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Archive for the ‘ Music ’ Category

Vertical Vinyl.


Introducing “o-ton”, a vertical, wireless turntable which lets you import and digitally enhance your vinyl records. It’s almost entirely translucent, so you can see all the inner workings and, of course, your vinyl’s unique cover art. The design features a digital stylus that automatically turns your device on if you insert a vinyl. With an integrated optical sensor, the stylus can identify and jump individual tracks. Simply plug it in, pair your device, insert a vinyl, select your speaker and dance.

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DJ Snake x Beats By Dre. Hear His Story.


If you’ve hit a club or turned on the radio over the course of the last few years, there’s a good chance you’ve been inundated with DJ Snake’s songs. From his 2013 smash, “Turn Down for What,” to his latest hits, “Broken Summer” and “A Different Way,” the Paris-born DJ/producer has certainly made a name for himself in a relatively short amount of time, and it’s become just about impossible to escape his music in 2017.  But like most people who encounter major success, all of this didn’t just happen overnight for DJ Snake. He’s been toiling away at the music thing for many years now, and while he doesn’t grant a ton of interviews to talk about his rise to the top, he decided to share his story in the latest “Above the Noise” spot produced by Beats By Dre.

In it, DJ Snake opens up about what it was like growing up in the part of Paris that you don’t always see on TV. He also speaks about how he got one of his first big breaks, and he touches on why he goes so hard for his city and, to a larger degree, his country when he’s putting together a new song or performing at a live show. The video includes a snippet of “A Different Way,” featuring Lauv, which was released at the end of September. Watch the video to see what DJ Snake is all about and to find out why he believes he’s only just getting started.

via Complex

Missy Elliott Is BETTER.


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The queen Missy Elliott has shared a new single and video, “I’m Better.” The song is a minimal slapper that finds Missy going in with a vintage-Migos triplet flow and harmonizing with herself, and the hook comes courtesy of Lamb.  The visuals find the legend and a team of dancers hitting choreographed steps underwater in a swimming pool.  Check the method below.

 

10 of 2016’s Top Freestyles.


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Freestyling is an art form that is one of the most beautiful things to witness in hip-hop. The act of spitting off the top is a skill rappers need to showcase when they’re on a radio show, for their fans at a concert or just kicking it with friends. There’s just something about watching your favorite rapper spit witty wordplay, analogies, double entendres and slip in a diss or two. When a rapper is in the zone, crushing one of the game’s most popular beats, it should get any hip-hop fan excited.

 

Who can forget The Diplomats or Eminem ripping the mic during BET’s iconic video mixshow, Rap City: Tha Basement? Or Royce Da 5’9, Mr Porter and Slim Shady on Tim Westwood? How about Jay Z freestyling over Kanye West’s “Grammy Family” on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex show? There was the iconic The Notorious B.I.G. and Nas freestyle where Method Man introduced both of them to the masses as well. The list can go on and on.  In 2016, there’s been a bunch of freestyles that prove rappers young and old still got it. From rising Brooklyn star Young M.A to West Coast veteran The Game and more, hope you enjoyed some of the best freestyles displays of yesteryear.

via XXL

C.I. Bang ft. Willie Joe – Run My City (Official Video)


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Blog favorite C.I. Bang has dropped the visuals for his new collaboration with Willie Joe titled ‘Run My City’.  This bass heavy Bay Area classic shows what Bang is capable of along side the right producers, and his whole hood is along side him in the video.  Bang’s energy and lyrical prowess paired with a verse from Bay legend Willie Joe make “Run My City” one for constant rotation.  Check the JaRon McReynolds directed video below.

Wanna Play A Game Of Rhythm Roulette?


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If you start making music for the Diplomats before you’re supposed to graduate from high school, you better pray that you’re consistently at the top of your game. That’s what araabMUZIK has been doing and then some. The Rhode Island producer has made a name for himself, in more than one way. His live MPC sets are dizzying and his imagination behind the boards is still expanding. He also miraculously survived a gunshot to the head in an attempted robbery in Harlem earlier in February. But he pushed through and released his album Dream World in July and produced Joe Budden’s last album Rage & The Machine.

As you can assume, it was only a matter of time before we got araab for Rhythm Roulette. We hit up Moodies Records in the Bronx and ended up with CDs from Blue Magic, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Dramatics (he’s not messing with vinyl). Then back at the studio with his AKAI MPC, araabMUZIK chops up samples and does what he does best. Layer after layer, he builds in his signature sound and producer drops for what could be the intro to the next Dipset album.

Throwback Thursday – Ice Cube: Death Certificate.


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VinRican of Power 106 celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ice Cube’s “Death Certificate” by showcasing classic samples used on the album.

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