Video: Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Maseo Speak In Celebration of J Dilla

 

Earlier this month, Red Bull Music Academy and Boombox in LA collaborated to put together a party and a sit down lecture featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Maseo (De La Soul). The celebratory focus was the life and music of the late great J Dilla. The talk was hosted by our pal Cognito of Frolab.

Get schooled and enjoy!

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Video: De La Soul – “Life Is Great” + “Mr. Big Mouf II” (Teasers)

 

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As a thank you to their loyal fans, De La Soul has dropped a couple little snippet videos. The above is for a track called “Life Is Great,” which is said to be featured on the upcoming De La album, You’re Welcome. Below is an amusing video collage for the Khrysis produced “Mr. Big Mouf II,” which places a rather high emphasis on Ford Fiestas and vehicular sound systems.

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Video: First Serve (De La Soul) – “Mrs. Whitter” + New Track

 

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Posdnous and Trugoy (Dave) of De La Soul have adopted the monikers of Jacob “Pop Life” Barrow and Deen “D” Whittier to present their newly founded First Serve duo. Above, you can find a characteristically quirky intro to these fine young men.

On April 2nd, First Serve will be releasing a concept album centered around “the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes.” French production team 2 & 4 will be laying down the beats for the project. Take a listen to the first single, “Pushin’ Aside, Pushin’ Along,” below – smooth like butter. In absolute delight we are.

At the very end of this post, you’ll also find The Goon Time Mixtape, which features the duo rapping over reworked instrumentals from Nas, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Beatles, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Run DMC, and B.B. King.

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De La Soul with Special Guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava – 3/25

On Friday, March 25th, legendary hip hop trio De La Soul takes the stage at The Shrine in Chicago, IL with special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava. As one of the founders of the alternative hip-hop scene, the Grammy award winning De La Soul has been holding it down since their brilliant debut release in 1989. Today more than 12 releases later (and another in the making) these guys are masters of the game. Doors open at 9:00PM, and advance tickets are still available, so make sure you get yours now.

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Gorillaz featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack

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The first track from the new Gorillaz album has been released, and it features an incredible combination of Mos Def and Bobby Womack. The track, “Stylo” comes from the Gorillaz’ upcoming album Plastic Beach. Other artists featured on the new alblum include De La Soul, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. Plastic Beach will be released on Parlophone on March 8th.

Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack – “Stylo” from Plastic Beach (mp3)