Sunday, June 5, 2011

!!Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang!! We love you

It is frowned upon in Hip-Hop to mix, make, sample, etc Electronic Music...... Well Chiddy Bang did, and everybody likes them. showing off  there funkness we bring you "Truth"

Black Thought is "Right On" the money

Since '87, one of Hip-Hop's most acclaimed group The Roots has been banging down our eardrums.... with flavorful, soul-sounding, poetic endeavored Hip-Hop. Reigning from Philly, The Roots have done amazing things not only in Hip-Hop but in music period. Having the steady tempo of one of the best drummers in the world ( ?uestlove ), and lyricism of a  Hip-Hop royalty ( Black Thought )from their 2010 album How I Got Over the Philadelphia band produce "Right On" featuring Joanna Newsom, and STS

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Ja(y)z: The Originator

Today's post is about an often forgotten yet influential part of rap music today. Jonathan Burke or The Jaz was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 15, 1965. The reason why this name might sound familiar to you is because he is the mentor to none other then Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. Jaz came on the scene with the short lived group High Potent. His first solo release came in the form of 1989's Word to the Jaz which was marginally successful due to the single "Hawaiian Sophie" (which featured a young Jay-Z in a cameo). His second album featured a full on collaboration with Jay-Z aptly titled "The Originators" to showcase a style known as "The Triplet style". Jay-Z and Jaz had a falling out when Jay did not show up to the "Let's Go" video shoot which he had a verse on. Jaz found this disrespectful as he was once Jay's mentor.