A year on since Gil Scott-Heron prematurely passed away, Benji B celebrates the life of the musician, song-writer, poet, novelist and major-influencer of what we now know as hip-hop.
As an artist who is recognised as one of the first to pen rhymes over beats and speak about themes of injustice and social commentary through song, Gil Scott-Heron has impacted much of what we hear on 1Xtra today, and has been sampled and name-checked by the likes of Kanye West, Common and Nas. Lifelong fan of Gil, Benji B, goes back to Gil’s beginnings and learns the story behind one of the most innovative and influential artists of all time, with contributions from Jamie XX, Speech Debelle, Shabazz Palaces, Jehst, DELS, Richard Russell, Mos Def, KRS-One, Chuck D and more.
Shortly before Gil passed away, he gained a whole new set of fans when Jamie XX remixed Gil’s I’m New Here album – Jamie’s version of the track I’ll Take Care Of You became a major hit on dancefloors around the UK and, in turn, was taken up by Drake and Rihanna for chart success. Jamie shares his experience of working on the album and why Gil’s music means so much to him. To understand why one of the UK’s most influential young producers felt so privileged to work with ‘the man himself’, Benji B goes back in time to learn Gil’s story.
MCA, King Ad-Rock, Mike D and DJ Hurricane make an unruly appearance on Japanese TV during their glory years at Def Jam. Thanks to the wonders of live broadcasting, we get to witness a cameo appearance from Ricky Powell aka The Rickster involving a bed, a Japanese girl and an ice cream. So many classic scenes and bonus lines including ‘Fondle my balls with your fingers’ and ‘With your oriental pussy you can suck my dick’
Enjoy an hour and 45 minutes of live Hip Hop by Bumpy Knuckles and Premier, a legendary duo who are cut from a cloth of the culture’s best performers. This soundboard-recorded audio from The Kollexxion European tour in 2012 is clear and upfront for you to enjoy the energy of the entire performance.
Via Collector’s Item.
Here’s some priceless footage of Shockin’ Shaun, Jockbox and Superman Jay performing ‘Jockbox’ and miming ‘Rip The Cut’ on public access TV in 1987, on the Miggs B on TV show, which apparently had a run of 400 episodes ‘featuring guests such as Martha Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, Penthouse Pets, Patty Hearst…musicians, artists, psychics, healers, actors, therapists, comedians and the most interesting people this area has to offer’.
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Prince doesn’t make too many TV appearances, and he doesn’t even believe in the Internet, so it’s a special occasion when he chooses to come out of his cave and promote new music. A few days ago the legendary musician performed the newly-released “RNR Affair”, which may, in fact, exist as a stand-alone single and not as part of a new album on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Take a look behind the scenes of JR&PH7’s new album “The Good Life”. Follow us on our trip to the US earlier this year, in the studio, at shows etc.
JR&PH7’s 3rd full length album “The Good Life” will drop Nov.6th (CD/2LP/Digital) on Soulspazm/Foundation Media/Jakarta Records and includes guest appearances by by Freeway, Phonte, Saigon, Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Ras Kass, Kid Daytona, Torae, Fly Union and many more!