Remember Truth Hurts? The former lady of Aftermath has liberated an unreleased song that didn’t make the cut on her 2002 debut album Truthfully Speaking. The song features Beanie Sigel and is produced by Dr. Dre & Mel-Man.
Just like they did with Illmatic, the folks over at Complex give you some inside info on Mobb Deep’s classic album.
Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous. An undisputed rap classic, the album is essential listening for anyone who considers themselves a fan of ’90s hip-hop.
Although our previous piece was well received, it was a an epic undertaking that ran over 10,000 words. Needless to say, that’s a lot of reading. So just for all you ADD sufferers we decided to take a quick trip back to QB and cherry pick the most interesting parts of the piece and put together 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mobb Deep’s The Infamous. We do this for our culture…
Read the article here.
Conventional wisdom tells us not to talk with our mouth full, but no one ever said anything about pieces of food rapping along to some of the best culinary lines in hip-hop history. The latest short from production duo BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle finds a stop-motion film that shows everything from pancakes and bacon to a green pepper with a platinum grill lip-synching along to classic lines from Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man and a whole lot more notable emcees. Dinner is served.
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At first, they were just crates full of records, numbering in the thousands. But after digging through their contents, Jeff Bubeck learned he’d stumbled upon something special: what he says is the personal record collection of late Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla.
Bubeck, one of the owners of Royal Oak record store UHF, is selling the records in his store. They come with yellow tags that identify them as part of Dilla’s personal stash.
“Is it even possible?” That was Bubeck’s first reaction when he learned the 7,000–8,000 records he acquired from an abandoned storage unit in Clinton Township last month may have belonged to Dilla, the celebrated producer and founding member of Slum Village who died in 2006 at age 32 due to complications from lupus.
When first digging through the crates, amid the mountains of 94-cent Earth, Wind & Fire LPs, Bubeck noticed a box of cassette tapes, labeled in black marker as “Jaydee Beats.” There were also lyric booklets, along with magazines and pieces of junk mail addressed to James Yancey, as well as to his parents, Beverly and Maureen Yancey.
The names didn’t ring a bell with Bubeck. But when he punched Yancey’s name into a Google search on a whim, two and two came together.
“It was pretty shocking,” says Bubeck, who has been buying and selling records for years. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
Dilla was a notorious crate digger, scooping up albums by the caseload to scour for obscure beats and samples. So while many of the records in the collection are dollar-bin throwaways, there are some, including titles from 1970s Detroit jazz label Tribe Records, that have significant value, Bubeck says.
After his find, Bubeck reached out to Stones Throw Records, the Los Angeles-based record label that Dilla recorded for in his later years. He plans to share part of the proceeds from the sales of the records with the J Dilla Foundation, though Bubeck says his attempts to contact both Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, and the foundation have been unsuccessful.
Source: Detroit News