Alexander Dunn is the first-time director of “808” the new film about Roland’s TR-808 drum machine. The studio tool was legendary in the way it was used by so many pop culture luminaries in the dance music and hip-hop worlds. Dunn interviews countless individuals including Afrika Bambaataa and Rick Rubin about the usage of the machine and how the sound of the times until it was discontinued. There is no exact release date but it will come out sometime in 2015.
Category Archives: HipHop
Toronto hip-hop/jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD is releasing their new album Sour Soul on February 17th. Ghostface Killah will be featured on every song and there are appearances from Danny Brown and Elzhi. “Gunshowers” is a Sergio Leone sounding track with Elzhi and Ghostface sharing time stacking verses about silencing their verbal opponents.
Sistah Dee’s faith-based rap is so relaxed in its Golden Era grooves that it can rock the hardest agnostic. Not since Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” has a rapper made God sound so cool. The song from Baltimore, Maryland native is from the Glimpses Of Grace compilation.
Brandy reunited with MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah at the BET Hip-Hop Awards to perform the “I Wanna Down” remix some 20 years later and it still inspires crowd sing-a-longs irresistible head nodding.
Lil Herb’s has an autobiographical video for “Fight Or Flight” from his Welcome To Fazoland mixtape. Common and Chance The Rapper are there too in the midst of Chicago’s legendary blight.
Black Milk is back with his Random Axe crew (Guilty Simpson and Sean Price) for “Scum” which is the fourth single from If There’s A Hell Below coming out October 28th.
Purchase tickets for Black Milk’s Fall Tour: http://blackmilk.biz/tours/
Oct 17 – New York, NY at The Studio at Webster Hall
Oct 18 – Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 19 – Burlington, VT at Signal Kitchen
Oct 20 – Montreal, QC at Cabaret Underworld
Oct 21 – Ottawa, ON at Ritual
Oct 23 – Toronto, ON at Tattoo Queen West
Oct 24 – Chicago, IL at Reggie’s
Oct 25 – Toledo, OH at Frankies
Common, Vince Staples and Jay Electronica performed “Kingdom” at the BET Hip-Hop Awards with a full choir and ended the song by bringing Mike Brown’s parents to the stage. They all stood together onstage with their hands up to remind everyone of the way several eyewitnesses recanted seeing Brown surrender with his hands up before being fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson.
Alex Wiley has another trippy video and this one is for “Takeoff” feat fellow Chicago rapper Kembe X and produced by Hippie Sabotage.