A fan made video interpretation of the late J Dilla’s album “Donuts” has surfaced and is simply remarkable to watch. To splice together 44 minutes of visuals that include rare clips of performances by Dionne Warwick, Ronald Isley, Eddie Kendricks and more that were sampled for the album is all kinds of awesome and our hats should be tipped to the crew that put this together. Check it out!
SMH Records Presents The Battle Of Two Kings. KXNG CROOKED of Slaughterhouse and DJ King Tech of Sway and Tech (Shade 45) square off in what is perhaps the worst recorded graffiti battle in history. This hilarious duel was produced by Jonathan Hay, Sabrina Hale and Mike Smith during the making of KXNG CROOKED’s “Sex, Money and Hip-Hop” album at the SMH House in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Extra P serves up one for the ladies off of his upcoming Re:Living album that’s coming sometime in 2015.
Today is Joey Bada$$’ birthday as well as the day that his album B4.Da.$$ is released (which you can cop here). For his fans, the Pro Era emcee decided to drop off this appropriately titled track produced by Statik Selektah to celebrate his “Born Day.”
Skyzoo and Torae join DJ Premier in the lab for the latest session of Bars In The Booth. As expected, The Barrel Brothers light it up.
DJ Premier delivers another banger from behind the boards for the quartet of brothers from overseas known as The Four Owls on Think Twice.
Before Joey Bada$$ drops his new album on January 20, the Pro Era emcee cuts loose one more track from B4.Da.$$ that features Action Bronson and Elle Varner with Statik Selektah handling the production.
1/3 of the legendary Brand Nubian prepares to drop his 9th studio album on January 20 so get a dose of it via sampler and then cop it on iTunes.
Before Jay Z became the mogul we all know today, he was just another rapper trying to get heard. Somehow, Mass Appeal got a hold of an alleged pre-Reasonable Doubt demo tape and decided to share it with the masses so you can get a taste of a young and hungry Jay Z as he gets busy with numerous rhyme schemes on this 10-track demo.
Certainly different than the Hov we know today but the hints of greatness have always been present as exemplified by this demo.
Sadly, the legendary space known as D&D Studios has come to an end. DJ Premier captured the entire process of tearing down the studio piece by piece on his Instagram.
Don’t fret though, Premier is moving into Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY to continue laying down his work behind the boards. Check it out below.