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First came the “A Tribe Called Quest” Documentary. Now Q-Tip doesnt approve. Let the Drama and Bullsh*t begin.

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Left to right: Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Jarobi White & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Imagine my excitement when I heard that the legendary ATCQ were reuniting for a couple of shows a year back. Anytime a relevant band reunites, there’s always spark of hope in the deepest part of a music nerds soul that something long-term/music will come of said reunion.  Then add-on the excitement of hearing that someone was attempting to document their reunion as well as their Overall Story and amazing contribution to Hip Hop. From there, I didn’t hear much on said Documentary until seeing a preview for it on YouTube (that you can watch below). Even though its out of sync, it gives a nice glimpse inside the project… and the overall theme of the Documentary. I was nerding out. The nerding compounded itself when I found out that Michael Rapaport had the film had to Sundance and Cannes Film Festival.

Until… (because there’s always an until/but) it came out that Q-Tip has a problem with the film. Everything about the film apparently. I mean, you do see that there is still obvious tension inside the ATCQ camp in the preview of the documentary… as would be expected. But it looks like Tip has nothing to do with the documentary at this point, and wants the same of you as well. From Tip’s Twitter and RapRadar:

I am not in support of the a tribe called quest documentary. The filmmaker should respect the band to the point of honoring the few requests that’s was made about the piece. The filmmaker should respect the band enough to honor our request regarding the film.

So here goes this. And I have no ideal what “this” is. I do suggest and implore Q-Tip clarify WTF is going on, so that everyone knows. For now, you can sit back, watch the Preview… and figure it out yourself.

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December 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

First came the "A Tribe Called Quest" Documentary. Now Q-Tip doesnt approve. Let the Drama and Bullsh*t begin.

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Left to right: Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Jarobi White & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Imagine my excitement when I heard that the legendary ATCQ were reuniting for a couple of shows a year back. Anytime a relevant band reunites, there’s always spark of hope in the deepest part of a music nerds soul that something long-term/music will come of said reunion.  Then add-on the excitement of hearing that someone was attempting to document their reunion as well as their Overall Story and amazing contribution to Hip Hop. From there, I didn’t hear much on said Documentary until seeing a preview for it on YouTube (that you can watch below). Even though its out of sync, it gives a nice glimpse inside the project… and the overall theme of the Documentary. I was nerding out. The nerding compounded itself when I found out that Michael Rapaport had the film had to Sundance and Cannes Film Festival.

Until… (because there’s always an until/but) it came out that Q-Tip has a problem with the film. Everything about the film apparently. I mean, you do see that there is still obvious tension inside the ATCQ camp in the preview of the documentary… as would be expected. But it looks like Tip has nothing to do with the documentary at this point, and wants the same of you as well. From Tip’s Twitter and RapRadar:

I am not in support of the a tribe called quest documentary. The filmmaker should respect the band to the point of honoring the few requests that’s was made about the piece. The filmmaker should respect the band enough to honor our request regarding the film.

So here goes this. And I have no ideal what “this” is. I do suggest and implore Q-Tip clarify WTF is going on, so that everyone knows. For now, you can sit back, watch the Preview… and figure it out yourself.

Written by E

December 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Norah Jones talks about new album "Features;" Goes In-Depth with Tavis Smiley.

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I would totally let my boyfriend impregnate her without consequence.

So if you missed it, Norah Jones has been out and about lately, giving really great interviews and insight as to what shes been up to, what her plans for new albums are, and whatever else she can get into while you have time to ask. A few weeks ago, she sat down with Tavis Smiley (PBS) and gave a great account of what she’s been up to, where her music is taking her, the process of writing and creating… on and on and on. A great interview that you can read in full, or you can check out the full audio recording on Tavis Smiley’s site, where he keeps his transcripts ready. You can click here to get into that interview.

Recently, she talked about her newest album, a collaboration effort that includes artists like Q-Tip and Talib Kweli and to Ryan Adams and Willie Nelson. Due out November 2nd, “Features” looks like it might be interesting.

Tracklisting:

1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

Some are old tracks, and some are things I never even knew happened.
Again, I’m interested.
Enjoy.

Written by E

September 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Norah Jones talks about new album “Features;” Goes In-Depth with Tavis Smiley.

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I would totally let my boyfriend impregnate her without consequence.

So if you missed it, Norah Jones has been out and about lately, giving really great interviews and insight as to what shes been up to, what her plans for new albums are, and whatever else she can get into while you have time to ask. A few weeks ago, she sat down with Tavis Smiley (PBS) and gave a great account of what she’s been up to, where her music is taking her, the process of writing and creating… on and on and on. A great interview that you can read in full, or you can check out the full audio recording on Tavis Smiley’s site, where he keeps his transcripts ready. You can click here to get into that interview.

Recently, she talked about her newest album, a collaboration effort that includes artists like Q-Tip and Talib Kweli and to Ryan Adams and Willie Nelson. Due out November 2nd, “Features” looks like it might be interesting.

