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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Kazi & Madlib “A.V.E.R.A.G.E” (2000)

I was DJing on New Years at The Goods event in Montreal which is always one of my favorite crowds to play for and my good friend Scott C was playing this one track that caught my attention about 5 seconds into it because it was one of those tracks …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: J Rocc “Don’t Look Back”

We all know J-Rocc as the founding member of the Beat Junkies, and for his perennial DJ mixes.  His “Sex Machine Today” mix is one of the best mixes ever(ask any of your favourite DJ’s and they would back that up in a heartbeat).  I mean, come on, when Peanut …

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Dam-Funk “The Crown” (1996 Cassette)
Soul & Funk

Dam-Funk “The Crown” (1996 Cassette)

Dam-Funk dug up a cassette home recording from ’96 called THE CROWN. Press play. No walkman required.

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Madlib Remixes - J Rocc
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop

Classic Mixes: J Rocc “Madlib Remixes 1997 – 2007”

J.Rocc put this one together, collecting ten years of Madlib’s remixes. Many of these were released by the artists on singles, others were made for Madlib’s own use and are still unreleased. This was originally released as Stones Throw Podcast #21. Photo by B+ 0:10 PB Wolf – Definition Of …

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J Dilla “Donuts” 45′ Box Set
Music Tech & Art
Beats Hip-Hop

J Dilla “Donuts” 45′ Box Set

Box of donuts: 8 x 7-inch singles. Album plus bonus tracks. Expected ship date is Jan. 7, 2013 This ships worldwide (as does everything else on stonesthrow.com) J Dilla’s Donuts began simply enough, in summer 2005, as an idea to turn a particularly good demo beat tape into a full-length release. We …

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Future Classic: Karriem Riggins “Summer Madness”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Karriem Riggins “Summer Madness”

Earlier this year Karriem Riggins released “Alone Together” on Stones Throw records and after hundreds of listens we can officially say that it’s our favorite instrumental record of the year. Truly deserves a spot next to “Clouds” by Apollo Brown, “Endtroducing“, “Los Angeles“, “Donuts” and others… You are forgiven if …

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Karriem Riggins “Produced That” (Stones Throw Podcast)
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Karriem Riggins “Produced That” (Stones Throw Podcast)

via StonesThrow: Karriem Riggins, jazz drummer. He’s backed Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter. He tours with Diana Krall, and recently collaborated with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on his first studio release in five years.  But Karriem does something Ringo never dreamed of – he also …

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Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview
Beats Jazz

Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview

via Stones Throw: “Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same. “You don’t have to put yourself …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Freddie Gibbs “Thuggin”

Madlib is still one of my favorite Hip-Hop producers, although his recent output can best be described as prolific (i.e highly fruitful;abundant) producing over 35 albums and releasing 25 mixtapes this past decade alone. Whether it be his critically acclaimed collaboration with MF Doom (the classic Madvillain LP) or with …

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Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”

A lot of press surrounding the Quakers project is focused around the fact that the core members of the group have some kind of link with Portishead (one being Geoff Barrow…). Yes, there are some resemblances here but don’t expect a rap version of Portishead. It’s an oversimplification and the real link …

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Madlib – Adult Swim Interview
InterviewsMusic Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Madlib – Adult Swim Interview

Absolutely great interview with the Madlib the Beatkonducta. Adult Swim follows him for a day and talk to him about sleepin’ 2 hours a night, making music pretty much non-stop, Cookin Cheerios and the new Madvillain project.

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Quakers – The 35 member Hip-Hop Collective
Hip-Hop

Quakers – The 35 member Hip-Hop Collective

Second track from the forthcoming album by Quakers – the 35-member, foundation-shaking hip-hop collective produced by Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst, 7-Stu-7.

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