Snoop Dogg and Madlib Ride Out In “Cadillacs”, Their Funked Out New Collaboration
Snoop Dogg & Madlib ride out in “Cadillacs”, their funked out
new collaboration. The track slides with that unmistakable DPG cool, as The Beat Konducta fits right in with true
versatility. The song comes from the That’s My Work
Vol. 3 mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama, which
drops today @ 4:20PM PST.
Sense One & Radius Plug In Mics & Beat Machines and Get Live W/ “War Machine”
Sense One and Radius plug in microphones and beat
machines, respectively, & get live with “War Machine”.
This is a pure representation of the ruck, with sounds
and frequencies flying like ninja stars in a show of
pure artistry. Enjoy the light show, & stay tuned
for more to come from MC and producer,
& here’s hoping they decide to collab
in the studio (we shall see…).
Question: “Who Did All Those Fly Original Paintings?” Answer:RahmaanStatik.
Clout Magazine & MTN Colors Give A Peek Of True Graffiti Art Culture In Action
Clout Magazine & MTN Colors give a peek of true Graffiti
Art Culture in action. The video features the beautification
of locales all around the map, with creativity flying sky
high. Visit Clout Mag & MTN, and stay inspired.
Him-Lo Da Inappropriate Talks “Quality Fabricz” Over Relentless Lex Boogie Production
Him-Lo Da Inappropriate talks “Quality Fabricz” over
relentless Lex Boogie From The Bronx production.
The track is dirty, filthy, and disgusting, saluting
the Lo-Life aesthetic in full regalia. Him-Lo’s
full mixtape Horsepower is yours now
for free download.
Mr. Roy Ayers Muses On Artists Sampling His Classics, Being Friends W/ James Baldwin, & More
Mr. Roy Ayers muses on artists sampling from his classic catalog of music,
his friendship with dynamic author, poet, and Civil Rights activist James
Baldwin, and more in Okayplayer’s web series The Questions. The
soul-jazz pioneer & master of the vibraphone also reveals how
his Coffy soundtrack came to be, what inspired “We Live
In Brooklyn, Baby”, & much more. Visit Mr. Ayers’ site
for music, DVD’s & tour dates & more, and visit here for more episodes of The Questions.
Bonus: Read Below for a print interview with Mr. Roy Ayers conducted
by Moonsatellite for Rime Magazine's May 2004 issue. Mr. Ayers
goes even further in depth about artists who sampled him,
plus the making of “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”,
and “Searchin’”, how the infamous RAMP album
came to be, and much, much more. Enjoy.
Open Mike Eagle Debuts His “Qualifiers” Video, Announcing His Signing W/ Mello Music Group
Open Mike Eagle unleashes his video for “Qualifiers”, already
a standout among listeners, and announces his new signing
with Mello Music Group. The first release to emerge from
the deal is Dark Comedy, his next full-length album
which is set to come out this Summer. Check
OME out on the Hellfyre Club Tour, and
visit here to get the dates & cities.
De La Soul Talk Beats & Politricks In 2nd Album-Era Footage You’ve Probably Never Seen Before
De La Soul express themselves in second album-era footage you’ve probably
never seen before. Mase even goes into the studio and shows how to flip
material in the MPC & S950 equipment combo, which was possibly the
first time such a hip-hop production setup was shown on national
television. The legendary trio made waves on Valentines Day
when they gave their fans & listeners 25-hour free access
to their whole discography in a show of appreciation for
their support over the years. Visit their site, sign up
to get updates and exclusive treats, and stay
tuned for more to come from The Plugs.
Fatima Gives A Stirring Performance Of “Gave Me My Name”, From Her Forthcoming Debut LP
Fatima gives a stirring performance of “Gave Me My Name”,
a revelatory song from her forthcoming debut LP Yellow
Memories. She and Jonathan Geyevu on keys bring
deep sentimentality to the session, placing voice
& lyrics right up front for listeners to connect
to. Her full-length album comes out
this May on Eglo Records.
Damu The Fudgemunk Shares An SP-1200 “Wonka Beat” From His Stash Of Beat Session Videos
Damu The Fudgemunk shares raw footage of him playing
a ”Wonka Beat” from his trusty E-Mu SP-1200. The video
was filmed in 2010 with a personal camera while Damu
was creating his Supply For Demand EP, & this track
is featured on the release as “Wonka Beat 6”. Visit here to get Supply For Demand, out now on tape
& remastered vinyl via Redefiniton Records.
MF DOOM rocks well on the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show
in a recently unearthed recording from April 1997. Listeners will
get a kick out of hearing an early version of “Gas Drawls”, & a
mic session with the Supervillain rocking Doomsday verses
to classic Kool G Rap & Wu-Tang instrumentals. Plus fans
of the show will hear one of their infamous “Krunchtime
sessions”, & the callers are in rare and random form.
The footage popped up recently via Dirty Waters,
a blog that posts tape rips of classic hip-hop
radio shows that you won’t get anywhere
else, so scour their archive and have
fun tripping thru classic material.