Karriem Riggins | Headnod Suite

For „Headnod Suite“, Karriem Riggins second album on Stones Throw Records, he expertly builds on his credentials with 29 tracks of pure hip-hop. Each track deftly crafted with swing that only a drummer would know. Swing is the weapon. And there’s always a message, be it verbal or instrumental. “Headnod Suite is a concept of several rhythmic ideas fused together,” Riggins says. “I wanted to explore the power of interludes and marrying different styles and harmony together.”

Common makes a reciprocal vocal appearance on the track “Yes Yes Y’all,” which gives way to literal grunts from James Brown and the 1-2 shot of “Trombone Love” and the 16-bit funk “Crystal Stairs.” If 2012’s Alone Together was right at the intersection of hip-hop and jazz, Riggins’ current path is less the jazz found in his family and career lineage, and more the hip-hop culture he found on his own.

Album out now – available on Bandcamp. Stream below.

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JE$U$

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Today we’d like to introduce german producer JE$U$ from Ludwigshafen. He publish consistently remix versions of well known hip-hop bangers by artists such as RZA, Common, InI, Black Rob, Evidence, Action Bronson, or MF DOOM. JE$U$ steadily discovering new samples, which he can use on selected acapellas. After the jump you’ll find a selection of his remixes, be sure to check out his complete anthology on Soundcloud.

Some of his existing releases are „XII APOSTLES(Urban Waves, 2012), „Schleifen(Gergaz, 2013) and guest appearances on compilations like „Fear And Loathing In Beats(Radio Juicy), Beat Garden Compilation 2 & 3 (Gergaz),Pure Dopeness Vol 1 – 9(Sinoptic International), „Intergalactic Travels Volume 2 (Urban Waves), „Street Noises(Cassette Blog).

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nobody smiling

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On Juli 22nd, Common’s new album “Nobody’s Smiling” will be released. On the 13-track strong LP, he gets support by well known artists such as Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples and Cocaine 80s. All tracks are produced by No I.D, who produced Common’s first three albums. You can now listen to the first three tracks, „War“, „Speak My Piece“ and „Kingdom“. Pre-order now on iTunes out on Def Jam Records.

„I’m honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family,“ he said in a press release.‎ „Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of Hip Hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.“

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diggin‘ through folders #1

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„Diggin‘ Through Folders | The Remix Files #1“ is Cap Kendricks‚ first volume of his new compilation series. The collection holds 16 previously unreleased remixes of songs by Big L, The Notorious B.I.G., MF DOOM, Gravediggaz, Edgar Wasser, Fat Joe, Rick James, and more. Presented by Midnight Adventures, released 16th June 2014. Available on Bandcamp or direct here. Cap’s other projects and tracks are on at Soundcloud.

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kingdom

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Common’s new album ‚Nobody Smiling‘ is on the way. Common now released the short film video to the first single „Kingdom“ featuring Vince Staples, directed Hype Williams. ‚Nobody’s Smiling‘ available July 22nd on Def Jam, order via iTunes.

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commonasm

TenDJiz - CommoNasm

„CommoNasm“ (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz) is an album created by Miami-based producer/sound engineer TenDJiz by blending the acapellas of Common and Nas with instrumentals based on Soviet soul and jazz samples. The previous albums „De La Soulviet“ (De La Soul Meets Soviet Soul/Jazz) and Q-Tipokratiya (Q-Tip Meets Soviet Soul/Jazz) by TenDJiz have received positive reviews from critics and were featured in The Los Angeles Times, Miami New Times, Guardian Music, and more. Free download here!

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Stones Throw Podcast - Karriem Riggins Produced That

Producer and jazz-drummer Karriem Riggins made a selection off his hip-hop production. The compilation includes production for artists such as J. Dilla, Common, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Slum Village, Madlib, Dwele. His new album „Alone Together“ will be released this fall via Stones Throw. Full tracklist and info here. Download the podcast via iTunes or MP3 direct. Stream below!

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remix deluxe

 Funky DL's Remix Deluxe

Funky DL released his „Remix Deluxe“ album, for which he reworked some of his favorite tracks from the past two decades. Joints by Jeru the Damaja, Notorious B.I.G., Common or Pete Rock … stream below and download the sampler for free via bandcamp.

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do the dilla

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A love project in memory of James Dewitt Yancey, better known under the name Jaydee or J Dilla. An idea of Do The Right Print, Food for ya Soul & Feelin’ Music, bringing different beatmakers from around the world to perpetuate J Dilla’s art, in order to give to the audience a new vision of his creations – free download.


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derrick hodge

derrick hodge

Common support bassist Derrick Hodge for his new song “We Live Today” off the forthcoming new album „Live Today”.

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stolen moments • part 1

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Stolen Moments – Part 1 one hour full of soulful jazz and hip-hop tracks by Madlib, The Roots, RH Factor, Nostalgia 77, Bonobo, José James, Greyboy, Jill Scott and others.

Listen below on Mixcloud.

Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 Madlib – Montara
03 The Roots – Breezin (feat. George Benson)
04 Roy Hargrove – And The RH Factor – Bullshit (feat. D’Angelo)
05 Michael Olatuja – Little Sister (feat. Terri Walker)
06 Bonobo – The Keeper
07 Nostalgia 77 – Film Blues (feat. Julie Tippetts)
08 José James – Resolution
09 Jazzanova – Little Bird (feat. José James)
10 Meshell Ndegeocello – The Chosen (feat. Cassandra Wilson)
11 Robert Mitchell 3io4hero – Third Stream
12 Nailah – Sacred
13 Belleruche – Reflection
14 Greyboy – Love (Feat. Nino Moschella)
15 Jill Scott – A Long Walk (A Touch of Jazz Remix)
16 Common – Strange Fruit (feat. John Legend)
17 Doctor L – Never Play Me (feat. Tony Allen and Allonymous)
18 Kafka – Kafka AnthemVisit bklyn’s Cloudcast to stream more mixes.

misc.

