We’ve all heard the throbbing drum patterns, the galactic chords, and of course the exotically chopped vocal samples. But J Dilla’s overwhelming impact on hip-hop music is not only based on the groundbreaking material he left behind.
I am not talking about the new Q-Tip album (which is great by the way), I am talking about the era Hip Hop’s in right now. Hip Hop is dead? Hip Hop sucks? The future looks bad for Hip Hop? There’s no hope for Hip Hop anymore? No: we are now experiencing the rebirth of a damn great genre.
Emcee, poet, writer for The Find, blogger, student and last but not least a big fan of music. Praverb is coming up big time with his music, so reason enough to have an interview with him.
Illmatic, 36 Chambers, Midnight Marauders. No, when someone asks me to name a few classics, one of the first releases that comes in mind is ‘Mindstate’ by Pete Philly & Perquisite. Jazzy Hip Hop at its best!
Lucamaleonte’s enormous wall pieces mercilessly jump out and grab you by the eye and his smaller pieces are of such fine detail that my fingers hurt just by looking at them! With my second language being Italian and his second language being English, communicating was for us like being two kids in the back of a truck on a bumpy road – both painful and fun.
Nicolay is a busy bee. Projects with Phonte (Little Brother), Kay, productions for a big number of artists and a lot of (instrumental) releases. Time to check what’s happening in Nicolay’s studio as we speak.
It kinda came as a shock when Mr. J announced on his Myspace that The Procussions are no more. This interview provides you with in-depth info about the break up, their solo careers and new projects.
He won money at a local talent contest, invested it in a debut album and continued his journey with the amazing sophomore album The Old Prince. Reason enough to talk to this upcoming Canadian MC.
When I saw producer Oddisee was part of a new project called Ave. To, I knew that couldn’t go wrong. Surprised that it was a lounge/mellow album instead of hard Hip Hop, but great nonetheless. We hooked up with Kolai to talk about this extraordinary project.
I’m not gonna compare Freddie Joachim to J Dilla, but his jazzy and soulful productions can definitely be put in the same category. ‘In With Time’ is without a doubt one of the best releases of 2008, but at the same time unfortunately overlooked. Introducing… Freddie J!