What I’ve Been Up To

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Photo courtesy of DJ Harvey Dent

I have been really bad about posting recently but trust I have been working my ass off! I’m just going to run down the latest and greatest so we’re all up to speed and hopefully I’ll get back on my posting grind again soon.

First lets deal with what has already happened. I recently was invited by my good friends back in Baltimore to once again be part of the Bmore Dilla event. This was the 10 year anniversary performance and the final one. I mean, 10 years is a good run, right? So you know I had to make my way back home to be part of something so special. And the whole event and weekend did not disappoint. I did Elzhi‘s “Come And Get It” from Welcome 2 Detroit which is a hell of track to try to pull off, but with the assistance of the ever talented J Soul (seen below) we did the damn thing. The rest of the artists crushed it as expected and Pete Rock ended the night in classic fashion.

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New Music: E Major – The Look of Love Pt. 3

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10 years later and there is a still an emptiness in Hip Hop where J Dilla’s sound and soul once resided. The culture and the music and the artists that he inspired all miss him dearly. I of course, include myself in that group. This is my little way of honoring him. I got my brother Doug Mattingly on guitar, Alex Koch on keys and synth bass and my homie DJ MadOne and created this track based on the incredible Look of Love from the J 88 days. I hope you all enjoy.

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New Music: Sean Armstrong – “2 For Dilla”

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My man Sean Armstrong is back with some new tunes. You might recall Sean and I did a tribute to J Dilla a number of years ago (LOUDER!) and he’s back paying homage to the late, great beatsmith once again. This time Sean spits over Dilla instrumentals for “Believe in God” from Jay Love Japan and “The Red” from Champion Sound. As usual Sean does his thing so check these joints out and stayed tuned as Sean drops new music each month. He’ll release 3 tracks in March, 4 in April and so on. Should be a crazy year!

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