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Fotke sa snimanja covera za album Blackout Project ‘Project Impossible’ u produkciji DJ Frxa i u izdanju Radija 101 1997. godine. Galeriju pogledajte u nastavku posta.

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Will Sessions impressed many with the meticulous craftsmanship of their studio re-workings of the classic tracks for “The Elmatic Instrumentals.” With their new two-part video “Mix Takes,” the five-piece band is taking a similar approach in recreating some of their favorite songs–only this time it was all recorded and filmed live in real time.

Previous: Mix Takes: Take One.

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Dante nastavlja svoj povratak na scenu. Nakon Benga Freestylea, danas je izašla nova stvar u produkciji Sykezbeatz-a i zove se Ajmo Svi Sad Van.

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Drake is sampled on the chorus.
New 1982 album 2012 coming soon.

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Large Professor is, quite simply, one of the most important hip-hop producers to ever touch the SP-1200. Mentored by the late, great “golden era” studio wizard Paul C, already having worked with Rakim and Kool G Rap while still a teenager, this master craftsman’s most beloved music all but defines New York’s classic purist aesthetic. His signature sound would evolve two-fold through the ’90s. On the one hand, Extra P was amongst the first rap maestros (along with brethren in beats, Pete Rock) to harness the frantic collage style associated with the Bomb Squad and Prince Paul in a more soulfully straightforward context – creating the intricately arranged ghetto symphonies of Main Source’s superb 1991 debut, Breaking Atoms. On the other, P’s ability to manipulate a single workhorse sample – as exemplified by Nas’ “Halftime” and “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Keep It Rollin’,” and acclaimed remixes for Gang Starr, Slick Rick, Common, and others – exhibited his genius for simplicity. The aughts would see more notable additions to his production discography (Nas’ “You’re Da Man”; Roc Marciano’s UN’s “What They Want”). But what may be most impressive about Large Pro after all these years is his dedication to his trade. As is evidenced by the following varied list of his favorite sample flips, LP is never too professorial to himself study the art of making tracks.

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The last we heard of First Serve it was 3am in a Parisian suburb at an out of control house party with ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting into the night. That was just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.

‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”

Due to hit the streets in April 2012 (4-2-2012), the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited and often hilarious journey is pure old school hip-hop; skits, disco, beats, funk, quips, burns and hustlin’ all included.

In the video above watch Watch ‘Mrs. Whitter’, the first instalment from the animated world of De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve. The video tells the story of our heroes Deen Whitter and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow and their early days of laying down demos and mixtapes in Deen’s mother’s on the hustle in the hip-hop game.

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With a Johnny Cash sample in tow, Paz revels in his personal beliefs on the latest release from his upcoming mixtape The Priest of Bloodshed.

Via 2DB.

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Dope.

Via Stones Throw.

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This rare documentary was broadcasted for the first time in 1981 by the BBC.
It’s is about the 1980/1981 USA tour by Stevie Wonder looking at his musical insight and his preparation for a concert, and his appearance at a Washington Rally to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King.

Via Bassivity.

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