1) Thoughts about timeless music,
2) Gems forgotten over the years,
3) Excerpts from new releases.
Archive for March, 2009
When “Hip-hop Is Dead” by Nas dropped (2006), people were wondering why the last song is an acapella. The song had originally a beat by Wyldfyer, but it didn’t make the album because of difficulties in clearing the sample.
Nas - Hope (Original version)
“Music is… my total existence, straight up. Everything in my life evolves around music.” -J Dilla
Dilla (R.I.P.) certainly was dedicated; he was touring Europe only a few months before passing away.
“Crates of records, great sessions had the whole hood jammin,large speakers, fresh made, smell the wood sandin” -Nas
Nas reminisces over the times of Kool Herc & his block parties with custom made speakers. It’s said that Herc’s first sound system consisted of 2 turntables and a guitar amp.
Hi-Tek feat. Nas, Common, J Dilla, Busta Rhymes, Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry - Music For Life
Tags: Common, Hi-Tek, J Dilla, Kool Herc, Nas