This is a pretty nice mix of some familiar-sounding Dilla samples. It's a 30-min. track that reminds us of Jay Dee's brilliance. Click the above picture to download it.
This is straight from J Rocc:
Half of this mix is on The Ma Dukes Collection. This is that mix with a 2nd half added.
(There is a 3rd and 4th half)
Also: If you know these records, don’t call it out. I don’t like doing these type of mixes because I’ve seen artist get popped because of these type of mixes. Not everyone can afford to clear some of these loops…..thank you.
He's the final boss in King of Fighters XI. He's mega cheap; can't get near the guy or play distance games with him. He's virtually impossible to beat. Even when you lose to him, SNK's offerings of "help" don't help enough to the point where you can defeat him. I hate Magaki, and I hate King of Fighters. Just joking, it's a great game, except for Magaki. I'm still trying to figure out why they haven't changed the name of this game to God of Fighters, because that's pretty much what it takes to beat it.
Reflection Eternal is back! Hopefully they'll get around to recording their second album soon...until then, we'll have to suffice with this super fly new song featuring Bootsy Collins! Click the picture of Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek to listen (and download, if you like; Kweli said it was ok to do so in the song).
Kinda late on this, but you need to definitely check out Blu's newest mixtape, "Her Favorite Colo(u)r". This mixtape has some of the smoothest tracks I've heard in awhile, and Blu compliments it so simply and effortlessly with his clever and laidback wordplay. Don't sleep on Blu, he's certainly a force to be reckoned with and is a true (Blu) emcee (lol get it?). The mixtape is FREE, so click the picture for your free download! Support good music!
Yes yes yes, that is the name of J. Nolan's brand new offering! The whole project is completely free and is available for download now!
J. Nolan is putting in work. Already releasing three previous projects ("Fresh Produce", "I Am Not A Rapper" & "The Up-Bringing 2.0"), J. Nolan releases "Not Enough Time" just a few months after his most recent release.
Where can you find dedication like that?!
J. Nolan returns with some of the most thorough wordplay you've ever heard in hip hop songs. I can't exactly say what song you should listen to because honestly, you should listen to all of it. The beats are nice, the lyrics are nice...what more do you need? The beats are super soulful, and although J. Nolan raps, he comes off as a soulful dude. Weird huh? I can't quite explain it. There's just a lot of songs on "Not Enough Time" that I picture J. Nolan walking with a limp to.
This is grown music so all you children reading this, go somewhere else. Do it J, we're paying close attention!
Download "Not Enough Time" right now! Click this picture right here for the link and definitely check out his Myspace page for more music (myspace.com/jnolaniscool) Add him as a friend, he's a nice guy and cool too. Support support SUPPORT good music! This is free so be thankful!
This song is SO GOOD! I'm not a big fan of The Dream (yet). I've only heard this song and "Rockin' That Thang" and both songs are pretty good. This one's got (surprise!) Kanye West lending a guest verse on it and he sounds as good as ever (without autotune, for you haters). This is definitely a cosmic dance theme...I LOVE THIS! Hit play and let the dancing commence!
I was super excited when I saw that there was finally a video for this song! This is such a good song! Of course it's by the newest G.O.O.D. music member, Kid Cudi, who is an amazing musician. Don't sleep on this dude. Don't listen to him just because he has a Kanye West co-sign, this guy's actually got some talent. Here's his awesome song and video for "Day N Nite"! This is the astronaut's anthem!
Just got done performing, and I REAK of smoke right now!
I just wanna thank EVERYBODY that was at the Neurolux last night to watch us perform (you know who you are). The show would've been nothing without YOU, the audience! Thank you! I had a blast and I hope you did too.
Big shouts to David & Noah of Eleven for sure! Those guys definitely rocked it and kept the good vibes going! (Don't forget to check their Myspace page at myspace.com/akaeleven)
Thanks to the Neurolux and Allen for putting the Dedicated Servers on, hopefully we can do it again soon...
...and once again, a big thank you goes to YOU, whether you were at the concert or not, thank you for listening.
