Thundercat, Flying Lotus and Shabazz Palaces have formed the collective WOKE and are joined by George Clinton for the funky single “The Lavishments of Light Looking.”
Inside The Mind is an introspective piece that goes inside the minds of artists just before hitting the stage. The series explains their pre-show thoughts, rituals, and state of mind. First up we have Pro Era frontman, Joey Badass, who we went inside the mind with before his upcoming U.S. and European World Domination Tour.
Kendrick Lamar joins the legendary George Clinton on the Louis Vega produced remix to “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You” and the results are, obviously, funky.
Joe Budden follows his open letter to Eminem with this emotionally charged 7-minute dive into his mind after a breakup.
Apollo Brown provides the backdrop for Gangsta Gibbs and Maffew Ragazino to flex over on “Who’s That.”
On October 30th, a collection of 40 unreleased J Dilla instrumentals will be released in the form of Dillatronic. Like the title suggests, these will be beats with some serious electronic influence (think “Raise It Up”). Here’s a little sample of song #7 off the project.
Statik Selektah unearths this previously vaulted track that features the late Sean Price and Jakk Frost. And, of course, it’s dope.
2/3 of Indie 500 connect with West Coast rhyme slingers Bad Lucc and Problem for the Eric G produced “Pay Ya Dues.”
On the very imaginatively titled “Bless The Booth Freestyle,” Emilio sets down his gallon jug and takes on some street-ready boardwork from producer and DJ, T-GUT.
Tsu Surf seeks advice on fatherhood, fame and love from Joe Budden on the Dark Night and 8Bars-produced “Conversations.”