Shouts to the homie Doc Illingsworth (Detroit CYDI) for putting us on to these guys through his awesome tumblr. A Yellow Man, a three peice Hip Hop Soul/Electro group, recently dropped a video for their song “My Lyrics Are Alive”. I really enjoy their musical style and also what they’re work represents. Cop the song here and be looking out for the vocalist Chioma to release an EP in the coming months. Also hit the jump to check out a promo vid explaining their origins and overall approach to life. Continue reading
Still mulling over the eventual title, T.I. is waisting no time building the buzz for an impending release. Early rumors indicate it willll be either Trouble or Kill The King. Hitting the interwebs on today, this joint is called “Hear Ye, Hear Ye”, befittingly garnished by the imcoparable Skateboard P
make your face fall off. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say, we are ready for new material from Tip. The game ain’t the same witout you homie. Check the track below, and hit the jump for the “I’m Flexin’” featuring Def Jam signee Big K.R.I.T. + an awesome documentary that prominently features Pharrell entitled, ”Tokyo Rising”.
T.I. “Here Ye, Hear Ye Featuring Pharell”
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Phill & Friends Jam Session 11 (PV Girls)
If i had to pick from the awesome list of Phil Wade Jam Sessions, Jam Session 11 would have to be my favorite because I’m a sucker for harmony. Phill Wade, Rashard The City, and Dero the Guitarist teamed up and recorded an awesome freestyle about girls from Prairie View A&M University. Between Dero’s amazing talent on the guitar, and the combined voices of Phill and Rashard during the “PV you know” breakdown with a little help from Mr. SpB2, I’ve watched this Jam Session at least 100 times.
Jack & Brook of the group J*Davey dropped this visual for an exclusive cut off their upcoming release, New Designer Drug. This PinBoard‘s latest update in their Rehearsal Room Series, is basically giving us a more intimate snapshot of what jamming with our favorite bands looks like. Props to Def Sound who is in the video doing his thing as well. The album is slated for release later this year.
One of Flud Watches latest collabs for their 2011 summer collection features Exile (Below The Heavens, Boy Meets World) going over his early introductions to music and also showcasing his mastery of the beat machine with a staggering demonstration. Dude is seriously talented. You can only imagine how many hours he’s spent with the MP honing his craft to begin to be able to do something like this. Check the video above and hit the jump video of two guys similarly goin’ in with some rather epic beatboxing. #Redick
?uestlove chops it up with Tim Westwood about the group’s stint living in the UK, their experiences as the house band for Jimmy Fallon, and even dealing with love as an artist in the industry. There’s also a Q&A at the end at the end, giving advice to aspiring artists on what it really takes to make it to the top. Check the whole interview above and hit the jump to check out The Roots crew jamming with Esperanza Spalding + interview. Continue reading
With a project on the way, Go Ill native, Common, links up with GoWhereHipHop to speak on his hometown aura and maintaining relatonships being artists in the music industry. He’s had some incredible years in music thus far, and it’s remarkable that he still has a closeknit bond with No I.D. and Twilite Tone. Definitely looking forward to his album The Dreamer, The Believer and the second single from it, slated to drop next week. Hit the jump to check the visuals for the first release from it entitled, “Ghetto Dreams”.
L-Boogie speaks on The Miseducation Of. A very pivotal and important piece in American History, I put this album on and let it play. It’s good to have that feeling about music. She is very succinct and elegant when sharing her thoughts, never coming off as self-serving or in a disheveled manner. If I have a daughter I want her to strive for that kind of presence. About a week ago Reebok Classics had Nas give his take on Illmatic. Check both videos, and hit the jump for a kinda terrific and definitely wonderful version of the title track.
Created by four students from The Utretcht School of Arts in the Netherlands, this visually impressive piece depicts running scared and running out of options. Completed over the course of five months, the end product I think speaks to how your mind can play tricks on you, making something out of nothing. It reminds us to not take life too seriously. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT: It’s not actually about food. You can find out more information about those involved in creating Mac ‘N’ Cheese by clicking here.
The awesomeriffic art exhibit from where this video was spotted, entitled Paradigm Shift, was curated by the good people at SlashTHREE, an international art collective featuring over 90 contributors spanning over 40 countries. The featured artist, Roy Bourkel, is a rising star in the art community at only 18 years of age. You can check out over a dozen more stand out pieces after the jump. Pop on over to their newly launched site to view the entire exhibit, featuring everything from CG Artwork to Videos, Audio, Photos and Stop-Motion. Continue reading