Archive for the 'Hip-Hop' Category
Hip-Hop: Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye = Yasiin Bey…enjoy
Talib Kweli doing something good in the 2000′s?! Yep, finally. Gotta say he nailed this shit:
FloFilz outta Germany is killin the remixes. Peep game:
Get your head noddin with some chilled out hip-hoppery from Atlanta producer Rahlou with his super short release titled “Pillows”:
Pretty dope shizzle.
Does the cartoon series Silly Symphonies ring a bell? Hopefully, for you, it does. Which means you’ve seen some of the coolest early animation stuff coming from the Disney vaults. Here’s Australian beatbox extraordinaire Tom Thum doing a remix of the classic Skeleton Dance:
Yep, all those sounds are created by vocal chords. Crazy shit.
Here’s a cool concept; mix up music from Fela Kuti and apply De La Soul vocals. The result? Fela Soul…the De La remix project by Amerigo Gazaway (Gummy Soul). Here’s a vid:
Check out the rest of the project: Fela Soul
From the creator:
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.
This is an insane mix tribute (by United States of Audio) to celebrate an album that changed hip-hop; De La Soul’s ’3 Feet High And Rising’.
More info: Solid Steel (24th May) Following on from last year’s treatment of ‘Paul’s Boutique’, United States of Audio does the same with De la Soul’s groundbreaking album 3 Feet High and Rising. It’s not just a mix, but more like an audio documentary about an album that is also about to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. In his own words;
‘Several years in the making and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ’3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.
When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ’3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ’3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…’ More/Tracklist