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With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.
Amerigo Gazaway explores the hypothetical collaboration of A Tribe Called Quest and the Pharcyde to an effective end. This is a Quest to the Pharcyde.
We all know the greatness of A Tribe Called Quest, but they’re influence on hip hop is immeasurable.
With the recent release of Nasir’s open letter to Kelis, let’s take a look back at the original black king scorned.
Of all the conversation surrounding artist Frank Ocean, it always goes back to the music.
The Roots Picnic is a staple of the Summer concert circuit. Beyond the live performances, this years event served as an anthropological trip through Hip-Hop’s growing generational gap.
One of Roy Ayers earliest, and best recordings, “Stoned Cold Picnic” is a symbolic album with a legendary cast.
In looking back at the life and times of Marvin Pentz Gaye, we examine some of his most overlooked, yet exceptionally brilliant, compositions.
Lonnie Liston Smith and Dom Kennedy come from two separate sides of the country, and are from two different eras, but they have way more in common than they might think.
Loops, samples, breaks, rare grooves. Whatever you want to call em, Roy Ayers has got em. There are way too many to name, so here is a narrow list of the 10 best Roy Ayers loops.
“Vibratiions” was produced during the heart of Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity years, and this particular album is monumental for more reasons than one.
The title says it all, as Brother Hayling gives us 10 Rhodes songs that we MUST hear, as well as audio examples so you can see why these songs are a must for your audio memory bank.
J Dilla’s legacy is truly a great one, and with someone who is loved and appreciated world wide, there is plenty of love and appreciation to go around.
January 25th, 2012 marks the 12th anniversary of D’Angelo’s legendary album “Voodoo”, and our newest writer Hayling revisits the album and its relevancy even after more than a decade.
Many hip hop artists have sampled Roy Ayers, but this sample comes from a most unexpected source.
We have lost two of our most dearest treasures in a matter of days, and this is another reminder to appreciate the wealth of knowledge that our musicians have given us, and still continue to give.
Recorded in 1972, Donald Byrd’s “Black Byrd” album was ahead of its time in a variety of ways.
Bobbi Humphrey’s one and only song released on Roy Ayers’ Uno Melodic record label is a great example of what a Roy Ayers production sounds like.
Stonesthrow emcee M.E.D. gives an excellent perspective on Black and Brown unity.