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King Kendrick surprised us with his new project which contains eight untitled, unreleased and unmastered tracks. Cop the Untitled Unmastered project via iTunes.

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New Jack City Is Turning 25

Twenty five years ago this month, New Jack City opened to the public. The film, starring Wesley Snipes, Allen Payne, Ice-T, and Chris Rock, was Hollywood’s first and arguably its most enduring cinematic glimpse at the crack cocaine epidemic. At a time when Operation Desert Storm dominated the news cycle, mainstream America was blindly stepping over the junkies, and reading past the inner-city murders in the obituaries.

One man who observed it unfold before his eyes (and notebook) was journalist, author, and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper. “B.M.C.” grew up in Harlem at a time when drug dealers were prominent community members—part role-models, and part poison peddlers. A student of his surroundings, Cooper would eventually pen the definitive writings on crack’s vice grip on its smokers, and the trade behind it—first in print, and then in the script to New Jack City.

Cooper–who later wrote Above The Rim and Sugar Hill spoke with Ambrosia For Heads. More than just the screenwriter, the music journalist had a heavy hand in the soundtrack, and the seasoned Harlem native gave valuable direction to Snipes’ portrayal of “Nino Brown” and Payne’s “G-Money.” As the conversation reveals, these are characters Cooper knew—with stories he is still telling. This interview explores the true history behind New Jack City. The film began attached to one of cinema’s most celebrated franchises, featuring a superstar lead before becoming what it is. Great actors and comedians were considered for the film, while others proved their greatness within it. Although he never sold drugs or led cartels, Barry Michael Cooper brilliantly sprinkled his bookish, street-smart youth into a film that defined Uptown in the 1980s—Good versus Evil, and all the illusive smoke between.

Read the full article on Ambrosia for Heads.

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Check out Tyler’s remix of Kanye’s track Freestyle 4 from his album The Life of Pablo. Watch the visuals to What The Fuck Right Now above.

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Complex City Cyphers will travel to various cities to highlight local rappers and musicians. In this pilot episode, A$AP Ferg, Wiki, and Your Old Droog freestyle over music provided by Grammy nominated jazz musician Christian Scott. This cypher is deeply rooted in the traditions of freestyling in hip-hop and improvisation in jazz. The live collaboration provides a sonically unique and refreshing approach to the tried and true video format of the cypher.

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Apathy is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming project, Handshakes With Snakes, which will be released imminently.
In the meantime, he met up with the good folks at Mass Appeal to be put under the microscope for the latest installment of their creative conceptual nod to producers known as Rhythm Roulette.

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Today we have one of my favorite underground female emcees, Brooklyn’s The PreC.I.S.E MC, with today’s Don’t Even on a super smooth storytell tip.

She debuted on Luke Skyywalker’s label at age 18 with her underrated album PreC.I.S.E.-ly Done released in ’91 and after being gone for a while she returned on all female posse-cut which will be presented in future posts. Her last music effort to date was independent 12’’ release, The Spot b/w Whatever Works, released on Paid Music in 1997 and she recorded a track with Luther Vandross and Guru in 1998.

Produced by C. Jannest, D. Stinson, W. Kellum

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Koolade:

WINNER – Spinoza
1st RUNNER UP – L.A.F.
2nd RUNNER UP – Phan ft. Dora

Dakle Spinoza je ubro Koolade beat. Prateći su dobili studio session (snimanje + mix + mastering) za jednu stvar kod mene u studiju.
Honorable mentions: Mrdak, TLO, Breaking Point, Rajm, Jura.
Hvala svima na sudjelovanju!!!

Sve tri pjesme pobjednika možete poslušati na Kooladeovom SoundCloudu ispod.

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Pogledajte nove vizuale za Ajsovu i Mikrijevu zajedničku traku Rođeni u getu. Pjesma se nalazi na Ajsovom albumu Akupunktura govneta.

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Darko Jerkovic, Claudio Corzinni, Marko Faraguna, Juraj Rožić, Kapa Lee Kpow, Dino Salihovic, Adnan Moco, Nikola Cosic, Filip Sironja, Jadranko Fliper Šimić, Sanel Miskić-Bešić, Matija Rajić, Dominik Lovrić, Anita Šut, Mislav Mađer, Hrvoje Kovač, Marko Mravunac, Dusko Kaludjerovic, Шишовачки Брк, Safet Wang Susić, Ivana Šabarić, Jela Vić, Dubravko Duci Hofsauer, Šimun Dakić, Trifunović Stojan, Gladan Sendler, Ozren Mandic, Filip Iveković, Kim De Saly, Lucian Alic, Karlo Jurčec, Dinko Marinac, Mario Vukonić, Oo Mateo liked this post

Zeleno Sonce

Zeleno Sonce je nastalo u Ljubljani kao radijska emisija dvojice zaljubljenika u funk/b-boy i sličnu glazbenu selekciju. Nakon godine dana na ljubljanskom Radio Študentu, pala je ideja o klupskom dogadjaju sa plesnom i čvrstom digging funk glazbom, na koju se može plesati svaki prvi petak u mjesecu.

U pola godine Zeleno Sonce je postao brend ljubljanskog klupskog događanja, na kojem su se osim funk, hip hop, b-boy, jazz i sličnih glava, skupljali i ostali žureri. U skoro 10 godina klupskog postojanja, u goste su doveli najveće europske funk dj-e i diggere poput Mr. Thinga, Dj Formata, Marca Hypa, Iana Whitefielda (Poets Of Rhythm), Floriana Kellera, Skamroka (Dusty Fingers), ruskog perfekcionista Anatolyja Ica, cijeli Vinyl Veterans crew, poljsku Soul Service ekipu i mnoge druge. Nakon pola godine eventi su im rasprodani što zbog glazbe, pozitivne vibre i izvrsnih gostiju, te zbog masa koje čekaju red za ulazak. Zeleno Sonce je postao mit u Ljubljani, a sad na želju zagrebačke ekipe dolazi i u Zagreb.

Za prvi zagrebački party pripremili smo prvoligaša i kralja izraleskog funk udruženja, jeruzalemskog diggera, groovera, arhivara, turntablista, dj-a i producenta Markeyja Funka, koji osim funka voli i psihodelične stvari. Na početku godine Markey je izdao svoj drugi album »Instinct«, inspiriranog filmskim zvukovima sedamdesetih. Markey je furao i različite emisije o funku i slično, kao što su »Soul Power«, »Mirrorland« i »Cross Continental Record Raid«.

Uz njega će se u Zagrebu predstaviti i glavni rezident ljubljanskog Zelenog Sonca, Udo Brenner, kojeg smatramo za jednog od najvećih kolekcionara funk ploča Balkana, a jedan je od dva tvorca Zelenog Sonca.

Da upotpunimo ovu cijelu funk sliku lokalnim snagama, ovom dvojcu će se priključiti i domaći igrač na vinilima, Soul Bader. Osim što je polovina DJ dvojca Soul Brothers, uz kolegu Werfta svaki tjedan srijedom na zagrebačkom Radio Studentu uređuje emisiju STANK! te je jedan od osnivača Hrvatske Funk Delegacije.

Prvo dvoje koji se jave sa svojim imenom i prezimenom na blackouthiphop@gmail.com osvajaju upad na subotnji event u zagrebačkom klubu Super Super.

Dodatne informacije doznajte putem Facebook eventa.

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Pogledajte teretana session za Kandžijinu pjesmu Kruva masti paprike uz pomoć svoga benda Gole Žene. Traka je preuzeta s albuma Nema labavo.

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