Proud to help announce the first ever reissue of the highly slept-on release from The UN, the group consisting of Roc Marciano, Dino Brave, Mike Raw, and Laku. “UN Or U Out” was initially released 10 years ago on Carson Daly’s short lived 456 Entertainment imprint and will see an official release on CD/2xLP/Digital/Cassette via Fat Beats / Frozen Files on April 15th.
The UN first emerged on Pete Rock’s classic 2001 “Petestrumentals” album, a primarily all-instrumental release minus two tracks – “Nothing Lesser” and “Cake” both featuring vocals by The UN. Roc Marciano had already established himself as a member of Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad but The UN’s introduction on “Petestrumentals” left …
Edo.G teams up with two of his apprentices, G.Dot & Born along with Grap Luva and Rob-O, for a tribute to the legendary producer, Pete Rock. The track starts out with an intro from Grap Luva who is also known as Pete Rock’s brother. “Living Legend” is produced by Confidence and is off the project that producer is putting together with G.Dot & Born and Edo.G, which is due out at the end of the month. Here’s the pre-order link.
Enjoy the second installment of “Talkin All That Jazz” with special guest Pete Rock as he talks about his work on “Watch The Throne,” the late great J Dilla and his cousin, Heavy D. You already know that nobody reminisces like the Soul Brother.
Legendary musician Roy Ayers will be rocking a show in LA alongside legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock and World Famous Beat Junkies DJ J. Rocc on November 17th at Exchange LA. You can get more event info here but URB is exclusively giving out one free ticket. To score the ticket, you’ll need to name five songs that sample Roy Ayers’ music and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to set the subject line as “Homage: Roy Ayers Ticket Giveaway.” Good luck!
Happy to share this great Roy Ayers mix by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez. The mix is in support of an upcoming show in Los Angeles on November 17th that features Roy Ayers with full band and Pete Rock, with opening performances by Thundercat (Brainfeeder) and J. Rocc (Beat Junkies / Stones Throw). The evening will be gracefully hosted by KCRW’s own Garth Trinidad.
“Homage” is a music series that pays respect to the musical giants that have forever altered the way we listen, sample and love music. On November 17th, “Homage” pays their esteem to Roy Ayers for his amazing impact and contribution to hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Roy Ayers will also be receiving a special award from the City of Los …