VIDEO Waajeed revisits another deep J Dilla sample. This time he explores The Sounds of Love: …A to Zzzz. He also tells the tale of visiting the Sound Library with Dilla and Q-Tip to dig through the ultra special behind the counter vinyl stash. VIDEO
Grammy upcoming artists, their production company, and their upcoming album entitled
“Every rapper thinks they’re a CEO.”
VIDEO Bling47 drops an interview with DJ/Producer Rich Medina as he delves into one of J Dilla’s most definitive samples, which was used on Common’s “Hot Shit.” VIDEO 9th Wonder gives a thoughtful interview while talking about his personal brand, production as a brotherhood, and the importance of maintaining a regional sound and identity.
The ones that really sound like where they’re from or even try to create a sound for where they live, I think those are the ones that last a very long time.
Producer are like a brotherhood.
The DMC American
DJ Battleground is once again underway. Support your fellow DJ’s or stand up and go get it for yourself.
Check the dates after the break!
[click to continue…] VIDEO DJ Funktuall gives viewers a tour of Breakdown Records, which is located in Flushing Queens. All albums in the store are $2, but, according to Funktuall, the best stuff is on eBay.
Yes, there are even records in the bathroom. Watch the whole video tour, it gets a little ridiculous.
Kontrax, founder of the Beat Lounge
Beat Battle, and producer Yon L.I. talk about the Cincinnati hip-hop production scene and the importance of beat battles.
Visit Beat Lounge on
Facebook for more info about upcoming events.
Kavet The Catalyst, founder of of
BeatRoot, takes viewers inside of LS Lab to talk learning production out of necessity and eventually founding Hawaii’s premier producer event.
Shout out to Upstairs Records, which used to advertise in all of the hip-hop magazines. This is where I too purchased my first belt driven Gemini
turntables and later Technics 1200’s. VIDEO
I don’t get the chance to make it back to the east coast nearly as much as I’d like to. If you’re in the NY area, try it make to it one of the True School Park Jams.
June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Spanish Harlem Hop @ White Park, Harlem July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Crotona Park Jams @ Crotona Park, Bronx 7/31 + Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Digger’s Delight @ St. Nich., Harlem Truthful Thought: Life gets busy, but Crate Kings will always be here.
Producer Dibia$e hits the road the road and heads to Montreal. While there he talks about the L.A. music scene, production, dance, MC’ing, and more.
Random Thought: The Akai MPC Fly seems way too gimmicky to be taken seriously. Nice case though.