Standing Room Only is a concept where the goal is to get touring musicians into a studio in Minneapolis, MN, throw them together with the house band as they replay the production for three of their songs while recording and filming the process.
Hit continue reading to check out the audio version of all 3 songs performed.
DJ Mark The 45 King was perhaps (with the exception of Marley Marl) the first producer I remember just wanting to own all the records that he’d produced, remixed or had a hand in. The simple, hard hitting loops of some of his early classics coupled with the fact that all the MCs he worked with – Lakim Shabazz, Chill Rob G, Latee, Markey Fresh, Latifah etc. – all had the kind of flawless, commanding flows that just demanded you listen, mean that to this day it’s hard to compare his music to anyone’s and as a resul just have a ’45 King zone’ in my brain. Seeing him get his huge paydays later in his career with ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Stan’ was perhaps, to me, one of the most rewarding stories in rap history, but this mix is definitely about that late 80s/early 90s zone that he just dominated for me. However, loving pretty much every damn record he produced, this had to be a Part 1 of sorts, as I could never have included all the gems that he committed to wax. Hell I even missed out my personal favourite ‘Court Is Now In Session’ just so I’d have to do another! Anyway, enjoy some of the most unheralded, but dopest rappers in history (along with a couple of well-known legends of course) over that classic Mark The 45 King sound. More dusty than digital – enjoy!
Less than 24 hours after dropping his star-studded remix for Work, A$AP Ferg releases the official music video for his new single. The record features A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James and ScHoolboy Q. The video, filmed at NYC’s Rucker Park and in Los Angeles, premiered earlier today on BET’s 106 & Park. Ferg’s Trap Lord mixtape/album is scheduled to drop on May 27.
This documentary about the social impact and history of Hip Hop bridges the divide between the ghetto and mainstream America in a cool way by featuring interviews between both worlds. In doing so, there is an examination of various viewpoints of how a street culture has gone from humble beginnings to influencing the world.
Featuring Run DMC, Chuck D, KRS-One, Quincy Jones, Kurtis Blow.
This Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings fan-made documentary is a must-watch for any true Kanye West fan. The documentary takes fans through Ye’s career from College Dropout to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
It’s a 45-minute compilation of Kanye footage—on stage, behind the scenes, and more. Props to James Workman who created the video.
One of two BONUS tracks from The Blackboard (Deluxe Edition) CD by Supastition. Produced by German producer, Microphono of 83 Sound, who is 1/2 of the Phantom Notes production team with Rik Marvel.