Video: Ol' Dirty Bastard Interviews From The Bay Area Streets In 1994

Still on welfare and proud of it, The Ol' Dirty Bastard shows his aspirations during a break at an autograph signing event in the Bay Area of California. Enjoy an interview which showed Dirty's more laid-back and serious side, a sharp contrast to the buckwild performances and interviews which were soon to follow.

Dirt's outspoken voice is blunt in '94 as he kicks it with some teens on the street, reflecting the persona of an artist who seemingly has little to lose but much to gain. Listen as he explains his unique contribution to Hip Hop while voicing opinions on current Hip Hop, society and the cutthroat industry which created the legendary rebels known as The Wu-Tang Clan.

Ol' Dirty Bastard lyrics cheeseburger sculpture by Chris LaBrooy

Funk Band Magic In Threes Are "Aztec Trippin'" On Their Summer 2015 Single

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A cool, 1970's cruisin' down the highway vibe with moments of heightened anticipation describe the ever-funky Magic In Threes sound on the first track from their forthcoming "Return of Magic In Threes" LP out September 3, 2015 on G.E.D. Soul.

"Return of..." features 13 brand new smoked out, library inspired instrumentals to get down to.

Ubiquity Records Releases "Love Is All We Need" ft. Mike Kirkland, Monophonics & More

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With enough love in the form of funky and soulful music to fill anyone's heart up, historic label Ubiquity Records dig into their archive to create a themed compilation which expresses the devotion of their artists. Enjoy love-based songwriting in various forms from recordings from past and present, all recorded in the traditional 70's approach which has made Ubiquity one of the premier labels for classic funk and Soul.

MdCL, Opolopo, Buscrates & More Join Positive Flow For "Re-Flowed"

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"Rain or shine, the weather inside your head is always good when listening to Positive Flow. Bask in warm rays of gratitude, confidence and good vibes as you enjoy lyrics like "If you can dream it, it can be” on the opening track, "Kingdom". The amalgamation of Positive Flow's luscious string quartet with global grooves and uplifting poetry make "Re-Flowed" a perfect follow-up to his last hit album "Flow Lines".

Global beat collaborators include TDR remix contest winners Peejay and Chino Yoshio, Scandinavian boogie king Opolopo, UK deep house don Jonny Miller, V Records junglist Rowpieces, Kyoto Jazz Massive with Mark de Clive-Lowe, Lay-Far, Positive Flow's own house moniker "Moji" and more. Vocal talent includes British soul supremo Omar, Heidi Vogel from Cinematic Orchestra, Colonel Red, Vanessa Freeman, Ruth Koleva, Andre Espeut and others." - Tokyo Dawn Records

Copyright © 2015 Tokyo Dawn Records
Label catalogue index: TDR15-002
Release date: July 27th 2015
All rights reserved

All tracks written & produced by Jesse Reuben Wilson
Mastering by Fabien Schivre
Design by Jesse Reuben Wilson
A&R by Marc Wallowy

Relax And Release To The Hip Hop of 80's Babies on "NRG"

It's all about the NRG as 80's Babies encompass a series of their most treasured life values into a three-word phrase on this laid-back groove from their forthcoming LP "Searching for Happy". Relax and release to a sound of Hip Hop which is meditative, thought-provoking, head-nodding and soulful all at once.

released 25 July 2015
Produced By Tall Black Guy
Lyrics By Dee Jackson

Mixed and Engineered by the 80's Babies

Jersey Duo The MTN Man & K-Def Create Hip Hop From "The Alligator's Belly"

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Witness a dangerous sound of Hip Hop as The MTN Man demonstrates his daring approach and impenetrable will to achieve amazing feats on the mic on "The Alligator's Belly". The gutter production sound of K-Def serves as the soundtrack to Hip Hop designed to transport your imagination beneath the surface, bringing light to the dark in Lords Of The Underground tradition.

Around The Web In Breakbeats Vol. 8: Mr. Boom Boom

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Listen to the bass go BOOM like L.L. Cool J on a nearly 40-set playlist of songs in the eight installment of the compilation which brings together the funkiest of modern music, Around The Web In Breakbeats.

This volume features the hip-shaking sound of Boston Funk band Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, Latin Funk by El Sindicato, the upbeat Dance of singer Sam Reed, new music by drumming great Billy Cobham, the Jazz Fusion of pianist Jesse Fischer and vibraphonist Stephon Harris, laid-back Soul by singer/guitarist Meshell Ndegeocello and more!

Vursatyl - "Bring It To A Halt" (Official Video) + "Crooked Straights" LP Stream

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"From the time I was 10 years old, man. Hip Hop has been the love of my life." - Vursatyl

From the Hip Hop crew Lifesavas formed during the early 90's, a musical family and career as an opening act for Blackalicious, MC Vursatyl comes from a legacy of good music and genuine love of beats, rhymes and life. Witness Hip Hop through his eyes on the full-length LP "Crooked Straights" on BBE Records, an album which Vursatyl says embodies "good soulful, funky, groovy, head-noddin' til' your neck is hurt Hip Hop".

Enjoy the official video for Jake One's remix of "Bring It To A Halt" and stream "Crooked Straights" below.

Cable & Dan-e-o Unite For Rhymes Which Are "Razor Sharp" (Official Video)

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It's a microphone homicide as Cable and Canadian Hip Hop vet Dan-E-O straight-up loose their tolerance and proceed to attack lyrically with rhymes "Razor Sharp". With fast-paced production driven by a raw drum break, sharp turntable cuts and upright Jazz bass, this song packs energy as each MC shows the battle spirit within by showcasing a tradition skill set and approach reminiscent of Eric B & Rakim's classic "Don't Sweat The Technique" LP.

Detane featuring Chino XL - "Child Of The Ghetto"

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It's a bare-knuckled grind knee deep inside the ghetto as MCs Detane and Chino XL heat up the mic to represent the concept of street code on "Child Of The Ghetto". Heavy rhyme artillery riddles your stereo as a duo of leading lyricists of The west Coast represent the hood for 2015. From the album "God's Bleed" now available at iTunes and Amazon.

Chuckii Booker & Troop - "Turned Away" & "Spread My Wings" (Initial Talk's Respectful Mix)

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For the die hard 80's and 90's R&B fan and DJs, Initial Talk is here to rock the party with a slick set of remix blends as he puts a creative spin on classic songs from these celebrated eras. On "Turned Away" & "Spread My Wings" (Initial Talk's Respectful Mix), here the music of Chuckii Booker & Troop as never before in a celebration of love, life and classic early 90's R&B.

Hear more of Initial's work at his SC stream, including remixes of Paula Abdul, TLC, Janet Jackson and more.

Nod Your Head To The Spiritual Soul of Osunlade on "Basement Jazz" / "Tincture"

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Merging a funky groove of boom-bap with layers of spiritually-soulful instrumentation, Osunlade creates a beautiful marriage between Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul for the joyful "Basement Jazz". As a conclusion to this instrumental, this producer of Future Soul unleashes a dose of the soulful Dance sound which he is most well known for which provides a refreshing musical vision World music.

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