Video: Video: DJ Premier on ‘The Elmatic Instrumentals’

 

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The Elmatic Instrumentals is the product of the much sought after instrumentals from Detroit rapper Elzhi’s Elmatic, which dropped earlier this year.

Elmatic boldy re-interprets Nas’ classic Illmatic with some very impressive production thanks to a Detroit band called Will Sessions.

In the video above, DJ Premier takes a minute to sit with these labor of love recreations of his classic Illmatic productions. Much awesomeness ensues.

Look out for The Elmatic Instrumentals to drop on September 27th.

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Video: ‘Who is Roy Ayers?’ Trailer

 

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Roy Ayers is a truly prolific musician. His reach as an artist has been expansive and profound, from his timeless original pieces to the mass influence his music has had over hip hop and modern soul music. The Roy Ayers Project aims to tell the story of this incredible talent through documentary, performance, music, and interviews. Peep the trailer that dropped recently featuring Rich Medina, Questlove, DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Andre Torres, Houseshoes, and Ndugu Chancler.

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Photos From Q-Tip’s “Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson”

On Saturday, August 29th – what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday – fans of the King of Pop gathered at New York City’s NOKIA Theatre Times Square for Q-Tip Presents: “Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson.”

The crowd danced the night away to never-before-heard remixes of Michael Jackson’s hits, as well as rare video footage from the Motown and Sony vaults. Joining Q-Tip onstage to DJ were special guests DJ Spinna and Mark Ronson. At one point, Quincy Jones called in to say a few words to the audience. Other celebrities in attendance included Solange Knowles, Marsha Ambrosius, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Premier and Anthony Anderson.