► Maxine Ashley – Lobster

shockwebpic_maxineashley_lobsterNew music from Bronx native Puerto-Rican and Pharrell co-signee Maxine Ashley.

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Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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Did The Decline Of Sampling Cause The Decline Of Political Hip Hop?

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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► Yuna – Lullabies [Trackademicks Remix]

A standout throwback remix from Trackademicks of a track titled Lullabies which was released earlier this year by Malaysian artist Yuna. One of the more promising vocalists we’ve recently heard, her self-tited album is out now via the Fader Label – keep an eye out for more from her.

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