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„Misc.“ is a collection of nice remixes created by Freddie Joachim. The compilation includes remix version of songs by Erykah Badu, Mos Def, D’Angelo, Common, Jill Scott, MF Doom … stream via bandcamp – only certain tracks are available for free download.

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blue sky

common - blue sky

Common’s new single „Blue Sky“ off his upcoming new album „The Dreamer, The Beliver“ is now available on iTunes/Amazon. The album dropps on November 22.

Common – Blue Sky

Common – Blue Sky (Instrumental)

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the smoov’ II

the smoov’ II

Enjoy this smoov‘ mix by flwrpt … download here, tracklist below.

Tracklist: 01 Pharrell & the Yessirs – Take It Off 02 Common – Come Close 03 Common – Come Clos(er) Remix 04 Mr. Cheeks – Crush 05 Fabolous – Baby 06 Naturel – MCMB 07 Tha Dogg Pound – Vibe 08 Devin the Dude – Your Kinda Love 09 LL Cool J – Can’t Explain It 10 The Foreign Exchange – Come Around 11 J88 – The Things You Do 12 Kanye West & Dwele – Hold On Remix 13 Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo 14 Curren$y – This Is The Life 15 Andre 3000 – Pink and Blue 16 DJ Quik – One on 1

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ghetto dreams

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Common and NAS just unveiled the official video of their track. Common‘s upcoming album „The Dreamer The Believer“ drops november. “Ghetto Dreams” is now available on iTunes.

Common – Ghetto Dreams (feat. NAS)

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look on the sunny side

Look On The Sunny Side - DJ Haylow

The 2007 recorded mix „Look On The Sunny Side“ by DJ Haylow is
now available for free download on Roy Ayers Project. The mix is
filled with timeless soul and jazz classics, each song is dedicated to
the best time of the year …

Tracklist: 1. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Long version) 2. Donald Byrd – Summer Love 3. Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine 4. Patrice Rushin – Where is the Love 5. 213 – Another Summer 6. Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends 7. Herbie Mann (Live at the Village Gate) – Summertime 8. Sublime – Doin’ Time (Pharcyde Remix) 9. Roberta Flack – Feel Like Makin’ Love 10. Roy Ayers – Feel Like Makin’ Love 11. D’ Angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love 12. Dr. Who Dat? – Bahia Blues 13. Yesterdays New Quintet – Rocket Love 14. Dave Grusin – I’ve Got You Where I Want You (Intro) 15. Why Don’t We Pass Me By – Pharcyde / Amerie (Haylow’s Edit) 16. Dj Quik – Summer Breeze 17. Jermaine Jackson – You Like Me Don’t You 18. Curtis Mayfield – Trippin Out 19. Patrice Rushin – You Remind Me 20. Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow, Right on 21. Common – Remindin me (of Sef) 22. Warm Outside – C.L. Smooth (Haylow’s Edit) 23. The Blackbirds – Dreaming of You 24. Run to the Sun – N.E.R.D. 25. A Tribe Called Quest – I.C.U. (Doin’ It) (Instrumental) 26. The Commodores – Sunshine 27. Gil Scott-Heron – A Lovely Day

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enough is enough | vol. 10

enough is enough vol. 10

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Common – Follow Me

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Dela – WhatUWanna (feat. Blu)

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Apollo Brown – Heirlooms (feat. Has-Lo)

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Curren$y – Frosty

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Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy – Pilots

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Freddy Laz – Exit

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Snoop Dogg – Toyz N Da Hood (feat. Bootsy Collins)

2010/30

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Enjoy the BKLYN Retrospection of 2010 … 30 tracks off a fabulous musically year.

1 Wu-Tang Clan – As Long As Ive Got Cream (Prince of Ballard Edit) (Streched)

2 Kanye West – The Joy

3 Talib Kweli – Cold Rain

4 Ghostface Killah – Superstar (feat. Busta Rhymes)

5 Andre 3000 – I Do

6 Hocus Pocus – Beautiful Losers

7 Nottz – I Still Love You (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)

8 M.E.D. – Where I’m From (feat. Aloe Blacc)

9 Curren$y & Dom Kennedy – Real Estates

10 Ski Beatz – Cream Of The Planet (feat. Mos Def)

11 Eric Lau – What’s Going Down

12 Erykah Badu – 20 Feet Tall

13 Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Deliver The World (feat. Aloe Blacc)

14 Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Untitled/Fantastic (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)

15 Hidden Orchestra – Footsteps

16 Bonobo – Stay The Same (feat. Andreya Triana)

17 Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong

18 Mark de Clive-Lowe – Heaven (feat. Bembe Segue)

19 The Roots – Now Or Never (Feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)

20 Hundred Strong – Stylin‘ Free (feat. Amp Fiddler)

21 Michael Olatuja – Hold On (feat. Lynden David Hall & Andrew Roachford)

22 Quincy Jones – Summer in Brooklyn (Cookin Soul Remix) Instrumental

23 John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up Everybody (feat. Common and Melanie Fiona)

24 Raphael Saadiq – It’s a Shame

25 Brassroots – Good Life

26 Seu Jorge & Almaz – Everybody Loves The Sunshine

27 Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme – The Dark End Of The Street

28 Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me

29 Onra – High Hopes

30 Dam Funk – I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)

… ready for 2011!

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Two tracks of Roy Hargrove’s „RH Factor“ …

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RH Factor – Common Freestyle

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RH Factor – Juicy (feat. Renee Neufville)

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