Archive for the 'Tributes' Category
Rob Swift, Total Eclipse and Precision of The X-Ecutioners pay tribute to their fallen brethren Roc Raida at the UK DMC Finals in London.
Talib Kweli dedicates the end of his set last week on the Summer Stage at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn to Gil Scott-Heron. [via Kingsley]
via Loudersoft. Artwork after the jump.
Cee Lo Green covers Buddy Holly’s “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” for an upcoming compilation album called Rave On Buddy Holly.
The loss of Gil Scott-Heron at the still tender age of 62 this past weekend was a huge blow to music. He’s one of those figures that it’s hard to even put into words how important he was to this thing that brings us altogether. At least he got a chance to share one final project with the world and work with some of the artists he helped birth before he moved on.
Here is Cookin Soul’s tribute mix, The Revolution is Being Televised. Tracklist and link after the jump.
Live in Miami, footage by Derick G.
Bonus: Warren discussed the record with Big Boi on Friday
Props to RR.
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.