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC. I can't stress that enough, there's a lot of talent here in Boise (in every genre) and it's a shame that a lot of it goes unnoticed. It was a pleasure to meet Eleven because those guys are doing something great for the community. Keep it up fellas!
Well...I'm gonna get some shut-eye now...gotta get up to continue recording the Warp Zone...it's coming out soon, I swear.
Dilla week continues! I just bought an EP called "Suite for Ma Dukes" which has four orchestral interpretations of classic J Dilla produced songs ("Antiquity", "Nag Champa", "Find A Way" & "Fall in Love"). The pieces are absolutely amazing. They're composed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Nino, accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra. It was only $3.96 on iTunes (I wish it were available through an album or something else though!). The vinyl comes out in April and there will also be a performance of the pieces in L.A. in the same month with opening sets from J. Rocc & House Shoes. This is beautiful music and I urge you all, whether Dilla fans or not, to check this out.
Proceeds of the purchases go to Ma Dukes (Maureen Yancey), J Dilla's mother who is currently suffering from the same illness that took his life; lupus. This is for a good cause!
James Yancey, AKA J Dilla, Jay Dee, and so much more, passed away three years ago this month. His legacy lives on through music, and it can be heard in so many songs. Jay Dee is most definitely one of the reasons I make music. The way he touched so many people through music...I wanna do that one day.
Earlier today, a good friend of mine wished me (through text) a happy Dilla week. It was funny because when I got that text, I happened to be listening to Madlib's newest Beat Konducta offering, which doubles as a tribute to Dilla (entitled the Dil Withers Suite & Dil Cosby Suite). My friend David was listening to A Tribe Called Quest's "The Love Movement" on the other end (which the bulk of the production was handled by the Ummah & J Dilla). No one will probably understand the importance of J Dilla to both of us, as well as his impact to our lives, but it's just a crazy feeling. There's just a strange connection through the music.
Anyway, I have so many fond J Dilla memories because he created music for so many of my favorite artists (himself included), but all I gotta say is J Dilla lives through the music! Good music forever! Turn it up!
J. Period's back with a mix in honor of "The General" Q-Tip! This is pretty nice; it contains familiar Tip tracks and many unreleased ones! Featuring appearances by Blu, Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Black Sheep, Stevie Wonder, Nas, and so many more, this mixtape will bring you down memory lane and remind you that Q-Tip is still a highly relevant in today's music. Click the picture below to download it for FREE!
Living in Boise, it's hard sometimes to find all the CD's you want, but I finally got "The Preface" by Elzhi in Seattle! I gotta say, this is probably one of the best CD's I've ever bought, and one of the most slept on. Elzhi is definitely one of the best rappers ever. He's the "Q-Tip" of Slum Village and he recently came out with a solo album. El's creativity flows all over the album.
On "D.E.M.O.N.S.", El uses the letters of that word to speak each of his sentences (which is more impressive when you actually hear it); on "Guessing Game", he makes you think that he ended his sentences, but will actually continue it into the next sentence (if that makes sense...); and on "Colors", El uses the color spectrum all throughout his verses to describe various situations (blue collar workers, pink slips, etc.). These are only a snippet of the guy's unimaginable creativity on the album. These are obviously some of my favorite tracks but I thoroughly enjoy "Brag Swag" out of all of them.
Good beats and good rhymes...what else do you need in hip hop?
The album features appearances by the usual Motor City crew; T3, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Royce Da 5'9, and some more, and the majority of production is handled by Black Milk. This is definitely worth a listen. In no particular order, my top four rappers are Elzhi, Andre 3000, Phonte, and Turbo. Get mad, and get this CD too.
I went out and got the latest installment in the Madlib Beat Konducta series, which is his tribute to the legendary J Dilla. With some help from J Rocc, this is an excellent album and a wonderful tribute to one of the greatest figures in hip hop. These are all original beats with clips of Jay Dee fading in and out. The CD contains volumes 5-6 and is 42 tracks long, but characteristic of a Madlib beat CD, the songs are no longer than a minute or two. This album is a magnificent honor to three years without hip hop itself; J Dilla. The music and inspiration lives on...