With the 33rd anniversary of Princes’s album Purple Rain this Sunday(June 25th), Bruno has shared the rehearsal footage for his amazing set for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. In Prince inspired purple lighting, the video footage can be seen below. Looks like this performance is going to be epic.
Big thanks to the minions, Pharrell is back. Skateboard P has released the video for his solo track, “Yellow Light”, which is the first single off the Despicable Me 3 soundtrack. The very retro laced and heavy special effects video goes very well with the upbeat, bright, and bubbly song. Check out the video down below.
That time has come again. The time for another mixtape/playlist from the something about nothing crew. Vol. 3 is a collection music that ranges from soul, hip hop, pop, and even some reggae. Nineteen songs collected together that go all over the place, hence the title of the blog which birthed the playlist. I want you guys to sit back and relax and enjoy the music. Also if there is anyone out there that would like a physical copy just let us know and we will get one to you. Again enjoy and thanks in advance for taking time out to listen.
Released as a limited edition 45″ for Record Store Day, “Thank You” can be heard below. Press play and dance.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
Tuxedo drops a mix titled, “Intuxication”, a collection of classic funk, disco, and exclusive instrumentals just ahead of new album. The album, Tuxedo II, drops today 3/24. Make sure you guys head over to iTunes to purchase the album.
The mix features music from legends like George Clinton, Gladys Knight, Mono Poly, Chic, Boeing and more. Check out this playlist:
Slave “Watching You” (Tux Refux)
Gwen McCrae “Doing Cuz It Feels Good”
George Clinton “Mans Best Friend”
Mono Poly “Needs Deoderant”
Gladys Knight “Save the Overtime For Me”
Tuxedo “Doin My Best” instrumental
Manhattan Transfer “Spice of Life” (Tux Refux)
New Directions “Get Ready Let’s Party”
Goin Federal “Tonight”
Intrigue “I Like It”
Boeing “Dance On the Beat”
Curtis Hairston “I Want You” (M+M Mix)
Amra “Special Kind of Love”
Plush “Coast to Coast”
Chic “I Feel Your Love Coming On” (Tux Refux)
David Joseph “You Can’t Hide Your Love”
BB&Q Band “Imagination”
Le Voyage “All Night Affair”
Amusement Park “Love Showdown”
Tuxedo “Father Stretch My Limo” (Instrumental)
Game “Gotta Take Your Love”
Skyy “Here’s to You” (Tux Edit)
Cross Phyre feat Demetrius “Make It Easy On Yourself”
Tuxedo “Scoot Dogg” (Instrumental)
April 7th can’t came fast enough. The trailer starts out like an episode of Inside the Music, following The Get Down Brothers in their transition into the mainstream all while clashing with disco. Netflix describes it as:
“A mythic saga of dreams, desire, soul and sound, The Get Down chronicles the epic musical evolution from disco to hip hop that defined 1970s New York City – as told by the relationships, struggles, triumphs, and artistry of the South Bronx teens who saw it through.”
Watch the trailer below.
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With his album, 24K Magic, almost reaching platinum status, Bruno Mars drops the visuals for “That’s What I Like”.
Directed by both Mars and Jonathan Lia, the video is a blend of choreography with stop-motion cinematography and a bit of animation. Watch Bruno get down to what he likes in the video below.
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The album was recorded in just 7 days with the entire process documented via Facebook Live. Some of the world most renowned artists who contributed to the album were The Roots’ James Poyser, TDE’s new artist SiR, Eric Lau Masego, from the group Foreign Exchange Eric Roberson, and of course Dayne Jordan, and many more.
According to DJ Jazzy Jeff:
Chasing Goosebumps exemplifies the sincerity and soul-bearing emotion that only comes from unhindered creativity. Not genre-specific, the album is an eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba. From the melodies to the lyrics, Chasing Goosebumps is moving and provocative, tackling topics like social injustice, relationships, love and the music industry. Vocalist Glenn Lewis serves as the perfect vessel for these stories of frustration, anger, hate, inspiration, love and hope. His distinctly familiar voice navigates the range of topics and music styles with effortless delivery.
