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Coroner’s Music

July 23, 2009


Madlib (Otis Jackson) + Guilty Simpson = OJ Simpson

I’ve been looking forward to this release for a minute now; Guilty is a baritone monster and Madlib needs no more superlatives.

The album drops later in the year (i think) but Stones Throw has released this single, setting the tone very quickly for the goodness that is an album of bangers by these two artists, with only a couple of guests (Elzhi and Strong Arm Steady).

Heaters galore.

OJ Simpson – Coroners Music


Madlib breaks cover… appears on cover.

July 16, 2009


It should be pretty clear by now that i am a fan of Otis Jackson Jnr.

Notoriously reticent, he has given his first interview since 2006, appearing in the UK’s Wire magazine.

It probably won’t make it onto shelves for a few weeks yet in oz, but Stones Throw has some excerpts, including a little tidbit that he was high on ‘shrooms when he made both Quasimoto albums… who’d have thought?

DOWNLOAD: Lord Quas – Shroom Music

NOTR’s Natural Selection #8

June 23, 2009


Carlito Darwinio, had a mad crack habit plus foot fetish, he preferred The Hot Boy$ over Wayne’s new stuff and helped Robert Moog invent the synthesiser. He also co-wrote ‘Walk On By’ with Burt Bacharach.


Simmer down now

June 10, 2009


Mos Def Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Prod by Preservation)

The Ecstatic (Downtown Records, 2009)

Another one from the new Flaco. Only heard a few tracks so far but I’m real keen to hear it in full. Also seen him on the Late Show last night performing this track while rapping and playing some big assed orchestral drums at the same time. sic.

Production on the new album by the likes of Madlib, Oh No, Preservation, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mr. Flash and the one and only J. Dilla.

Cop that disc!


June 7, 2009


Bit out of it today, so apologies for the randomness… my quest to drink the planet dry of Jamesons continues unabated.


Cool Calm Pete.

May 29, 2009

Just a lil something for ya Friday mornin’


Cool Calm Pete – Heart


“you cant stop a war with ya T shirt”

– Cool Calm Pete.

Lee Fields & The Expressions

May 27, 2009


I’ve got an admission to make, Truth & Soul Records were the first label to actually get on to us about previewing their tracks and checking for shows etc…

That said, it’s pretty serendipitous, because they (along with Now & Again) are serving up some glorious funk and deep soul nuggets, both re-issues and freshly minted productions. And that is just what i’m listening to at the moment.

Here’s a new track from 70’s legend Lee Fields, featuring what looks like half of the El Michels Affair, it’s from the forthcoming full length My World, and its all about the Ladies.

Head to Truth and Soul for more info on the record and other projects.

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies

Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby

Yes, Pinocchio Does Have Wooden Balls/Late Pass

May 23, 2009

red and meth shadow

Recently Method Man and Redman released Blackout! 2, the follow up to 99’s Blackout!. Dropped almost a year after its scheduled release date due to touring issues and label B.S the New York duo finally drop their long awaited Blackout! 2

Somewhere in between filming shitty movies, a few solo joints and making some Air Christian Slater lookalike sneaks the brick city bunch found time to hit the studio (via Brooklyn Pro Audio to pick up a Vocoder for Red) and record their new album.


NOTR’s Natural Selection #7

May 21, 2009


Charles Darwin aka The Real Chuck D aka C Deezy.

The 6 Degrees of Separation Natural Selections are a little like going to Church, except there’s no work, it won’t make you a better person in the eyes of the major religions, and ultimately you end up with a bunch of dubiously connected songs to listen to. Amen.

Remember, these tracks are like little signposts, directing you to good music. Chances are, if you like one song, you’ll probably like others, unless its Dexy’s Midnight Runners, in which case, there is only one.


NOTR’s Natural Selection #6

May 5, 2009


Charles Darwin knows everyone on the planet, man and beast. He also wrote the screenplay for “6 Degrees of Separation”… shit film, good mixtape concept. It is also the only time you can see the Fresh Prince bang a male prostitute in a kids room.

This time round we’ve got a themed selection. While it may seem unlikely, there exists a track by track relationship all the way down the line. The links that bind these songs may be obscure, but trust us, they’re there. We’re liking this idea, so expect to see dubiously connected mix tapes aplenty round these parts. As always, consider these tracks teasers of the goodness available to honest, wholesome, supportive, money-paying, music buyers.