Archive for the 'Hip-Hop' Category
I read this cool article over at mdaniels.com about Outkast. Here’s a taste:
As a fan of hip hop etymology (my breakdown of the word “shorty”, here), I looked for Outkast’s role as potential inventors of slang. Turns out that there’s definitely a case for Outkast first-use of “crunk” and “skeet”.
What I never realized is that this is consistent with Outkast’s position as the face of southern hip hop – “crunk” and “skeet” both originated from the south. Southern themes in hip hop are intimately connected to Outkast’s legacy.
Here’s why: before Outkast, southern hip hop was jokingly called “country shit” by east/west-coast constituencies. People began to take the South more seriously when Outkast won the ’95 Source award for best new group. During the acceptance speech, the east/west-coast’s lack of respect for the south revealed itself in the form of boos from the audience.
Read/See more at MDaniels.com
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.