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Tribute To Usher's "U Don't Have To Call" by Musicians D MiIls & 8ON

By JR on 1:22 PM

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Get down to the sounds of this classic party groove by Usher like never before with a smooth remix by multi-instrumentalist D Mills and additional layer of funky key bass performed by 8ON.

Antoinette aka The Gangstress Of Hip Hop Talks Battling Lyte & More

By JR on 11:43 AM

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On this Episode Different Perspective podcast talk with Antionette aka The gangstress of HIP HOP. They discuss her new book "All that glitters", her legendary battle with MC Lyte, her new Best selling book entitled "All that Glitters" and her dissapearing from the HIP HOP scene for almost 3 Decades.

Be sure to check for more interviews with Hip Hop royalty that await you on Different Perspective's Soundcloud.

Around The Web In Breakbeats Vol. 26: JR's Groove

By JR on 5:48 PM

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cratesofjr takes the groove serious with each post, covering a wide spectrum of sound and styles in a search for the best new generation breakbeats. This volume of Around The Web In Breakbeats Vol. 26 focuses on the drum breaks of Roc Nation's singer/guitarist Victory Boyd, the library music of drummer Pat Van Dyke, a thumping J Dilla cover performed by Abstract Orchestra and more!

Producers: Get monthly access to my private Drum Breaks and Samples playlists on Spotify, plus more music gems by becoming a Music Patron here at Patreon.

Musician Tony Ozier Yearns For Love In A "Close Encounter"

By JR on 5:32 PM

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Traveling through space and time with music as his guide, Tony Ozier demonstrates a deep yearning for love on "Close Encounter. This electrified fusion of Funk, Rock and Soul is sure to elevate you higher as Tony and his band get in touch with feelings deep within.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Get Visual In The "Art of Love"

"On his upcoming debut album with The Funk Apostles, ‘Art of Love,’ organ virtuoso Cory Henry demonstrates that’s he more than up more than up for the challenge, moving from sideman to frontman with seemingly effortless grace and cool. Praised by AllMusic as “one of the finest Hammond B-3 organ players of his generation,” Henry also proves himself to be a remarkable singer and songwriter here, one of extraordinary depth and vision. He and the band whip up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel, and jazz on the record, blurring genres and upending expectations at every turn. Simultaneously futuristic and retro, experimental and classic, it’s the sound of one of modern music’s most inventive minds coming fully into his own as a bandleader and storyteller."

Vanderslice Visits Cobra La Podcast, Drops 2018 Producer Album

By JR on 5:32 PM

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Catch up with one-half of Brutal Music as the always entertaining Vanderslice gives a piece of his mind about the rap life in a chat with the Cobra La Podcast. Van reminisces on being apart of UGHH forums, his come-up as a producer, participating in the Empty Threats podcast, innovating styles in new millennium Hip Hop production and more. "The Best Album Money Can Buy" producer album by Vanderslice out now.

Drummer J Canady & Friends Pay An Ode To Love On "Better WIth Time"

Known for coming deeply from the heart and soul with a sound of progressive R&B/Soul that describes the heart in many ways, J.Canady delivers butterflies once again. Feel his joy inside as J joins outstanding musicians David P Stevens, Randy Scott and Herschel Boone to show that love gets "Better With Time".

Masta Ace, Craig G & The Fat Boys Visit Mr. Magic Radio In '88

Straight from the tape deck, Da Rhythm Rebel aka Links763 brings rhymes that are rough enough to stand the test of time in the classic Hip Hop of Masta Ace, Craig G & The Fat Boys. Check out his Soundcloud for an additional rare gem in an '88 interview with Chuck D.

Babe Ruth Bassist Dave Hewitt Talks Jimi Hendrix on The Voodoo Child Show

In 2018, catch up with the bassist who rocked on an obscure and revered slice of Funk back in '72 known as "The Mexican". Babe Ruth's Dave Hewitt joins with his bandmate singer Dana Ali to reflect on the greatness of Jimi Hendrix in this special broadcast of The Voodoo Child Show.

Brit-Prog Music Legends Soft Machine Return With "Hidden Detail" LP

By JR on 12:05 PM

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Soft Machine are known for both pioneering Psychedelic and Progressive Rock back in the 60's to giving Hip Hop greats such as Pete Rock and J Dilla a rich source of grooves to sample and make classics. Now in 2018, the band return with a psychedelic gem that's sure to have you tripping out. Get down with this institution of British music as they deliver groovy flute-driven fusion which demonstrates their boundless approach and unique legacy of music.

Ruste Juxx & Jake Palumbo Visit The Bankai Hour, 7/7/18

By JR on 11:53 AM

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Brooklyn is in the building once again as one of Hip Hop's rawest groups invites Ruste Juxx & Jake Palumbo to The Bankai Hour. Enjoy the interview plus new underground gems in an hour of authentic Hip Hop representation.

Dilla Lives On In The Music Of Multi-Instrumentalist Fat Albert Einstein

By JR on 11:51 AM

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2U4U is a collection of 16 versions, covers, rearrangements
and interpretations of the music of Jay Dee, J Dilla, the
one and only James Yancey.

Played and recorded live by Fat Albert Einstein, the end result is a collection of songs ranging from the
delicate and sincere “GENTLE RAIN”, the almost true
textbook “TOUCH”, to the devastatingly triumphant

“An honest, stripped down tribute to the King.”
-House Shoes

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