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DJ Supreme & Son Of Noise Body The Track On "R.I.P" 12" Single Reissue

By JR on 5:19 PM

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Body bag, toe tag, another John Doe is the result of these murderous rhymes and cuts by Britcore duo DJ Supreme and Son Of Noise. "R.I.P." exemplifies the threatening and competitive nature of Hip Hop as sharp lyrics pierce your eardrum at rapid speed. In 2016, bid farewell to wack rhymes and say hello to the bad guys in a revisit to beats and rhymes portrayed as deadly weaponry.
Reissue available now on limited purple vinyl here at Naked Ape. Digital download available on Amazon.

Marley Marl's Pirate Radio Show 1995 feat. Blaq Poet & DJ L.E.S.

It's a Queensbridge affair as Hip Hop's production mastermind Marley Marl invites his hood associates up to FM radio. Marley's late-night Hip Hop show Pirate Radio lived up to it's name with an underground mystique and raw sound that went against popular commercial programming. This 1995 episode features L.E.S. (of Life's A Bitch fame) plus Hip Hop's most dangerous aka Blaq Poet from Screwball. These tapes are hard to come by so enjoy!

Marley Marl's Pirate Radio Show 1995 feat. DJ L.E.S. & Blaq Poet 

LL Cool J - No Airplay
Talk Break
Method Man – Release Yo' Delf b/w Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. 2
Channel Live - Mad Izm
Funkdoobiest - Rock On
Kamakaze (KL & Kyron) - Freestyle
The Grand P.O. aka Blaq Poet - Freestyle
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. 2 B/w Kamakaze Beat
Redman - Can't Wait
Showbiz & A.G. – Under Pressure
Da Youngstas - Mad Props (Remix)
Artifacts - C'mon Wit Da Get Down B/w Notorious BIG - Big Poppa
M.O.P. – To the Death Blend
Talk Break
Kid Capri & Sah B - Merciless
O.C. - Born 2 Live (DJ Eclipse Remix)

Marley Marl artwork by CHAIN

Shabaam Sahdeeq Joins Planet Asia & Milano Constantine On "It's A Must"

SHABAAM SAHDEEQ Returns with “It’s a Must” featuring Planet Asia & Milano Constantine produced by DJ Ready Cee. This is one of many singles from his upcoming project “Timeless: of the collection”. The 2nd single off of the up coming 10th anniversary mixtape both coming soon. Art by Miami Kaos where he flips the Marvel comic book classic the (wrecking crew), plus some cool remixes of Shabaam's Xzibit collabo "Concrete".

Four Tops Drummer Drew Schultz Finds Solace On "It's About Leaving"

By JR on 9:51 AM

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Don't despair if someone's gone and clipped your wings in pursuit of happiness, the comforting message of Drew Schultz is here to save the day. Leaving one situation in order to start all over is more reassuring as this conductor of Motown soothes your mood with a Yacht-Rock musical appeal.

All instruments and vocals arranged, performed, recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Drew Schultz at his teaching / recording studio space.
"It's About Leaving" written & originally recorded by Anthony Retka
Drew Schultz Recording © Drew Schultz, 2017

Celebrate Life On Funkdoobiest's "Dedicated" (The King P Pete Remix)

Hip Hop inspires us to acknowledge one another in a new light with insightful lyrics and the mellow approach of producer King P Pete. Feel the vibe as this heavy crate digger from Austria inspires life by setting a reflective tone on his remix of Funkdoobiest's 1995 classic "Dedicated".

Lettuce & Snarky Puppy Musicians Play Stevie Wonder vs. Michael Jackson Concert

Enjoy the everlasting power of two musical masterminds as members of leading bands Lettuce & Snarky Puppy unite and get down in the name of Stevie and MJ. Live at Highline Ballroom on 2014-08-13

Eric "Benny" Bloom - trumpet (Lettuce / Soulive / Shady Horns)
Adam "Schmeens" Smirnoff - guitar (Lettuce)
Adam Deitch - drums (Lettuce, Pretty Lights)
Cory Henry - keys / bass keys (Snarky Puppy)
Nate Werth - percussion (Snarky Puppy)

* = w/Nigel Hall on vocals
^ = w/Bobby Deitch on percussion
@ = w/Jay White on vocals
# = w/Nikki Glaspie on drums, Adam Deitch on percussion

Soul Conversations Radio Chat With Kindred The Family Soul, Play Good Music

By JR on 9:35 AM

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For November 2017, Soul Conversations interview the husband and wife duo of Kindred The Family Soul and play a set of progressive R&B/Soul.


