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The Roy Ayers Project is first and foremost a documentary, produced by digital media professionals, telling the life, music, and philosophy of the great Roy Ayers. It is also art, talented artists who use their gifts to express themselves through canvas, murals, and other mediums capturing the spirit of Roy Ayers. It is also performance, bringing together Roy Ayers himself with talented musicians to perform live at venues across the country.

For more information, please visit www.royayersproject.com.

Hit continue reading to watch the second trailer, featuring Questlove.

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buckwild producer1 Buckwild Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Among producers, there are those at the forefront who seemingly have nothing but smash singles on their resume. Then there are those who may not touch the charts all the time, but still offer a steady stream of notable bangers. Buckwild, the Bronx-raised DJ-turned producer, who first entered the game as a beatsmith under the guidance of Lord Finesse and is a member of the legendary hip-hop collective Diggin’ In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), boasts a discography that’s closer to the latter.

Despite shaping a bulk of Big L and O.C.’s debut efforts in the ‘90s, producing album cuts with much fanfare (The Notorious B.I.G.’s “I Got A Story To Tell”), Billboard chart toppers that were crowd favorites (“Whoa” by Black Rob), and providing beats for some of the industry’s most prestigious names (Nas, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, The Game, & Fat Joe), Buckwild’s storied résumé has rarely been discussed in detail, until now.

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, Complex met up with the veteran at one of his favorite record spots in the Lower East Side, Big City Records, and strolled down memory lane revisiting the stories behind his biggest tracks.

Read the story here.

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15331 1133947717961 1505354132 30313937 5549610 n 540x360 DJ Venom   DJ Battle Mix

Venomov mix za drugi krug DJ Battlea koji i dalje traje svakog petka na Otvorenom radiju. Poslušajte ga u playeru ispod, i ako vam se svidi svoj glas Venomu možete dati ovdje.

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free statik 540x358 Freeway   Running The Streets (prod. by Statik Selektah)

Statik Selektah made a promise that when he hit 20,ooo followers on Twitter, he would let loose an exclusive download. Looking through a stash of unreleased joints, he found “Running The Streets” which he did with Freeway and his Free Money Crew.

Download: Freeway – Running The Streets (prod. by Statik Selektah)

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Hypetrak TV catches up with one of the greatest Hip-Hop producers ever DJ Premier at the legendary D&D studios (now known as HeadQCourterz) where the producer, record label owner and radio show host shares with interviewer David Huynh, his personal journey inside the world of Hip-Hop as well as some of his most cherished moments in Hip-Hop and beyond it.

Via SC.

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Proof1 Proof   The Fizzo ft. T3 (prod. by J Dilla)

Paul Rosenberg set free an unreleased track from Proof over J Dilla’s production with T3 of Slum Village on the hook.
R.I.P. Big Proof (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006).

Download: Proof – The Fizzo ft. T3 (prod. by J Dilla)

Via XZ.

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beat junkies rakaa The Beat Junkies Live In Japan (2002)

This particular recording was a recorded live in Japan in the August of 2002. We were celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary of the Beat Junkies throughout the whole year.
Dilated Peoples & the Beat Junkies were asked to perform at the Technics’ 30 Yr Anniversary to commemorate the 30 years that the Technics 1200 Turntable has been around in the business. Dilated & ourselves were the headliners, but we were also sharing the stage with Japan’s very own Heavyweights: Dj Muro, Dj Krush, & Mighty Crown (Japan’s top Reggae Soundsystem & the 1st Japanese crew to win the Reggae World Soundclash). We were able to extend our trip to throw a “NIGHTLIFE” event in Japan and to celebrate the Junkies’ 10 Yr. Anniversary. At the our Anniversary show, we had Dj Tashi (92 DMC Japan Champ) do an opening party rocking set and of course we had Rakaa Iriscience handling the mic duties. This was a 2 Hour performance/party rocking set; 5 turntables, 4 mixers, 2 Pioneer EFX500 boxes, & the real kicker…..RECORDS! Yes people, this was waay before the Serato explosion. Anyways, the first 5 minutes is basically us rocking a Turntable band set (basically all of us on one turntable each: Babu = Lead Vocals, Melo-D = Lead Guitars, J-Rocc = Percussion & Rhythm Section, & me = The Drummer). The rest of the mix is pretty much our individual party rocking sets gettin down, “Beat Junkie Style”. Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Dj Muro, GM Yoshi, & Key-Kool (Visionaries) were in the crowd.

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DOWNLOAD: The Beat Junkies Live In Japan (2002)

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Black Milk checked in from SXSW as one of the guests on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly show, where he spoke about Detroit’s music scene and his music style.

via HHNM.

Hit the cut to see another interview in which Black Milk speaks on what he spent his 1st big paycheck on, the key to success, upcoming producers he approves of and the difference between a producer and a beatmaker.

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Reportaža sa Red Bull BC One Cyphera održanog početkom ovog mjeseca u Zagrebu.

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“Nomad” is taken from Vast’ forthcoming solo-LP “Can Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey,” which will be released on 5-31-2011 courtesy of Man Bites Dog/Fat Beats Records.

“Can Ox 2010: A Street Odyssey” features appearances by Cappadonna and Guilty Simpson and production by Ayatollah and J-Zone. Also, the LP features a Cannibal Ox reunion track with Vordul Mega which features Raekwon entitled “Thor’s Hammer.”

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