Gifted Films Inc presents a Okayplayer OG Brian ‘B.Kyle’ Atkins project, J. Dilla: Still Shining. The comprehensive remembrance piece on the late great James ‘J. Dilla’ Yancey will be available February 7th @ TheJDillaProject.com. The doc will feature unseen personal photos, and rare concert performance footage. Along with all of that, the project also will feature exclusive testimonials from friends and frequent collaborators like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes, and more. Widely considered by many to be the greatest producer of his generation, if not all-time J. Dilla’s life came to a tragic end in 2006 at the tender age of 32. Surprisingly, no filmmaker has taken on the challenge of uncovering the musical life of Jay Dee.
Originally, it was supposed to be 10 tracks that were left off the mixtape. Now, Game has expanded hisPurp and Patron follow-up to include five more tacks. Tracklisting, artwork and download link below.
01. The Hangover (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
03. Yung Stunna Feat. Birdman
06. White Soft Porn Feat. Mars (Prod. By Marz & Renz 1500 Or Nuthin’)
07. Get Familiar Feat. Timbaland (Prod. By Timbaland)
09. I’m Home Feat. Kurupt
10. This Way Feat. JoiStaRR (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
11. 3D Feat. David Banner (Prod. By Mars of 1500 Or Nuthin’)
12. Drama Feat. Ghostface & Joell Ortiz (Prod. By Sean C and LV for Grind Music)
14. Philly (Mega Mix) (Young Chris Feat. Eve, Black Thought, Money Malc, Fat Joe, Fred the Godson, Diggy Simmons & Jermaine Dupri)
15. Undefeated Feat. Busta Rhymes & Marsha Ambrosius
Far East Movement gives us closer look into their “Free Wired” lifestyle in the new short film release of “Rocketeer L.A. Dreamer” Live Remix. Using downtown L.A. as the backdrop, the short film shows fans the inspiration behind “Rocketeer” and the community of dreamers that Far East Movement came up in. The group used the same set up of old mics and amps they used to rehearse with and had DPD of the Transparent Agency capture footage.
On April 2nd, Talib Kweli and Mos Def are joining forces again to headline this year’s Paid Dues festival in San Bernardino, CA. And as you can see with the flyer, there are plenty other acts performing as well. The acts that everyone should be looking foward to: Slaughterhouse, Dom Kennedy, Sage Francis, Murs (of course), Bun B, Binary Star, Blu, Chino XL and many others. Should be another dope event.
Music video from Black Rob’s upcoming album, ‘Game Tested, Street Approved.’ Ventilation is directed by Mazi O. The first ten seconds sound more like a Dateline NBC report than a music video. Despite that, the video is absolutely dope. It should be the first mainstream look at Black Rob, the newest addition to Duck Down Records.
Jeezy Weezy and Lloyd Banks add new verses to this already DOPE track. Banks keeps the verses from Kanye and Fabolous. You know how there are tracks that you feel like are just made for one artist. For example, do you see another rapper with the ability to go in over Stargate’s “Black and Yellow”. The track was made for Wiz. Well, this track fits Banks’ personality perfectly. Download below.
The title of the post explains it all.
Whatup ya’ll, happy friday. Check out the new playlist of the week on the left there, and remember to go HAM tonight.
XV spits fire. I only wish I could have included him on our XXL Top 10 Freshman of 2011 Predictions. However, Vizzy has been around the block once. Here is a dope new track dropped about 8 minutes ago via Twitter. Cole doesn’t disappoint on the boards. Download and stream below.
I feel like Mac Miller copies legit everything that Wiz Khalifa does. Wiz has his DayToday series where he shows us some behind the scenes looks of the life the Taylor Gang General. Now, Miller is showing us some of his own moves. He titles the series, “Fun 4 Everyone”. Take a look at the first episode below.