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Mass Appeal shows you where the covers for some of the most iconic hip-hop albums were shot using Google Earth. I foresee more of this (please).
How Jay-Z’s Tidal press conference showed he’s out of touch. via TIME
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” gets 5 new writers. Just when you thought it was safe to make music. via The Guardian
Simon Cowell to host “Ultimate DJ” competition. It’s like Top Chef, but with shitty DJs acting like they’re playing shittier music. via Variety
Revenge of the Record Labels. How the majors renewed their grip on music. via Forbes
As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM – There’s been a ton of great press about the DJ AM documentary and it’s premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Here’s a quick interview with one of the producers, Kevin Kerslake. Do yourself a favor and Google more about this film. via Indiewire
I’m a nerd. I love hip-hop and I’m a grown ass man, but I’m a nerd. I love researching and reading the stories behind things, watching documentaries, etc. For this reason, Brian Coleman is the shit. Brian has been a music journalist for a long time but I first heard about him from his book Check The Technique. Through his books Brian has essentially written the liner notes which previously didn’t exist for 60+ hip-hop albums. If you’re a hip-hop fan, some of these albums are undoubtedly your favorites.
Brian was in town to do a signing for Check The Technique Volume 2 and was gracious enough to swing by my house for an interview. Listen to his story and cop his publications. Shouts to DJ Platurn for the link.
…and please follow Brian on Twitter.
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Peep it & Keep it
I’m heading back to see my Canadian peoples for a double dose and help promote Red Bull THRE3STYLE. If you’re in Montreal or Quebec City, you’ve got some major parties that you don’t want to miss.
Dagobert – Quebec City
If you’re in the Carolinas, I’ll be giving a talk at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday, April 7th. I’ll be discussing the documentary, the importance of DJing in popular culture, a wide variety of other DJ-related topics and there will be a Q&A. (I’m also hoping for a BBQ&A on my trip. Ha.) The discussion will be held at 2pm in Hill Hall. Please forward this to any DJs you know in the area and reach out to me with any questions. Major shout out to Mark Katz and DJ A-Minor for hooking this up.
To schedule a discussion at your school, please email through the contact page.
Later that evening I’ll also be rocking alongside A-Minor on Chapel Hill.
To celebrate the fact that you don’t have to work on Monday, we’re throwing a special edition of Motown on Sundays with the record boss Supreme La Rock from Seattle. Come sweat your face off to good music.
Details on the FLY-er – Facebook Event
Pete Rock & Slum Village
w/ DJ 88
512 Fremont Street – Las Vegas, NV
My man DJ Klyph is definitely one of the good guys. He’s always super positive and all about connecting people in the Portland music scene with each other and the rest of the world. I’ve been on his radio show at KZME twice and recently he interviewed me for his podcast, Klyph Notes. Peep game…