Hat Tip to Ms. Layne & Ms. Andree for the link! Like hip hop from De La Soul? Like the afrobeat of Fela Kuti? You’re gonna love this shit. What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created […]

One of the most famous (or infamous) samples used by the mighty Dr. Octagon was from his tune “Bear Witness”. Straight up at 0:10 is “Creatin’ rap music ’cause I never dug disco…” Historically attributed to Chuck D of Public Enemy, this line and a host of others throughout Octagon’s tune are actually from a […]

It isn’t very often that I find an old, out of date, gem that contains many artists I love and that I wasn’t aware existed previously. It is like finding some long lost aural treasure. Headz 2B was an un-mixed trip-hop/downtempo/hip-hop/jungle compilation released on Mo’Wax way back in 1996. It features a mixture of well-known […]

The Do-Over is a Sunday night party in LA featuring everything from house to hip-hop with tons of special guests playing to a raucous crowd of true-believers. They hosted a session on July 25th featuring DJ Craze and A-Trak, among others, and they’ve been kind enough to make the sets available for download. The original […]