Friday, June 26, 2009

Dilla N' Friends (Mixtape)

I just recorded a Jay Dilla Tribute mix, so if you are interested please download it free here"

"Dilla N' Friends" -DJ Rich Rok

-All songs were used from original vinyl with no outside effects or controls-

Dilla N' Friends:

Dedication To The Suckers- Phat Kat
Make 'em NV- J Dilla
Act Like You Know feat. Jay Dee- Platinum Pied Pipers
Won't Do- J Dilla
Jam- A Tribe Called Quest
Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix)- De La Soul
Proud- Waajeed
Drop- The Pharcyde
Thelonius- Common
Tainted- Slum Village
Love (A Thing Of The Past)- Jay Dee
The Next Movement- The Roots
Fuck The Police- Jay Dee
There's A War Going On feat. Jay Dee- Wale Oyejide
Fall In Love (Slum Village)- A Suite For Ma Dukes
Intro- J Dilla

Mixed and Recorded by DJ Rich Rok on June 26th, 2009.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shades of Blue

So I first heard this a year or so ago and this video always caught my attention. I have no idea why but maybe because Madlib has almost no actual DJing footage or because I just like the album, but its funny to see his style. He looks almost uncomfortable Djing which is really odd for a world class/insanely talented beatmaker. I hope he doesn't always have to use the same hand when he is trying to mix, it looks kind of goofy. Oh well he is still one of the greatest producers and an amazing jazz composer.

Madlib's "Slim's Return"

Friday, June 19, 2009

Going Back To Japan

I just bought my tickets to Japan for 2 weeks in August. As you may imagine I have been listening to Gagle and Mitsu The Beats all day to get in the mood. I am so excited to see everyone again and hopefully throw down a few tracks on the wheels of steel.

I'm going to leave you with my all time favorite Gagle song. Enjoy!

Gagle "Big Bang Theory"


Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Wish I Knew French

So Hocus Pocus is really addicting. I am not talking about the 90's Disney movie but instead about the French MC. He mixes a lot of accoustic stuff with jazz and down tempo relaxed shit. He is pretty insane on the mic even though I can't understand anything he is saying. Check it out for yourself.

France Stand Up!

Hocus Pocus "J'attends"

P.S. J'attends= I'm waiting

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DJ Kentaro

I don't know how many times I have seen this but every time I just freak out and start scratching, trying to create new stuff in my head. Recently I have hit a wall with some scratching techniques, so I keep watching documentaries to try and find new inspiration, and this video is never going to let you down. DJ Kentaro is one of the most amazing and creative djs out there. When I think of his style the first person that comes to mind would have to be Shadow. They both just have such a unique style and these two guys really go to show that music and hip-hop especially can cross so many borders especially nationality and race. Enough of this just watch this shit!

DJ Kentaro Documentary Clip

Jazzy Morning

I just started listening/found out about the Jazz Liberatorz a few weeks ago and to be honest I can't stop. These 3 French dudes are insane!! Not only do they take smooth hip-hop beats to a new level but they throw the best American MC's on their tracks. This one features Mos Def. Enjoy this cuz you know I am.


Jazz Liberatorz "Mountain Sunlight"

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Need This

I need to find a copy of this song. Damn it is one of the sweetest stories and David Ruffin's voice is untouchable. The way he gets that almost yelp at the end of some notes is amazing to me.

I need a girl that can accept me for being just a "Common Man"

Tuesday June 16th

Just had a crazy weekend and I need to get back in the swing of things. I was thinking of a song to get me going again and this is all that would come to mind.

Pete Rock & Cl Smooth's 1994 Jam "I'll Take You There"