Ma Dukes Yancey to Host J Dilla Apparel Pop-Up Shop in Los Angeles

For Los Angeles-based JDilla fans, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey is keeping the Dilla legacy alive with the launch of new J Dilla inspired apparel. On December 14, Delicious Vinyl will host a JDilla Apparel pop-up shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on December 14th. Shoppers will be able to pick up exclusive, first in the series designs. For further information, check out the info below.   Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Vintage Vibe Music Group and Delicious Vinyl proudly announces the launch of the new JDilla Apparel Collection. On December 14, 2018, Delicious Vinyl will host the The JDilla Apparel Collection Pop-Up Shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Four new & exclusive, limited…

RIP: Malik Taylor Aka Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest

It pains us here at BadCulture.net to report this story… On Tuesday night, reports surfaced over social media that Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest passed away at the young age of 45 years old. When the first tweets appeared, we hesitated posting anything due to the number of unconfirmed, untrue, hoax deaths we’ve seen in social media in previous years but alas, this one unfortunately turned out to be true. At the time of writing, information is still scarce with no official statements being issued by Taylor’s family. In has been well reported that the Queens-born rapper had been battling type 1 diabetes since the 90s. A Tribe Called…

[PUSH PLAY] Talib Kweli: DELICATE FLOWERS

BROOKLYN, NY- As a gift to loyal Kweli Club members, Talib Kweli gave subscribers a first look at a snippet of his upcoming Prisoner of Conscious Live From Brooklyn film. Sit back and enjoy as Kweli and accompanying band perform Delicate Flowers.

[Music Review]: Redman Kicks Up More ‘Mud’ To Close 2015

The Funk Doctor Spock is in. After a nearly five year hiatus, Redman makes his return to the hip hop forefront with a new thirteen track LP entitled Mudface.  Released commercially on Friday the 13th, and taking the ‘if it ain’t broke’ approach, Reggie Noble delivers in his signature style of metaphorical 420 references and humble brags layered over catchy, hip hop beats. While Mud doesn’t produce the same heat as past albums Muddy Waters and Whut? Thee Album, it stands on its own with it’s heavily reggae influenced sound, something the masses and main stream will appreciate. Joined by cohorts Runt Dog, Ready Roc and Stressmatic Mud sounds like festival music that will gets the spliffs burning and the hands waving. Track breakdown…

Talib Kweli Offers New Album “F**k The Money” 4 Free

Like a ship passing silently through the night, long time hip hop fixture Talib Kweli has new music for the fans and you can download it absolutely FREE. His latest offering entitled Fuck The Money is a 17-track offering where Kweli offers rhymes and his viewpoint on political corruption, capitalism and greed. Fans were for warned of the album on Thursday when Kweli posted on instagram: “I’m dropping a free album tomorrow. Join Kweliclub.com I will send it to you directly. #fuckthemoney.” To download the album, go HERE

De La Soul Close To Achieving Kickstarter Goal

NEW YORK — Hip Hop pioneers De La Soul are the latest to launch a kickstarter campaign to produce a new album. Wanting to continue the creative process without the interference of big box labels Pos, Dave and Maceo are turning to their fans for support. Launched 32 days ago (why am I just now finding this out, I love De La), the fund is currently up to $88,308. They are seeking $110,000. For the last decade, we’ve been independent artists, free of a record label interfering in our creative process. This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years. We’re excited and ready to create. It’s been essential that we find ways to fund,…

[Audio] KRSOne Threatens Former Protege MC Funky J

Oh my… He’s not the run of the mill so for the mill he don’t RUN. MC Funky J might want to stretch and spring however. MC Funky J, a former protege of legendary rapper KRSOne, secretly taped an argument they had and emailed it to GSC. Lessons learned … 1. Do not leave notes on KRSOne’s door. 2. KRSOne lost 20 G’s 3. It is NEVER on with KRSOne if you leave a note on his door. 4. He loves beating <insert here> 5. MC Funky J should tread lightly in LA I wonder if KRS and Suge Knight ever hung out?

AC3 Happening in the ‘A’

I’m starting to think Atlanta is the town that never sleeps. For such a small place, there’s more often that not some quality entertainment happening there. Segue into this weekend’s A3C Hip Hop Festival that’s already been happening for the past 2 consecutive nights and culminating on the 13th. Happening for the past 8 years in Atlanta, the A3c Festival (All 3 Coasts)  “is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA. Not only has the event become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, drawing over 15,000 people in 2011, but it is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and…

Is Life Good?

Is Life good? Nas thinks so. He should know, he’s had a couple of rough years. What’s really good is his latest release, Life is Good, out today for consumption, or thanks to the internet you probably heard it before today. After a tumultuous divorce from the ex, high profile questioning of his parenting technique (thanks instagram and twitter), and other woes, it’s good to see Mr. Jones bounce back with a stellar album. A glorious mixture of old sounds from his Golden Era, new school freshness and a sprinkling of commercial appeal you’ll make your way through the entire album before you’re aware you haven’t skipped any tracks. Stand out songs on the album…

Dilla’s Tribe

Love A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla? Ivan from  HipHopisRead.com is blessing readers with a compilation of all songs J.Dilla did with A Tribe Called Quest to create their signature sound.  “This project has been on the Hip Hop Is Read backburner since February 2008. That’s just ridiculous. Since that time, Q-Tip released the much-acclaimed solo LP The Renaissance – also in 2008 – which included a Dilla-produced track (“Move”). You won’t find that record on this mix, however. My intentions with A Tribe Called Dilla were to focus strictly on the signature sound style of the Ummah era, which spanned throughout the second half of the nineties.’ Here’s whats on there: Click here to…

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