Video: Black Lips Bring Notorious B.I.G. to Coachella
As you may be aware Black Lips once again proved their place at the forefront of cutting edge music culture at Coachella last month when they were joined by a "physical illusion" of Notorious B.I.G. for an unprecedented onstage collaboration, quickly bypassing the Tupac "hologram" (read: "non-physical illusion") standard set by Dre and Snoop the week before.
Luckily Noisy was there to document the event and interview the Black Lips shortly afterward about this trendsetting leap in music performance technology (among those following suit are TLC, Queen, and surely many more to come).
Audio: Black Silver, "That Slap (rmx)" f. Ras Kass, Rakaa Iriscience
Los Angeles emcee Black Silver presents the DJ Obi-produced remix of "That Slap" featuring Ras Kass and Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples. Silver is a member of the Likwit Crew with Tha Liks and Defari, the Analog Brothers (a.k.a. Ice-T and Kool Keith), Black Ice (his duo project with Ice-T) L.A. underground click 2000 Crows, and owner of Sterling World Records. His full-length releases include, Inevitable, Hardcore Intellect, Pimp To Eat (as the Analog Bros), Urban Legends (with Ice-T as Black Ice), Skillyfied, Emergency Verses and Emergency Verses Vol. 2.
"There's always a point where you have to decide whether to actually put your all into any given undertaking. From that point, any number of things can determine whether it ultimately succeeds or fails. To take a 'leap of faith' has always seemed more an idealistic statement than a truthful one to me. The word faith implies a higher degree of certainty or confidence than most of us have when attempting to do anything special. In reality, it's more of a leap of hope - done on a feeling, a hunch, that if what you do is good enough, one day it'll all pay off.” -David Dallas
ILLY returns in 2012 with his surefire hit of a single ‘Heard It All’ from upcoming third album Bring It Back. following the success of career-defining sophomore LP The Chase, fans have been anticipating the next ILLY release with baited breath.
“I was having a really tough time getting inspired to write recently. I wrote this ('Heard It All') in response to the feeling that I wasn’t going to be able to deliver what was expected of me. It’s pretty much about accepting the fact that the latest, or newest stuff going on, is all a product of shit that came before, and that that’s not really a bad thing.” - ILLY