The road to CranGrape & White Girls continues with trailer number 2 from the documentary featuring the song “The Elephant” which will appear on the album and also has some appearances from a couple of gorgeous girls. “CranGrape & White Girls” aka The Best Album of the SUMMER! Comes out on June 28th!! – Con
And if you’re in the VA area hit up Con’s show on later this month on the 24th @ The Camel in Richmond.
My boy Conrizzle is gearing up to drop his album “CranGrape & White Girls” next month so he decides to let us in on his personal life and who he really is. Watch as he takes you around his hometown of Goldsboro, NC, and all the things that make “Conrizzle” aspires to be in the future. This is the first of a series of trailers that will be released in anticipation of CranGrape & White Girls which is coming JUNE 28TH. Enjoy.
On James “J Dilla” Yancey’s birthday, the “Still Shining” documentary is released to give insight on one of the greatest producers in the history of Hip Hop. Shouts out to http://www.thejdillproject.com
“Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J. Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.
J.Dilla is Still Shining.”
(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.
Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, A Tribe Called Quest has kept a generation hungry for more of its groundbreaking music since the group’s much-publicized breakup in 1998. The band shaped a unique sound by wedding jazz-infused musicscapes to Afrocentric rhymes espousing unity and community. Its music became the anthem for cool and broke down barriers for people who had never before connected with hip-hop. In spite of unparalleled artistic success, however, the group encountered pitfalls that eventually caused its tumultuous breakup.
Beats, Rhymes & Life, the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport, documents the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama that follow the band even today and explores what’s next for a group many claim are the pioneers of alternative rap. Rapaport’s passion for his subjects allows them to open up to the camera, resulting in a remarkably honest, emotional portrait that does justice to this seminal band.