Monday Jul 21
Hip-hop producer J Dilla's beat-making gear headed to Smithsonian
Last week, the Smithsonian announced two of J Dilla's production tools would be displayed at the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture .
The Smithsonian to house Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla's MPC, custom Moog synthesizer
Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla passed away in 2006 at the age of 32, but his legacy will live on at The Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. An MPC is a beat machine and a Moog is an analog music synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music.
J Dilla Recording Equipment Headed to the Smithsonian
J Dilla was only 32 years old when he died in 2006 , but in his too-short life, the prolific producer worked with hip-hop icons including Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, De la Soul, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest, even earning a Grammy nomination for his work with Tribe.
Phat-N-Jazzy's DJ BMF puts a different spin on the '80s night
In an era where most were through being cool and donning sunglasses at night , pop, dance and new wave ruled the radio.
[News] A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul Work Recalled By Producer-Engineer Bob Power
Producer, engineer and composer Bob Power says that he had a clear directive when working on A Tribe Called Quest 's 1991 album, The Low End Theory .
National Public Radio
Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The Year
Hawk House is the British hip-hop trio of brothers Sam and Eman Croydon and singer Demae; together, they make music that falls squarely between the progressive soul of Iman Omari and the progressive hip-hop of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and Buhloone Mindstate -era De La Soul, with shades of Jamiroquai.
"The Story Of Q-Tip: 10 Things We've Learned From Q-Tip's BBC Interview
A Tribe Called Quest singlehandedly influenced the sound of hip-hop during the early 90's with their original sound and message.