Duck Down Records is releasing Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx’s upcoming album The eXXecution on March 23rd, 2010. Continue reading for the tracklist.
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Versatile producer and long-time Nas collaborator Salaam Remi shares his thoughts on will.i.am using the very same [Iron Butterfly's] ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ and [the Incredible Bongo Band's] ‘Apache’ samples for the title track of Hip Hop Is Dead that Remi had used to create ‘Thief’s Theme’ and ‘Made You Look’ for Nas merely a few years earlier.
Via Soul Culture.
The daily life of a DJ that is trying to get gigs and the life of a blood sucking promoter. Hilarious and so true!
Since conducting the first Closed Session with New Orleans’ recording artist Curren$y, artists such as Amanda Diva, Kidz In The Hall, Tanya Morgan, U-N-I, Bun B, Donnis, Rhymefest, Skyzoo, Big Pooh, and many others have participated. The first Closed Sessions EP, presented and mixed by DJ RTC, will be released in March 2010 and will contain nine songs. The collection will be distributed digitally as a free download.
Here’s what DJ RTC had to say about the process of making the Bun B & GLC song:
I remember getting an e-mail about a Cool Kids and Bun B show happening on 12/15/09. I immediately thought of trying to get Bun in the studio for a Closed Session, and knew that GLC would be the perfect Chicago artist for Bun to work with. GL reached out to Bun and a mere few hours before the show I got a call that Bun was down and would be at the studio at 7. Their show (which also featured GLC) started at 9, so we had an incredibly short amount of time to make this work, and that’s if everything started promptly. Now, we’re dealing with musicians and nothing ever starts on time for musicians–this session was no exception…. You’ll get the full story of how this track went down with the full Closed Session video coming soon… For now just know that with a few strings pulled, a clutch beat from The Weathermen, and a little bit of luck, everything came together and we’re able to present “Happiness Over Riches” featuring Bun B and GLC (prod by The Weathermen).
Download: Bun B & GLC – Happiness Over Riches
Coming up on the 10 year anniversary since the release of D’angelo’s Voodoo album, here is a glimpse into the making of a modern day soul classic. The video was released as an electronic press kit and follows D’angelo as he explains some of his influences that contributed to the making of the album. Complete with footage from some of the sessions at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios where the album was recorded. You’ll see some of the folks who stopped by the studio sessions just to get a glimpse of the making of Voodoo.
Via Be Well.