Now this is some full on bad-ass sh*t. As if we aren’t already super excited for the release of Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge’s collaboration album “Twelve Reasons To Die” now they’ve gone and taken it up a notch with a stellar performance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. Joined by Killah Priest, Masta Killa, [...]
The 6th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam featured the all-star lineup of The Roots, Q-Tip and Talib Kweli performing A Tribe Called Quest’s classic Electric Relaxation (watch below). Awesome (obviously!) and mega-props to Okayplayer for making this happen.
LISTEN: The Roots – Adrenaline (Instrumental) (from YouTube) “Classic Instrumentals” is a limited edition 2LP release that pulls together fourteen instrumental tracks from The Roots (supposedly from the original master tapes). These can all be tracked down elsewhere, but how sweet to have them all in one place and on wax no less. These instrumentals [...]
Questlove recently debuted an hour-long J Dilla set at the Boiler Room in NYC for Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Not much to say except watch it here or stream it below. It’s Dilla love in full effect.
LISTEN: Robert Glasper – The Consequences Of Jealousy (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello) [Georgia Anne Muldrow's Sassy Geemix] (from Soundcloud) Maybe my favorite release from this year is Robert Glasper’s genre expanding “Black Radio” – a forward thinking album combining elements of jazz, hip-hop, r&b and soul. Now Blue Note has released a remix EP aptly titled [...]
The ultra-talented rapper Kendrick Lamar was on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” performing the track Swimming Pools (Drank) off his upcoming “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” album (out October 22nd). Cool enough to see him performing live, but even cooler to see him doing with The Roots as his backing band.