This just in from OkayPlayer.
“Gifted Films Inc presents a Okayplayer OG Brian â€˜B.Kyleâ€™ Atkins project, J. Dilla: Still Shining. The comprehensive remembrance piece on the late great James â€˜J. Dillaâ€™ Yancey will be available February 7th @ TheJDillaProject.com.
The doc will feature unseen personal photos, and rare concert performance footage. Along with all of that, the project also will feature exclusive testimonials from friends and frequent collaborators like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes, and more.”
Chuck D, DMC, and 50cent are just a few MC’s who have taken their pen game to the next level, authoring a book. Now, it is Buckshot (of Black Moon/Duck Down Records) who drops knowledge, or should I say “COMMON KNOWLEDGY” a how-to book about working in the music industry.
Kokayi + Pharoahe Monch + Jean Grae + Es cargo = No Brainer
Shout out to QN5.com on this one!
WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2011
WHERE: Sons dâ€™Hiver Festivalâ€¨4 Route Fontainebleauâ€¨94400 Vitry-sur-Seine, Franceâ€¨Paris, France
Donâ€™t miss it!
TORAE – Heart Failure EP
Tracklisting has been revealed. Shouts to Honey Mag and Flud Watches.
Brooklyn, New York emcee Torae’s EP, Heart Failure drops February 15, 2011, featuring beats from Vitamin D, Khrysis DJ Spinna and Eric G. The album will also feature Phonte, YahZarah and Carlitta Durand.
NEMS ft. VANGAURD & IRON SOLOMON – “I GET DOWN”
Coney Island’s own FYL Prezident, NEMS enlists EOW vets Iron Solomon and Vanguard (Svengali Bros.) for this sample off the album PRESIDENT’S DAY (available on iTunes NOW!!!), which has been getting a lot of burn in my iPod lately. Although I have had it over a month, I got busy working on the site and really didn’t give it the full attention it deserves for awhile. This video reminded me (isn’t that what videos are for?) to give it a full listen. First reaction? This is Hip Hop. This is Brooklyn. (With a little assistance from Manhattan and Jerzey). Something from this album will probably make its way onto Brooklyn’s Finest Vol. 2, currently in the making, if not some new sh*t from Nems Guttah, C.I.’s finest.
Video after the jump!