Shookmag Issue 2 OUT NOW. The second edition of this very nice magazine comes with features on beatmakers and events from the cities of Los Angeles, Glasgow, London and Amsterdam, a Spiritual feature, Jazz, Pilooski, E Badu, James Poyser, Sa-Ra, Kareem Riggins, Ramp, Reviews and much more. If you love to read about good music make sure you get that and the new waxpoetics magazine on www.rushhour.nl.
Dr WHODAT takin y’all on a beat journey. Been a while since we heard some beats from Jneiriereoo. You can do everything you want to it, just dont sell it without Jneiro’s permission. Only available for a few days.
Jneiro Jarel – You Lose
Jneiro Jarel – Back Woods
Jneiro Jarel – Zulu
With each generation a new style of music emerges. While the new generation celebrates its divergence from the generation before in the shaping of its own musical identity, the older generation tends to discredit the ability of the new sound to qualify as real music. Jesse Boykins III has found a way to reconcile these differences. His music possesses a jazzy and soulful sound reminiscent of early R&B acts, but his production and writing are undeniably relevant today. Jesse was born in Chicago, moved to Jamaica at the age of 5 and four years later would spend the rest of his youth growing up in Miami. From moving around he developed a rich musical palate for Motown Classics, R&B, reggae, hip-hop and salsa. His influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Bilal, DAngelo, and Musiq Soulchild. In addition to mainstream music, Jesse had reinforcement at home where most of his relatives were singers or musicians and helped develop his own musical talent. Jesse’s calling for his own career came when he joined the school choir at the age of 9. He routinely began auditioning for every singing opportunity that crossed his path and soon found himself recording with many local Miami artists. In high school he was invited to perform in The Grammy Jazz Ensemble and take part in recording an entire album. His performance with The Grammy Jazz Ensemble led to recruitment at the New School University in New York City. At the New School Jesse honed his skills as a vocalist, performer, writer, arranger, and producer, studying with classical trainer Kamal Scott and Universal Music recording artist, Bilal. Although Jesse is only 22 years old, he has been singing, writing and recording for more than half of his life. His voice spans a 5-octave range and his sound draws upon his eclectic taste, creating a style that is not bound by generations or time. Go to the Jesse Boykins Myspace to get his album “Dopamine: My life on my back”.
Jesse Boykins III – Baby “I don’t know”
Jesse Boykins III – Sobriety
Not available for download, cause he needs the support.
Redplanet finally got Blu & Ta’Raach to perform in Bitterzoet Amsterdam. FullCrate & FS Green from the Mixing Monthly project will also be spinnin that evening next to The Superblenders & Civil. All Dutch residents make sure you don’t miss this one.
The brand new video from Jose James, shot by Josh Rothstein.
The 12″ of Jose James’ Park Bench People is backed with Jose’s collabo with Flying Lotus “Visions on Violet”. The 12″ will be released on the 2nd of June and is available from http://www.recordstore.co.uk/brownswo…“Park Bench People” is a cover of a lesser known hip hop classic, dating from 1993 by Freestyle Fellowship
The kidz in the hall consist off two members naledge and double 0 , Naledge the mc hailing out off chi-town went to a ivy league university and double 0 participated in the 2004 olympics they dropped their first album on rawkus in 2006 wich was recieved lukewarm at best since rawkus dropped the ball on promoting the ”school is my hustle project”. Their first album was put together in a short month and was supposed to create some buzz for naledge his solo album that wouldve featured production from just blaze and others.but since they left rawkus for more greener pastures the kidz in the hall signed a deal with Duck Down records owned by Dru Ha and black moons own Buckshot. with a single smashing the internet and even getting on mtv trl. The kidz in the hall are finally getting their propper due this 2nd time around here are some expercts from the album.
The Kidz in the Hall – Paper Trail Feat. Phonte
The Kidz in the Hall – Middle of the Map Part 1 Prod. Black Milk
The Kidz in the Hall – The Pledge
The Kidz in the Hall – Lucifer’s Joyride