ZAKEE’s main inspiration behind “Dope Girl” was to capture the classic feel of music legends like Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan, as well as the people he idolized as a child. “Like in most hoods, the coolest cats were the dope boys who walked with a crazy stroll, and the dope fiends who were so high, they didn’t know they were strolling,” says ZAKEE. The smooth thumping production for “Dope Girl” came from a collaboration with Drughorse, with ZAKEE laying down the drums and bass, while Drughorse accented the beat with guitar riffs.
HEAT ALERT — Producer Allan Cole (Algorythm), and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt) present The Stuyvesants – Brooklyn’s Finest. Both hail from — where else? Bed-Stuy. With this project they wanted to encapsulate; “The sound and visuals of the 60’s and 70’s”. The free LP is 25 instrumentals of pure hip-hop soul.
Artist: Jesse Boykins III
Dir: Dr. Woo
“I am a reawakening of the Romantic Movement ; an observer of Love and the Power it holds. So when given the opportunity to document my priceless experiences and connect them with moments in melody I’ve captured, I am humbled. Amorous is my appreciation for the relationship and the magic it holds between two people. The essence of a bond and its affect on its environment for the better. Special thanks to London for its environment and the Lovers that shared their intimacy. The Beauty Created.” itunes.com/jesseboykinsiii
The third installment of Madlibs one-release-a-month music series for 2010 drops March 23rd. Madlib Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa is an instrumental album featuring J-Rocc. The influences infused into the LP are said to come from “obscure vinyl gems from the afro-beat, funk, psych-rock, garage-rock & soul movements of African countries as diverse as Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast.”