Documentary from Video Music Box on the making of Nas's classic Illmatic album. Interviews with Nas, Large professor, Q-Tip, Dj Premier and Pete Rock about the individual tracks they created for the album. Worth watching for the inspiring footage of all the producers hanging out together in the studio.
Once again we have dug in the crates so you don't have too. We have searched record stores all over and scoured every corner of the internet for beats and breaks for YOU to pillage. Remember these are for YOU..The Beatmakers!! Download them and flip them and send them back to us and we'll post them up if they are any good. You might just end up in the next edition of Fat Beats of the Week! Don't forget to contact us at email@example.com and let us know what else you want to hear and see at WhosGunnaTaketheWeight.
Redefinition Records keeps on killin em....heres Union ft Elzhi titled Wings the REDEF Remix Produced by Damu The Fudgemunk. Killer Boom Bap Drums...Dope ass horns and a flo thats good to go!! Cop it HERE
Been late on the Daily Operation, but it has been slip pickins this week with the holiday, but hey guess what? This one also features some q-tip so now we are on a roll!!!! Here is a catchy mix.
LUDACRIS x DILLA x Q-TIP "MOVE" (KING MOST REDIRECTION) LUDACRIS x DILLA x Q-TIP "MOVE" (KING MOST REDIRECTION) by kingmost
_ Sammy Strawberry
Sadat is back at it again and this time he has hooked up with new Stones Throw signee Homeboy Sandman. And if that wasn't enough he got Psycho Les of the world famous Beatnuts to hook the track up. We also threw in a new bonus cut too!
This is definitely one of the best "making the beat" videos the 45 king has done yet. Lots of Crate digging and 45 talk here and some interesting nuggets are dropped too. Great vid for some new jacks to catch up with.
Time for another addition of Fat Beats of the Week, we sifted thru thousands of bad r & b records flipped on 45,beats that actually are not even on beat,long drawn out nonsense intros, and over filtered samples to find some of the freshest ish on the net this week. Now I am sure we havent hit everything, theres just so much out there..but heres what we were feeling this week that we stumbled upon. Upset we missed yours??? Our drop box is on the right homie....use it!
The fine people over at bamalovesoul have blessed us (the internets) this month with three volumes of Common remixes in honor of his new long player The Dreamer/The Believer dropping. They took time out of their busy schedule sifting through all the Common remixes out there and we all know how many shitty beatmakers throw a Common acapella over their tracks and found us the cream of the crop. However, i do think that its a good look that Common puts out acapellas on pretty much every release he drops. Its a good way to get your music promoted as a lot of bedroom wizards do not have a decent emcee to showcase their beats, so most scour 12"s for acapellas to use.
Producers showcased in volumes 1-3 include Madlib, 9th Wonder, Tall Black Guy and much more! Tracklisting and downloads after the jump!
In honor of the NBA finally starting its season i thought we would take a minute to look back on some of these superstar's amazing attempts at living their dreams of being a rapper.
Tony Parker ft. Fabolous - Top of the game
Ok..where do we begin with this one? First and let me apologize to our European and French-Canadian readers before hand, but rapping in french just sounds gay! You can't come off hard in the language of love..it just doesn't work. Second, I'll bet money that this video might be the very reason Eva Longoria filed for divorce. i mean c'mon guy..your in the NBA and your banging Eva Longoria, just leave it at that ok? Thanks
Kobe Bryant ft. Tyra Banks - K.O.B.E.
This is great just for the way Kobe tries so hard to sound like Tupac, but actually sounds exactly like Will Smith doing a Tupac impression and you know its bad when you have Kobe's loot and the only person you can get to guest on your joint is Tyra Banks..
* More After the Jump
Ahhhh Daily Operation, done on time for once, but hey we were all busy yesterday running around Holiday shopping and girl watching at the mall, dont hate. Today's is a nice slept on blend featuring Q-tip. Enjoy.
These Red Bull Music Academy Sessions are great, always informative and entertaining, this ones with Jazzy Jay....you young guns pay attention...class is in session. Check our back log for ones with Primo, Mf Doom and more
What do we know about BrockBerrigan??..Not much, We know he lives in New Jersey, has close to 7,000 followers on Soundcloud and pretty much murders every track he touches!! His choice of samples is eclectic while his drum programming is a breath of fresh air in a post wanna-be Dilla hip hop world.