Chasing Goosebumps is musically as diverse as the artists who brought it to life, The PLAYlist. More than a supergroup, The PLAYlist is a movement that promotes authenticity in music and empowers artists to remain true to their craft. For The PLAYlist, Chasing Goosebumps is reassurance that real, meaningful music is not a lost art. Chasing Goosebumps is not the end of an era. It’s just the beginning
The full list of credits:
DJ Jazzy Jeff (Executive Producer)
Vidal Davis (Producer, Musician, Sound Engineer)
Daniel Crawford (Keys, Producer)
Stro Elliot (Producer, Musician)
Teeko (Producer, Musician)
Kaidi “Agent K” Tatham (Musician, Producer)
Steve McKie (Drummer)
Eric Lau (Producer, Sound Engineer)
Glenn Lewis (Singer, Songwriter)
Eric Roberson (Singer, Songwriter)
Aaron Camper (Singer, Songwriter)
SiR (Singer, Songwriter)
Dre’ Harris (Musician, Producer)
Maimouna Youssef (Singer, Songwriter)
Muhsinah (Singer, Songwriter, Producer)
Carvin Haggins (Songwriter, Producer)
Aaron Draper (Percussion)
Dayne Jordan (Songwriter, MC)
Demien Desandies (Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer)
Kenny Wright (Songwriter, Producer, Sound Engineer)
Johnnie “Smurf” Smith (Keys)
Wayne Moore (Bassist)
Montez Roberts (Sound Engineer)
Kelo Saunders (Studio Manager, Sound Engineer)
Ivan Barias (Songwriter, Producer)
Ant Bell (Keys)
Rich Medina (Songwriter, Spoken Word)
James Poyser (Keys, Producer)
Jeff Bradshaw (Trombone)
Rick Tate (Saxophone)
Matt Cappy (Trumpet)
Anthony DeCarlo (Guitar)
Clayton Reilly (Trumpet)
Simon Martinez (Guitar)
Harry Wilson (Songwriter, Musician)
Kevin Hansen (Guitar)
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The time is around 9:00pm and I get a text from JD. He says hey hit the link and follow the instructions. The link was to this website called themagicipod.com. (←hit that link) This is a website that lets you put two songs together and mash them up together. Its amazing. I want everyone to go check it out and play around with it and let us know what you guys came up with.
Wanna start off by saying Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Hope everyone is enjoying there time with family and friends, and even the uninvited ones lol. I was asked yesterday what I was thankful for. Started to think about that question, not saying it stumped me, just made me really think. So I came up with a list. Im thankful for my family and friends, life, and all of you guys. Cause when you really think about it family and friends is all we have.
Now to the music. Composed is a mix of songs for you guys to enjoy today and many more days to come. So while you’re eating and fellowshipping with family and friends, press play on The Tape Vol. 2 and again enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.
This album is a return of the groups trademark electric jazzy sounds, with guest like Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, André 3000, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak just to name a few. Also Elton John joins them on this 16-track album.
1. The Space Program
2. We The People…
3. Whateva Will Be f. Consequence
4. Solid Wall Of Sound f. Busta Rhymes & Elton John
5. Dis Generation . Busta Rhymes
6. Kids… f. André 3000
7. Melatonin f. Jack White
1. Mobius f. Consequence & Busta Rhymes
2. Black Spasmodic f. Consequence
3. The Killing Season f. Talib Kweli, Consequence & Kanye West
4. Lost Somebody
5. Movin’ Backwards f. Anderson .Paak
6. Conrad Tokyo f. Kendrick Lamar
7. Ego f. Jack White
8. The Donald f. Busta Rhymes
Be on the look out for ATCQ on Saturday Night Live with special guest host Dave Chappelle.
There is a movie called Hidden Figures, and its coming out on Christmas. It tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three mathematical geniuses who helped calculate the right trajectory for people to get to and orbit the moon. Pharrell and Hans Zimmer are set to handle the score as well as the soundtrack. So it was only right that we get new music from the musical genius known as Pharrell. So check out the new song “Runnin” below.
Watch the trailer for Hidden Figures below.
Just in: Pharrell just released “Surrender” f. Lalah Hathaway.
Rapper Vince Staples and Levi’s develop Music Technology Program in Long Beach. Always representing his home town, Long Beach, Vince does some good for the youth . Levi’s and Staples joined forces to provide a opportunity for those who may have never had the opportunity to do something like this.
