If you haven’t heard yet, the mighty Madlib will be unleashing a new collection of tracks by his stoner alter-ego, that little yellow trouble-maker Quasimoto. The album “Yessir Whatever” will consist of twelve tracks recorded over the past twelve years, some previously released on limited vinyl editions while others have never seen the light of [...]
The Lions recently put out a video for Roll It Round off their kick-ass new album “This Generation” (grab it here). Any fan of hardcore Roots Reggae should pick it up immediately – this is the real deal.
Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, the frontman for 1970′s funksters Ohio Players, passed away at the end of January and now Karriem Riggins has put out the nice tribute track Chopped Worm. In his own words: My idea was to chop a song that is so important to hip hop and also pay homage to 1 of [...]
LISTEN: Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – That’s Word (from YouTube) Stones Throw has issued their second set of vinyl and slipmats with Serato (Stones Throw x Serato II) and to celebrate Serato has done a nice video interview with label head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf. He talks about his personal history in the hip-hop industry, [...]
LISTEN: The Lions – Sweet Soul Music (from YouTube) The Lions moved to Stones Throw last year and their new album “This Generation” finally has a February 26th release date. The band is influenced by classic reggae music and really strive for that vintage 1970′s Jamaican sound. The group is made up of a bunch [...]
LISTEN: DāM-FunK – Private Planet DāM-FunK has broken his “self-imposed ban” of posting free music on Soundcloud and dropped this track for us to enjoy before his new full-length arrives this spring. Private Planet is 13 minutes of smooth funky DF keyboards layered over a chill beat. Nothing groundbreaking, just a great groove to throw [...]
Excellent video from “Alone Together” by drummer/producer Karriem Riggins, which is easily one of the best instrrumental hip-hop albums of the year. The video features an extended take on the track Summer Madness with a killer jam session at the end. Watch above and cop the album from Stones Throw here.
LISTEN: The Stepkids – Sweet Salvation (from YouTube) The Stepkids are a group of guys whose music is an eccentric blend of funk, jazz, psychedelia and seemingly whatever else they feel like throwing in there. They just released the “Sweet Salvation EP” on Stones Throw (pick it up here) to showcase a couple of tracks [...]