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Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (Book Review)

The third and perhaps final volume in music journalist Brian Coleman’s Rakim Told Me/Check the Technique series of books of interviews with legendary spitters and beatmakers is my first encounter with Coleman’s series, and it’s such an exhaustive read it took me three months to finish. That’s because Check the Technique Volume 2 (Wax Facts Press; $14.99 for Kindle/$28.00 in paperback form) is a book that’s made for Spotify.

The best way to enjoy the Check the Technique series is to open Spotify to whatever album Coleman covers in each chapter and then keep it playing in your headphones while..

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DJ Qbert – Extraterrestria (Album Review)

In a brilliant strategy that’s enabled him to satisfy two different kinds of fans, Bay Area scratch legend DJ Qbert dropped two crowdfunded albums simultaneously on iTunes on July 1: the all-instrumental album Extraterrestria and GalaXXXian, a collection of radio- or club-friendly yet still unmistakably underground-sounding joints with guest features by the likes of Kool Keith, El-P, Roscoe Umali and former American Idol contestant Camile Velasco. GalaXXXian is designed for casual fans who enjoy watching Qbert’s turntable prowess on stage or in videos but either aren’t accustomed to instrumental hip-hop in album form or aren’t even..

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DJ Woody – Big Phat 90s Mixtape

Not only is DJ Woody one of the illest DJs in the world, he’s also a dab-hand when it comes to matters of graphic design. This combination means it makes perfect sense for the Grand Master of the aesthetic and aural domain to hit the road with a video-DJ tour. This is Woody’s second AV tour and, this time, he keeps the topics and tunes strictly in the 90s. Luckily, Woody has uploaded a video mixtape to give you a taster of what to expect. He takes you on a banger-to-banger-to-banger tour from 1990 all the way through the..

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FREENESS: Sam.i.Am the Son – The New Old Times

Sam.i.Am the Son is a Rochester born Producer/ DJ/Engineer. The music is the bio. Peace and Music. This album is part of a “Double Release”. It was released along side another instro album from Husky, self titled album. Shoot over to his page for the download!

WIB WE MASTER THE ART OF HEAT ROCK!!!

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FREENESS: Wolfwolf – Happy Heart Breaks LP

The composer from Australia “Wolfwolf”…breaks out with this dope modern funk..”Happy Heart Breaks LP”…
Born into the depths of an electronic funk era, the phenomenon that is Wolfwolf recreates the music of the 1980

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TOUR: Justin Bua’s “The Legends Of Hip Hop” Book Tour (w/DJ’s Q-Bert & Mix Master Mike) [11/10]!

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If you’re a true fan of art of many sorts, then you definitely know about Justin Bua, who’s well known by the name, BUA. I’m pretty sure that you’re familiar with some of his work, but if not… then check the art reel (video) above. He’s released quite a few books showcasing his art, and if you’re fan of his work, then I think you should personally purchase one of his pieces! They’re..

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ALBUM: DJ Inform – The Fair Use Project

Just found this Illness, on WIB’s inbox, just finished listening to the whole album and it’s honestly one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard, and there’s another 4 tracks just like the one above on DJ Inform’s Bandcamp…loads of care and love when in to this, and it ain’t hard to tell….highly recommended.

The Fair Use project makes liberal use of over 150 different records to create a mix that must be heard to be understood. In words, DJ Inform took original records that have been sampled..

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