Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Pete Rock – One, Two, A Few More

Photo by Martin Star"
Photo by Martin Star”
Pete Rock’s releasing a sequel to his now-classic beat record, Petestrumentals (although I actually prefer The Surviving Elements). Yesterday he dropped the first track from the new album, “One, Two, A Few More.” Obviously it has that classic Pete Rock bounce – how else do you describe that groove? – and it heralds good things to come. I’m especially looking forward to the Dilla tribute.

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Shad is the new host of Q

CBC’s Q Radio Program has been embroiled in controversy the last little while.  Ever since the fall of Jian Ghomeshi 4 months ago (as of the date of this article), it has been a whirlwind of a search to find a worthy successor.

And they have one.  A cerebral, excellent, talented rapper and interviewer.  Shad has been announced as the new permanent host of Q.

A Juno Award-winning musician who has been nominated three times for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, the performer known as Shad takes the reins of the show after CBC managers were impressed by his ease in speaking with other artists during a week-long audition as a Q guest host in late January, Shad interviewed a range of artists including cartoonist Art Spiegelman, opera star Christine Goerke, filmmaker and author Miranda July and actress Evangeline Lilly.

We here at 4080 welcome him.  While Shad has never reached the market saturation he deserves, his albums have been incredible.  He’s a critical darling, and one who is a worthy successor to such an institution.

And I leave you with Rose Garden:

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A moment for Large Professor

I feel like I’ve been asleep at the controls lately.  Somehow I just haven’t turned my mine to many of the classic greats.  Case in point is Large Professor.  Dope producer and lyricist.

Ordinarily here’s where I would  want to get into some details of this talented man, but my brain is barely functional so you’ll have to google it.

Check out his single “Own World” ft: Fortune off his upcoming album RE:Living Legend, which will be coming through this Spring sometime (which is now!).  Get your inter-webs ready.

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The 1978ers (yU & SlimKat) – Without A Clue

From The Album “People Of Today