J Rocc co-hosted Benji B‘s Radio 1 show last week and previewed a good number of tunes from his upcoming Some Cold Rock Stuf album. He also played some unheard remixes and unreleased material from Madvillain and Madlib-produced Black Star! Turns out the Madvillain album may not be out for another 2 years…
J Rocc recently joined Benji B on his show on BBC Radio 1 for an exclusive preview of his upcoming album Some Cold Rock Stuf. He says it will be out in March. We shall see.
Download the first half of the show, Some Cold Stuf (preview), below or catch the full show on the BBC iPlayer.
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First episode of the new podcast series CDRadio, recorded 2010.12.08. Episode 01 turned out really chill; alot of mellow electronica & laidback hip-hop. Also a little shorter than I expected. I have no clue what each episode will sound like, but they’ll each be compilations of new music I’m currently digging and older stuff that isn’t heard very often or stuff not many people may know about. Enjoy!
Yesterday I listened to Odd Future (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) for the first time. OFWGKTA is an emerging hip-hop crew of kids out of L.A. consisting of Tyler, the Creator (sic), Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Taco Bennett, Syd tha Kyd, Jasper Loc, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, The Super 3, and Mike G.
Tyler, the Creator – French
Earl Sweatshirt – EARL
I don’t check Pitchfork or read the Fader as often as you’d expect me to, but apparently OFWGKTA has been getting plenty of coverage from them. A few influential hip-hop blogs on the other hand… not so much. Odd Future tried slinging some sounds to their way; they weren’t feeling them; OF gets no love.
11/8: Odd Future (OFWGKTA) w/ Mos Def after show at The Studio @ Webster Hall
When Mos Def, Bun B, and even the Wu’s GZA give approval, there’s no way you can ignore these dudes. Their music isn’t as common as a lot of stuff coming out now, but that’s exactly what is so great about them. Like anything else different in music, people never understand at first, give it time, more people take notice, and the bandwagon hopping/dickriding begins.
Tyler, the Creater is the head of the group and handles most of their sick production. I still haven’t listened to Bastard mixtape but I’m really digging what I’ve heard so far. And after hearing the opening Fuck You to Nah Right & 2dopeboyz during the intro, I don’t think you’ll gonna see much of their stuff posted there. Hopefully Tyler and the rest of OFWGKTA will take Bun Beater’s advice and continue doing what they’re doing, because I believe 100% if they do, they could be the Gravediggaz or even Wu-Tang Clan of a new generation (that’s pretty serious coming from a real fan of the Wu). I’m interested in seeing how things go for them.
A while back (actually I think my 1st or 2nd post when I started the blog) I posted, Jaydiohead genius, Max Tannone’s Mos Dub; a mashup Mos Def acapellas over dub reggae. This time around it’s the same formula as the last project, but just as the name implies, it’s Talib over dub reggae instead of Mos. I don’t listen to Talib Kweli on the regular, so I can’t remember the names to all of the original songs, but you’ll find features from Bun B, Common, Ghostface Killah, Mos Def, Kanye West and a few others.
Amanda Blank – A Love Song
Cold War Kids – Audience of One
The Like – Fair Game
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli – History
Rusko feat. Amber Coffman Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)
White Denim – I Start To Run
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Major Lazer feat. Ricky Blaze & Nina Sky – Keep It Goin Louder (Tommie Sunshine Dub Mix)
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix)
Fyfe Dangerfield – She Needs Me