So this morning I was at the barbershop for my weekly haircut. Don’t judge I just like to be fresh and have my hair a certain length. Anyway, my barber has music playing in the shop and a lot of the music is what we call old school music. So today the song that gave me an idea of what it would be like to be in a recording session for that song was “Freddie’s Dead” by Curtis Mayfield. This was one of Mayfield’s famous records. The song was featured on the “Superfly” soundtrack. Listening to this record made me think how did this session go. In my mind the musicians were all dressed up and what we call today “lit”. I can imagine the session started out as along jam session until they got to a point where they just knew that what they had was a definite hit. The instrumentation on this record is amazing. The bass, drums, flute, horns, strings, and of course curtis. I would have loved to just be in that session, man I wish I was there. Check out the song below and just vibe out.
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7 Albums, 21 Songs, One Take. The 22 year old, Young Piano, performs Kanye West songs by ear in one take.
COLLEGE DROPOUT: 00:04
– Through the Wire, Jesus Walks, Family Business
LATE REGISTRATION: 01:20
Hey Mama, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Gold Digger
Stronger, Homecoming, Can’t Tell Me Nothing
808’S AND HEARTBREAK: 03:52
Amazing, Love Lockdown, Robocop
MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY: 05:30
Power, Runaway, All of the Lights
New Slaves, Bound 2, Blood on the Leaves
THE LIFE OF PABLO: 10:22
FML, Wolves, Famous
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This is, without question, the funniest thing I have seen in a while.
Back in the early 2000’s, a deluge of “Rap/Metal” bands hit the airwaves with thunderous guitars, pulsing drums, and turntable-twisting DJs. One of the more well known (and respected) groups was Linkin Park. Rapper Mike Shinoda’s flowing delivery coupled with singer Chester Bennington’s soulful screeching in front of a concrete-busting band was enough to give my Rage Against the Machine CD a break when I was in high school. Linkin Park’s first album, “Hybrid Theory” was a massive hit, with several top singles. One of those chart toppers was called “In The End” and some crazy bastard remade the ENTIRE SONG using clips from 183 different movies. One hundred eighty three.
I can not imagine the work that went into this video. The clips he chose and the timing of the words to the song are just hilarious, especially when you get to the song’s bridge that was originally sung by Bennington. If you have heard the original, this part will have you laughing! Check it out!
Tuxedo – “Holiday Love”. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One do it again with a nice vibe for the holidays. The group makes things awkward as they help each other court women for the holiday season, because no one wants to be alone during the holidays. Check out the video below.
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Brand new video for Run The Jewels’ song “Rubble Kings Theme.”
This is some very cool animation and an amazing track. It follows a young woman named “Little Nina” as she walks the streets of New York and gets brutally attacked by a rival street gang. She goes to her own gang for protection and the result is animated warfare inspired by the pulp fun of movies like “The Warriors.”
Kinda heavy stuff in here. But like the song, the visuals go hard and without mercy. Nothing too crazy, so I hope y’all check it out and enjoy.
Noisey presents a new documentary exploring the story behind influential rap track ‘Fuck Tha Police’ by NWA.
They talk to Ice Cube and Yella from the group about the circumstances that led to the making of the song, as well as police officers from the Compton gang unit at the time and lifelong Compton citizens who felt the impact of the song in their neighborhoods.
This is going to be a big day in hip hop when this drops. Its been 15 years since the doc has dropped a album. The fan in me has been waiting for Detox to drop, but i can’t wait to hear what the mighty, mighty D.R. has in store for the world. Check out the tracklist down below.
01. Intro f. Dr. Dre
02. Talk About It f. King Mez & Justus
03. Genocide f. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay
04. It’s All On Me f. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid
05. All In a Day’s Work f. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius
06. Darkside/Gone f. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar
07. Loose Cannons f. Xzibit & COLD 187um
08. Issues f. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak
09. Deep Water f. Kendrick Lamar & Justus
10. One Shot One Kill f. Snoop Dogg & Jon Connor
11. Just Another Day f. Asia Bryant & The Game
12. For the Love of Money f. Jill Scott & Jon Connor
13. Satisfiction f. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez
14. Animals f. Anderson Paak
15. Medicine Man f. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak
16. Talking To My Diary f. Dr. Dre
This is something for everyone to enjoy on this Independence day. So sit back relax and enjoy this mix from the great DJ Jazzy Jeff. Check it out here