Video: Children of the Night – “Kids From Queens”

 

Lansky Jones, Remy Banks, and Nasty Nigel of hip hop trio Children of the Night yesterday released their new video for their magnetic “Kids From Queens” track.

With a sound seeming to pay homage to old school hip hop sounds, these young lads have already received approval from industry veterans like Ski Beatz and Large Professor. The black and white video depicts almost a home video or documentary style video of Queens living – kind of all has a Nas vibe to it in parts. This one’s a no brainer, y’all.

Listen to and downlaod the free Queens… Revisited mixtape on Bandcamp.

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Video: Ski Beatz – ‘Twilight’ Trailer + NYC Release Party

 

Megaproducer Ski Beatz will be releasing Twilight on February 14th and we are pretty much beside ourselves with this trailer. Woven along with the silky jazz sonics are visuals of Curren$y, Stalley, Smoke DZA, Mikey Rocks, Da$h, Tabi Bonney, and other guest collaborators. Really hoping he releases an instrumentals only version as well!

Also later this month, February 22nd, join Ski for his album release party in NYC!

Event Details
Ski Beatz 24Hr Karate School Presents Twilight
Performances by Ski Beatz and The Senseis, CPlus, Rugz D.Bewler, Da$h, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O’Connell + more.

February 22, 2012
10PM

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY

Tickets: $10
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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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Talib Kweli: “Cold Rain”

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Talib Kweli dropped the first single from his upcoming album today, “Cold Rain,” produced by Ski Beatz. The album Gutter Rainbows will be out on January 25th – check out the interview with XXL where Talib talks about the nature of this new album, and the changing artist relations with record labels, including his own imprint Blacksmith. Judging from this track, even just the dreary, poetic titles, this new album is set to be a lyrical achievement for Talib and rap in general. And production must be kwuality: Ski Beatz is joined by Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One. *A hundred points to whoever tells us what the original piano sample is in the comments.