September 15th, 2011

Evidence - You (prod. DJ Premier) [video]

Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) dropped a brand new video from the upcoming album called Cats & Dogs. The production is handled by none other than DJ Premier. Take a listen to this gem.

Evidence - You (prod. DJ Premier)

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July 25th, 2011

MED feat. Talib Kweli - Classic [video]

The Stones Throw artist MED released a 12-inch with two songs featuring Aloe Blacc and Talib Kweli in late 2010. The joint called Classic, produced by the Detroit musician Karriem Riggins, got a video a couple of months ago. Ill track with a nice video including cameos from other artists.

MED feat. Talib Kweli - Classic (prod. Karriem Riggins)

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July 15th, 2011

Album: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun - Monumental

Duckdown’s own Smif N Wessun teamed up with one of the finest producers from New York, Pete Rock, to make an entire album. The sounds are to be thorough with the title track. The album includes features from Raekwon, Buckshot, Styles P, Sean Price, Freeway etc.

Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun feat. Styles P & Sean Price - That’s Hard

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June 30th, 2011

Masta Ace feat. Wordsworth - I Refuse (prod. Marco Polo) [video]

Found this nice video of Masta Ace featuring Wordsworth; the track is produced by Marco Polo. As always, Ace is speaking the truth.

Masta Ace feat. Wordsworth - I Refuse (prod. Marco Polo)

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June 22nd, 2011

Royce da 5′9″ - Second Place (prod. DJ Premier)

Good news from one of the finest in Detroit, Royce da 5′9″. He has reformed the duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, AND he is working with DJ Premier. Here’s one of the newest Premier & Royce collabos.

“I should run a marathon backwards so I could see what second place look like.”

Royce da 5′9″ - Second Place (prod. DJ Premier)

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June 1st, 2011

Edo G - Fastlane (prod. DJ Premier)

The veteran Edo G comes out with a new collabo with DJ Premier. The song’s from the “A Face in the Crowd” album. Peep the “I Was There” track as well, if you’re still wondering about his pioneer status.

Edo G - Fastlane (prod. DJ Premier)

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May 27th, 2011

Elzhi - Elmatic

One of the most talented “newer” generation MCs, Elzhi, formerly from Slum Village, has been looking for his own solo sound for while. The search continues with the remake album of the legendary Illmatic in honor of Nas. Some of these tracks seem to stand out from other streetstyles and covers, REALLY. The live band Will Sessions recreated the sound in a real nice way to let Elzhi shine on the mic.

Elzhi - Detroit State of Mind

Elzhi - Halftime (official video)

Elzhi - Memory Lane

Ps. Thanks to Halfbaked for the tip.

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March 22nd, 2011

Red Bull Music Academy 2011 - Tokyo

It’s that time of the year again. There’s still about 2 weeks to apply for the Red Bull Music Academy, which connects music related people for two weeks this year in Tokyo. The previous lecturers have included DJ Premier, Questlove, Just Blaze, Black Milk, A-Trak… The list is long.

I had the honor to participate RBMA in Toronto 2007 and I gotta say it was an unbelievable experience. For example DJ Premier, Jake One, Om’Mas Keith and Arthur Baker were lecturers / studio team members when I was there. If you’re interested, download the application form and check for more info @ redbullmusicacademy.com.

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March 1st, 2011

Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming

I found this funk/soul artist named Charles Bradley via WeFunk Radio. Charles seems to have captured the essential sound of soul. His brand new album, “No Time For Dreaming” (2011), sure does the trick. Here’s one gem from it.

Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming

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February 6th, 2011

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows (album)

Talib Kweli, previously known from Blackstar and Reflection Eternal besides his solo career, is here with a brand new album called Gutter Rainbows. The title track is ill:

Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows (prod. M-Phazes)

Here’s the Spotify link for the whole album.

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