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Illa J – Yancey Boys

Illa J, J Dilla’s younger brother, released his album on Delicious Vinyl last week. The album’s made up of Illa J’s rhymes/singing over some classic Dilla production pulled out of Delicious Vinyl’s vaults. It’s a good album, and it’s nice…

Thunderheist – Jerk It

Interesting video from new Big Dada Records signee, Thunderheist, directed by That-Go. I don’t know if I could hold a rooster like that. That-GoThunderheist via Joy Engine

The Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind

After four years, Nicolay and Phonte finally drop another album together as The Foreign Exchange. This time, only two tracks have a few seconds of emceeing. The rest is soulful crooning by Phonte and friends over electronic-tinged production. I’ve seen…

Jay Smooth – Free Radiohead Revolution

An interesting Current.TV pod on how consumers get their music these days. I agree with most of it. Physically leaving your home and going to a local store to purchase music is a much more satisfying experience than sitting in…

Obama On Hip-Hop

I’m all for a president that listens to Jay Z and Kanye West…

Johnson & Jonson – Self-Titled

Three Blu-related posts in a row? Oops. This should be the last one. Blu’s collaboration with producer Mainframe finally got released this year, under the name Johnson & Jonson. It lived up to my expectations and it’s one of my…

Current TV – Ghosts of Techno

I just watched this pod about Ghostly International on Current TV. Artist/producer ISO50 aka Tycho (who I posted about earlier) makes an appearance, which is awesome. Just wish Dabrye had made it into the clip. Either way, this is why…

Daedelus – Love to Make Music To

Haven’t been posting for a few weeks, probably because I was busy moving and haven’t had the chance to pick up music lately. I’ll try to post more often soon. Anyway, this is a great new album by one of…

Georgia Anne Muldrow – Worth Nothings

This is the inside of Georgia Anne Muldrow’s first EP on Stones Throw. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this more than her LP, Olesi: Fragments of an Eart, although both albums are top notch. I’m pretty sure I read that the album…

Take – The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand

Something about California… Take is another producer out of LA, part of the Dublab crew. On his MySpace he describes his sound as “Brian Eno meets J Dilla”. His latest EP, The Dirty Decibels Of Thomas Two Thousand features a…

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

The cover for Lil Wayne’s new album. Is it bad that I actually like it? Update: The design is by the legendary (?) Pen & Pixel studio. Commenter Henry Lancaster linked me to a nice retrospective of their work which…

Ghostly Swim

I love free things. I also love Adult Swim’s taste in music. Their new compilation comes from Ghostly International, home of one of my favorites, Dabrye, as well as Tycho (aka designer ISO50). Unexpectedly, Flyamsam (Flying Lotus & SamiYam) is…

Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster…

I’ve been neglecting this blog. I doubt many people read it so no loss, I guess. Anyway, yesterday was Record Store Day. 20% off everything. So I bought a few things and got tons of free stuff. One of the…

Herbie Hancock – Headhunters

Headhunters is quite honestly one of my favorite albums. But I never really questioned the ridiculous cover art. Pointy font, posterized photos, Herbie wearing an electronic African mask thing… I just knew it was something crazy when I pulled double…

Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Pt. 1

I didn’t realize how soon this album was being released until today. Madlib, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder and Dilla are on production. How can Erykah go wrong? What I really wanted to post about was the music video for…

Dabrye – Two/Three

This artwork comes from Dabrye’s electronic hip-hop album Two/Three, done by the New York-based street artist WK Interact. He is well-known for the expressive use of motion in his work, often splattered across walls on the streets. I think the…

Stones Throw Records – B-Ball Zombie War

I have mentioned that I love Stones Throw, right? This is a video for Stones Throw’s B-Ball Zombie War. Appearantly it was released yesterday and I was completely oblivious. I guess I’m headed to the music store…Anyway, this was animated…

Percee P – Perserverance

Another quick post. And yes, it is another Stones Throw release. Sorry. This is MC Percee P’s debut album (he’s been in the business for at least 20 years), with Madlib taking care of the production. The next Madvillain? No,…

Joanna Newsom – Ys

This is a quick post about psych-folk artist Joanna Newsom’s 2006 album, Ys. Her unique voice, her harp and orchestra arrangements by Van Dyke Parks make for a great storytelling album. With only 5 songs reaching 55:38 minutes, the album…

Hanne Hukkelberg – Little Things

Hanne Hukkelberg is a Norwegian artist, known for her use of unorthodox instrumentation. I discovered her album a few years ago through her association with the great Jaga Jazzist group. Her music is beautiful and dreamy with a hint of…