Biggie spittin’ it live in Irvine, CA / ’95.
With Robert Glasper on instrumentation accompanied by the soothing vocals of Erykah Badu, the bonafide jazz standard “Afro Blue” flows like a summer breeze with a fusion of Neo Soul and contemporary Jazz. Originally composed by Mongo Santamaria and made famous by John Coltrane, Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu place their spin on this classic for Glasper’s upcoming album, Black Radio.
The Funk League, the production duo consisting of Paris representatives, Hugo and Soulbrother Suspect, are preparing to release their album “Funky As Usual” on January 24th. Their love for record digging and sampling caught the attention of folks like Diamond D and Large Professor, two artists who have supported this project via their participation in the album. The album is entirely produced by the Funk League but features artists such as Diamond D, Large Professor, Sadat X, Afrika Bambaataa, Gift of Gab, A.G., and others.
This vintage two minutes of unedited footage is straight up G-Funk nirvana as Dogg Pound gangstas Kurupt, Daz (who also beatboxes) and Snoop Dogg let go some freestyle fire while the late, great Nate Dogg croons smoothly in the background and a well suited Dr. Dre taps out the rough melodies for “Fuck wit’ Dre Day” and BDP’s “The Bridge is Over” on the keys of a piano.
Pun intended. The J-Lives continue to advocate for their present album, “S.P.T.A.” with blasts from the past. The Triple Threat trio is back for the new year, spitting over the classic four verse track, from The Roots’ “Illadelph Halflife”, in its entirety. As there are only three J-Lives, they enlisted the help of MarQ Spekt to set it off.
Bishop Lamont is finally gearing up for the release of his much awaited album The Reformation. Here’s the first single Sodom & Gomorrah, produced by King Karnov and with scratches by DJ Rhettmatic.