If you’ve been with KevinNottingham.com for a while, you may remember one of our niches from 2008 – 2010 was our weekly remix competitions. Back then we held contests for producers to remix classic albums such as Illmatic, The Blueprint, and Mama Said Knock You Out. With our remix competitions and sample compilations, we prided ourselves in being a producer’s community… and we still do. Which is why we’re bringing back our weekly remix competition for the 20th anniversary release of A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders! Only this time, we’re doing it better. We’ve teamed up with iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and producer extraordinaire DJ Pain1 to make this contest our best one yet.
Each week, for the next 14 weeks, we will provide you with an original sample used to create each track from the album. You will take that song and your skills, and sample it into a brand new creation… a remix, if you will. In some of our previous contests, we have provided you with the acapella to use in your remix. This project will not be using the acapellas from Midnight Marauders. Instead, after we complete the 14 weeks of our beat contest, we will select some of your favorite emcees to rock over your beats (similar to how we did the Mama Said Knock You Out project). The finished project will be released by November, just in time for the album’s 20th anniversary!
PRIZES: In addition to being included on our 20th Anniversary Tribute Album to Midnight Marauders, the winner for each week will also receive a free account and teaser kit at iStandardProducers.com(courtesy of iStandard Producers).
Hit the link below to catch up on the contest rules and learn how you can submit.
Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.
The Revive Da Live Big Band paid tribute to legendary hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest at Harlem Stage in New York recently. Guests such as Buckshot, Sadat X, Dres of Black Sheep, and several members of Leaders of the New School performed some of Tribe’s most memorable hits.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah and Lucy Pearl fame sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy’s interview couch. This lecture was held as part of Boombox’s 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles and hosted by Cognito from Frolab.
Maseo of De La Soul sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy couch. This lecture was held as part of Boombox’s 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles. Hosted by Cognito from Frolab.
Out Da Box TV is proud to bring you a very special episode with Music Legend “ROY AYERS”. We got a chance to meet with Mr. Ayers during his recent visit to NY, where he was gracious enough to speak on some interesting topics. One of the key subjects discussed was Hip Hop Sampling of his music, which Roy explained he was happy with and in support of. He also spoke on why other musicians have been resistant to support sampling of their music, and shared some insight behind their reasoning. Now at 70 years of age, Roy is still performing and putting out new music. He explained that he enjoys doing it and feels the creative energy he had when he was younger. It was truly a pleasure to be in the presence of such an impactful artist. Everybody, from A Tribe Called Quest, to Pete Rock, Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige and so much more, have been influenced by this man. Although he’s famously know for his singles “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and “Searching”, Roy’s vast catalog is filled with an abundance of great music, making him one of the most sampled musicians of all time. In meeting him, what I found extra special is his humble personality, he has a vibrant energy that speaks strongly in this interview. Ok, I’ll stop rambling now, and just let you peep for yourself. This was truly a wonderful experience. We hope you are inspired. Enjoy!
Roy Ayers has a new album out entitled “King Of The Vibes” feel free to visit www.royayers.net for more info.