Music Roundup: May 2008

So we’ve finally completed the move from Microsoft to all Apple (the upcoming 3G iPhone brings an instant smile) and to celebrate migration to the iPod it seemed like a perfect time for an audio roundup. Reggae heads will no doubt wonder where DJ Trends has been hiding.  His One Drop Radio podcasts and Welcome … Read more

Pete Rock: Behind The Boards w/ Cypha Sounds

DJ Cypha Sounds drops a very important interview with none other than Pete Rock during the second installment of his Behind The Boards series, which aired this week on Sirius’ Shade 45.  Pete gives insight into the making some of his most notable tracks with some very entertaining commentary from Cypha Sounds.  My favorite segment … Read more

Ivan “Doc” Rodriguez Production Rundown And Interview

Impose Magazine offers up a solid resume rundown and interview with Ivan "Doc" Rodriguez, the producer/engineer responsible for many of the singles and albums (Eric B & Rakim, BDP, EPMD, LL Cool J, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, Redman) that have come to define the golden age of Hip-Hop.  Amazingly, for a person who pioneered so … Read more

J-Zone – Top 5 Hip Hop Killers

Big shouts to Rafferty of the Crate Kings forums for passing along this article by independent Hip-Hop artist J-Zone entitled "5 Things That Killed Hip-Hop."  I have to admit that there is much truth to what he says, especially with regards to the lack of cohesiveness with current albums and producers.