VICE Films, in partnership with Snoopadelic Films, presents REINCARNATED. The documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. While there, Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people, is positively impacted by Rastafarian culture, and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion.
- BRONX, NY, United States
- WELCOME , I GO BY THE NAME OF RAYDO. I WAS RAISED IN THE SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK CITY SINCE THE AGE OF SIX YRS OLD.GROWING UP IN THE BRONX I WAS SORROUND BY THE ELEMENTS OF HIP-HOP, GRAFFITI , DEEJAYING, BREAKDANCING, RAPPING. I HAVE CREATED THIS WEBSITE TO PRAISE & PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEN & WOMEN BEHIND THE BOARDS MAKING THE BEATS FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS.REMEMBER HIP-HOP IS NOT DEAD AS LONG AS THE BEATS KEEP BANGIN'.
I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH THESE TALENTED GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS SOME OF HIP-HOP MOST INFLUENTIAL PRODUCERS.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Who better to judge musical talent than artist as gifted as PHARELL WILLIAM? US Weekly reports that the Neptunes producer is one of the music stars being considered to become a new judge on in lieu of American Idol Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler's departures. According to the mag's source, Jackson will be assuming a "mentoring" role, leaving two vacancies to be filled next Mariah Carey, who accepted a lucrative deal to become a judge on the reality television series and talent show.
Williams -- who has produced hit records for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani -- is currently negotiating the terms of his contract. "Everything is looking good, but they're still working out details," an insider tells Us.
Ahem, Williams has also produced hits for Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Lupe Fiasco, Clipse and many other Hip-Hop acts. That's just a friendly reminder for all those caught up in his Pop accomplishments.
It will be interesting to see if Skateboard P is indeed able to add "American Idol Judge" to an already crowded resume and schedule that includes overseeing his i am OTHER Youtube channel, running the BBC Clothing Line and dropping a memoir, Places & Spaces I've been , in October, among other endeavors.
What do you think of the prospect of Pharrell Williams getting to decide who the next American Idolwinner will be?
Monday, July 30, 2012
D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild, Statik Selektah, Maticulous and the production team behind hits for Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller show out on Beedie's August project.
On August 13, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Beedie will release his Above The Weather EP. The Varsity Squad member's latest project features production from the likes of D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild, ID Labs, Statik Selektah and Maticulous.
In addition to digital formats, Above The Weather is available on flash-drive and CD, with select bonus cuts available on each.
The tracklist to Beedie's Above The Weather EP is as follows:
01 Old Soul (prod. M-Pyre)
02 The Cloud Life (feat. Gene Stovall) (prod. ID Labs)
03 Jealous (feat. Ricardo Iamuuri) (prod. SoulstarZmuseeQ)
04 Purp (For The First Time) (feat. Gene Stovall) (prod. Oyo Ellis)
05 Miss Me (prod. Hook & Eye)
06 Home (prod. Statik Selektah)
07 Do You (feat. Jon Quest) (prod. Pheolix Nynes)
08 BONUS - Robert Marley (prod. Buckwild)
09 BONUS - Puffin' (prod. Git Beats)
10 BONUS - Vroom (Cruisin') (prod. maticulous)
11 BONUS - What She Wants (prod. SoulstarZmuseeQ)
Styles P “What, Why, When, Where” (2003)
Sunday, July 29, 2012
9th Wonder, Da Beatminerz and Khrysis contribute beats to Torae's companion EP of what you did not hear on 2011's "For The Record." 1) Intro
2) New Day – prod. by Da Beatminerz
3) Steady Mobbin’ – prod. by 9th Wonder
4) Gettin’ Biz – prod. by Khrysis
5) The Journey Pt. II – prod. Marco Polo
6) What Does It All Mean – prod. by Roddy Rod
7) Eat Yall Words – prod. by Eric G.
8) Only Way (Full Version) – prod. by 9th Wonder
9) Over You (Alternate Version) – prod. by E. Jones
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Nas recently sat down for an informative and extensive interview with the UK's Benji B. During their conversation, the Queensbridge rapper spoke about a wide range of topics including the creation of specific records from his new, critically acclaimed and #1 selling Life Is Good album, his love of Jazz music and hisrelationship with Amy Winehouse. But the most interesting revelation was that the "It Ain't Hard To Tell" rapper's Untitled album was originally supposed to be a collaborative project with the Jay Electronica.
The enigmatic Roc Nation rapper produced the opening track, "Queens Get The Money" on Nas' provocatively titled 2008 album. "I wanted to get him to do the entire Untitledalbum, the N-word album," revealed Nas. "He had ideas, he was pulling records from J Dilla, he was pulling records. He was there with me while I was working on it. He did the first record on there. It would have been so ahead of its time because no one at that time... He wasn't signed, he wasn't out there like that. So it would have been great right now to go back and say, 'Yo, this dude produced my whole album years ago.' That would have been cool. He's ahead of his time like that."
Benji B then did his proper due diligence and noted that a joint Jay Elec and Nas album could still happen.
"Now everyone knows who he is now and some of the mystique would be gone if he did that," answered Nas. "But who knows how it would come out. Probably would be crazy still."
Can you imagine? Remember when Jay Elec allegedly had that EP project in the works with Lil B? Yeah, we'll go out on the limb and say the prospect of a Jay Electronica and Nas project would be more celebrated on these Hip-Hop Internets. But considering we still have yet to get Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn), Nas may have been better off keeping it moving.
Friday, July 27, 2012
On Saturday, July 14th at the annual “DC Loves Dilla” benefit concert in the Washington, DC suburb of Silver Spring, MD, the spirit of late producer/rapper James “J Dilla” Yanceywas alive and well. Two of Jay Dee's actual family members and musical partners of his past rocked in honor for the 7thannual tribute and fundraising event. Led by host Grap Luva and complete with a live band that flawlessly replicated some of Dilla's best work and a surprise guest appearance by burgeoning jazz pianist Robert Glasper, the event was exactly what Dilla would have expected according to members of the group where he found his fame, Slum Village.
Slum Village, Guilty Simpson and Frank Nitt (of Frank-N-Dank fame) were the headliners in the tribute event that featured some of D.C.'s best talent in Wes Felton, Maimouna Youssef, Labtekwon, Deborah Bond, Jay Mills and Yahzarah. A brief chat with T3, Young RJ and Dilla's younger brother Illa J revealed that their intention is to keep the producer's name in the conversation and not a ploy for profit.
“I love doing these tributes for my brother,” said Illa J coolly. “I know he's looking down proud and he would want us to keep going no matter what. He was working on this music up until [his death]. This is what he lived for.”
T3 added, “Dilla would have wanted us to keep the legacy alive. I mean I've known that man all my life and he gave me everything so it's only right we keep it moving and hold Ma Dukes down and keep the fans happy with that heat they expect.” Young RJ, the latest addition to the evolving crew that has also included Elzhi and Baatin (now deceased), agreed with his crew members on what Dilla may have envisioned in his passing.
“I talked to him until the end and he worked on this sh-t until his fingers bled. We have to keep it going,” said RJ.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
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