G-funk is 20 years old, according to the timekeepers who mark Dr. Dre’s The Chronic as the starting point for the West Coast sound. One person who doesn’t seem to be doing any celebrating is Dre himself. There’s not even a sweet extended three-disc reissue on the horizon. But plenty of other folks are pleased with the milestone, including Peanut Butter Wolf, who spoke with Spin.com about the G-funk era, and dug out a ”total Dre Chronic-era ripoff” from the archives, which he produced in 1993 for Oakland rapper J-Wanz. You can also stream that track, “The Bay” (produced by Peanut Butter Wolf) over at Spin. …MORE
The gents from Das Racist dropped a new video this week for “Gwyneth Paltrow,” featuring a Scoop DeVille beat also recently used by Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre. Their sarcasm and intentional laziness is turned up a few notches for this one, which somehow suits a visual treatment that’s entertaining in a Dalí piano cats kind of way. I got a good laugh at Kool A.D.’s “purple Bart Simpson” line before realizing it was a grass reference. I was far more into the idea of him randomly shouting out a purple version of Bart Simpson.
This weekend was filled with great joy for many Coachella fans, and great sorrow for many more as the annual Southern California festival sold out all of the tickets for both weekends in record time. After last year’s record breaking sell-out for one weekend, Coachella added a second identical weekend event to double the amount of tickets available to fans. But it seems demand grew faster than supply as music heads (and probably a few wannabe scalpers) swarmed the internet on Friday in the search for tickets to see headliners Radiohead, The Black Keys and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, along with the reformed At The Drive-In and Refused. …MORE
Coachella has announced their 2012 line-up, which will take place for the first time over two weekend, Apr 13-15 and 20-22. Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop and The Black Keys all signed on for headline spots, along with Swedish House Mafia, Justice, Kaskade and DJ Shadow. The big reunion for 2012 is So Cal post-emo legends At The Drive-In.
Arguably considered today’s best drummer, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave teamed up with MC and DJ, Stimulus for a collaborative mixtape entitled “3rd 1st Impression” being released as a free download on September 12th, 2011.
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave has worked with A Tribe Called Quest, SA-RA, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Robert Glasper, and many others, while producing for folks like Maxwell and Dr. Dre as well.
Today, enjoy the free mp3 download for the track “Bad Habitz” with Chris Dave on production duties and Stimulus on the mic.