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As I had assumed (first mistake), with the departure of El CAPitan to the West West Y’ALL and with M.A. Waakaoing island life, it seemed that the HHHT dynasty was ready to settle into bed and retire into seclusion. But like the Clan you know NEVER to Fuck Wit’, we’re back on our B.S. and from the West, to the East to the FAR East, we got you covered.
So to continue with CAP’s lead…we stay heavy.
Never Can Say Goodbye.
You received the leaks MONTHS ago. And yes, you were blown away. And yes, like yourself, I wondered, ‘When the EFF is this ISH comin out?!” Well dammit, it’s arrived and it’s oh so sweet. Featuring remixes of MJ, Marvin and Stevie, Beatnick & K-Salaam have without a shadow of a doubt proved that they are, in fact a problem. For REALS for real.
Click cover for DL.
Couldn’t tell you what’s goin on here, but I can tell you I’m thoroughly intrigued. These 2 working together should definitely generate goodies.
Pharrell & Mr. Oizo are Eric Williams?
GRANDMASTER ROC RAIDA
Finally, on September 19th, the world lost a true innovator, inspiration and phenom to the art of turntablism. Anthony Williams a.k.a. Grandmaster Roc Raida passed away last week due to complications from a surgery he had to undergo after a mixed-martial arts accident.
Without question, not only one of the most influential people in the Turntablist community, but also one of the main reasons I began to pursue music in the first place. I literally wore out my X-Pressions CD in Grade 10 to the point where out of the 20 some cuts, I could only eventually play 5 or 6 cause the rest of the disc was burnt out. In Saskatoon, where I grew up, we had a Skate/Hip-Hop shop called 9Times that used to get bootleg copies of underground Hip-Hop VHS tapes. That’s where I got Tableturns 2. That’s when I first saw the Push It/Goin Back to Cali routines and that’s when I realized that Roc Raida ain’t no joke. And well, that’s also where I got ‘the Adventures of Grandmaster Roc Raida’ and was really shown just how much of an impact he had on the Hip-Hop world.
Below I’ve included clips of the Tableturns 2 routine, one of my favorite clips from ‘the Adventures of…’ where Raida has a friendly battle with D.I.T.C. legend, Lord Finesse, and ‘Raida’s Theme’ from X-Pressions.
One of the best to ever do it.
R.I.P. Roc Raida.
Be well world. Let your peoples know you love’em.
Undoubtedly you’ve been bombarded by a touch too much M.J. news for the past week and I know for some of you, it’s become far too overwhelming.
I can sympathize. I really can.
So, because of that, I kindly ask you to please bare with me as I get this last little bit of M.J. off my chest before I return to being the self-righteous blowhard of a blogger I’ve slowly come to be.
In commemoration of M.J., I’ve compiled the best remixes, tributes and covers that have surfaced this past week, all into one convenient post. These all helped me to smile, appreciate and move on and I hope they provide you these same sentiments.
In no particular order:
Peanut Butter Wolf – Michael Jackson VJ Tribute – Part 1
Stevie Wonder – Michael Jackson Tribute
We’ll be back to the regular next post. But for now, bask one more time in the glory known as Michael Jackson.
Be well world.