Archive for September, 2017

After many collaborations, freestyles, and guest verses on other respected artists projects, Jay NiCE finally presents a personal body of work of his own, The NiCE Tape. The tape is a homage to different legendary artists past and present, such as renditions of classic records like GhostFace Killah’s “Stay True” and “Stroke Of Death”. The feel of the tape is gritty 90’s with a newer texture. Fans will be overjoyed to hear NiCE’s solo effort after hearing him on the street-themed album “Ready Rock Vol. 1 & 2” with BOE cohort Money *MAG* and also the classic album “My Brother’s Keeper” with Marty, his brother. If fly, lyrical lingo is your type of music, The NiCE Tape covers all bases.…… 1 – Intro 2 – The Return 3 – 数字在篮板上 4 – 88 ft. RUSH 5 – Bobby Fischer 6 – Ghosts ft. Left Lane Didon 7 – Greek Tragedy ’74 ft. Marty & RUSH 8 – Elimination Cage Match ’98 ft. Heist Da Kid, Relay, Chris Skillz & RUSH 9 – Cold City ft. RUSH 10 – Stroke Of Death ft. Chapman 11 – Stay You 12 – Hold It Down ft. Marty 13 – Brother’s Keeper (Outro)


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Redwood City O.G. Fine to Drive. In Memory of Matt Slezak. Rest in Paradise. 03Sept2017


Aug 21, 2017 | Abby O’Neill | Three-time Grammy winner DJ Premier, one of the definitive architects of New York hip-hop, brought a new type of life to NPR’s Tiny Desk: our first concert helmed by a DJ. A packed house of head-nodding journalists grooved through their lunch hour to a nine-song medley of iconic Premier productions while decompressing from the unrelenting grind of the news cycle. The set list rested on the undeniable footprint of Preemo’s classics, but this was more than just another DJ mix. His touring outfit, The Badder Band, overlaid Premier’s blends with an undulating electric bass courtesy of Brady Watt, a steady accent on the one from drummer Lenny “The Ox” Reece and boisterous horns from Mark Williams and Jonathan Powell. But it was Premier who remained front-and-center, commanding the crowd like a true party rocker. With throwbacks ranging from Gangstarr’s “Step into the Arena” to an amped rendition of Jeru The Damaja’s “Da Bitches,” embellished by The Badder’s jazzy horns, Preemo concluded the set with a “Moment of Truth,” featuring the exalted rhymes of his posthumous Gangstarr partner, Guru. Tiny Desk concerts are short by design, so naturally the format could barely scratch the surface of Premier’s vault of street anthems, done for the likes of the Notorious B.I.G., JAY-Z, Nas, Kanye West, Big L, M.O.P., Mos Def, Group Home, Jeru the Damaja, AZ, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Even after a career spanning almost three decades, the man born Christopher Martin has managed to stay authentic to his analog grit and sample-chopping integrity, as if he were still an underdog. SET LIST “Premier Production Medley” – KRS-One – “KRS-One Attacks” – KRS-One – “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” – Das Efx – “Real Hip-Hop” – Nas – “Nas Is Like” – Jeru The Damaja – “Da Bichez” – Gang Starr – “Step In The Arena” – Gang Starr feat. M.O.P. – “1/2 & 1/2” – Royce Da 5’9 – “Boom” – Gang Starr – “Moment Of Truth” MUSICIANS DJ Premier (producer); Braden Watt (bass); Mark Williams (trombone); Frank Reece (drums); Jonathan Powell (trumpet)