Ydfer3jjaj reacted to JumpinJack AJ in JAZZY JEFF + DAYNE JORDAN "ROOM TEST"
Here's the first collabo Jazzy has released with Dayne Jordan. I know I've peeped this song somewhere before (he probably put it on Facebook or something). Not exactly what I'd expect from Jeff, but I like it. Something fresh, dope scratches, a refreshing beat, and a new school emcee who isn't relying on cussing/ho's/money/sex/self-centeredness.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Nic61974 in Vinyl Destination - Season 2, Episode 1 :: It's A World Out There!
Season 2 of Vinyl Destination starts today! DJ Jazzy Jeff and his crew are back, taking you along as they spread music across the globe!
Charlotte, North Carolina is where we catch up with the guys as they rock two parties during the CIAA basketball tournament. But according to the guys, CIAA is more than just a tournament, it's the place where the 'playaz' play! Say what?!?!
Next stop is the land of the magical bean, also known as Chicago. Who leaves Chicago with special powers? Tune in to episode one of Vinyl Destination to find out!
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to KevTastic in DJ Jazzy Jeff Fall Tours
I'm editing in another window as i type this. This has turned into a long interview that i really couldn't cut anything out of so i'm just gonna' upload the whole thing. I'm sure most people on here will enjoy watching the whole thing anyway.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Da Brakes in It's A World Out There - Dosage (Vinyl Destination Theme Song)
I know a few people have wanted this on a download! Now we do! Such a great track!!
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to DevilsJim89 in Jeff's Birthday
I just want to mention real quick, I also got some flack back in early HS (2002-04) about JJFP being my favorite hip-hop group. The flack ceased when Lost & Found dropped and "Switch" literally blew up iTunes and the radio. I realized during that time most "kids" don't know about the history of rap and all the greats artists, albums, songs...etc. Dialogue exchanged between a bunch of 15 year olds really doesn't have the background knowledge and ultimately is rather stupid. I was in HS when 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Jay-Z (Although I'm a huge Jay fan) were all blowing up, so this was really all of the "rap" people were familiar with. I'm unfortunately part of a generation that thinks 2pac and Biggie were the first rappers and greatest rappers of all-time. Very narrow-minded and not willing to even listen to older music without dismissing it.
Man I used to sit online and just discover music. My method of exploring hip-hop or music in general (pre-YouTube) was going on Wikipedia or Rockonthenet.com , reading the history and going to Amazon.com and listening to samples. Once 2005 ushered in the YouTube era, discovering music just becomes so much easier.
It's funny all these years later, I don't get any flack and people respect Will as a rapper. It just doesn't help when he hasn't released anything in 9 years....! lol
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to bigted in Check Out A Song I Recorded W/ Nas Instrumental
Thanks to FUQ who sent me an acoustic mixer to mess around with, I was able to put together a solid recording, peep it out y'all, enjoy!
getting situations analyzed
through dimensions of my mind
while i'm mentioned being kind
lookin' for friendships is a design
since we can't be alone in mankind
all the images that you'll find
as rain falls from the sky
you might be wondering why
i choose to be so dominant on the mic
but that's 'cause the powerful thoughts bring more rhymes
havin' more circuits than a wire
so i ain't gonna retire
since god's with me i won't have a day to expire
movin' tall beyond a negative desire
the choices you make will build your fire
and y'all know i ain't built as a liar
that'd be like a car running on flat tires
my mind's strength is continual
not to look critical
while you sound hypocritical
you'll be banned like that sterling dude
since nonsense of bigotry is uncalled for
we could put our differences to the side during the love and war
the foundation is built tall
true players are built to ball
like magic & kareem abdul-jabar
the championship vision
from scottie pippen & michael jordan
won't be broken
since there ain't jokin'
even though i'm a bad boy like will smith and martin lawrence
i'm tired of all the stuntin'
puttin' an end to the foolish discussions
everything is everything like lauryn hill mentioned
ready or not word to her, pras, and wyclef
rockin' the spot on my lyrical quests
rest in peace dj ezrock, "it takes two" through "joy and pain" to win
you damn right this nj rebel is a hip hop purist
doin' it for the love non stop is what i cherish
i'll be the chief of the game like robert parish
since my game is amazin' like the new york mets
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Big Ben in Pharoahe Monch P.T.S.D.
I was just wondering if anyone here picked up the new album. I've been enjoying it since it's release, I must have listened to it at least three times driving back from my home in Wisconsin to school in Minnesota. Pharoahe is probably one of my favorite artist because of his creativity and consistency, and the fact that he creates proper ALBUMS vs just a random collection of songs. There never seems to be a track that's on the album that's just a throwaway.
Here's his third "bullet" song, which is clearly heavily (and admittedly) influenced by LL.
This one is probably my favorite track, and it comes at the perfect point of the album, fitting with its theme.
