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FREENESS: Roy Ayers Project Beat Submissions Compilation Vol.1

Octavators – Everybody Loves Roy

DEFIKON – Secrets, Numbers, Sounds

Tribeca – 4ever 2gether

On my travels around the net I returned to the royayersproject.com and was happily greeted by this gem. For those of you who don’t know since the beginning of the year the project has called on producers/ musicians to submit beats made using the music of Roy Ayers. The response was massive and global. Since April they have been showcasing a single producer every Monday. This compilation represents some of the best examples the project has heard…

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EVENT (London, UK): Soulbrew Karaoke August Bank Holiday Special [08/26]!

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EVENT (LA): Blitz The Ambassador FREE SHOW tonight!

AUDIO: J. Cole – See It To Believe It

J Cole – See It To Believe It

Damn, I’ve been out of the game for a while. You know those times when you’re either sick, out of the country, or preoccupied with something else that you’re unable to get online for a few days or, worse still, a few weeks? You plug back in to the online community feeling like you’ve missed light-years worth of stuff. Well yesterday I received a nice “welcome back to the internet” in the form of a new J. Cole joint that dropped the other day.

Just as my thoughts were..

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EVENT: Tribute To Dilla (London) [05/16 & 05/17]!

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As an exclusive tribute to super producer Jay “Dilla” Yancey, Jazz Café & The Doctor’s Orders are proud to present a full live show involving the cream of the Detroit soul & Hip-Hop underground. The performance will featuring original “Welcome to Detroit” era session musicians on drums, in the shape of Karriem Riggins, guitar and bass plus a raft of MC’s who’ve graced Dilla’s beats over the years. These emcees will feature Frank N Dank, Phat Kat, Illa J, Elzhi, DJ Dez, and more. The tickets are currently £20, so..

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VIDEO: Akil Dasan – Baby

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We ran a feature on Akil a few months back. He’s one of the most talented, good-hearted men involved in Hip Hop today. With this latest song and video the focus is firmly put on his singing skills. Beginning as a dope emcee who went no where without his trusty guitar, Akil has branched out in to singing and is really beginning to perfect the art. Very much a soul artist as well as Hip Hop head,..

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INTERVIEW: An Interview With Boog Brown

Boog Brown

Interview by Barbara Bohr

Glamorous she is not. If you take Nicki Minaj as benchmark for a successful female emcee, Atlanta-based Boog Brown is in comparison a soulful, down-to-earth rapper. Her debut album, The Brown Story (together with Apollo Brown), gave her..

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