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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Video: DJ Shadow – “Border Crossing” + New Release


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When we look at DJ Shadow’s new video for “Border Crossing,” we feel like we might have teleported into a psychedelic version of M.A.S.H. The video and track release at an interesting political time for the United States, with an urgent, throbbing focus on immigration.

For those still not up on game, DJ Shadow also released his most recent album a few days ago, The Less You Know, The Better. The album spans an array of moods and genres it seems, including appearances from Tom Vek, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli & Posdnuos.

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