I have to say I'd recommend anyone to buy this album, but since we can't always afford to do so, it is on Spotify. And I can't recommend more that people listen to his appearance on the Combat Jack show. They basically have a listening session and Pharoahe explains his process and motivations for many of the songs on the album. If you're a fan it's definitely worth a listen.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Jazzy Julie in Vinyl Destination Spring Tour Announcement
So we had an awesome time at the weekend. We didnt quite know what the boiler room thing was, all we knew was that you needed to be on a guestlist to get in and Nicole had kindly got us 3 on it. I looked up the boiler room before we left and saw that it was some kind of web streaming. So i met Kev and Brakes at the station and Kev got his google maps out to try and find the place. Just as we got into the road it was on, we saw a white van and spotted some of the guys in the front seats and they waved at us. Next thing we know, the side door of the van swings open and Jeff, skillz and the rest of them are in the back.
So we chatted to them for about 5 minutes about the tour etc. So then we got taken through some doors to what looked like some kind of abandoned warehouse. We got taken up the stairs and there was a huge room with antiques in there. Chairs, a carosel horse and some gymnastic equipment which the guys nearly tried out until someone told them they had to pay for it if they broke it. They took a few photos and chatted until we got taken into a small room about the size of someones living room. There must of only been about 20 of us tops including Jeffs crew, and as you could see we sat right behind the main man.
Jeff was awesome as usual, like Tim said happy was amazing. We got to see everything up close, i could even see everything he was doing on his computer. Jeff played for an hour and then wrapped it up, we got out of the room before we got high from all the fumes........ we spoke to Jeff quickly again and then headed off.
We had time to kill before the show so we had dinner than watched 4 episodes of fpoba in my hotel room haha! It was weird when Jeff appeared on the show after having seen him just hours earlier. So we got to scala just after 10pm when it opened and met up with Kevs friend Tim. Jeff thought he was on at 1am but we saw on here he wasnt due on until 2am. 2 guys from dilated peoples were on, they were ok but i thought they kinda lost the energy of the crowd towards the end, but then im just used to seeing Jeff who is the best ha. So by 1am, im dying and hoping Jeff comes on, but nope he came on at 2am. We stayed further back this time up behind a barrier, we just couldnt handle being down with the youngsters, plus we have seen him up close plenty of times so its nice to see him from a different view.
Again Jeff was awesome, the crowd were so into it, he knows exactly what to play to get everyone going. It was similar to the last scala show but he added a few new ones into the mix. He did the usual were he has hip hop, RnB, motown, and then he throws odd stuff in like Toto and Phil Collins, but it works and the crowd went mental. Unfortunately Brakes had to leave at 3am to drive back to his to look after his son. Jeff finished at 4am, we just said bye and headed off home.
Thanks so much to Nicole for getting us on 2 guestlist this time, not many people have had the experience of being sat directly behind the best DJ in the world, i really appreciate that you did this for us.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to the magnificent in Motion Bristol
Just got back at 5am from motion last night, as always jazz was incredible with his set, a blend of everything all night, vinyl destination was filming aswell so everyone going to scala get to the front!
Managed to get another CD signed aswell :D security was real tight so had no chance to get a picture
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Radewart in Movement on Bad Boys III
Maybe our prays are answered!
Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the high-octane "Bad Boys" franchise, tapping Peter Craig to pen the screenplay.
The hope is to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. At this point, with the project in the early stages, none has a deal to return.
The "Boys" movies feature Smith and Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions.
The first "Boys," released in 1995, helped launch Bay as a director and Smith as an action star even though it was not a fire-stamped blockbuster -- it grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.
The sequel, released in 2003 when Bay and Smith's stars had risen, grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.
All parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out. One potential hurdle, however, would be the costly deals with the players.
Craig, repped by CAA and Management 360, co-wrote "The Town," which Ben Affleck is directing for Warner Bros. and which shoots in Boston next month. He is adapting anime "Cowboy Bebop" for 20th Century Fox and Keanu Reeves.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Hero1 in Jazzy Jeff Australian Tour
For the Australians out there. Jazzy Jeff is doing a show at the Espy this Friday.
Tixs are $65 and available available from oztix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=39254
Jeff's also doing a Pool Party at the Ivy in Sydney on the 14th.
Final Release tickets for $40 are available from Moshtix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/dj-jazzy-jeff-usa-pool-party/68450?&skin=
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to JumpinJack AJ in WHY IT'S EDM'S FAULT OUTKAST FLOPPED
And no, it’s not as simple as “hip hop is dead,” because it’s not. If you’re plugged in to what’s going down at Coachella, you’ve no doubt heard by now that one of the most illustrious hip hop acts of all time suffered a disastrous reunion set in California on Friday night, to the point where Andre 3000 asked the lackluster crowd mid-performance, “are y’all still here?” As the set progressed, people streamed out of the crowd and the supposed climax of “Hey Ya!” went over with the intensity of a poorly faked orgasm. Well, this got off to an awkward start…I guess appropriately so. There’s no other way to describe a legendary reunion show being met with such malaise.
