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    Rest In Peace, Adam Yauch

     

    As many probably now know, Adam Yauch, co-founder of the Beastie Boys, passed away this morning after battling cancer for three years.

    Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April, the Beastie Boys were seminal in introducing hip-hop to the American mainstream with songs like “Sabotage” and “Intergalactic” becoming instant anthems. Yauch was not only a fiercely entertaining and iconic rapper, he was also a film director and a political activist, creating the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization devoted to Tibetan independence.

    Below, find the video for one of our favorite tracks, “Intergalactic,” and after the jump watch the classic video for “Sabotage.”

    Read more on Billboard.com.

     

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    Watch “Sabotage” after the jump

    Gilles Peterson Completes Final Show On BBC Radio 1

     

    Surrounded by a studio full of friends and family, Gilles Peterson late last night closed out his final show on BBC Radio 1. Above, you can find an awesome video by sir LeFtO documenting a night not be forgotten.

    But fret not, friends! As many of you may have heard, Gilles will be launching a new BBC Radio 6 show starting April 7 on Saturdays from 3PM-6PM.

    Folks that missed the momentous event can tune in online to hear the final show.

    The final track last night was a humorous little piece titled “The Adventures of Peterson” by none other than Earl Zinger. Take a listen!

    Find the entire tracklisting from the night and a photo from the studio after the jump

    Rest In Peace, Jimmy Ellis (1937 – 2012)

     

    Soul singer and frontman of the Trammps, Jimmy Ellis, has died at the age of 74. He passed away yesterday in Rock Hill, South Carolina from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Jimmy was a huge influence on funk and soul music; he helped lay the foundation for generations of artists to come. He was best known as the singer of the band’s 1976 song “Disco Inferno,” which became a smash hit in the United States in 1978 after it was included on the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever.

    Jimmy’s contributions are truly immortalized – and will not be forgotten.

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    Gilles Peterson Launches New Show on BBC Radio 6

    Saturdays will have a new look starting April 7th, when renowned and much loved presenter Gilles Peterson launches a new Saturday show from 3pm-6pm on BBC Radio 6.

    Gilles will extend Radio 6’s musical range by stirring up more soul, jazz, hip hop, and dance to the network. He states, “I feel extremely lucky and privileged to be joining BBC Radio 6 Music after 13 years on Radio 1. The level of music appreciation by the presenters and listeners is really exciting for me and I’m sure there’s much I can learn to aid me and continue the journey I’ve been on since my pirate radio days. I feel like I’m coming home before I’ve even been there.”

    Stream Gilles’ most recent show

    03/1/12 Box Of Delights Part 1
     

    03/1/12 Box Of Delights Part 2
     

    More Info & Tracklist

    Check out Gilles’ past shows
    GPWW: 02/24/12 Gilles + Latin Mix

    GPWW: 02/17/12 Box Of Delights