Monthly Archives: March 2011

Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’, Video.

70s tributes come out every week, but Stone Rollin’ is all about pre-Motown soul. Saadiq has a full band including a harmonica player. This is not for Bruno Mars fans. The only modern element is the sweaty, thick-booty dancer in the video. Sphere: Related Content

Lex NV – Broken Sunrise.

I’m still taking baby steps with this dubstep stuff, but I dig this. Lex NV (whoever that is) uses disembodied voices and an ambient orchestra to create an epic beat that’s more accessible than some harsher, mechanical sounding stuff. Download: Lex NV – Broken Sunrise via Hardrive Records Sphere: Related..

Snoop Dogg – My Own Way (ft. Mr. Porter), Video.

Like so many other rappers, Snoop Dogg is only as good as the producer on the track. Luckily, his new album has a lot of good producers on it. Jake One, Battlecat, and DJ Khalil contribute beats as well as Mr. Porter who laces “My Own Way” with some gangster..

Da COD – 2 Much (Remix) (ft. Jackie Chain).

Rap songs about weed have gotten predictable. You’ve got the woozy 808 heavy Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y weed songs and West Coast Devin the Dude smoker joints. Da COD veer off with a psychedelic rock sample and a raucous, comical, chorus. Green never fails to inspire. Sphere: Related Content

Hip Hop + Art: RIP Nate Dogg.

When I heard the legendary (and I’m not using that term in a throwaway fashion) Nate Dogg died, I was in a near panic attack mode getting ready for SXSW, I couldn’t even get myself together to verify it at first when I saw it. Well a few hours later,..