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Video Digs

The most sampled drum break ever.

Narrated by Nate Harrison, this 2004 documentary explains the remarkable story of the “Amen Break”, a six-second drum sample from a 1969 funky song called “Amen Brother” by The Winstons, that literally revolutionized the music industry. This sample was used extensively in early hip-hop, drum and bass, breakbeat and jungle …

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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Zapp “Computer Love”

Ultimate gangster lovin’ right here. Keeping in mind this track was released in 1984, if Roger Troutman and his talkbox only knew how much computer lovin’ was coming. Come to think of it what the hell where they talking about? The Internet was still 10 years away… and it was all …

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Video Digs

Dope up and coming new beatmaker!

Forget Flying Lotus, forget Skream or Exile… they’ve got nothing on this guy.

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Black Milk - Album of the year
Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Black Milk “Welcome (Gotta Go)” video

Detroit’s finest hip-hop producer and Emcee Black Milk returns with the second video from his latest full-length “Album of the Year” out now on Fat Beats / Decon.

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funkineven
Video Digs

Funkineven “Heartpound” video

Brand new video from Funkieven, the wonderbwoy of the resurgence of UK aciiiied!

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Video Digs
Soul

Gil Scott-Heron “New York Is Killing Me” Video

New video from one of the art form’s undisputed kings Chris Cunningham to complete the haunting and cinematic track “New York Is Killing Me” from living legend Gil Scott-Heron. Nuff’ said.

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Video Digs

“Wreckin’ Shop from Brooklyn” circa 199-something.

Wow. For real, all the proper 90’s elements are right there in this vid. Das EFX playing in the boombox. Champion Sweatshirts and Kangol Hats. Dope House and Hip-Hop dancing. And VHS tape tracking problems to keep it even real-er!

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Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact - 12"
Future ClassicsVideo Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Dam-Funk “Hood Pass Intact” Video

Super dope official video for Dam-Funk‘s now instant west coast new-g-funk anthem “Hood Pass Intact“. The original instrumental version of the track made so much noise off his LP that Stones Throw had to re-release this as a single with brand new full on vocal version from the Dame! I …

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Earl Sweatshirt
Video Digs
Hip-Hop

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl is a 16 year old kid from LA’s OddFuture collective and he’s making some noise right now. You know me, i’m not the kind to jump on the latest thing with a bit of Youtube/Twitter buzz but this is definitely some interesting stuff. Although some of the content is …

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