In a world exclusive, we unveil a brand new JJ DOOM track alongside a new mask created by legendary street artist and long time DOOM cohort, Steve 'ESPO' Powers. Produced by You Need To Hear This, shot in London and directed by Powers, the video for "BOOKHEAD" reveals the ESPO masterminded security mirror mask. Ahead of its premiere later this week, we got a sneak peak on the set of "BOOKHEAD" and caught up with Powers and DOOM to discuss how graffiti has become intrinsic with DOOM's visuals and making "the every day strange and the strange every day".
Kanye in the studio recording "I Am A God" from his upcoming LP "Yeezus". June 18th is the date.
Bonus: Kanye West performs "New Slaves" live at Design Miami/Basel out in Switzerland below.
360 & Wyclef Jean hook up for a new track off "Beginning Of Forever".
Previously: 360 – When I’m Gone [Audio x Download]
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Terius Nash aka The-Dream, is back on the scene with his 5th studio album, "IV Play". JAY Z's Life+Times got to take an exclusive look into the recording of one of the album's sexiest tracks, "Tender Tendencies".
Previously: The-Dream Sessions – Part One: “IV Play” [Video]
Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Terius Nash aka The-Dream, is back with his 5th (and rumored final) studio album "IV Play". JAY Z's Life+Times got exclusive studio access to take a look at him in his creation process and talk 'the art of play.'
Watch Diddy and Cassie in the studio finalizing the #Rockabyebaby mixtape.
OVO share this footage of Drake & James in the studio working on their "Girls Love Beyonce" track. Drake's 3rd studio album "Nothing Was The Same" coming soon.
In this fourth installment of Classic Recipes, the legendary DJ/producer Marley Marl explains and demonstrates how he produced and mixed the lead single off Biz Markie's 1986 debut album Goin' Off. Marl tells the story of how a young Biz, who was referred to at the time as The Diabolical Biz Markie and The Inhuman Orchestra, tracked him down in Queensbridge one weekend and introduced himself. When Marley Marl's beats and melodies were combined with Biz Markie's beat-boxing and rhymes, the chemistry was instantaneous. In this video Marley Marl reconstructed the beat from "Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz" using the Akai MPC Renaissance. He uses his trusted kick and snare (The Honey Drippers' "Impeach The President" intro drum beat) but this time around he has switched-up the beat pattern, using the hi-hats to create ghost notes. To complete the beat, Marl adds a sub-heavy, off-beat 808 kick drum, a sampled/sped-up piano melody from Issac Hayes, and some shakers which he created by recording his own voice.