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20 years ago this month @officialjdilla & @t3slum gave me this cassette backstage at #SmokingGrooves97 & completely changed the course of history. Difference between this album & other albums were either classics came out & I resisted for the longest (#TheChronic) or I didn't know of its power until WAY later (picked ANY @DJQuik jawn in the 90s) or I was listening from a peer pov & not like a fan---Lil the difference between wishing I was IN the industry (Tribes #LowEndTheory) vs seeing what they doin over there and how am I gonna present my own product (Tribes #BeatsRhymesAndLife)---#SlumVillage presented something new and unheard of before 97. By 97, groups weren't "groups" anymore. I haven't heard anyone #GreekChorus -ing their hooks anymore (all in unison as a collective voice) nor have I heard cats riding their words to match the rhythm to the beat (listen to dilla & baatin stutter/stop that whole "ayo this shit is for the wheelin' dealing cash flow---" on the title track. Matter of fact all 4 #Fantastic interludes w that whole-stop-n-start-space-be-tween-all-syl-lab-les stuff was some funk ad lib revelation ish that did for music the same way MJ hiccuping EVERY word did for him on #OffTheWall. Words were percussion like JB's words were percussion on all James Brown songs. I didn't even get to HOW dilla heard all these samples in his head that NOONE was thinking about back then. if you love #ThingsFallApart #Voodoo #LikeWaterForChocolate #MamasGun #TrainOfThought ---too many to mention: it all starts here #FantasticVol1 by @OfficialSlumVillage @t3slum @officialjdilla #Baatin @waajeed_ changing lives man.
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Dear Eddie Murphy: bring all 9 billion of the kids if need be #Repost @theroots ・・・ August 1-4 @TheRoots and Dave Chappelle @chappellercmh kick off #Rootsapalooza @radiocitymusichall residency with @liltunechi @vincestaples @common @icecube @therealbigboi. Dave is pulling out all the stops for his 30 year anniversary. Perhaps WE should make a few phone calls. Who else would you like to see us collab with? #theroots #DaveChappelle #SpecialGuests #itaintfair
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Awesome that @ThirdManRecords pressed up ltd edition red vinyl copies of #ItAintFair the new explosive collaboration of @TheRoots & @BILALmusic for the #DETROITmovie soundtrack. Hope you guys listen to this song and enjoy it. It was a hard song to make (from an approach standpoint: how to document a slow burning rage from quiet to anger in 6 mins & an execution standpoint: 8 tracks w no overdubs of 19 musicians & 2 fiery vocalists on analogue equipment and not to mention keeping Bilal from losing his voice yet giving him permission to lose his mind at the end) This might be my favorite song we've done. Hope you like it.
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This Just In LA: #ComingToAmerica comes to #HollywoodForeverCemetery hosted by ME! I'll be djn before and after... #Repost @cinespia ・・・ Just Announced - #Cinespia's September Screenings. COMING TO AMERICA - September 9th with DJ @questlove - Hollywood Forever Cemetery cinespia.org
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Not much cartoon memories in my life. But damn if #JuneForay wasn't the voice of one of my favorite cartoons ever #RocketJSquirrel of #RockyAndBullwinkle. That show was #AdultSwim before there was one. Humor way above its target audience. I swear it was more for the parents in denial (hello #YoGabbaGabba) than the kids. But all of her commercial work and cartoon work (Jokey Smurf, Granny from Sylvester & Tweety, remember Rikki Tikki Tavi? She even appeared on that #Simpsons #RubberBabyBuggyBumpers gag referencing the classic Roc/Bull sketch in which no one could say that tongue twister correctly)--she was the voice of my childhood (a ha who am I kidding---still talk like Rocket J occasionally)
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The FOOOOONKIEST hip hop crew EVER. Some were the livest. Some were the most dangerous. Some were most incredible and incrediblest. Some were the greatest. The first. The best. The luckiest. The worst. The most amazing. The ultimate---but nah.....I'm giving #SlumVillage the FOOOOOOKIEST hip hop group ever @officialJDilla @officlalSlumVillage
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That time @CraftyIsCool (Allison Hoffman) gave me an awesomely cool @Prince gift. Then I payed it forward & gave it to his right hand stromy his homie his #EstherRolle his #DeLaSoul his soul on a roll #WendyMelvoin of #WendyAndLisa @TheRevolution. This was like a #RocChain moment.
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Wanna hear us go *fool* dweeb? Listen to tomorrow's highly weird for the ages ep of @QLS with the queen of them all: @HunterHeather we go everywhere: graffiti, love, sex, hip hop, history, fights, therapy, soul train, respect, recording, photography self preservation plan b,c,d,e & f & yes....porn. This ep ain't for the faint hearted. So take note #NSFW means this AINT for your kids in the car & not for your ride to church or hanging with your coworkers. 1pm est & 10am pst. Enjoy!
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