For the latest installment of Shots Fired, we had on Ty$, the soulful singer of rap music and ratchet Spanish Fly, who was especially calm, cool, and relaxed despite having a hit single called “Paranoid.” Credit it to the blunt tucked behind his ear or the fact that his song is on radio multiple times […]
Dilla & Diamonds August 2, 2013
Great rap producers usually rhyme like coaches sons playing basketball. What they lack in natural ability, they always know what spots to be in. They anticipate the rebound or the defense closing in or the right patterns to take. Dilla was one of those rappers. His most effective moments came on Champion Sound because Madlib […]
Max Bell is not fragile. If you’re reading this, you’ve heard of Jonwayne, the “rap game Sam Beckett,” the “open toed Blowedian.” (see here, here, here, or here). Yesterday, marked the release of Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape, the third tape in the “Cassette Trilogy.” Taking its name from actor John Wayne — his […]
Part tribute to Dilla, part record collector porn, part King Tut’s tomb. Fuse heads to the D to scope out Dilla’s record collection. It’s 26 minutes but worth watching for Ma Dukes divulging the secrets of how to sample and the ruthless entertainment and diligence of J Rocc and House Shoes There is the usual […]
While everyone on the Internet continues to mythologize Dilla on his born day (and I can’t knock the impulse), it’s important to remember that he was a real human being — not some Yoda-like alien chopping up records through the force. This an extensive and pretty essential long interview with Dilla from 2003, conducted in […]
Chris Daly beats in the trap. There only are so many hours in the day, and taking an hour to watch ?uestlove spin amidst head-nodding hipsters may not be your top priority — even if Questo is sporting a dope Prince tee. Hell, there are new episodes of Adventure Time to consume. We get it. […]