The Brand New Heavies mark their momentous return with Forward, their first studio album since the 2006 LP Get Used To It. The project – scheduled to drop on May 21st – is lead by the single “Sunlight” and a massive amount of anticipation from fans who have been longing for a renaissance of the soul revival cemented by the acid jazz pioneers during 90s. With Forward, the Brand New Heavies mark a return to their signature sound, despite a changing of the guard that finds Dawn Joseph taking over lead vocals for N’Dea Davenport – the powerhouse songstress some consider the voice of the ‘Heavies. Though she has reportedly relinquished the captain’s chair, Davenport does appear on a few tracks while Joseph commences to putting her foot in the remaining joints.
SupAfly proudly presents you the SupAfly Playground Mixtape!
SupaFly is a collective made of seven hip hop minded ladies hailing from Belgium.
This mixtape features the 4 supafly DJs – Young Mocro, Fatoosan, MikiGold and Vaneeshua – spiced up by the voice of JoBee (singer, founder & host).
These days, everyone loves hip-hop. But how much does the average fan really know about the building blocks that formed the foundation of the genre’s entire sound? That’s right, before it was all-808-everything, hip-hop used a secret (and sometimes not-so-secret) selection of classic soul, funk rock, and jazz records from the ‘60s and ‘70s to create their sound. From tiny, obscure snippets to instantly-recognizable loops, the sample-based producers of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s uncovered some truly classic musical gems that are still sought after and used today.
Thank god we’ve got folks like Kon + Amir to keep us digging deeper. The veteran record collectors, DJs, and producers (yeah, they basically they do it all) know all about said slept-on gems. So we decided to call them up and get them to select their all-time favorite samples. Check out their countdown, complete with audio examples and commentary from the guys themselves.
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Nemo REALLY chops it up with hero Charles Ramsey in an interview that could only take place on the GGN. Also…. a sneak peak at the Metta World Peace interview that drops in a few weeks. Enjoy!
A$AP MOB Edition Jon JohnTV Chops it up with A$AP Rocky,A$AP Twelvy,A$AP Ferg in van Perfomance Work. A$AP Rocky says he would like to work withayJay-Z and Andre 3000. A$AP Twelvy show fun some love on the streets of NYC
Pete Rock, visited the Boiler Room to work us out at W Hotel NY. A legendary producer pulling out the classics.
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When “Get By” was first released in 2002, some thought Talib Kweli wouldn’t be a household name. In fact, some thought he was riding the coattail of a culture created by Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). 11 years later, well, Talib has stood the test of time and created his own lane.
Up top, Talib Kweli talks about the day Kanye West walked in the room with a handful of beats and what it was about “Get By” that caught his attention and ultimately made him buy all the beats on the spot. Originally planned to be used for Mariah Carey, “Get By” would soon be the hit-single Talib Kweli needed to push his solo artistry to the masses.