Lifestyle, New Music

Jam On It: Bohkeh – Cotton EP

From the curiosity of finding new music, producers and DJ’s to listen to, I found myself curious of who Bohkeh was. Back in 2014 I got to see Rj Lim, better known as Bohkeh, perform at the OC Night Market.  Soon after following his account on Soundcloud, I found tracks sounding similar to Giraffage and a few remixes to […]

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Video

Peep This: Kaytranada Drops Video for “Glowed Up” feat. Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak has made appearances in nearly every avenue of the music ecosphere since he gained recognition for his work on “Compton” and the subsequent drop of “Malibu.” Breezy Lovejoy’s breezy cool is seismic no matter the sonic backdrop, so it’s no surprise that after his collabo with Kaytranada on “Lite Weight,” the dudes were […]

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Emcee, New Music

Jam On It: J Dilla – The Introduction

  The sirens you’re hearing go off in your head is the unofficial new Dilla shit alert, only alerting us when Detroit’s highness has some new new on deck. This time, we’re gifted with “The Introduction,” premiered by none other than Nas himself on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio Show this morning. Featuring longtime Jay Dee […]

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DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

We’re into the third installment of The Friday Five’s tribute to the late, great J Dilla for Dilla Month, and this week we’re focusing on his greatest solo joints – or better yet, masterpieces, if you will. There’s five Dilla bangers waiting to be played here, all a testament to the greatness that he displayed […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

As if Dilla’s vaults couldn’t get any deeper, a new track from deep within it has (re)surfaced entitled “Give Em What They Want”.  This joint was taken from The Diary, a forthcoming J Dilla project that contains unheard tracks that he recorded in the early 2000’s.  After clicking through to ear hustle this new new, […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: !llmind – Picasso Biggie

On the anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s passing 17 years ago, super producer !llmind takes a beloved Biggie verse and breathes new life into it. Skewing Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby” beat, !llmind lays the late, great emcee’s “Sky Is the Limit” lyrics over the track, completely giving his timeless vocals a new identity. This hot […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

In keeping on with the Dilla Month theme for the Friday Fives this February, we’re taking a look at my favorite joints from The Ummah – a musical collective that joins together the forces of J Dilla, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and part-time members Raphael Saadiq and D’Angelo.  So click through and get ready to […]

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DJ, Emcee, Lifestyle

Will the Real J Dilla Please Stand Up?

Art by Amar Stewart “When I make my music, I want people to feel what I feel; I want them to feel that energy that I was (feeling), whatever it was. That’s all it is, ’cause I make it straight from the heart, so for it to be taken as anything else is crazy.” – […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

Stussy x Dilla: Turn It Up

Every year Stussy always come correct with the J Dilla tribute tee, and this year’s edition is no different. The elements of the tee form a makeshift shrine design, surrounding an image of the Detroit producer with “Turn It Up,” “Detroit” and “Los Angeles,” in the Stussy signature tribal font. Setting the Stussy crown atop […]

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DJ, Emcee, Lifestyle, Media, Video

Help ESTA Continue To Make Music!

Uber talented and buzz worthy beatsmith, ESTA, has garnered quite a groundswell of support within these past few years, resulting in a  fan base of over 25,000 Soundcloud followers and over 3 million plays.  Considering the digital music age that we live in, such metrics are worth their weight in gold.  Now if you’ve never […]

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DJ, Emcee, Issues, Media

The Indie Alternative: Summer New Releases

Summer new releases can be strategic in the hip hop world. Festivals, summer jams, and lots of bored kids on vacation can all easily serve to augment the fan base of any rapper or hip hop super-group. Not to mention, summertime barbeque-ready beats will inevitably be in heavy rotation (right now, the immediate song that […]

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