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New Video: Bling47 Breaks - Dilla Edition with Rich Medina (History)


"History" Teachers: DJ Rich Medina J Dilla

Are you guys ready for a history lesson? DJ Rich Medina discusses how J Dilla flip the Mary Wells song "Two Lovers History" into an infectious beat for Mos Def's "History" (featuring Talib Kweli).

I have to agree with Medina that Dilla's sample was a "more mature version of that Kanye West-school of production" where he speeded up the soul sample into a chipmunk sound. Medina compared Dilla's creative sampling as a Mercedes-Benz to Yeezy's Toyota. No shots, of course. This is about music production and the innovativeness of the late J Dilla.

Rest in peace, Dilla Dawg. And thank you for the "History" lesson.


**BONUS**: "Served over Dilla time signatures / It's miracle material..."

New Video: Hit-Boy - "Old School Caddy" (F/ Kid Cudi)


He's Caddy: Producer-Rapper Hit-Boy

In-demand producer-rapper Hit-Boy just released his new video for "Old School Caddy" featuring your neighborhood wizard Kid Cudi. In the clip, the "Niggas In Paris" hit-maker is at a diner with some fine ladies waiting to meet up with Kudi. We then see Hit-Boy jump behind the wheel of a vintage Caddy as he drives to the middle of the desert to meet Cudi who is in an all-white Benzo gull-wing. This simple yet effective video was helmed by director Topshelf Junior.


New Music: DJ Khaled - "They Ready" (F/ J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T. & Kendrick Lamar)


"Ready" and Able: DJ Khaled

I usually don't post songs that have Funkmaster Flex's annoying bombs on it, but I couldn't ignore this certified street banger. DJ Khaled is an expert at putting together the right people for a hot track (i.e., "Hip Hop" featuring Nas and Scarface). So for "They Ready," the Miami super-producer brought together an incredible rap trifecta.

Wordsmiths J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T. and Kendrick Lamar bring some lyrical fire to this joint, which was produced by Mr. Cole World, himself. Everybody did a great job, but Lamar had the standout verse, IMHO.

Check it: "Hold up, but don't forget about this Compton nigga / One for the money, two for show / Three for No Limit and the rest for Death Row / That means I'm bout it bout and this is the realist shit I ever wrote / And if anyone ever doubted they are the loudest of liars I know," K.Dot raps.

This shit's special.

DJ Khaled's star-studded Kiss the Ring album hits stores Aug. 21.

New Music: The Kid Daytona - "M.A.D.E In America"


Made in America: The Kid Daytona

The Kid Daytona gets patriotic on his dope song called "M.A.D.E. in America." Produced by Rockwilder, the Bronx rhyme-slinger spits luxury raps over marching drums and a sing-along get-money chorus.

"This is for my get-fresh niggas gettin' money / And all of the bad bitches yellin' out that they love me / When I walk in the buildin' / Ching-Ching-Ching-Ching / No need to talk, let the cake sing-sing-sing," he raps.

The track will appear on Daytona's new Summer Games mixtape, which hits the Internets on Aug. 20.