I’m a few days late with this one, but thank the Internet gods for not letting this completely pass me by. Without a doubt, Marley Marl is one of the greatest producers to ever do it. And the living legend is taking part in a new series presented by DubSpot that features producers recreating some of their most famous instrumentals. In this case, it’s his beat for Eric B. & Rakim‘s “Eric B. is President”, which he breaks down and plays for us here. Watch it below.
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J DILLA’S ESTATE TO RELEASE MORE UNRELEASED MATERIAL
11/21/12 | By Andrew Martin | Potholes in my Blog
It appears that even more previously unreleased J Dilla material will be coming our way. FACT reports that the late rapper-producer’s estate, which is helmed by his mother, has teamed with Delicious Vinyl to get the music out there. This includes a brand-new single called “The Throwaway” that’s credited to the Yancey Boys–aka Dilla and his younger brother Illa J–featuring Frank Nitt. That one’s due out next month. Then in 2013, a series of 10″ records will be pressed housing previously unheard beats and rhymes. Hopefully this is all better than The Rebirth of Detroit.
Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet’s Soul
by OLIVER WANG | npr.org
Since Bill Withers’ 1971 debut, he has had nine albums, all of which are now available in a box set. Oliver Wang has the review, plus a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.
Marilyn Monroe Wanted to Retire to Brooklyn (via Gothamist)
That’s my favorite place in the world, so far, that I’ve seen. I haven’t travelled much, but I don’t think I’ll find anything to replace Brooklyn.
On Bill Maher:
Tavis Smiley Part 1
Tavis Smiley Part 2