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End of Year Wrap Up

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You don’t need me to tell you 2020 has been a pain the arse. I’ll spare you another doom and gloom round up or indulgent essay about 2020 being a learning experience and instead just say thanks to the various folks I’m grateful to have worked with this year. In[…]

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Karriem Riggins Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For our latest interview, we’re very pleased to speak with Karriem Riggins, the Detroit born drummer and producer who, in addition to a raft of solo material, has collaborated with an absolute who’s who of talent in the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul: J Dilla,[…]

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Camille Yarbrough Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For the latest edition of the WhoSampled interview podcast we speak with Camille Yarbrough. Camille’s 1975 album The Iron Pot Cooker fused poetry, soulful vocals and jazz-fusion influenced instrumentation to deliver an engaging account of the black experience in 1970s America. The album forged Camille’s reputation as[…]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed[…]

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Common ‘Resurrection’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Common’s classic sophomore LP ‘Resurrection’. The follow up to his 1992 debut ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’, the album is produced almost entirely by No I.D., with contributions from Ynot. With a heavy reliance on jazz, samples on the LP come from the[…]

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Interview with The Last Poets for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “After a brief hiatus, the WhoSampled interview podcast is back. For the latest edition, we’re very pleased to have spoken with Abiodun Oyewole and Umar Bin Hassan of the group The Last Poets, whose fusion of rhythmic poetry, jazz, funk, percussion and more broke new ground in[…]

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Nas ‘Illmatic’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “April 19th 1994 saw the release of one of what would go on to be recognised as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Nas’s seminal debut, ‘Illmatic’. Following much talked about appearances on Main Source’s ‘Live at the Barbecue’, MC Serch’s ‘Back to the Grill’, and[…]

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