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If there was ever an album we’ve released which could inspire a 130-page book, it’s J Dilla’s Donuts – one of our proudest releases, by an artist we were blessed to work with, and a work that took on special significance when J Dilla passed away just after it’s release. 33 1/3 books (a series devoted to classic albums) is publishing the title J Dilla’s Donuts on April 24th.

Author Jordan Ferguson interviewed pretty much everyone associated with the album’s creation – Stones Throw’s PB Wolf, Jeff Jank, Eothen Alapatt – and many of Dilla’s associates in his L.A. and Detroit years. The book is not merely a behind the scenes look at the creation of Donuts, but a look at Dilla’s career as a whole, his influences, his music styles, and the art of the music itself. The jacket reads, “Drawing from philosophy, critical theory and musicology, as well as Dilla’s own musical catalog, Jordan Ferguson shows that the contradictory, irascible and confrontational music found on Donuts is as much a result of an artist’s declining health as it is an example of what scholars call ‘late style,’ placing the album in a musical tradition that stretches back centuries.”

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Check out Dumbfoundead’s latest music video for his track Ganghis Kahn, off Old Boy Jon.

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A brand new visual for “Angels Come Calling” (performed by B-Real and Demrick and prod. By DJ Khalil). The video was shot at the recent Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, where B-Real was crowned “Stoner Of The Year” as well as during the most anticipated High Times Magazine cover, for which B-Real will be posing with Snoop, Method Man and Redman.

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Trouble In The Neighborhood – Episode 2
Commentary and footage about the making of “Trouble In The Neighborhood”, the new album from Rapper Big Pooh and Roc C in stores April 29 2014.

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From the Jamall Bufford album Victim of a Modern Age.
Produced by 14KT

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Snoop Dogg - Cadillacs

Produced by Madlib
Off Thats My Work Vol. 3 mixtape hosted by DJ Drama.

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Mastermind dropping March 4th.

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Schoolboy Q on Juan Epstein

Today’s the day so here it is. 80 minutes with Schoolboy Q talking everything there is to talk. His days bangin in Hoover, getting with TDE, working with Kendrick, and much more. This album is gooooooood…..

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