Tracklisting:

1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

Some are old tracks, and some are things I never even knew happened.
Again, I’m interested.
Enjoy.

Written by E

September 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Music Video Appreciation: Mark Ronson, Q-Tip & MDNR = Bang Bang Bang. Listen to/Watch This:

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Love It.

So it looks like Mark Ronson (whos worked with everyone from Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Christina AguileraOl’ Dirty Bastard to Jimmy Fallon) has recruited legendary hip hop MC Q-Tip and MDNR (aka: The Business Intl.) to help him out on his newest musical creation, “Bang Bang Bang.” The video, which references japanese culture, Voltron, has tons of cameos and all the latest dance fads you can think of is just as intriguing as the song itself. Cant really put this sound into any specific genre, and thats ALWAYS good… “universal” should be a genre within itself.

Great song, and great video. I love those kind of combinations… we dont have a lot of that going on in music today, especially with everyone being broke the way they are. And I’m kinda late to this musical party, but I dont care. We all know I’m not in this to post the hottest sh*t when it drops. I’m just here to point out what the hottest shit is to me when I get to it. lolz.

Watch it and Enjoy.

I Love You Dilla. | DillaDay on MTVJams!

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Just... act like you know.

February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006.

Simply one of the greatest producers that hip hop has ever seen. Mastered and Crafted a sound that is specifically designated and attributed to him. The master of drums and bass lines in a hip hop song. King of the Boom Bap. Could give you something incredibly Hood Hip Hop… but could also make a good pop tune that Janet Jackson could rock to. His sound was legendary and unmatched before his UNTIMELY passing in 2006 from complications from a blood disease and Lupus. At the time, you knew he was sick… but not like that.  One of the best things I ever did was attend his memorial… and say goodbye in person. Thanks go to the wonderful woman who is Ma Dukes (Mrs. Maureen Yancey) who allowed us that chance… and Kristen for making me go.

Now the average music nerd (who focused on hip hop) was already aware of who he was and his contributions to music. Maybe he was always appreciated and I didn’t pay attention…. but my biggest worry at the time of his passing was that he would never really be appreciated the way he deserved. However… its been the total opposite. His legend and music has spread exponentially since then… to a level I never thought he would reach. People who don’t know much about hip hop can tell you about Dilla. New generational kids who were born in 1993 are into Dilla and The Pharcyde like they were there to really appreciate it.
I guess it doesn’t matter if he’s not physically here to see the adoration build. His music is here forever… and we know he’s watching.

So with all this in the back of my head, I convinced some higher-ups at MTVJams that they should seriously consider doing a Dilla Block for his birthday today. Nothing but Dilla Produced videos. Anything we could find and get cleared to play.  I put together a list of videos that should be played… I’m sure they added their own touch to the block to make it complete. But heres basically the rundown of the Dilla Block that’ll pop up around 6pm PST time…










….and whatever else got approved. I’ll see soon. :D

Hope you guys enjoy.
Thanks Tuma for listening to me.

Happy Birthday Dilla.

I Love You Dilla. | DillaDay on MTVJams!

leave a comment »

Just... act like you know.

February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006.

Simply one of the greatest producers that hip hop has ever seen. Mastered and Crafted a sound that is specifically designated and attributed to him. The master of drums and bass lines in a hip hop song. King of the Boom Bap. Could give you something incredibly Hood Hip Hop… but could also make a good pop tune that Janet Jackson could rock to. His sound was legendary and unmatched before his UNTIMELY passing in 2006 from complications from a blood disease and Lupus. At the time, you knew he was sick… but not like that.  One of the best things I ever did was attend his memorial… and say goodbye in person. Thanks go to the wonderful woman who is Ma Dukes (Mrs. Maureen Yancey) who allowed us that chance… and Kristen for making me go.

Now the average music nerd (who focused on hip hop) was already aware of who he was and his contributions to music. Maybe he was always appreciated and I didn’t pay attention…. but my biggest worry at the time of his passing was that he would never really be appreciated the way he deserved. However… its been the total opposite. His legend and music has spread exponentially since then… to a level I never thought he would reach. People who don’t know much about hip hop can tell you about Dilla. New generational kids who were born in 1993 are into Dilla and The Pharcyde like they were there to really appreciate it.
I guess it doesn’t matter if he’s not physically here to see the adoration build. His music is here forever… and we know he’s watching.

So with all this in the back of my head, I convinced some higher-ups at MTVJams that they should seriously consider doing a Dilla Block for his birthday today. Nothing but Dilla Produced videos. Anything we could find and get cleared to play.  I put together a list of videos that should be played… I’m sure they added their own touch to the block to make it complete. But heres basically the rundown of the Dilla Block that’ll pop up around 6pm PST time…










….and whatever else got approved. I’ll see soon. :D

Hope you guys enjoy.
Thanks Tuma for listening to me.

Happy Birthday Dilla.

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