Rakim has sat for a Q&A with the Montreality crew before , and they caught up with him again to talk current ish’

– His upcoming album (0:24)
– J. COLE (1:01)
– KENDRICK LAMAR / To Pimp A Butterfly (1:50)
– Love for the New Generation (2:48)
– Feeling sharp as ever (4:11)
– Who HIP HOP belongs to (4:56)
– The biggest lie in the world (6:14)
– His message to the youth (7:53)

For some , finding a handful of the samples DOOM used for his works may be easy but to find almost an hours worth of source material and set it to videos is a project worth paying respect to . Do that by watching above.

NOw FUTUR sais:

A VIDEO AND AUDIO TRIBUTE WE DID FOR MF DOOM FLIPPING HIS BEATS RE-CREATING THEM USING ORIGINAL SAMPLES AND ADDING VIDEOS TO IT
WE VE PLAYED THIS LIVE AS AN OPENING ACT FOR MF DOOM
MIXED ASSEMBLED AND EDITED BY SIMS, MASS & ALAN the G
artwork by Julien Sens

Strife sais:

Bgirl and Graff Writer, Ladie One, talks about her time on the Oxygen show STREET ART TAKEOVER and how breaking is similar to graffiti.

Jonwayne Is Retired

This is off Jonwayne’s “Jonwayne Is Retired” EP out tomorrow . Jonwayne created a dope brand of Hip-Hop born out of Low End Theory in LA , and after 7 years has decided to “retire” . Based on his output let’s hope this is the modern day version of retirements in Hip-Hop and not a literal version.

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BONUS

Minerals & Gems video off of the same project . This visual has a Sixth Sense .

This is for those who appreciate digging , dusty basements , weird samples , obscure joints , gritty Hip-Hop , and more.

Edan sais:

Fourth installment of the Edan Radio Show… Dig it, y’all… Dig it!!! Cover art illustration by Jennifer Dayton (upparty.net)

Lord Nez is always reppin’ the pioneers and Golden Era of Hip-Hop . This is off his new LP “Unreleased Hits & Demos (Vol. 1) BUY , and check out his Tumblr for dope throwback Hip-Hop ish’ Neztalgic

Matt Lawton (director) sais:

MAGE and PHOR CMK spray to Wick-It The Instigator’s “Gridhouse Bastards” album. Follow them into abandoned Detroit factories, to shuttered schools in Gary Indiana, and to freight train yards around Chicago.

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The UK digger crosses obscure samples with 808’s on this video off of “In Morocco” that can you can listen to and buy below.

YNR Productions sais:

The London-based producer follows up his 2013 debut with his latest album ‘In Morocco’; a potent brew of wistful North African strings, wild percussion, howling dogs and lashings of tape hiss.

The album marks a further departure – both musically and geographically – from Telemachus’ Hip Hop roots. Having re-located to the village of Mirleft in Southern Morocco for 2 months to surf the Atlantic and make the album, the result is tapestry of rich experience; a well-weathered body of work hot-footing through the sands to the electric beat of it’s own bohemian ambitions.

14 instrumental tracks deep, Telemachus employs the sonic sensibilities of a youth misspent soaking up the sounds of London’s bashment raves and pirate radio stations to take us on a Super-8 cinematic trail through the Moroccan Medina, beyond the bustling Souk and over the rolling verdant hills to adventure unknown.

All tracks chopped, played, recorded, recorded, sung and mixed by Telemachus (D. Webb)

First Word Records sais:

Running an independent record label in 2015 is a tricky, (and some would say foolish) task. It is of course, a privilege to be given the responsibility to get an artist’s music out into the world, but the label’s side of the job is more about spreadsheets and sales ledgers than champagne and cigars. That is why last year’s Record Store Day was genuinely one of the most memorable and important days in the life of First Word. We released our first RSD release – Nothing Leaves The House, a project that was dreamt up on RSD 2012, and finally shared two years later. Unlike most records we release, we were able to be there as music fans discovered the record in the shops – an experience that was inspiring, humbling and ever so slightly addictive.

So we were always going to return with part two in 2015, this time with a twist. A year on from the day the trio of Eric Lau, Tall Black Guy and kidkanevil visited Mr Thing’s collection to sample his records (where nothing could leave the house), we gathered them at London’s Love Vinyl record shop where he had brought one record from his collection for each producer. Their challenge was to make a beat from the individually chosen records: the results massively exceeded our expectations. Originally Mr Thing was going to make a track from something in his collection too, but the three producers decided that he should go through the same process as they would. They picked a record from the racks of the shop (they had to find one he didn’t already own first) and his beat was created from that. The result is 4 tracks that truly capture the personalities of each producer, and a record that is born out of a heartfelt love of records – we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.

We’ll be back for round 3 in 2016…

DJ Gilla, April 2015

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