Soft Glas feat. Madison McFerrin - Dealing in Hypotheticals
DJ Ferno x Tall Black Guy feat. Reesa Renee & Aaron Camper - Faded
Dego & Kaidi - It's All For Us
Melodiesinfonie feat. ILOAYA - Falling
Pat Lok feat. Marco - Oh No (Oh No)
Koop - Waltz For Koop
Kindred The Family Soul - Welcome To My World
Kindred The Family Soul Interview
Kindred The Family Soul - Far Away
Temika Moore - Let It Go (Tall Black Guy remix)
Charles Murdoch feat. Ta-ku & Wafia - Frogs
Fat Freddys Drop - Big BW
Billzegypt feat. Iman Omari - Bring It Back
Soulstice - Colour (Atjazz remix)
Miles Bonny - Learning To Fly
Stacy Barthe - Flawed Beautiful Creatures
Dwele - Sheusedto
Monkey Sequence feat. Mar - Pretend
Phuturistix - Beautiful
Platinum Pied Pipers - I Got You
Nuspirit Helsinki - Honest
Break Reform - Ghosts
Clara Hill - Nowhere (I Can) Go
Diggs Duke - He Wants To Live Like You
DJ Spinna feat. Stephanie McCay - Peace and Quiet
Blue Six - Jet Black

Masta Ace Performs "Young Black Intelligent" With Lee Hogans Band In BK

The Music Man also known as Masta Ace continues to expand musically, socially, and self-consciously with insight for the mind on "Young Black Intelligent". One of Hip Hop's most great social commentators utilizes the Soul of Lee Hogans band for a live performance of this song at the B-Side show in Brooklyn. Become more aware of your inner self as Ace takes a look deep within to gain a better understanding of his identity and place within society.

Pomo Brings Future Funk To Remix Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go For That"

By JR on 1:18 PM

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Get your boogie on to the timeless sounds of Daryl Hall & John Oates joined by producer Pomo who reproves the the duo's 1981 classic to neck-snapping and funky effect.

Serato Vinyl Becomes Colorful With Custom Artwork by Digilog Designs

By JR on 6:10 AM

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Art meets the decks with the colorful imagination of Walter Peterson, owner of Digilog Designs. This DJ, artist and entrepreneur started doing custom Serato vinyl records in May 2015 by pure accident. Painting a picture with his daughter sparked the idea to try their hands on some vinyl. This artistic hobby eventually turned into a business with numerous people requesting his eye-catching designs from across the globe.

Have an idea for a cool image or graphic on your Serato vinyl? Send a request for your own custom Serato vinyl design by Digilog Designs here at eBay. Custom Control Vinyl by DJ's for DJ's, handcrafted in Vermont.

Apathy & Blacastan of Demigodz Break Bread With Benn Grimm Podcast

By JR on 1:02 PM

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Enjoy a friendly and laid-back interview by MCs Benn Grimm and his friends Apathy & Blacastan. The chat goes beyond just Hip Hop as the host delves deep in the mind of his guests from a like-minded perspective to paint pictures of life as a Demigod. As Apathy speaks with Benn from his home studio, he critiques commercial Rap and makes an interesting points ageism and the current state of Hip Hop.

Mirror Beatz crafts a cold and moody atmosphere on his piano-driven remix of Apathy and O.C.'s "Winter Windz".

Singer Alexandra Jackson Revisits Ramsey Lewis' Classic "Brazilica"

"The album introduces a bright new International artist performing with music legends: Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Jarreau, Rod Temperton, Oscar Castro- Neves, the 96-year old Samba icon Dona Ivone Lara, Ivan Lins, Carlinhos Brown, The Jobim Trio (Paulo Jobim, Paulinho Braga and Daniel Jobim), Siedah Garrett, Banda Black Rio, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Hubert Laws, Robertinho Silva, Larry Williams, and Maestro Charles Floyd with The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.


The 1st single from the "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" music album is "Brazilica."

Originally recorded in 1976 by Chicago jazz legend Ramsey Lewis -- and produced by Earth, Wind & Fire maestros Charles Stepney and Maurice White, the classic ‘70s "Brazilica” recording featured master musicians channeling African and Brazilian music influences through the Chicago Jazz and R&B prism of the legendary Chess Records proving ground.

On her 2017 version, Alexandra Jackson collaborates with Producer Robert Hebert and his fellow Chicagoan Darryl Jones, Larry Williams, Kevin Spears, Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, Brazilian greats Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Ricardo Silveira, Marco Brito, Marcelo Martins and Jesse Sadoc ... and Chicago maestro Charles Floyd conducting Rio de Janeiro's "The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra" — formed to record the six orchestral tracks on her debut album."

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