Fifteen years ago when lyrics-based hip hop ran the popular music scene, a Coachella audience would go crazy for a show like this. Live hip hop was the most exciting game in town, and your average festival-attendee would have a more personal connection with the act on stage. They were more likely to buy their ticket not with a “music festival experience” in mind, but with particular artists in mind. With the advent of the modern music festival, driven by dance music, this sentiment has shifted dramatically.
A large portion of your average, mainstream festival-goer of 2014 heads out their front door with a different expectation than their counterparts in the past. Festivals today with any sort of electronic tilt have implicitly promised stratospheric production values, insane light shows, and flawless control of crowd energy: in summary, an opportunity to lose your ****ing mind. You can plop down hundreds of dollars without knowing a single artist and still know you’re going to have a blast. The needle has slowly shifted away from “music,” towards “party.”
That’s okay. We all like to party and dance around. But now a great deal of people that come out to festivals have an expectation of immediately accessible music. You could have wandered into Dillon Francis’s Coachella set without knowing a single song and absolutely loved it. EDM, in a live setting, has a way of being instantly entertaining – and here’s the kicker – in a way lyrical, 90s-style hip hop really has no chance at matching. When you’re accustomed to thousands of perfectly synced strobe lights and the energy-building peaks and valleys of a common electronic dance music set, suddenly, watching a guy pace back and forth on stage uttering halfway-audible lines isn’t as entertaining anymore.
So when Outkast took the stage, and began performing Outkast songs, with no dramatic flourishes or fireworks displays, the crowd almost seemed puzzled. A song that should be easy to sing along with, “ATLiens” for example, barely got a vocal reaction from the crowd. Wave your hands in the air, that simple command they could understand. But calling out one of the quintessential hooks of the 90s? Not happening, because most of the crowd didn’t know it already. What we saw in full force Friday night was a generational disconnect, mixed with a mismatch of expectations. To be fair, not a single person could be expected to go berserk for “Aquemini” if they were hearing it for the first time at a concert. If you’ve been bumping that album for a decade and know every word, you’d be loving it – but that type of person is increasingly becoming an endangered species at massive festivals.
When Andre asked “Coachella are you tired?” it was indicative of the fact that most of the crowd had no idea what was going on. Having no idea what’s going on works just fine at most popular EDM performances – that’ll soon be remedied by a catchy melody, easy-to-follow chorus, or blast of bass – but at a hip hop show it’s fatal. Lulls between hit songs used to be tolerable, because A) it was expected to happen, and B) the crowd would be stocked with fans who knew every song anyway. But now the percentage of people like that has been diluted, and perhaps most critically, everyone is conditioned to that time between hit songs being filled with, well, more hit songs, often from other artists.
Which is why many forms of music outside of the electronic sphere now just can’t hang with even a GTA or a Deniz Koyu at a major festival. The bar for energy and excitement has been set too high, and the mainstream interest at attending music festivals, driven by the proliferation of EDM mega-fests, has brought in a wide swath of people who simply aren’t what readers of a site like this would consider music fans. Everyone, from the most intense fan who listens to full albums on the day of release, to the casual listener whose only source of music is the FM dial in their car, can have a great time at a big EDM show. Toss that same wide cross-section of people in front of Outkast performing “Spottieottiedopaliscious?” You get the artist exclaiming, “I feel like I’m here by my goddamn self.” Can you even imagine a DJ at Coachella having to say that?
It’s a new era for live music, and acts that aren’t going to be bringing the requisite amount of energy to please a crowd filled with thousands of casual fans need to consider their audiences more carefully now than ever before. You can’t expect someone who just staggered away from getting their brain rearranged at an explosive, confetti-filled Zedd performance is going to respond in any meaningful way to lyrical hip hop, unless they’re already a fan. It’s sad in a way, that a duo with such a storied career can no longer sufficiently entertain a large festival audience - but all is not lost. It’s a matter of “picking your spot,” and I can say with complete confidence that Outkast, or any of their contemporaries from the bygone golden era of hip hop, can still rock a crowd of thousands. Just not at a mainstream festival anymore.
Ydfer3jjaj reacted to Schnazz in Nas AMA comments on ghost writing
Nas is doing an AMA at reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/233t3x/i_am_nas_amaa/
He was asked about ghost writing (it's the top question currently)
"How did you end up (allegedly) ghostwriting for Will Smith?
Edit: The song getting jiggy wit it."
"Alright, let's clear this up once and for all.
I hung out with Will in the studio. And watched him write it. It was a fun studio session, and I said a line or two or three to him. It wasn't that serious. Will Smith wrote that song.
But seriously, I watched him have fun making that record on his own, and Will is a true MC."