Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Video explainsthe world's most important 6-sec drum loop (The Amen break)

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Source: November 1993 issue featuring Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash

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-Black Moon; Enta Da Stage
-Casual; Fear Itself
-Leaders Of The New School; T.I.M.E
-Spice 1; 187 He Wrote
-KRS-One; Return Of The Boom Bap

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Eazy-E Source Awards 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award

Eazy E Gets The 1995 Source Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Eazy-E R.I.P. Sept, [1963 - March 26, 1995]
Bone Thugs -N- Harmony Tribute to Eazy-E Thuggish Ruggish Bone,
Foe Tha Love Of $, 1st of tha Month, Tha Crossroads


Friday, July 2, 2010

Talib Kweli % Hi-Tek talk Dr Dre, Detox, Gangster Rap & Aftermath

HardKnock.tv Reflection Eternal (Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli) talk to Hard Knock TV's Devi Dev about the impact of Dr Dre's Chronic album and how Ganster rap dominated music in 1993. Hi- Tek also talks about being signed to Dre's aftermath label as a producer, how Dre is a mentor to him and how people perceive Dre. He also talks about the status of Detox. Some memorable quotes from this interview from Tek: "If you cant make the Dre cut That's your fault"..."Dre has built nothing but superstars"..."You don't deserve producer credit if you don't produce, just because you make a beat doesn't make you a producer!"

For more of this interview with Reflection Eternal check out:

Special thanks to good folks at the Rehab Projects at the Scratch DJ Academy!