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Co$$ – “Pot Ash”

Co$$ is an LA-based emcee whose debut album, Before I Awoke, dropped last month. Making waves for his unique, cerebral style, which effortlessly “blends astral musings and lyrical smack downs“, Co$$ was named the most underrated rapper in LA by that city’s Times in 2010. This track, “Pot Ash”, seems an excellent introduction to Co$$’ […]

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Enormous mp3 collection

4080Records, thanks to some wonderful contributors, has been shown a website that will blow your entire mind. Some enterprising fellow has been digitizing all his old LP’s.  Travesty, you say?  Sure, until you realise he’s been carefully categorizing and labeling them and putting them online as downloadable mp3s. Aptly titled “My collection of 78 rpm […]

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Mos Def rockin with the Robert Glasper Experiment

Okayplayer had a pretty solid post about Mos Def’s performance at Carnegie Hall the other night.  Apparently, post-show, he went out and performed with the Robert Glasper Experiment In another touching tribute, they fully focused on a tribute to Dilla, performing Slum VIllage’s Fantastic and Falling in Love.  They also apparently did a little De […]

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Jazz and Funk from the Soviet Union

Obviously the Soviet Union was famous for lots of things. Well, communism mainly, but I’m sure there’s other stuff. I hear they had wicked parades. Anyways, the post I saw over at Metafilter illustrated a bunch of different instances of Soviet jazz. It’s a trip just to imagine it, because in my mind jazz requires […]

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5 dope jazz albums

Arturo O’Farrill took over the baton of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra from his father, Latin jazz pioneer Chico O’Farrill. He’s listed his top 5 jazz albums here, and I’ve got to say he’s got some pretty amazing taste.  Here they are: Relaxin’ Artist: Miles Davis Quintet Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Artist: Chick Corea […]

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4080Records Presents: Debra Hurd

Debra Hurd is quite the artist.  Not to say that she’s really all that original, but I really like her Jazz painting series.  It’s got a style that looks hurried and kind of blurry, and does a pretty good job of capturing what the performance is like.  It’s a rush of action and you tend […]

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