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Rashad & Confidence – The City (Evil Needle Remix)

A remix of last week’s beat submission gives you a free download.

Alexis Davis – Closer to Ubiquity (2013) (Download)

In a Roy Ayers Project exclusive, the collective of Alexis Davis gives us a free download of their latest tribute to Roy Ayers.

The Roy Ayers / Kim Kardashian Connection

6 degrees of separation works for everything, and when you connect these two, it is proof that everything is connected in one way or another.

Roy Ayers – Hummin' / Kendrick Lamar – Celebration (1971/2009)

Kendrick Lamar is the best thing to happen to Hip Hop in many years, and in this example he uses Roy Ayers as his inspiration.

10 Years Later: Reassessing Electric Circus

Ten years later, we provide an alternative opinion on one of the most scrutinized albums of all-time.

Understanding and Accepting The Roots' Phrenology (2002)

10 years ago, The Roots released “Phrenology”, and simply put, my first listen was a life changing experience.

WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like “Wild Flower”. Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Why Is There

Instead of sampling Roy Ayers, this weeks beat submission uses a popular sampled Roy Ayers Track for his inspiration.

good kid, m.A.A.d world – The Deification of Kendrick Lamar

An examination of Kendrick Lamar’s most recent release, good kid, m.A.A.d city and his newfound position as the “2nd Coming.”

Cruel Summer: The Downside of Musical Piracy

With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Ackryte

This week, we have Minneapolis producer Ackryte, creating a different musical genre while transforming a classic Roy Ayers slow jam.

Kano San – Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Roy Ayers Cover) (Download)

Japanese musician Kan Sano gives us an excellent cover of the classic Roy Ayers tune.

Amerigo Gazaway – Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde (2012)

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.

The Influence of People’s Instinctive Travels And Paths Of Rhythm

We all know the greatness of A Tribe Called Quest, but they’re influence on hip hop is immeasurable.

George Duke – Feel (1974) (Audio)

George Duke’s ability to combine many different genres is unparalleled, and in his album ‘Feel’, he creates his own style of music and composition.

Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Video & Remixes) (1994)

Overlooked by mainstream media, this profound single is one that incorporated art, music, and message.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Alphonse

Check out the young talented producer Alphonse representing Boston, as he turns the smooth Roy Ayers jam into a certified head nodder.

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs – Be A Father To Your Child (1991) (Video)

Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs give a thoughtful message over a classic Roy Ayers sample.

Tupac Shakur – Lost Souls (Audio) (1997)

Today is Tupac’s birthday, and we acknowledge the connection of Pac and Roy Ayers.