In commemoration of its 25th year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA releases a documentary that looks back through its history with festival footage and exclusive interviews with past producers. From its humble beginnings to its acclaimed present, the JazzReggae Festival has been entertaining Southern California since 1986 with performances by Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Damien Marley. From interviews with the festival’s founder Ron Richards to a fish-eyed view of the Roots performance in 2008, the documentary explores the JazzReggae Festival’s history, tradition, and importance as a cultural institution in Los Angeles. For further information, please visit jazzreggaefest.com!
directed and edited by Greg the Dude.
Posted in Events, Film, Fresh, FreshReoccurringEvents//, LivePerformances, Music
Tagged damian marley, Erykah Badu, jazz, Jazz and reggae, jazz reggae, jazzreggae documentary, JazzReggae Festival, jrf documentary, Nas, reggae, The Roots, UCLA Reggae fest
super refreshing to see this type of hardcore hip-hop on mainstream television.
Odd Future X The Roots // Sandwiches (Tyler The Creator And Hodgy Beats)
*more on Odd Future aka OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20032779-10391698.html
Posted in Fresh, Hip Hop, LivePerformances, Video
Tagged hardcore hip hop, jimmy fallon, odd future, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, OFWGKTA, punk, Sandwiches, The Roots, Tyler The Creator And Hodgy Beats
The Roots x J Dilla – Dilla Jawns Mixtape
I know, I know, I waited ages to post this up, but after the millionth time I played this I had to share one of my favorite tracks: upper egypt. so appropriate. so fresh.
these are also some of the other tracks that were included in this release*
1. Donuts (Outro)
2. Hot Shit (Im Back!)
3. World Full of Sadness
4. Upper Egypt
6. The Stars
8. She Said
9. Hall & Oates
11. Look Into Her Eyes
12. Make Em NV
13. Oh! O!
14. Wicked Ways
*it is no longer available for download on OkayPlayer but…
search+ find+ download this audible gift from the roots crew because it’s oh so beautiful & it was a FREE download! so I say dig deeper & enjoy! more info below:
“Never had so many people, so eloquently described the pain and issues of a generation” -Mutulu Shakur
[Documentary Film World Premiere]
Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert (2010)
Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Lincoln Center 65th Street New York, NY
Reception: 6pm / Program: 7pm
A live performance and panel discussion will follow the screening. Co-presented by the ImageNation Cinema Foundation.
for more information on the doc please visit: http://mxgm.org/blackaugust
Posted in Events, Film, Hip Hop, Inspiration, LivePerformances, Music, New Releases, Sites, Truth, Word
Tagged Assata Shakur, Black August, Common, Cuba, Dead Prez, dream hampton, Freedom Fighters, Mos Def, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mutulu Shakur, NYC, South Africa, Talib Kweli, The Roots
[!] thursday june 12th – greek theater – los angeles – 7:30pm//
[+] inspirational motivational light // through musical vibrations // production // composition // vocal execution // drums like heartbeats// bass line perfection // beautiful audible gifts // this is the future written and sung // ! word that ! bless//