Kanye West has just released a short compilation of footage from his ongoing tour on his official website, the visual offering is accompanied by a brief message: YEEZUS FILM DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS COMING TO THEATERS. If it’s any indication of what can be expected, Hype Williams is also responsible for directing the music video’s for West’s Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Stronger, Cold and Gold Digger. Watch the trailer for the upcoming Yeezus film here.
The latest addition to the Serato Icon Artist Series is Just Blaze. Just Blaze is an artist who evolves. He has seamlessly blended his career as one of Hip Hop’s most influential producers with his ongoing career as a DJ, which in 2014, is stronger than ever. His ability to adapt and his hunger to experience and take advantage of what’s new, have kept Just Blaze at the cutting edge of music.
Get with Snoop as he runs through New Orleans during All-Star weekend with Busta Rhymes, Pharrell, Diddy, Nelly, Lil Romeo & the All-Star NBA teams!
Union Blak consists of UK producer Sir Williams and US emcee Kimba. “Brutal” is off their album entitled “Union Blak Friday” which is out NOW on iTunes.
If there was ever an album we’ve released which could inspire a 130-page book, it’s J Dilla’s Donuts – one of our proudest releases, by an artist we were blessed to work with, and a work that took on special significance when J Dilla passed away just after it’s release. 33 1/3 books (a series devoted to classic albums) is publishing the title J Dilla’s Donuts on April 24th.
Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed pretty much everyone associated with the album’s creation – Stones Throw’s PB Wolf, Jeff Jank, Eothen Alapatt – and many of Dilla’s associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla’s career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, “Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla’s own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donuts is as much a result of an artist’s declining health as it is an example of what scholars call ‘late style,’ placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries.”