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Posted in Daily Dose of L with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by letterlbeats

9th Wonder Back At It

For the last ten years, 9th Wonder has been the Pete Rock of the new millennium. Not to mention, one of my early personal influences as a producer.

Shouts out to 2dopeboyz.com and NodFactor.com for keeping an eye out for the soul in the game…

9th Wonder and his Jamla imprint have released a new project called 9th’s Opus: It’s A Wonderful World. Shouts out to the NCCU fam including Rapsody, Big Remo and David Banner. I wonder if he makes an appearance on this one…

Available on iTunes now.

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Daily Dose of L

Posted in Daily Dose of L with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by letterlbeats

Hip Hop what’s good?

I just wanted to drop back in with a few words and a dope video I found.

First off, I wanted to acknowledge a milestone. As of two weeks ago, http://www.letterLbeats.com is one year old. Big shouts out to my manager Jason Garcia for making the site way more than we could have ever imagined. Marking first year are the Top 3 Songs for May that officially start the second year of Top 3 Beats of the Month.

Below is a video I found. It’s a song by Red Cafe produced by Pete Rock. Both the song and video are based on New York City street ball. With the playoffs in full swing and Summer ’10 around the corner, I thought it was appropriate to post that.

Red Cafe – Heart and Soul of New York City by K1X from K1X on Vimeo.

P.S. While we’re thinking about the playoffs, Jason bless the people with a preview of Young General’s new single called Game Time. Listen below:


GAME TIME

Keywords:

1. lynn redgrave
2. george huguely
3. yeardley love
4. uva lacrosse
5. vanessa redgrave
6. virginia lacrosse
7. chely wright
8. georgy girl
9. opryland hotel flood
10. university of virginia
11. daisy
12. cinco de mayo history
13. kent state massacre
14. clare grant
15. clarksville tn flooding
16. doug collins
17. bp oil spill 2010
18. tylenol recall 2010
19. leaf chronicle
20. nashville flooding

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Posted in Daily Dose of L with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by letterlbeats

Have you heard one of the greatest stories ever told in Hip Hop?

This is my ode to a living legend. Pete Rock all but defined what is commonly known as “The Golden Era” of Hip Hop. His is the most unique and eclectic sound to ever bless our music.

He is best known for T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) from 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother. Even if you don’t know the name of the song, you have heard it before. It’s an iconic piece of music that is etched in the conscience of Hip Hop. I had heard it when I was much younger. It really hit me after it was in NBA Street Vol. II on PS2. That game had so many scenes from NY street courts. T.R.O.Y. just complimented those scenes so well. It’s an auditory synonym for NY Hip Hop.

His first two albums, including 1990’s All Souled Out, were collaborations with CL Smooth. CL was the primary emcee for the duo, while Pete contributed verses as needed. His signature was taking sounds from several records and piecing them together. His first piece of equipment was the E-Mu SP 1200. He later shifted to the MPC 2000XL as his primary weapon of choice. He is an expert at tuning sounds from different sources to make them sound like they should go together.


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