Urban Boss Is Like

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“Nas Is Like” is the first single from Nas’ third album I Am…. The song is the sixth collaboration between Nas and producer DJ Premier. It was critically well received as it was a change from the more commercial and pop-oriented singles from It Was Written and Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album.

DJ Premier talks about the 808 drum machine

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This is a snippet from BBC Radio 1 Stories: 808s, 303s & 909s which broadcasts at 9pm GMT, Monday 11th March on Radio 1. bbc.in/165yBjj

Kutski discovers how three small electronic boxes from the 1980’s sculpted the sound of both Hip-Hop and Dance music. He makes it his mission to track down the team that worked on the Roland 808, 303 and 909 machines to see if they had any idea that their inventions would have such a massive influence on contemporary music.

He finds out how they played a massive role in the development of hip-hop and the rise of Trap. They form the basis of house and techno and the tons of sub-genres that have spawned from these. Kutski chats to legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, A Guy Called Gerald, The 2Bears and Alex Metric, as well as his fellow Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ’s on his quest to finds out why producers around the globe continue to be obsessed with these sounds more than three decades after they were first created.

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – B.A.P.

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles debut brand new single B.A.P. which highlights the upcoming collaboration album involving two longtime hip-hop veterans, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles, sometimes known as Freddie Foxxx in his heyday. The Kolexion will be the title of that project and will certainly be filled with modernized works of the boom-bap sound. It also should be noted that the beat was rejected by Jay-Z for Blueprint 3.

Fastest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

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Tyga TV takes you behind the scenes from the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher with appearances from himself, Chris Brown, Kevin McCall, Ace Hood and DJ Premier.

Artwork: ‘My Life II.. The Journey Continues’ Mary J. Blige

American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige revealed her upcoming tenth studio album Titled as the sequel to her 1994 album My Life.
The album With collabos featuring Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, The Underdogs, Jerry Wonda, Jay-Z, Salaam Remi, Stargate, Maxwell, Alicia Keys, Raphael Saadiq, Ester Dean, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Ryan Leslie, Bangladesh, Johnta Austin, Eric Hudson, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, Gorilla Tek, Don Pooh, Ne-Yo and Drumma Boy. My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1) is scheduled for release November 21. Mary J. Blige Reigned as the official queen of R&B.