Archive for the 'Tributes' Category
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.
Been trying to read this all morning. Shit’s about to get real.
Donny eulogizes the late Disco D.
“Life’s easy, Death is hard…”
Dealing with the lost of a loved one is a pain that’s hard to describe. Even those who’ve felt it before may not fully understand how it affects them. David “Disco D” Shayman really made a profound impact on my life, even after his passing. His presence in this world was expressed in many different forms. He was a DJ, Producer, Son, Mentor, Businessman, Leader, Entrepreneur, Trendsetter and Pioneer but to me he simply was a great friend. Four years ago, he committed suicide and I have never fully recovered from this incident. Truthfully, I don’t think I ever will.
Friendship is also a term that many may find difficult to articulate. True friends are very rare characters who appear ion the story of your life, and thankfully Disco D was written within a chapter of mines. I only knew him for a short period of time, but those moments were some of the most critical of my life thus far. His was the brightest fire, extinguished far before it’s time but I refuse his life to be remembered as a mere ember. I wrote this song to help raise awareness for people like him. For the families and friends he left behind. For the lives that can be saved.
Often in death, we think about the “What if’s”. What if I had saw the signs? What if I had intervened? What if I heard the cries for help? It’s questions like these plague and torment us but I’ve learned that you must be aware of these questions in life. So with that being said, I ask you to please help me continue and honor my friends legacy by helping to save the life of someone you know. Someone who may be a total stranger. Anyone who may suffer the same fate as David did. Please be aware.
If you would like to help support the cause of Suicide Prevention I have selected a charity to which you can donate called the “American Foundation of Suicide Prevention”. I am in no way, shape or form affiliated with this organization and I won’t receive a cent. I just believe that they understand this devastating problem which afflicts many people within our communities and are doing many things to help prevent these type of tragedies.
David “Disco D” Shayman. Until we meet again.
“This tribute to the late Michael Jackson is the lead single for Sir Aah‘s “The Real Punjabi MC” album set to drop via Slaughterhouse. The song gracefully features two of the best lyricists in the game right now, Royce Da 5’9″ and Crooked I. Look out for the the video to debut in August ’10. Following the video, Sir Aah will release the album featuring cameos from Slaughterhouse, The Clipse, Nipsey Hussle and Yukmouth.”
Tony Touch and Doo Wop link back up for this dedication to Guru.
Props to Robbie.
Previously: Guru Tribute on Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesdays
Cookin Soul pays tribute to the late great Teddy Pendergrass.
Soul/R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass recently passed away on January 13, 2010 at age 59. As fans of his music and legacy, we decided to create this Tribute mixtape, using samples and interpolations of some of his best works as one of the best artists and performers in R&B history.
The project includes instrumental tracks and songs featuring Amanda Diva, Curren$y, Joell Ortiz, Doo Wop, Jadakiss, Saigon, Novel, 40 Cal, Ryuzo (R-Rated), Tek (Smif-N-Wessun), LA The Darkman, Willie The Kid, Sha Stimuli & Dante Hawkins.
Download + tracklist after the jump.
Click play on the flash player above to stream the whole show, or listen to snippets of them talking below:
DJ Premier on his visit to Guru when he was in a coma
Guru’s nephew Justin talks
Big Shug talks about the name “Gang Starr”
Panchi of NYGz remembers Guru
Previously: DJ Premier’s Statement On Guru’s Passing