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Rozay might just be the greatest beat selector of all time.
Gifted Films Inc presents a Okayplayer OG Brian ‘B.Kyle’ Atkins project, J. Dilla: Still Shining. The comprehensive remembrance piece on the late great James ‘J. Dilla’ Yancey will be available February 7th @ TheJDillaProject.com.
The doc will feature unseen personal photos, and rare concert performance footage. Along with all of that, the project also will feature exclusive testimonials from friends and frequent collaborators like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes, and more.
Lex talks to MTV about how he got started in beatmaking and breaks down his hits.
Rick Ross’ “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”: “To take something that a lot of people thought was nothing and to turn it into another dimension of sound was crazy to me,” Luger said. “The reaction from people that I saw was crazy to me. That’s when I really knew this is what I wanted to do.”
Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In Da Paint”: Luger said he was in Atlanta the first time he heard it. “I don’t listen to the radio or go out that much; I just work,” he explained. “When I got to Atlanta, I think I was on the way back from the airport and my boy turned on the radio. My boy was like, ‘Yeah, this is it.’ I said, ‘Turn it up,’ and it felt crazy.”
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “H.A.M.”: ” ‘H.A.M.’ really came about in New York City. Me and Kanye, we had did ‘See Me Now.’ I played him a lot of beats, but he liked the ones that I didn’t expect him to like. I left, like, eight beats with him; he called me, like, two weeks later and he said he wanted, for sure, two. That was one of the ones. … I sent him the track out. He did what he did to it, still I didn’t hear the song. I couldn’t hear it until everyone else heard it. Working with Kanye was crazy. I can’t really explain it. He’s a perfectionist. He has to have everything perfect and out the ordinary, 10 times greater than everything. He’s a crazy guy, but he’s fire.”
Previously: Video: Pete Rock vs. Dee Vazquez
Boola takes us back to that hard core hip-hop filled with knocking drums, raw rhymes and vintage samples. The music industry is missing this type of sound, the essence of Carhartt, 40 below Timberland boots, Champion hoodies and fatigues. Hood music at its finest need I say more!
Previously: Nas – Snitch Alibi (Prod. by Boola)
Updated track list for the album, with production credits:
1. Blaq Poet – Bang Dis!
2. MC Eiht – Fine By Me (produced by Brenks)
3. NYG’z – Policy
4. 5% (ft. KRS-One & Grand Puba)
5. Nick Javas – Opportunity Knoccs
6. Tef & Styles P – Married To The Game
7. Dynasty – Epic Dynasty
8. NYG’z ft. Lady Of Rage, Freddie Foxxx & Royce 5’9 – Ya Dayz R #D (NYGemix)
9. Young Maylay – Temptation
10. Nick Javas – Not A Game
11. Khaleel ft. Panchi of NYG’z – Rappin Exercise (produced by Showbiz)
12. Blaq Poet ft. MC Eiht & Young Maylay – Ain’t Nutin Changed (Remix)
13. Tef ft. Saigon & Papoose – Lifetime Membership
14. Khaleel – Hot Flames
15. Nick Javas – Warning Track (DJ Premier Remix) (Bonus Track)
16. Joell Ortiz – Sing Like Bilal (Version 3) (Bonus Track)
Note: Sequencing is still being determined.
Yeah this has been out for a minute, but here’s the mastered version for that extra Pete Rock knock.
Behind the scenes of “Money, Money, Money ft. Fabolous & Diddy” after the jump.