Los Angeles rappers, Dilated Peoples stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss their new album, Directors of Photography. First, the group started off speaking about the new class of rappers who are also lyrical, like TDE. Additionally, they explained how using independent outlets to promote their music helped them. In addition to speaking about [cont.]
While the audio isn’t great, it’s rare we see Dilated interviews, so here’s one from Adramatic crew. Babu talks about the new album, Directors Of Photography, how the song “Rain Or Shine” produced by Babu for Evidence was originally for Common, a track on the new album called “Hallelujah” featuring Evidence, Rakaa, Fashawn, Rapsody, Action [cont.]
French hip-hop act, Aral & Sauze, grab 2/3 of Dilated Peoples for this collaboration. From the album, Connection, which also features Statik Selektah, Buckwild, Marco Polo, and DJ Revolution, among others.
In this episode, Dilated Peoples and World Famous Beat Junkies member DJ Babu talks about his love of country western music and hitting up flea markets in Brazil with Cut Chemist and J. Rocc. Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.
“Comfy In The Truck” is the latest single and documentary from Closed Sessions Vol. 2, released by Chicago indie label Closed Sessions. The song features Blu, who visited Chicago in February of 2011, and hit SoundScape Studio on the cusp of releasing No York!, his major label debut. The song is produced by DJ Babu, [cont.]
Third release from RubyHornet’s upcoming Closed Sessions Vol. 2.
From DJBooth.Net: If DJ Babu and Trek Life were books… well, I’d be really confused about how a couple bundles of paper and glue had managed to record music together. But, to roll with this completely absurd hypothetical a little longer, the Dilated Peoples DJ/producer and the West Coast rhymesayer would be shelved in the [cont.]
In part one, DJ Babu speaks with HipHopSite.Com’s DJ Pizzo about spinning in Las Vegas at Saville Row, and how he selects his programming when putting a set together. In part two, Babu talks about future plans, including his next solo record, Duck Season 4, as well as the Dilated Peoples reunion LP, tentatively titled [cont.]
Evidence, the producer/MC who made his mark as a member of the venerable L.A. outfit Dilated Peoples, is primed to release his second solo full-length, Cats & Dogs, via Rhymesayers Ent. With lyrical contributions from Slug of Atmosphere, Raekwon, Aloe Blacc, Prodigy, Aesop Rock, Krondon and more, Cats & Dogs is a feral demonstration of [cont.]
Fresh off the heels of their brand new album, The Family Sign, their landmark headlining performance at the Soundset Festival and a well-received Bonnaroo appearance, Atmosphere are announcing another string of live dates with label-mates Evidence and DJ Babu (of Dilated Peoples), Blueprint, and Prof. The tightly knit crew will bring a multi-faceted set of [cont.]
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2011 Decon Never Not Fresh SXSW Recap video with Freddie Gibbs, Rakaa, Aceyalone, Gangrene, Classified, Shad, DJ Babu and more. Shoutout to HipHopDX.
From Decon: Here’s the first leak off Closed Sessions: ATX titled ‘The Roadhouse’ featuring Curt@!n$, GLC, Rakaa and produced by DJ Babu. Look for Closed Sessions: ATX to drop in stores and on iTunes on 3.15.11. If you’re headed to SXSW in Austin this year, be sure to check out the official Closed Sessions: ATX [cont.]
Chicago’s Ruby Hornet presents “Bionic Jaws”, produced by DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples, and GLC and Rhymefest as the masters of ceremony. Check out the making of the track below. LISTEN: DJ Babu – Bionic Jaws feat. GLC & Rhymefest
Babu writes this about the latest entry from The Beat Tape Vol. 2, availalbe now. Follow me once again as i take u on a trip to LA’s Beat Swap Meet and to the home studio of the Funky President! Shouts out to Woool, Dj Expo, Andy, The Alchemist, DJ Able, C-Los, Marv-Ski, AC the [cont.]
Closed Sessions and LRG team for this collaborative marketing project to team up artists to produce new music (and of course dip them in LRG fashions). Here is what they had to say about their work with Warner Bros Records artist Outasight. Our first meeting with Outasight took place in 2009, when he freestyled for [cont.]
Cali’s finest, Krondon, of Strong Arm Steady is set to re-release his mixtape; Let ‘Em Live. The mixtape drops on iTunes May 25th. K brings straight heat on this one, produced by DJ Babu. Krondon – “I Ain’t Running” (Prod DJ Babu) feat. Fashawn (MP3)
Rakaa’s tweeted today about the status of his solo album release Crown Of Thorns. No further details in regards to an official release date. In the meantime check out his live performance of “C.T.D.” in Amsterdam and of course “Delilah” .
The saga continues…. more from Babs’ Beat Tape Vol. 2 video series.
- Raekwon Sets A Release Date For “F.I.L.A.” Album
- BUSH: A Snoop Odyssey Produced By Pharrell Williams [Preview]
- Drake – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Surprise Album on iTunes Now
- Action Bronson “Mr. Wonderful” Cover Art and Tracklist
- Juicy J “Blue Dream & Lean 2″ Mixtape Cover Art & Release Date Revealed
- MF Grimm “MF Love Songs” Cover Art + Tracklist
- Lord Hakim – “Brass Knucklez” (feat. Vast Aire & Phizz Ed)
- IAMSU! – “Hella Good” (feat. Tyga)
- DJ Kay Slay – “I Declare War” (feat. Styles P, Sheek Louch, Vado, Raekwon, & Rell)
- Maverick Sabre – “We Don’t Wanna Be” (feat. Joey Bada$$)
- Cannibal Ox – “Blade: Art of Ox” (feat. Artifacts & U-God; prod. Black Milk)
- Asher Roth – “Blow Your Head” (prod. Nottz)