Emcee, Events

MED, Blu & Madlib Set to Drop ‘Bad Neighbor’

The three man dream team of M.E.D., Blu, and Madlib join forces once again for their new album, ‘Bad Neighbor’. Dropping October 30th, this full-length LP incorporates songs from the utterly delightful “The Burgundy” EP which they released in 2013. With Madlib on production and M.E.D. and Blu on vocals, ‘Bad Neighbor’ promises more funky […]

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DJ, Emcee

2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums

Creating a hip-hop-centric end of the year list always gives me a bit of a challenge. For one thing, almost 20 years later, our post-Golden Era musical landscape has shifted dramatically — and understandably so. As we look forward to entering 2015, more producers and emcees have shifted their focus from reverberating the throwback sounds […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Happy Dilla Day, y’all.  We spark up the first of a few Friday Fives dedicated to the late, great Jay Dee with a choice selection of my favorite work off of his collabo with Madlib, better known as Jaylib.  The duo’s debut album, Champion Sound, was a crucial catalyst to Stones Throw Records’ shift into […]

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Emcee

2013’s Best: Sash’s Top Hip Hop Songs

2013 was an interesting year for Hip-Hop. Aside from it being the year of the mixtape, a number of major Hip-Hop singles came out this year, pleasing both older and younger generations of fans. This year, more than any other, we were able to witness an interesting juxtaposition of releases from Hip-Hop’s veteran and rookie […]

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Issues

Jam On It: MED & Blu ft. Mayer Hawthorne – The Buzz (prod. by Madlib)

MED & Blu just don’t know when to stop puttin’ out that heat! Not that I’m complaining, though.  Their new track, “The Buzz”,  featuring Mayer Hawthorne and produced by Madlib (impressive lineup, yup), is easier than Sunday mornings, the first question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,  and tee-ball.  Between Madlib’s soulfully sampled beat, […]

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Emcee, Media

Quasimoto – Yessir, Whatever

What were you doing 12, 13 years ago? Back then, Madlib was making music. Those days, the enigmatic Oxnard-native was busy releasing an experimental Hip-Hop classic known as The Unseen. Through this album, Madlib slowly but surely introduced the Hip-Hop world to his animated alter ago, Quasimoto, with another full-length album following in 2005. Yet, […]

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Issues, Media

The Indie Alternative: Letherette

Anyone that hasn’t been living under a rock is most likely aware that Daft Punk’s latest proper album, Random Access Memories , comes out next week. Genius marketing techniques, and an infectious collabo with Pharrell Williams have led many to believe this album could be record-breaking. The highly anticipated album officially drops on Tuesday, but […]

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DJ, Emcee, Video

FUSE’s Crate Diggers – J Dilla

J Dilla, Jay Dee, Dilla, Dilla Dawg, James Yancey.  If you know the name, you know the scope of influence the man has had in not only the world of hip hop, but all of music in general.  That’s why it comes as no surprise that even seven years after his death, plenty are still […]

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