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Hear The Notorious B.I.G. Blaze James Brown Classics on a New Mash-Up Mixtape

Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images – Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Machine gun funk. T...[more]

De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 30th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Write-up via WhoSampled: On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album 3 Feet High and Rising and...[more]

De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 30th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Write-up via WhoSampled: On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album 3 Feet High and Rising and...[more]

Bombshell CNN Report Investigates James Brown’s Possible Murder

Source: Youtube The investigation spans two years, 140 interviews, and a dozen of Brown’s associates who suspect foul play in his...[more]

Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage 25th anniversary mixtape by Chris Read

Released October 19, 1993, Black Moon‘s classic debut LP Enta Da Stage celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Produced enti...[more]

Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage 25th anniversary mixtape by Chris Read

Released October 19, 1993, Black Moon‘s classic debut LP Enta Da Stage celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Produced enti...[more]

The Horace Silver Quintet drummer Roger Humphries reflects on his storied life in jazz

Young Roger Humphries by photographer Teenie Harris. Courtesy of Roger Humphries.   A signed, framed photograph of “California S...[more]

The Horace Silver Quintet drummer Roger Humphries reflects on his storied life in jazz

Young Roger Humphries by photographer Teenie Harris. Courtesy of Roger Humphries.   A signed, framed photograph of “California S...[more]
You Want A Hot Body? Britney Spears’ Workout Mixtape Feat. Selena, Janet & More

You Want A Hot Body? Britney Spears’ Workout Mixtape Feat. Selena, Janet & More

You want a hot body? Then you better work, bitch. No one knows this better than the Queen of Fitness herself, Britney Spears. The l...[more]

De La Soul Buhloone Mindstate 25th Anniversary Mixtape

De La Soul‘s third studio album ‘Buhloone Mindstate’ was released on 21st September 1993 and provided another step change in...[more]
James Brown vs Dead Prez – I Feel Good With This Hip Hop (Basement Freaks Mashup)

James Brown vs Dead Prez – I Feel Good With This Hip Hop (Basement Freaks Mashup)

Download Follow Basement Freaks Facebook: facebook.com/BasementFreaksOfficial  Twitter: @basementfreaks  SoundCloud: soundclou...[more]
Ask the Experts: Carl Craig

Ask the Experts: Carl Craig

With our Ask The Experts Maceo Plex feature still in the works, we're already moving on to publish our next one—this time with ...[more]
Musicians React To The Death Of James Brown’s Legendary ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield

Musicians React To The Death Of James Brown’s Legendary ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield

R.I.P. to the #funkydrummer himself #ClydeStubblefield. #JamesBrown sure knew how to pick 'em. pic.twitter.com/iph3W20nep — Be...[more]
RIP: Influential “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield Dead at 73

RIP: Influential “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield Dead at 73

Clyde Stubblefield has died at the age of 73 due to kidney failure, as reported by Rolling Stone. He was one of the most influentia...[more]
Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's 'Funky Drummer,' Dies At 73; Hip-Hop Community Reacts

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's 'Funky Drummer,' Dies At 73; Hip-Hop Community Reacts

"The Funky Funkiest Drummer of All Time" has passed away. Continue reading…
Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’, dies at age 73

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’, dies at age 73

One of hip-hop’s most sampled drummers has died. James Brown’s legendary drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, has died of kidney failur...[more]

Clyde Stubblefield, ‘Funky Drummer’ For James Brown, Dies At 73

Clyde Stubblefield (Photo via Wikimedia Commons) Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown and the musician behind one of the ...[more]
20 Actors Who Played Music's Biggest Icons in Biopics

20 Actors Who Played Music's Biggest Icons in Biopics

From Britney Spears to Jimi Hendrix, many of Hollywood's brightest music stars have gotten the biopic treatment. Continue reading...[more]

How I Got Over Myself and Learned To Love Childish Gambino’s New Album

“Funk used to be a baaad word” George Clinton teased at the commencement of Funkadelic‘s 1975 challenge-all Let’s Take It...[more]

‘Unsung’ Season 10 Lineup: James Brown, SWV, Fat Joe & More

TV One’s Unsung series will be dropping its 10th season right at the start of next year, and it’s focusing on a number of im...[more]

Must-Cop Record Store Day 2016 Releases: Black Friday Edition

Black Friday is upon us and with renewed meaning in the age of Trump. Whereas in years past you might have scoured the internets f...[more]
PBS' Documentary Series 'Soundbreaking' Explores Sampling in Hip-Hop [WATCH]

PBS' Documentary Series 'Soundbreaking' Explores Sampling in Hip-Hop [WATCH]

Chuck D, Questlove and others talk sampling in hip-hop. Continue reading…

James Brown’s ‘Funky People Part 3’ Set for First-Ever Vinyl Release

Founded in 1971, James Brown‘s People Records was easily the most successful of all three attempts at imprint ownership from The...[more]
Questlove Talks With Alan Leeds About James Brown, Prince and More on 'Questlove 'Supreme'

Questlove Talks With Alan Leeds About James Brown, Prince and More on 'Questlove 'Supreme'

Questlove interviews legendary music vet Alan Leeds on 'Questlove Supreme.' Continue reading…

Purple Jewels: 11 Things We Learned From Alan Leeds’ Questlove Supreme Interview

With its fifth installment, Questlove and the Questlove Supreme team landed their holy grail of music nerdom: none other than ...[more]

Jeff Rosenstock – “Planet Luxury”

Bomb The Music Industry! veteran Jeff Rosenstock is gearing up to release a new solo album, WORRY, in a few weeks. It's a more rams...[more]
Saul Williams Delivers Impassioned Performance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

Saul Williams Delivers Impassioned Performance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series

Saul Williams recently stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. Continue reading…
Throttle Samples James Brown On “Money Maker (VIP Edit)”

Throttle Samples James Brown On “Money Maker (VIP Edit)”

Earlier in the year, Throttle made his Spinnin’ Records debut with the post-disco single “Money Maker,” which featured a samp...[more]

Nardwuar Meets James Brown In New Unearthed Interview

Nardwuar The Human Serviette is infamous for his interviews. His resume is extensive: Questlove (on more than one occasion), Jay Z...[more]
Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TID...[more]
 
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