The Band: Chris Rob on the Keys, DJ on Bass, James Casey & Casey Benjamin on Sax, Mark Brown on Guitar & Daru Jones on Drums.
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UPDATE: One more video after jump.
In this episode, we follow DJ Spinna from his 8-Track recording days in the 80′s to his cassette tape winding days in the 90′s to what the internet has given (and taken) in the present. The man practically gives us a history lesson on all of the equipment that he’s used over the years, while talking about his his DJ roots and his work with the group, the Jigmastas.
This is the first single from Raekwon signee JD Era’s upcoming project, No Handouts, and this new song “Pay Day 2″ features Raekwon. No Handouts will be his first official release for JD Era under Raekwon’s ICEH20 imprint. “Pay Day 2″ is an updated version of a track that appeared on Era’s last project.
Video for the latest single from Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks’ dope new album When Fish Ride Bicycles, out now.
Another one from the Reebok Classics and Rock The Bells ‘Classic Album By Classic Artist’ series.
In 2005, Common released his sixth studio album, and second gold record, Be. In describing the album’s concept shortly after its release, he said, “I named it Be to be who you are, man, and be able to be in the moment and not try too hard. Be is another way of saying just do without trying hard, like I said, natural and be true to the core of who you are; and this album, I wanted to just be and not just go and exist as just an artist, not worried about the past.
Blu is putting his beats on full display, with the production album Open, to be released on September 27th, 2011 through New World Color / Nature Sounds. Originally posted online as a Blu-produced instrumental set, Open has been transformed into a full-fledged production album.
Featuring a slew of promising up-and-comers on the mic, Open is a perfect showcase for Blu’s hazy, lo-fi production. Along with two show-stopping appearances from Blu himself, the album features buzzed-about MCs like Fresh Daily, ScienZe, and Sene, as well as newer names like Just Lee and Tribe of Levi.