Brock just dropped a new 17 track album titled "Aprils Neck Brace"(which you'll definitely need after listening to) for all of our enjoyment, and you can name your price over at his band camp to cop it!
Thats right!! Snatch up a copy of the legendary GURU's Demo tape from 1986 that got him signed to Wild Pitch. Clothing Brand Label X has gotten there hands on Keithy E's classic demo tape and made copies to sell in support of Guru's son KC's Trust fund. The cover and cassette was all designed by Guru himself and Label X kept it exactly like it was for your visual enjoyment aswell.
So go over to Label X and drop 15 bones on not only a piece of golden age history but a good cause during the holiday season. Guru R.I.P.
Once again we have dug in our magical crates and blessed you with the goodness. All we ask is that you put them to good use and if you turn out a banger let us hear it. Hey, you might just see it on our next "Fat Beats of the week" or we might just tell you how bad your snare sucks...either way it a win-win!
Tony Hatch - Herbin'
Paul Kass - The Big Climb
Andrew Wartts & the Gospel Storytellers - Rich Man, poor Man
Anita Kerr Singers - The Look of Love
The Honey Drippers - Streakin (Drum Break)
The Lions - I've seen you around (Drum Break)
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Ill Street Blues (acapella)
We should be getting a fat check from Redefinition Records any day now! So go ahead and check out the new banger K-Def just dropped with Raw Poetic and cop that Night Shift album...make sure to tell them whosegunnataketheweight sent you!! K-Def featuring Raw Poetic - Night Owls by Redefinition Records
Big Inf is back with the "What We Want remix" featuring Sadat X, A.G., Doo Wop and the illest voice in hip hop Snaggapuss!! I mean this guys voice is so ridiculous that he sounds sick on everything he touches no matter what he is saying! Gimmick or no, Snaggapuss is a WGTTW favorite!
Big Inf - What We Want (remix) ft. Sadat X,The Bounce Squad,& A.G.
U.K. producers Krate Krusaders team up with Akil of Jurassic 5 for their "Fade to Black" track off their upcoming january 2012 album "When the needle drops". The album features tons of guests from the U.K. and the US, including a cut with newly signed Stones Throw MC, Homeboy Sandman. Keep an ear out!
The Heavies are back and they have been tapped by the people at Pedigree Cuts to record a library funk record to be used in film and television and never to be commercially released. So they did us one better and are giving the album away on Pedigree's soundcloud page.
F.Stokes dropping fire with his new joint "Diggin in the Crates" with production by french duo Mister Modo and Ugly Mac Bear, and they are not playing! Cutting up some classic Big L and shooting the video in NYC and at Brooklyn's beat digging spot "The Thing" in Greenspoint.
Over an hour and forty minute mix of rarities, interviews and breaks from A Tribe Called Quest. Tribe has some of the illest breaks and I spent many years tracking them down long before Strictly Breaks put out that Tribe Vibes Compilation..It goes without saying I was pretty upset at that! But this mix is quality. Enjoy
_ Ron Cartiere
DJ Premier does most of the talking here on Showbiz & A.G.'s new album "Mugshot Music" and how he would even do a record for Britney Spears or Justin Beiber. If this video is any indication..the beats on Mugshot Music are going to be banana's yo!
For those not familiar, Coffee Breaks for Heroes and Villans is a Hip hop radio show hosted by Noah Uman and has been broadcast on New Jersey's WFMU radio for over 7 years! Noah recently packed up and moved to Nashville where he is now putting his shows up on Soundcloud for the whole world to hear and thats good for everyone. Noah doesn't play the same ol' same ol', he constantly mixes it up with joints spanning the last 20 years or so with unsigned acts and special guests.
Definetly peep it and hit the follow button on his Soundcloud page!
Mighty Healthy continues to smash with this Olde English 800 malt liquor tribute shirt.Be the first to be "All City" in your hood by copping the shirt here from the fine establishment that is undergroundhiphop.com . Look fresh and support two cool companies all at one time.