“Drop” was a single released by the Pharcyde, in support of their second album, Labcabincalifornia. It was produced by J Dilla, still going by Jay Dee at the time. Dilla employs his soon-to-be signature crisp, neck-snapping snares and claps. He uses a haunting, spacey backwards sample and a scratched chorus..
The legendary Brooklyn producer Easy Mo Bee, whose production credits most notably include a series of classics with The Notorious B.I.G. and the rest of the old Bad Boy Records camp, gives a great interview where he touches on moments from his long and storied career and talks about rap..
Great interview with Professor Griff over at Buffalo’s Artvoice paper. The part that really messed with me: Griff: No, not at all. There’s a gentleman who wrote a book called Hip-Hop Decoded, and his name is The Black Dot, and it really opened my eyes. And then Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney..
I’m back from my hiatus to resume writing again and of course I needed to write a new instalment of the weekly Remix Tuesday. I had to take some time off from blogging. I had a huge amount of school work and just didn’t have the time. Shouts to..
WOW. Via a Pitchfork Media interview with Rivers: Pitchfork: Can you elaborate on what a more experimental Weezer record might sound like? RC: Longer songs, non-traditional song forms, different people writing and singing, instrument switching, TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint– for starters. When asked for clarification on the..
A Plus says the long-promised new Souls of Mischief record is finished, and talks a bit more about his album with Del. Watch the video for the whole scoop. Not a word mentioned about Prince Paul’s involvement in the album though- fingers crossed that was more than a rumour. Sphere:..
Move Pt. 2 For all y’all loyal ML readers, sorry I couldn’t come through with a Remix Tuesdays this week. Instead, I offer you this 2005-era gem, a fierce posse cut featuring Oh No, Roc C & J Dilla, produced by Dilla himself. Oddly enough, the music video for subtracts..
The most eyebrow-raising quote: “I’m the Ali of today. I’m the Marvin Gaye of today. I’m the Bob Marley of today. I’m the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now.” source Did he..