Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez x Mikeflo “Made You Die”

May 11, 2012

The final edit of the Trayvon Martin tribute track using Nas/Salaam Remi’s ‘Made You Look’. Tweet

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Horndogz feat. TY, Breis and Peeda

May 7, 2012

New material from Horndogz feat TY, Breis and Peeda just landed in my inbox. Tweet

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Yasiin Bey: “If this ain’t a priority, what is?”

April 7, 2012

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Who’s World is This?

March 23, 2012

Nas representing QB, with Sniper G, Stix and Big Ted on Choice FM in 1994. As I remember this Nas probably felt a bit ambushed by this impromptu freestyle cipher with South London emcess (accents *cough*, but handled it in good spirits. This is definitely one we talked about for weeks afterwards at Liberty Grooves. [...]

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Life After Death Uncovered

March 9, 2012

The good folk’s over at Egotripland.com have interviewed designer Ebon Heath on the Life After Death cover for Notorious BIG. Fantastic insight into the creative process and captures an important moment in hiphop’s history. Biggie was killed 15 years ago today. Tweet

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Carlo Vega: N*****s In Poorest

March 7, 2012

Carlo Vega‘s latest personal project is an unofficial music video for Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) N*****s In Poorest. Nice animate type. via Motionographer. Tweet

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Michael Jackson Superbowl Performance 1993

February 6, 2012

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Now Hear This: Rodigan x Peterson

January 15, 2012

Fantastic podcast from last summer. The Legendary David Rodigan in session with Radio 1′s Gilles Peterson. If you’re a fan of reggae music. This is a must listen. gillespetersonworldwide.com Tweet

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The 360 Project

September 28, 2011

This is a great project created by Ryan Hughes. He set up 48 digital cameras exploring the juxtopostion between film and photography. Via Creative Review Tweet

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Fela Soul: De La Soul x Fela Kuti

September 22, 2011

Yet another mashup of Fela’s music. This time as an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Some remixes better than others, and I’m not totally convinced the idea works, partly because the politics of Fela’s music seems lost. But don’t take my work for [...]

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