J. Period Presents…OutKast ReFixed

OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was introduced to the world 23 years ago.  So J. Period crafted a mix together in celebration of its anniversary.  Recorded live during his set at the recent party Art Of Storytellin’: Brooklyn, J. Period blends classics from Big Boi and André 3000‘s catalog with a variety of instrumentals, such as “B.O.B.” over “Panda,” “Art of Storytellin” over “Children’s Story,” “Skew It on the BBQ” over “Truffle Butter” and more.

“23 years ago today, an album came out that changed the course of hip-hop history forever,” J. Period says. “Before Outkast put Atlanta on the map, hip-hop was East and West; Outkast opened a bridge to a whole new world in the South, and paved the way for other cities to brand their own distinct styles of hip hop. It’s an honor to take part in Vibe’s celebration of this milestone and pay tribute to Outkast’s catalog with this new mixtape. Remixing Dre and Big Boi verses over new and classic beats is my way of showing the timelessness of their catalog, and the greatness of these two visionary artists. Plus: hearing Andre verses back-to-back over new beats tunes your ears to really dissect his lyrics in a new way. No question: 3 Stacks is one of the greatest MCs of all time.”

Check out the mix below.

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TLC – “Way Back”

TLC is back!!!!  Getting ready to release there final album in June.  The new song from the group has perfect timing for the summer.  Look for this song to be in heavy rotation on all medias.  Check out the hit below.

The song is featuring Snoop also, but that one is the explicit version.

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The Get Down Brothers – “Break The Locks”

If you haven’t watched the second installment of Netflix’ The Get Down,  please go slap yourself and pull out your laptop, tablet, ect. and go watch it now.  The soundtrack to the show comes out on April 21st with offerings from the executive producer of the show, Nas, of course The Get Down Brothers and many more.  Check out the video from one of there performances, “Break The Locks”.  Again go watch the show its amazing.

The throwback song (of course, as the series is set in the late-70s, during the birth of hip hop) features the crew rapping, dancing, scratching and performing over Apache’s “Incredible Bongo Band”

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“NBA On TNT” Remakes Hip Hop Covers with NBA Stars

The 2017 NBA Playoffs begin this weekend (April 15th), which means that there’s at least one more month of arguably the best NBA show out, Inside The NBA, aka NBA On TNT.  The show decided to remake some hip hop covers just like Marvel did, but this way with NBA basketball stars instead of comics.

The Notorious Big‘s Ready to Die, Drake‘s Nothing Was The Same, Nas‘ Illmatic, the Migos‘ CULTURE, JAY Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne and 2Pac‘s Me Against The World are remade with the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, really nice I may add.

Check them out below.

*** Update

The TNT crew has dropped some new ones to add to the remake covers.  Check out the new ones below.

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Rhythm Roulette w/ Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)

Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne form like Voltron to become production duo Tuxedo.  The pair stopped by Good Records—the shop, not the label. With tied bandanas over their eyes, they grabbed up three random records to sample.

Although the soundtrack to Blue Thunder had them somewhat thrown off, they also came up with a 12-inch single by Logg, and the Gamble & Huff sure shot, MFSB’s Love is the Message.

You already know Jake One’s style: from Chance the Rapper to 50 Cent, Drake, and Fun, the versatile Seattle beat smith gets it in wherever he feels. Hawthorne’s light-hearted brand of blue-eyed soul has won him fans since his 2009 Stones Throw debut. Tuxedo’s danceable tracks have an undeniable pop sensibility, they also show a heavy G-Funk and 80s electro influence, which shines through on the beat they built for us.

“We got the disco kick offa Log, the rest of the drums from MFSB, and kind of a dramatic sound offa the Blue Thunder soundtrack,” said Hawthorne, who also added his soulful crooning to the sonic stew. “And that’s how you craft a whompin’-ass banger, Tuxedo style.”

So check out the creation of the record in the video down below.  Also go check out there new album Tuxedo II now on iTunes.

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Pharrell’s Signature Four-Count Musical Starts

In honor of Pharrell Williams’s 44th birthday, Genius looks back at the signature four count start he’s used throughout his decades long career. The beat pickup measure, which simulates a record skipping, has kicked off plenty of songs he’s worked on. Kelis’ “Milkshake,” his 2003 Jay Z collab “Frontin’” and 2004’s Snoop Dogg hit “Drop It Like Its Hot” are just a few of the many examples.

Check out the video above, hit play and listen to these amazing signature starts of amazing Pharrell produced records.

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#Justlisten

Here is something brand new to the #Justlisten series here at S.A.Ng (something about nothing).  The music comes from Red Bull Sound Select series that brings collabs together from all types of people and music.  The song is called “No Way Out” by Xavier Omär ft. GoldLink and is produced by the Grammy winning producer Hit-Boy.  Check out the song below and let us know what you think.

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Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

“Be Humble” – Kendrick Lamar

King Kendrick is back again with his new song, Humble.  Produced by no other than Mike Will Made It, the song was released with a matching video directed by no other than Dave Meyers.  With some help from The Little Homies.  Check out the video down below.

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