Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pete Rock Honors Jazz Legend Roy Ayers with Tribute Mixtape

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Roy Ayers is arguably the most sampled jazz artist of all time alongside James Brown. Many of Ayers’ songs including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, ”Searchin,” & “Running Away” have been repeatedly sampled and remixed by producers and DJ’s worldwide!

When Pete Rock was first asked to perform in a tribute for Roy Ayers backed by Robert Glasper in 2009 he was beyond honored. They tore down the house in NYC and it was here they met for the very first time at this Roy Ayers tribute performance. The exchange and dialogue between each other regarding music history and its continuum was quite remarkable. In the summer of 2011 the duo decided to tour Europe together performing jazz, soul and hip-hop in venues like London’s famed Jazz Café toRotterdam’s beloved North Sea Jazz Festival. In support of their touring efforts the Roy Ayers & Pete Rock tee was born.

In honor of Black History Month, they pay homage with an exclusive T-Shirt which is now being sold only at http://pete-rock.myshopify.com/.   Keep reading to check the new mix.  Read the rest of this entry

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Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight” (Video)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently ran this sick skit.  Wonder how long it took to amass the necessary footage to make this one.  Be sure to check out the true story of Wonder Mike & Master Gee formerly of The Sugarhill Gang in I Want My Name Back.

Rick Ross – ‘Mastermind’ (Album Stream)

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Rick Ross is allowing fans to listen to his album before the official March 4th release date.  Mastermind features Jay Z, Kanye West, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne and more.  Keep reading for the tracklist and album link. Read the rest of this entry

New Tunes: Joell Ortiz – “Bars”

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While working on the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, Joell drops some new bars.

New Tunes: Redlight ft. Raekwon – “Get Money”

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Raekwon unites with UK Dubstep artist Redlight and flips the style up on their newest joint.  This is off of Redlight’s upcoming 36 EP.  Read the rest of this entry

New Tunes: Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar – “To the Top”

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Mano releases a blast from the past with this previously unheard song recorded by the two TDE members in 2007.

New Tunes: Cassidy – “Surfboard” (Drunk in Love Remix)

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Cassidy is a man on a mission.  With his latest release he chops up Bey’s “Drunk In Love” line for his own remix.

De La Soul Releases Entire Catalog For Free Today

DeLaSoulRDIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of their debut 3 Feet High and Rising, the trio from Long Island are putting their whole catalog online.  From 11am to noon tomorrow go to their official site and download historical recordings.  Sample clearance issues have long prevented the group from getting their music out on iTunes and other online retailers.   Read the rest of this entry

Troy Ave ft. Pusha T – “Everything” (Video)

Pusha and a few thick, body painted girls join in for new sights off of Troy’s New York City: The Album.

New Tunes: Ransom ft. Jadakiss & Raekwon – “Shampain”

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Crack open a bottle and listen to some.