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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Will Sessions To Release ‘Mix Takes’


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On January 17th, Detroit based band Will Sessions will be releasing Mix Takes, which in addition to original music dives into classics by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Nas, and Dilla.

You may remember the band from their epic work on Elmatic, Elzhi’s re-interpretation of Nas’ Illmatic.

Above, get a yet another taster of this impressive collective with a generous clip from their live recording of Mix Takes!

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Video: RE:GENERATION Music Project Trailer + Tracks ft. DJ Premier, Nas, & Pretty Lights


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Yes and yes. the RE:GENERATION Music Project has partnered up with The Grammy’s to present a very creative documentary concept. Follow DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they each “remix, recreate and re-imagine” one of five traditional styles of music along with influential musicians from the given genre.

Above, find the trailer for the documentary, which is due to premiere on YouTube in February 2012. After the jump, catch the DJ Premier track with Nas as well as the Pretty Lights track featuring LeAnn Rimes, which is quite incredible to say the least.

DJ Premier & Pretty Lights tracks after the jump

New Tracks: Amy Winehouse – “Like Smoke” ft. Nas + “Our Day Will Come”


For those of you that missed the news, there is a new Amy Winehouse album on the horizon. Called Lioness, the album will release December 5th and features a mix of unreleased material, demos, and alternate versions to popular tracks.

Find a complete listing of tracks and descriptions on Amy’s website.

Below you’ll find streams for a couple singles that played on radio last week. “Our Day Will Come” premiered on BBC’s Radio 1 and “Like Smoke” featuring Nas premiered on New York’s Hot 97. Enjoy!

Amy Winehouse – “Our Day Will Come”

Amy Winehouse – “Like Smoke” ft. Nas

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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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