Y’all heard of the phenomenon ‘Mash-up’ right?! And I ain’t talking about your momma’s mashed up potato plate, no I’m talking about taking 2 pieces of music and mashing it up to something new. If done right, it brings justice to both artists and producers, if done wrong, well than you end up with a bad plate of messy potatoes… One example of where the producer successfully mashed up two kings of artists’ is “Yasiin Gay”. An album built up with layers of Gaye’s Motown classics, Bey’s melodic raps (fka Mos Def) and Gaye’s soulful vocals, transformed to an amazingly, organic whole, unseen and unheard of!
If there’d be a price for best mash up album of 2014, this would definitely end up in the top 3, at least! I still can’t believe that it’s been given away for free, so while it’s still up there, I suggest you better go get it NOW! This wonderful piece of acoustic art has been de-constructed and re-constructed by the very talented producer Amerigo Gazaway. You can listen to the album via the player down below and you can download it down here as well, so enjoy!!!!!!!!!
Posted in #Musicologist, Artists, Downloads, Museum, New Releases
Tagged Amerigo Gazaway, Download, Hip hop, Marvin Gaye, Mash Up Album, Motown, Soul, Yasiin Bey, Yasiin Gay
One of Hip Hop’s defining groups and one of my all time favorite rap groups, De La Soul, are giving away their entire catalogue for free for one day. Available till Saturday the 15th of February till 12 am at wearedelasoul.com !! As I’m writing this I can’t stop but to shout out for joy, hahaha! In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of their game defining debut album 3 Feet High & Rising, this is a way to give something back to their fans ;
“It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. Its been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
The group is working on upcoming releases, including a six-song EP titled Preemium Soul on the Rocks (with three beats each from DJ Premier and Pete Rock); a visit to Detroit to work on an unreleased beat from J Dilla; and-eventually–the long-overdue full length album You’re Welcome.
“[It's] coming along amazingly. We have tons of music, but we’re our own worst critics…Certain groups have too many ‘yes men.’ In our group, we have too many ‘no men.’ When we look back on some of the stuff we have, we’re like, ‘Yo, we need to just put this out.’ The album is still called You’re Welcome, but we also have this whole other album that we’re working on that…Wooo, I wish I could talk about it.”
As you may remember from my previous post on this movie, I’m involved with this faith and miracle based screenplay titled; “Arise”. This is gonna be an awesome movie with cool sceneries, depicted in several cities around the world. We’ve entered the next phase as we’re getting close to the crowdfund to actually bring this film to life. On the 27th of February at 08.00 o’ clock the crowdfund will go online, and to promote this, we’ve created a special page where you can ‘fund’ your status by clicking “support with facebook or twitter”, both is also possible of course ;). You can also support with your Tumblr account and on the 27th, at exactly 8.00 o’ clock, all accounts will publish the fund promo! It will be totally awesome if you can help us spread the word by simply giving your support via this link. Thanks a million! Check out the storyboard down below…
Started out in London now also setting foot in Amsterdam, the original Hot Tub Movie Club. Wait, a hot tub movie club? You mean, as in bikini, boxers, tub, movie watching? Yes, that kind of movie club. Initiator Joep Verbunt lived in London for a while and he missed creative initiatives like these so he decided to set up his own initiatives, starting with the HTMC. From the 6th till the 9th of March you’ll be able to book your own hot tub, ranging from a VIP deluxe whirlpool for 6 persons to a standard hot tub. All arrangements include a free bottle of Cava bubbles! Films already confirmed are “Best Night Ever”, “Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgundy” and more to be confirmed. More info on this Facebook page…
Hot Tub Movie Club from Hot Tub Movie Club on Vimeo.
Since a couple of months I’ve been involved with an exciting new movie project called “Arise”. A new miracle based screenplay around a guy that loses his wife and comes to a point on which he decides to leave his home and travel the world. On the road he encounters several life changes situations that radically turn his life around. Check out the awesome manga type storyboard down here below!
Check out this theme song by two of my favorite musicians, Gino Cochise and Mano Yeah, forming the band Badjekkah. Their sound reminds me of the Robert Glasper Experiment and they got crazy grooves, killers beats and jazzy/soulful sounds, an absolute must see! Share this please and like em’ on Facebook !!
Posted in #MusicMondays, Music, New Releases
Tagged Badjekkah, beats, funk, Gino Chocise, jazz, Mano Yeah, New, Robert Glasper, song, Soul, theme
Number 3 of my weekly demo’s. I’m uploading a weekly demo every week, share and like if you do, peace !
A dance group of young dancers between 9 and 14 years old, extraordinary talented and alot of fun to watch! Trained by a good friend of mine, Henry O’tawiah, the video says it all so just watch and enjoy! Peace..
One of hiphop’s most mystifying rapper’s of the last 10 years, MF DOOM, aka the “Super-Villain” has teamed up with Clarks Originals to release a remake of their iconic Wallabee shoe. If you’re into streetculture you probably even owned one of these kicks or you must have seen multiple cats walking around in em! The adjustments made to the design include an all-DOOM interior, mask insignias stamped into the leather and reflective piping and laces. An exclusive song remix and special video shall be released on March 13th to empower the Original Pioneers campaign. Check out the short video below to hear DOOM’s thoughts on this collabo.
Posted in #Musicologist, Artists, Music, New Releases, Rapmusic, Shoes
Tagged Clarks Originals, DOOM, Hip hop, MF Doom, Original Pioneers, Super Villain