The Pennsylvania rapper, Asher Roth , has made a name for himself as arguably one of the best freestyle artists of all time. Check out the newest addition to his freestyle collection as he raps about the materialistic nature of the industry among other things. Available as a free download, and with Pete Rock 's "Pete's Jazz" from the PeteStrumentals album as the back beat, you really can't go wrong with this one. Download: Asher Roth - Pete's Jazz (Voicenote Freestyle)
New visuals for Ill Bill's "Exploding Octopus," off his upcoming The Grimy Awards album dropping February 26th with features & production from A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, M.O.P, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Pro, MoSS and more). PreOrder: The Grimy Awards (Deluxe Edition) - Ill Bill
Classic hip-hop. You know: like what your dad used to listen to.... [as premiered by Complex ]
Here's a new leak from Ill Bill's upcoming The Grimy Awards album, "Truth" produced by Pete Rock. The much anticipated album will feature production from DJ Premier, Large Professor, and Pete Rock. http://www.merchdirect.com/ill bill via Complex
Remember last October when Ill Bill dropped the El-P-assisted and produced " Severed Heads of State "? Well, then you also probably remember that the gritty Brooklyn stalwart revealed that his new album, The Grimy Awards , has an absolutely insane production lineup: DJ Premier , Pete Rock, DJ Muggs , Ayatollah , Beatnuts ... yeah, the list goes on like that. Well, we're getting another killer sampling of The Grimy Awards today in "Truth", a Pete Rock -produced banger bursting with bars. You know, I've been meaning to dip into Bill's discography [...]
Reminisce For a Spell by Gasface On this one the P to the R talks about his work on Watch The Throne, the late Jay Dilla and his cousin Heavy D... You already know that nobody reminisces like the Soul Brother. Talkin All That Jazz, the spinoff to Lookin4Galt / every friday
World Soul Music is what Chris Turner uses as his remedy throughout this journey of life and love. So he presents to you his new project "LOVElife" to add to your collection of remedies that helps you continue to live life in all of its beauty. As a young man, Turner has experienced many worlds through this thing called life performing with musicians/friends such as Jesse Boykins III, ERIMAJ, Bilal, and Esperanza Spalding, as well as being father of two. "I'm blessed to know the feeling of fatherhood and to have a family of my own" says Turner, "It [...]
JP Beats debut LP, “The Warning,”” is in stores now (11-6-2012) and it features 16-tracks and all brand new collaborations from the likes of Busta Rhymes, T.I., Young Buck, George Clinton, Royce the 5’9”, Kurupt, Sean Price, Boots Riley (The Coup), Canibus, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, Cappadonna, and many more. “The Warning” is available on both physical and digital formats via D.R.E / Holy Toledo Productions. JP Beats, whose past works include tracks with Dr. Dre, Jadakiss, Pete Rock, Kurupt, Canibus, and many more. JP Beats has teamed up with A&R Extraordinaire M-Eighty (Wu-Tang /Undergods/ Kurupt/Planet Asia etc) [...]
Honestly, I didn't expect much from a new solo CL Smooth track, especially one that didn't sport Pete Rock production. Never doubt a living legend, though, as CL proves he can still hang with the best by way of "Ask About Me". While many other notable rappers from the early days have faded away and tried to make comebacks, Smooth does a superb job of picking a beat he can be comfortable with and still making the track sound fresh. This track will land on CL Smooth's forthcoming The Emancipation Of Corey Penn , which we are [...]
Recently watched this great doc on the art and history of Hip Hop, the soundtrack is obviously excellent too. From it here's Public Enemy, you can grab the film here . Public Enemy- Shut 'Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) (Download)
Earlier this week, I rambled on about jazzman Robert Glasper satisfying his hip hop tendencies with a new remix EP, Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP, complete with remixes by Pete Rock and the like. Well, if that first tune I posted isn't enough to get you excited about Senor Glasper's endeavours, this next tune should surely do the trick. If not, you're probably reading the wrong blog. It looks like Glasper has taken to the boards himself to touch up his original version of 'Letter To [...]
Maybe it was Homeboy Sandman reminding me how radically weird "New World Water" felt the first time I heard it. Or possibly was the Danish journalist who recently reminded me that " Niggas in Poorest " was one of the better political songs of the last few years. Maybe it's just the nostalgia brought on by early on-set senescence. But Mos Def keeps on coming up in my conversational circles lately. It's been a decade and a half since Blackstar and a baker's dozen since Black on Both Sides. By now, we [...]
I do a lot of jazz right now... yep, nothing says 'grown' quite like the yazz. Or 'pretentious'...or 'old'...your call. But while I'm conscious of the chin-strokey vibe that yazz exudes, I'll happily put Robert Glasper's Black Radio on without fear of getting mocked by my friends (who probably already know I'm a chin stroker anyway and don't judge me... right guys? Guys?) Black Radio has taken a fair thrashing in my household, alright, with it's fine hip hop undertones making it a staple listen. So news [...]
Calling all record nerds! One of your brethren has just dropped something that's guaranteed to make you go all giddy. As anyone who has heard the Champion Nerd mix tape from a couple of years ago will tell you, acclaimed British wax mangler Mr Thing knows where and how to dig in the crates for the tastiest beats and breaks. And my lord, does he have the skills to turn these vinyl gems into a top class mix? You betcha he does. Now, Thingy is [...]
Celebrating 25 years, Delicious Vinyl has released this fantastic 50-plus minute mix from Pete Rock with a little help from Soul Brother. Listen to the entire mix below and your day will feel smoother.
DJ Pete Rock has taken some of the finest moments from the Delicious Vinyl vaults and mixed them all up to celebrate the label's 25th anniversary. If you're a fan of the label's particular brand of old skool you are in for a treat!
What do you have planned for the next 53 minutes? What? You're not going to listen to Pete Rock 's 25th anniversary mix for Delicious Vinyl?! How dare you?! This is the #1 Soul Brother, y'all, and he's on the digital wheels of steel on this new and FREE mix that features tunes from Masta Ace , the Brand New Heavies, the Pharcyde , Young MC, and more. Yeah, that's right. Now get to listenin' below. [ via ]
The Stussy x Delicious Vinyl Collection celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the LA-based record label. The minor label started in the late 80s and became a major figure in the evolution of hip-hop through the early 90s with acts such as The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Tone Loc, The Whoridas, Young MC and Brand New Heavies. They continue to maintain working relationships with these early artists and also support the next generation of musical talent including Dom Kennedy and Casey Veggies. For more information, visit stussy.com/stussy-x-delicious- vinyl-25th-anniversary-collect ion .