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By   |  29 May 2013 20:47 pm  |  
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Complete with visual nods to Stakes Is High and Buhloone Mindstate, De La Soul find themselves trapped in a Rubix Cube in the creative video to their new “Get Away” single.

 

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By   |  17 April 2013 18:54 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
RewindWednesdays

Being that my love for Hip-Hop came to fruition at a time when vinyl reigned supreme, I thought it would be fitting to start a new column where we bring it back to the essence and feature some oldies, but goodies, to interrupt your regularly scheduled program of disposable new music. That said, for our inaugural ‘Rewind Wednesdays’ column, it would be fitting to feature De La Soul‘s “Oooh,” featuring Redman. For starters, the native Long Island trifecta released their first single in nearly nine years today! As if that wasn’t reason enough, Brick City’s Redman celebrates being 43 years young today, so all signs point to “Oooh.” Hit the jump for track details, video, lyrics, original cover art and the B-Side breakdown… #RewindWednesdays

 

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By   |  17 April 2013 15:27 pm  |  Audio Audio
DeLaSoul

From one Hip-Hop great to another, De La Soul captures the spirit of the Wu-Tang Clan in their first single off their upcoming album, You’re Welcome.

 

Via: Rolling Stone

 

 

I’ve always loved the ‘Intro’ on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over,” De La Soul’s Posdnuos tells Rolling Stone. “I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring ‘The Spirit of the Wu’ in the song title. – Posdnuos, De La Soul

 

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By   |  15 March 2013 19:22 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
FridayFlips

Yo it’s about that time, to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme. Yes, I just quoted Marky Mark, but I’m feeling rather giggity giggity cause it’s Friday.. and you know what that means – it’s another installment of #FridayFlips beeitches. Now although we took a brief hiatus over the past two weeks, we’re back, and we got a real humdinger for ya’. This week, we breakdown Pat Streater‘s use of Ahmad Jamal‘s “The Awakening” on “Visionary Music,” from Manny, featuring J57. The song, which managed to make its rounds on the interweb earlier this week, also borrows the infamous Melvin Bliss “Synthetic Substitution” drum loop, which the homey Nathan S. of Refined Hype breaks down. So without further adieu, hold on to your seats kiddies and hit the jump as we drop some more edutainment on that ass…

 

STREAM: Manny (feat. J57) – “Visionary Music” (prod. by Pat Streater)

 

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By   |  16 August 2012 19:45 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
IsntThatIronic

Hip-Hop has journeyed through several eras over the years, but none not quite as ironic as the genre’s current state of affairs. From rap’s Golden Era of the mid-late 80’s through the early 90’s, to the commercial vs. underground rift of the mid-late 90’s that’s sparked a cultural diaspora, have we come full circle, or are we lost as sea? They say that to know where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been, and Hip-Hop more than any other cultural phenomenon has neglected these ethos, leaving us to wonder – where are we now? It seems safe to say that we have now embarked upon an era marked more by it’s irony then by its cultural solidarity. Welcome to the Era of Irony..

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

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  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
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  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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