Monday, 26 May 2008
The outcome of this collab is an album that mixes Madlib's bass heavy, fuzzy style of production
with some of the jazzier Azymuth compositions of late and although on paper it sounds like it shouldn't work, it does. There's some drum machine beats on the album, but a large part of the percussion is acoustic too which creates more depth than before from Madlib. It kind of sounds like Yesterdays New Quintet have taken a holiday in Rio. The keyboards on this bring back memories of Azymuth's Legendary recordings of the 70s. Guitars, flutes, sax's and other instruments are thrown into the mix with great effect. This is an incredible album and if you've enjoyed any of Madlib's Jazz excursions or you are a fan of Azmuth this album deserves a place in your collection.
Below is the video promo for the album and a track from the album.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. David Paterson is granting a full and unconditional pardon to rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters for the of two men in 1991.The pardon is expected to halt efforts to deport Walters to the United Kingdon, the country he left as a child.
The eyepatch-wearing star behind the '80s rap classic "La-Di-Da-Di" served more than five years in prison after the shooting of his cousin and another man. Both survived.
The governor says Walters is now a rap artist and landlord in the Bronx who hasn't had any criminal problems since his release from prison in 1997. He also says Walters has volunteered to counsel youths against violence.
This is fantastic news for Rick and also Hip Hop as a whole.
I Will Not Apologize
RIP Jay Dee
Proceed Intro (RIP Dilla)
Get Busy (ft. Dice Raw)
Like A Pimp Freestyle Remix ft. David Banner
Rising Down (ft. Styles P)