions will also provide custom artwork by our in-house designer, Luke Atencio.’
But, this “Virginia Wolf” Pro-Exclusive track (produced by Stro Elliot) worked in a “Pro-Exclusive Cover Contest” which Lisa Nashed won with her artwork. Now, everyone wins with this FREE download.
‘Headnodic is not just a producer and member of the Crown City Rockers, he’s also a very generous fellow. He’s released a FREE REMIX EP of “Zaya” from his latest album Iguana featuring help from group member Kat010, as well as J-Boogie amongst many others. Peep how this solitary track is reinterpreted as hip hop, house and even moombah. Grab it HERE and enjoy!’ – BamaLoveSoul