Follow Add-2 as he gives his fans an intimate and insightful look into his life, his family, and his music. You can still download Add’s new album More Missed Calls by clicking here.
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Check the homie Slot-A‘s mini-documentary by Noah Truth above. The documentary touches not only how Slot got into music and where he got his name, but also highlights his path to becoming a DJ. You can follow him around a weekend in Chicago where he goes from DJing for Gerald Walker, to DJing one favorite party spots in Chicago over at Alive One with my man DJ Castle, and then finally to some live beat-showcase stuff. If you live here in the Indianapolis area you’ll be able to see that in full effect this Monday at our Writer’s Block showcase.Read more »
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A week and a half ago, Columbus’ Illogic and NY producer Blockhead released their collaborative Capture The Sun album. I’ve been meaning to post this since then, but just now got around to sharing it to you. Stream below, cop on iTunes, and check their special merchandise bundle here. Buy this album. Also, watch their mini-documentary in three sections below.
With collaborative history dating back to 2000, two established independent artists in Illogic and Blockhead are teaming up for their first full-length, Capture The Sun. The Columbus, Ohio emcee/poet and Manhattan artist/producer agreed to the project during a creative intersection in their solo careers: Illogic wanted to “step outside of himself” to focus more on storytelling and relaying the feelings of his present, as he pursues his dreams while serving as a father and husband; Blockhead, fresh off a string of instrumental releases that followed extensive work with Aesop Rock earlier in his career, wanted to once again collaborate with rappers. Through virtual sessions, Illogic picked through hundreds of Block beats, and began bringing the long-developed theme of Capture The Sun to words. Over 40 songs were recorded, with two free EP’s released prior to this album. Now, on April 16th, Illogic & Blockhead will release Capture The Sun, along with features from Slug (of Atmosphere), Blueprint, Abstract Rude, and more has just been released on TK via Man Bites Dog Records.
Check the latest edition of Crate Diggers from Fuse above.
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In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, never-before-seen to the public.
One of my favorite releases thus far this year, Flying Lotus‘ Until The Quiet Comes, gets a nice behind the scenes look at what the live performance for the project will be. Really dope.
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Our new mini-documentary peeks behind the scenes of Flying Lotus’s new live audiovisual extravaganza, ‘Layer 3′ – which the Academy was proud to assist with developing in support of the Until The Quiet Comes tour. Made with the help of visual artists Strangeloop and Timeboy, the trio have devised a method of transporting FlyLo into outer dimensions using two transparent scrims and interactive front and rear projectors, conjuring nothing short of the acid-fried Space Odyssey “Stargate” scene.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis recently released their debut album “The Heist” which reached number 2 on the Billboard charts with 78,000 units sold in it’s first week. Their success is incredible as the duo is still an independent act with no major record label involved.
In this short film I traveled to Seattle, Washington to spend the week with Macklemore and Ryan as they shot their now infamous “Thrift Shop” music video, and prepared for the release of “The Heist”. The two brought me into their indie lives and showed me what it takes day after day to reach the level of success they have.
Jabari Presents was made to inspire youth culture to chase their dreams by showcasing people who are living theirs. This is a story of hard work, dedication, and believing in yourself. This is Jabari Presents: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
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This is dope. Just watch.
Live from the Streets is a video series created by beatmaker Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series is based around showcasing street musicians and turning their performances into hip hop beats.
For this episode we went to Rittenhouse Square in Philly where we bumped into Kevin Brown. Kevin is a veteran street performer that has earned his stripes traveling across the country via freight train. He played us an original song and then told us a couple stories from the road. After that we went back to the lab and made a beat out of a piece of Kevin’s song. Finally, we got Malik B from the Roots to spit a verse on the beat. This is a special song because it’s the first time Malik B has ever been in a solo music video.
Created/Produced by: Mr. Green & Sam Lipman-Stern
Original Song by: Kevin Brown
Lyrics by: Malik B
Beats by: Mr. Green
Directed by: Sam Lipman-Stern
Cinematography by: Hiram Stelzig
Shot by: Hiram Stelzig, Sam Lipman-Stern & Tony Xie
Logo/Graphic Design by Juart Little
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Documentary w/ Skyzoo “Word to Langston: The Making of A Dream Deferred” (Video) | @Skyzoo @AlexG_Director
I remember first hearing praises by my homie Papi Jamon years ago about how dope Skyzoo was before we all caught his performance at A3C in 2009. I was still “sleep” up until Live From The Tapedeck, and that, to this day, is one of my favorite hip hop “albums” to drop in the last 10 years. The project he released before that, was Salvation, and Sky’s upcoming A Dream Deferred is a “sequel” of sorts to that album. Check the documentary, and if you’re sleeping as I once was, you may want to wake yourself up.
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Vibe TV and Vibe Magazine present an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Skyzoo’s sophomore album “A Dream Deferred”. Studio sessions, show footage, and a one on one interview detailing the album’s creative process all add to putting you right in the room as the work was being done. Featuring Skyzoo, !llmind, John Legend, Dj Prince, Jessy Wilson and more. Directed by Alex G. and A Nu Day Media.
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Here’s a documentary put together by Luke Monaghan on A$AP Rocky‘s come up within the last year. Very well put together.