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gjxmakkiea8w3w1clegt 540x349 Legendary jazz pianist and composer Joe Sample (The Crusaders) has died

Houston jazz artist Joe Sample has passed away at the age of 75. Sample, who has worked with everyone from B.B. King, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, and more, holds writing, production, and performance credits on hundreds of releases and was a leader in transitioning music from bop to soulful jazz.

Sample’s family confirmed the news on his Facebook page last night: “Joe Sample passed. His wife Yolanda and his son Nicklas would like to thank all of you, his fans and friends, for your prayers and support during this trying time. Please know that Joe was aware and very appreciative of all of your prayers, comments, letters/cards and well wishes.”

Since forming The Crusaders (fka The Jazz Crusaders), Sample went on to record 21 solo albums over the last 50 years. His work has been sampled dozens of times, most notably on 2Pac’s “Dear Mama,” among others.

Via Complex

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share save 171 16 The Vinylcologist   B.I.G. Blends (Ready To Die 20th Anniversary) Mixtape

At the end of an amazing show in Bristol, UK, DJ Jazzy Jeff gives DJ Ferno a lesson on impact after he unceremoniously fades the music out at the end of the show. After a double in Manchester, the guys head off to Preston, UK where DJ Jazzy Jeff graciously partakes in the world’s longest meet & greet while Skillz interjects his witty commentary during the event.

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There are many things can be said about a guy like Lord Finesse. He’s a legend in his own right; a well-known name in the hip hop world; a true Pioneer. The man has been a great contribution to Hip Hop music. He’s a rapper~ a producer~ a mentor~ a crates digger~ and an all around inspiration to the art.

In 1989, Finesse and his former partner DJ Mike Smooth, signed with Wild Pitch Records. In 1990, he and DJ Mike Smooth released their debut album Funky Technician. Later, Finesse formed the popular New York underground crew D.I.T.C., an acronym for “Diggin In The Crates,” together with Showbiz~ AG~ and Diamond D. Members included Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and Big L.

Lord Finesse is known for several productions and projects. He has worked with the best of the best. His art form is rare, his production is funky, and he’s a good humble and grounded dude.

Cake and Society caught up with “The Funky Man” and got to know him a little better. We love the art, the artist and the creative sound he has out there for us to bob our heads to!
Yo! If you don’t know… now you know~ Go cop that!

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Screen shot 2014 09 09 at 5.48.50 PM 1 538x540 Photo Gallery: Outlook Festival 2014 (Pula, Croatia)

Check out the photo gallery after the jump.
Photos by: Dan Medhurts, Polona Kumelj & Jack Pasco
For more Outlook pics go HERE.

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artworks 000090710296 50eth4 t500x500 Dyme A Duzin   Hip Hope (Album stream)

Stream and download Dyme A Duzin’s new album Hip Hope.

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big sean 540x360 Big Sean celebrates Roc Nation deal with 4 new songs

Big Sean dropped yesterday 4 new tracks (Paradise, IDFWU, Jit/Juke & 4th Quarter) to celebrate his Roc Nation deal. Listen to the songs below.

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Mister Cee, DJ Enuff, and Funk Flex tell their personal stories of working with B.I.G. and reflect upon the classic album 20 years after its release. Additional commentary from Miss Info who reviewed the album for ‘The Source’ at the time.

Stream and download Funk Flex and Mister Cee’s Ready To Die tribute mix below.

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Novi spot iz 40industry radionice za traku Set za brijanje.

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bobbysimmons 450x566 429x540 Interview: Bobby Simmons (Stetsasonic) for The Unkut

Bobby Simmons is best known as a member of Stetsasonic, the original “Hip-Hop Band,” but during an extensive conversation with him last week he also shared some classic memories about Melle Mel trolling new rappers in the late 80’s, a two-year stint as a DJ at the Latin Quarters and the escapades of Eric B. and Rakim‘s main muscle, the original 50 Cent. This is part one of a three part interview, so get comfortable…

Check out part one and two of the intervew.

Via Unkut

share save 171 16 Interview: Bobby Simmons (Stetsasonic) for The Unkut
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