Did The Decline Of Sampling Cause The Decline Of Political Hip Hop? The Atlantic Interviews Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_atlanticdeclineofsamplingfErik Nielson, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond, where his research focuses on African American literature and hip-hop culture, has written a thought-provoking piece on sampling for The Atlantic which Hank Shocklee was interviewed for.

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CBGB The Movie Trailer: 50,000 Bands And This

shockleewebpic_cbgbthetrailerSomebody made a movie about CBGB’s, the legendary live music venue in NYC that helped foster the development of some of the best known bands in music history, the U.S. Punk and underground Hardcore movement. We’re talking tons of bands such as the Ramones, The Misfits, Blondie, Talking Heads, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys and Murphy’s Law – just to name a few, all played there during it’s 33-year run from 1973-2006.

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Welcome To The Ritmo Machine – Eric Bobo & Latin Bitman

The following guest post comes from Michael Petricone; consumer electronics, policy guru and brilliant music fan/record collector. A big thanks to Michael for his contribution!

Fifty years ago, percussionist Willie Bobo helped marry Latin rhythms to American jazz, funk and soul. The result was boogaloo, the sound that dominated Latin New York through the 1960’s.

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Rare Video Of Beastie Boys & LL Cool J – 1986 Raising Hell Tour London

British radio DJ Tim Westwood has come through with this rare and great classic footage from the 1986 Raising Hell Tour in London.

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RIP Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch AKA MCA – A Look Back At Some Of The Classics

Adam Yauch also known as MCA of the Beastie Boys has passed away today at age 47 after a battle with cancer. The Beastie Boys started out as a hardcore punk band in 1979 and released their EP Polly Wog Stew in 1982. Their debut album Licensed to Ill was released via Def Jam in 1986, the label’s second album and by then, the Beastie’s were experimenting with hip hop.

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New Beastie Boys Video: Fight For Your Right Revisited

Check out the new Beastie Boys video, Fight For Your Right Revisited. This is the short version of the newly debuted 22-minute film that features a big list of starring actors and cameos.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Drum loops + samples from David Byrne, Thievery Corp, Beastie Boys, Matmos + More

Check out this week’s picks…

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