Blackout Rap Show Lord Finesse specijal kao zagrijavanje za proslavu 19. rođendana Blackouta sutra u Tvornici uz live nastup Lord Finesse-a!
Lord Finesseov službeni DJ koji će u Tvornici odraditi i afterparty set: DJ Boogie Blind of the X-Ecutioners!
One of the biggest challenges in writing a list of the best beats of all time? The genre’s soundscape is so wide-ranging and incredibly diverse that it creates some difficult calculation issues to work through. For example: How do you rank the disco instrumentals of early hip-hop with the layered samples and filtered bass lines of golden-era New York rap? How do you rank Too $hort’s trunk-rattling bass against Swizz Beatz’s erratic Triton keyboard swipes? There are unlimited measuring sticks by which production can be compared. Consider the clattering, found-sound effects of DJ Premier’s best mid-90s beats, or the raw, drum machine-oriented backdrops of ’80s rap, designed to shock the system. How do you weigh those against, say, a lush vintage loop from The Hitmen or a crossover pop smash from Timbaland?
It can be broken down even further: Is the bigger, more-popular song the better beat? Or is it the underground smash that influenced the mainstream? Is it the track that best epitomizes an era, or is it the one that pushed the edge? To qualify the best beats, do we look at production that stands out apart from the verses and the hook, or is it the beat that complements those components perfectly?
Those factors and more were considered by Complex over a drawn-out process involving constant debate, strategically-deployed rhetoric, diplomacy, and fist-throwing that went all the way to the top. Ultimately, we drew up a perfect formula to determine an unassailable list of the best rap beats ever, full stop. When dealing with 30-plus years of music, a hundred slots fill quickly. As a result, a lot of classics were cut, and some of rap’s best producers may not be fully represented. Them’s the breaks.
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20 years ago, UGK (Bun B & Pimp C) released their first full-length album, Too Hard To Swallow. Since the release of their debut, UGK has gone on to influence two generations of MCs; this mini-documentary explores the influence of UGK’s music outside of their home state of Texas.
Hear testimonials from veteran and up-and-coming MCs, DJs, producers, and comedian Hannibal Buress about the impact and legacy of UGK!
Interviews included in this min-doc:
DJ Jazzy Jeff
People Under the Stairs
Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def)
Wrapping up their 2012 Madlib Medicine Show Dates in parts of the U.S., Europe, Russia and Australia, a vivid compilation was put together during their travels and tour performances. You’ll find various clips of Madlib, Freddie Gibbs, J Rocc and Egon rocking the out crowds of devoted Madlib fans across the world, all this hazily captured by Mochilla’s Eric Coleman.