Video: The Rise of SKE Webisode 1 'Q The Question' Night Grind
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SKE Records have launched the new webisode "The Rise of SKE". The series will document the rising label from Philadelphia started by rising star Trel Mack and music mogul on the rise Q The Question on their daily grind taking SKE Records to the top of the music business. Below is webisode 1 where Q The Question is working on the latest mixtape he's hosting with DJ Fatz "Cohibas & Cognac" and what's coming next from SKE Records.
Baltimore emcee Substantial released his Oddisee executive produced album Home Is Where The Art Is late last year and quickly garnered acccolades from his strong worldwide fan base. Since then, Substantial has toured with yU (of Diamond District), seen the vinyl release of his record, performed at the Smithsonian in DC, and released a wildly successful tribute album to Jill Scott titled "Jackin' Jill". Today, Substantial wanted to share the entire collection of instrumentals from Home Is Where The Art Is with his fans.
Omega B, the light when they in the dark. Gangsta Queen, futuristic being, soul soldier of love. Certified dope dealer, liberator, mind healer. Omega B a Hip Hoppa, don't stop ha. On a mission to unite through Peace, light, and music. Spreading love like a drug, she wants you to abuse it. Omega B making music when listened to, will set you free.
If you were unable to attend this past weekend's Broccoli City Festival in D.C. or perhaps just want to relieve the moment and have thirty-five minutes to spare, you can view Big K.R.I.T.'s entire performance below. The set included many popular songs from K.R.I.T.'s past mixtapes along with some material from the recently released King Remembered In Time project.
This week, 17 North Parade will unlock its vaults once again to unveil the latest Reggae Anthology: Yellowman's Young, Gifted & Yellow, from the undisputed king of dancehall. Jamaica's first dancehall superstar Yellowman ushered in a new era in reggae music. His early '80s success brought the popularity of toasting (reggae's equivalent of rapping) to a new level and helped establish dancehall as the wave of the future.
His powerful 2CD/DVD anthology collection features 40 fully remastered essential tracks of both classic and obscure material throughout Yellowman's prolific career. As an added bonus, the deluxe package will include thorough liner notes written by reggae historian Noel Hawkes and a 25-minute DVD of Yellowman's 1988 electrifying live performance at Jamaica's longstanding annual music festival Sunsplash.
It's Wally Wallace, president of @BestOutEnt. The attached song another HOT track out the camp ready to BURN the summer! This is the 1st single off St. Louis' HOTTEST rap duo, Buff & Chubb's upcoming street-tape: #WEWORKIN #OVERTIME
Produced by Madlib. 12 tracks recorded over a roughly 12-year period. LP & CD come with a peel-off cover sticker revealing Quasimoto's guts; LP with bonus 7-inch single.
Quasimoto first came to life on Madlib's personal beat tapes in the producer's early years in Oxnard CA – private music, not meant for release, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos.
By the time of Quasimoto's debut The Unseen, most had caught on to the fact that Madlib and Quasimoto were one in the same. The MC as artistic alter ego, like a talking dummy from surreal rap vaudeville. Quasimoto is usually the “bad character,” doing and saying what the producer doesn’t, with Madlib along side as a noncommittal collaborator. The Unseen (Stones Throw, 2000) was among the new decade's first sleeper hits, ranking on Spin’s year end list at a time when the producer and label were unknown outside hip-hop DJ circles.
After a subsequent journey through jazz production and now-legendary collaborations with MF DOOM & J Dilla, Madlib called on Quasimoto again for The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. The album played something like a smoked-out comedy/crime Blaxploitation flick, and continued to build Madlib's reputation as one of the most creative and fearlessly skewed creators in hip-hop.
As for Quasimoto – usually represented by pen & ink with brick in hand – he has been many things over the years: rapper, cartoon, the poor-man's Gorillaz, a toy, bad tattoo, internet meme. To all this Lord Quas might say, yessir … whatever. It’s all about the music.
Yessir Whatever collects 12-tracks made by Madlib and Quasimoto over a roughly 12-year period. A few were released on rare & out-of-print vinyl, while a few others are previously unreleased, now mixed and mastered for the first time. Take two & pass. Yessir … whatever.