Lee "Scratch" Perry | Reggae's Mad Scientist


Lee "Scratch" Perry is the psychedelic godfather of reggae, the mad scientist of dub and the producer of Super Ape and Bob Marley's early hits to the Clash's "Complete Control." His music and antics are the stuff of legend, and in the new documentary The Upsetter, filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough take a never-before-seen look at the artist Rolling Stone calls "Reggae's Mad Scientist" in RS 1108/09, Jul. 8-22, 2010. In addition to interviews with Perry, The Upsetter features extensive archival footage from the musician's own collection.

Bilal x Malcolm X | By Any Means Necessary


Paying homage to Civil Rights leader Malcolm X's iconic pose where he was looking out from behind a window curtain with a rifle [M1 Carbine] in hand, Bilal redoes it with a soulful twist. Mr. Oliver's weapon of choice is a microphone, however, and he's peering out from behind a heavy red curtain, the kind that you might find on a stage. This imagery and the meaning held therein is quite powerful and just as revolutionary.

This isn't the first time that an artist has recreated Brother Malcolm's militant stance on an album cover. The artwork for Boogie Down Productions' 1988 classic By All Means Necessary shows KRS-One in the same pose holding a semi-automatic.

In an interview with Beats, Boxing and Mayhem Bilal explains, “The concept is getting my art out by any means necessary. Even through all the pitfalls, the dark side of industry and the bullshit you go through.”

Bilal continues, “I’m going to get it out in the manner it should be; not watered down or anything against how I want it. That photo is a reminder of that. It’s uncut, raw music that I’m putting out. And I’m willing to do whatever to get it out.”

Support BO and buy AR.

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Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names

Names x (Hip-Hop + Rap) x Taxonomy =Grand nomenclatorial flowcharting.

Learn something! 

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Keep It Together


Today's action reminder.

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Eric Lau | Makin’ Sound


Eric Lau's "Makin’ Sound" is dropping next Monday, Sep. 27 2010. MS will be available at hhv.de, Fat Beats + Jazzy Sport.

Further, random copies of MS will be issued too a select few who tweet about the release and tag "@ericlaumusic" on Twitter or comment on Facebook and include "Eric Lau" in their description.

<a href="http://kilawattmusic.bandcamp.com/album/makin-sound-out-sep-27th">Makin' Sound (Out Sep 27th) by Kilawatt Music</a>

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100 Akres | The Billy Ocean Beat Tape


A Billy Ocean Beat Tape theoretically is a coin toss; wherein, a coin flip has two outcomes: H or T (where H is a head and T is a tail).

100 Akres wins me over with this BOBT thus lands a H.

A project of this scope while a coin toss, in the wrong hands, would potentially fail miserably (T).

Free download this digital H of an album.

<a href="http://beattape.100akres.com/album/the-billy-ocean-beat-tape">The Billy Ocean Beat Tape by 100 Akres</a>

+100 Akres | New Edition Beat Tape (H) + The Cyndi Lauper Beat Tape (T).

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Fir(1)st saw this series in 2002 while eating in the bar section of The Diner with my man 2Liter.

Classic material.

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First Listen: Bilal, 'Airtight's Revenge'

Interview: @sweeneykovar x Bilal.

Courtesy of NPR you can opt to either hear Bilal's third album (his second, Love for Sale, was shelved by Interscope, supposedly because all of its songs leaked online) 'Airtight's Revenge'  in its entirety or hear individual tracks.

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Miguel Atwood​-​Ferguson f. Flying Lotus | Drips​/Take Notice



Full delineation available at Moovmnt.

<a href="http://miguelatwood-ferguson.bandcamp.com/track/drips-take-notice">Drips/Take Notice by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson</a>

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Freddie Joachim | Olive Juice (Love Remixes v1)


Free downloads for the first 500 (minus 1, me,= ~499). 

"Olive Juice" finds Freddie J remixing tracks from arstist such as, Alicia Keys, Esthero, Floetry and Vikter Duplaix; inluding, an FJ original: I Want To Know (256kbps).

Freddie Joachim other releases can be found at Mellow Orange.

<a href="http://freddiejoachim.bandcamp.com/album/olive-juice-love-remixes-vol-1">Olive Juice (Love Remixes Vol. 1) by Freddie Joachim</a>

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