The Beat Junkies in partnership with LRG Clothing Company present the online premiere of For the Record, a commemorative documentary celebrating twenty years of the legendary super group’s influence and impact on global hip-hop and DJ culture.
For the Record, produced by LRG, documents the Beat Junkies past and present, starring Beat Junkie crew members and fellow DJ contemporaries Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, Q-Bert and Peanut Butter Wolf. The documentary short is 15-minutes of powerful storytelling through engaging interviews and narratives about the Beat Junkies’ rise, crew member contributions, brought to life through rare video footage, historical photos and original music.
Back in July 2011, before playing a gig at Crux with The Alchemist, Statik Selektah sat down with Mista Min of Primat City TV to drink some cold Augustiner Helles beer and have a little conversation at Munich’s beautiful river Isar… They touched topics from him starting to do radio shows in Boston on 88.9, JAM’N 94.5, before he moved on to doing shows on HOT 97 and New York Showoff Radio on Shade 45, together with Sammy Needlz, in New York. Hear a crazy pajama party story. Learn about his way into the Hip Hop business, his favourite tracks he produced, makin music, djing, promoting other people’s music and where he would like to see Hip Hop go in the future… And even more…
Coming to you from Allentown, Pennsylvania is King Magnetic. A member of The Army of Pharoahs crew and working on an on-going project with Reef The Lost Cauze, Magnetic is now set to release the latest in his solo album series Everything’s a Gamble Vol. 3. The album hits stores THIS Tuesday, July 3rd and can be found on iTunes here.
Gilles is in conversation with New York rap star Nas, who discusses his tenth album, Life Is Good.
Nas also discusses the passing of the Beastie Boy’s MCA, and his favourite lyricist, who is someone quite surprising outside of hip hop.
Listen to the interview HERE.