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Everything about this is just out of this world.
Saul Williams and A Tribe Called Red are an absolute natural dream team. We are all lucky beyond belief that they made this music together, and that's not even mentioning the colossal impact of the vocals of Chippewa Travellers.
We hope this music inspires more of us to pay attention to the endlessly compiling lists of human rights and environmental violations going on, all over. We also hope it inspires more First Nations youth to make some beats, write some raps, whatever it may be.
This is the start of something that will change everything.
A Tribe Called Red:
We could never explain this as well as the man Headnodic himself did - so look below for his quick synopsis of this magnificent project and the way it went down. Headnodic is an exceptional producer, and Adam Deitch is an absolute drum monster. Check this:
We have always been huge fans of Queens super hip hop head Large Professor. He's contributed a gigantic amount to the culture as a producer, MC and DJ and has undoubtedly helped create some of your favorite music. If you want to learn a ton more about this fascinating man, listen to him as a guest on Ali Shaheed Muhammad's 'Microphone Check' podcast on NPR.
5. Organized Konfusion 'Stress' (Extra P Remix)
4. Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell
3. Main Source - Live At The BBQ w. Nas, Joe Fatal, Akinyele
2. Common - Resurrection (Extra P Remix)
1. Nas - You're The Man
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Check out this super incredible funky dope routine from two of the world's finest turntablists - TJ Mizell and Skratch Bastid - as they pay tribute to the legendary DJ, the one and only Jam Master Jay. Rest In Peace!