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Mar 07

hardtoearn

I remember when this came out… Gang Starr had just come off of Step in the Arena & Daily Operation, so I was thinking that perhaps this wouldn’t measure up.  Well, there was nothing to worry about.  20 years later, still sounds fresh.

The folks at UpNorthTrips and NahRight posted an interview with DJ Premier which goes through the making of the album track by track.    Great interview which details the history  of what was going on as well as some insight into his general production process.  The Vinylcologist also did a special mix using instrumentals from the album with the original samples.

Rest in Peace to Guru, the Gang Starr legacy is strong.

via @upnorthtrips and @nahright

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Jan 27

OK

Prince Po & Pharoahe Monch back together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stress: The Extinction Agenda along with special guests OC and Large Professor and other hip hop luminaries (if we could teleport to NY for this show, we would).  Tickets available here.

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Sep 10

xtilinfinity

Can’t wait to see the finished Souls of Mischief documentary by Shomari Smith which recently had a pre-screening at the New Parkway.  The 20th anniversary of 93 ’til Infinity is celebrated by the group & artists recount the influence of the album.  Check for release updates on their FB page.

Til Infinity from Til Infinity Doc on Vimeo.

 

93Til20Years Teaser ShortVersion update from Til Infinity Doc on Vimeo.

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@tilinfinitydoc @somhiero @hieroimperium

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Sep 29

Come celebrate Bomb Hip Hop’s 20th Anniversary Friday, September 30th 9pm at

Madrone Art Bar

500 Divisadero Street @ Fell
San Francisco, CA
Free 7″s and 4xcd sets for the first 75 people!  Congrats to Dave Paul for holding it down for 20 years…

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Jun 25

20 years have passed since the Groove Merchant record store opened up on Haight Street in San Francisco and became the launch pad for the Ubiquity family of labels: Luv N’Haight, CuBop and Ubiquity.

The label will be celebrating this anniversary in multiple ways including an art exhibit at Guerilla Art Cafe in Berkeley opening June 25th, 2010. The show will focus on a handful of the Bay Area funk and soul artists whose music has been re-issued on the Luv N’Haight label. The art show will include paintings of, and inspired by, Darondo, Eugene Blacknell, Sugarpie Desanto, and Twilight, the latest addition to the Luv N’Haight family. The Guerilla Cafe art collective will be painting, and a video montage of vintage footage will be created by Ubiquity Recordings artist Ohmega Watts. Throughout the length of the show Guerilla will be hosting special events featuring guest appearances by the musicians and DJ sets playing their sounds.

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, JUNE 25
5-9PM

GUERILLA CAFE
1620 SHATTUCK AVE.
BERKELEY, CA 94709

and…

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

Fatsouls and On The One present: Classique
PROJECT ONE
251 Rhode Island St @ 16th St.
9PM-2AM
$5 RSVP / $10 Door

A special one off event celebrating and spinning the deep and jazzy vibes of the classique San Francisco club scene with special DJ selectors:

Andrew Jervis (Ubiquity Records)
Paul Craven (On The One/Le Jazz Hot NYC)
Capitol A (2000black/Galaxy Group)
Said (Fatsouls Records/We & The Music)

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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