From Grant Green’s 1970 Blue Note live recording Alive!, this song has been used by Tribe, Cypress Hill, Pete Rock (twice), Chi-Ali and a host of others. “Down Here On The Ground” originally appeared as the theme song for “Cool Hand Luke” by Lalo Schifrin and was later covered by Wes Montgomery as well on his 1968 album by the same name. The beauty of music is when an artist is able to hear something and re-imagine it as their own, without losing anything from the original. This is the spirit of hip-hop to me. People have contested for years that sampling was not real music, remember the “Drum Machines Have No Soul” campaign? But these people have clearly never took the time to listen
GRANT GREEN – DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND (UMMAH REMIX) [FEAT DIANNE REEVES]
LALO SCHIFRIN – DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND (THEME FROM COOL HAND LUKE)
WES MONTGOMERY – DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND
Gaven Hevy will be releasing his debut EP …Dedicated To Her on New Years Day. To promote said release, he directed and edited this video for the track “Crab Legs” he released earlier this year which features him rhyming over Jake One’s “Know What I Mean”.
DOWNLOAD : GAVEN HEVY – CRAB LEGS
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Murs is dropping all kinds of new music over the next 5 months on his Murs 316 imprint. To introduce his crew to everyone, rap’s Nick Carter shot a video for the posse cut “S.O.S.” featuring Kosha Dillz, Jabee, Marley B, Cash Lansky, MC Optimal and Reverie. With the Paid Dues franchise at his disposal I think this venture could be successful. Check out some music below.
Latest offering from Heath McNease, inspired by his trip to America Lite…..
I just wanted to send you guys this link to my new collaboration with some guys I tour with who go by the name Free Daps. We recently toured through Canada, and encountered some pretty disheartening stuff. So we made a quick little folk/hip hop mashup of our experiences and we call it “American Snake Oil Salesmen Visit The Great White North”. Its a 7 track EP. It is raw, honest, and real. I hope you guys love it. Its also free! So go download it and share it with everyone. Also…feel free to make a donation if you would like to! Any support is appreciated. Feel free to like me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER
Windimoto is a Chicago based production team comprised of Sean Haley and Scorpeze. Their latest offering LOve, Lust, Charm & Passion is available now at the links provided below. The first offering from the album is “The Truth About Us” which features Melissa Rodriguez on vocals. This is a nice mixture of electronic and soul. Dig around and find some other gems they have made over the years.
Check out “Don’t Leave Me Alone” remixed by Nicolay featuring Victor St Clair (aka Phonte/Phontigallo) from their E.P. The Travels of Windimoto.
Want to know what Kweli thinks about the Illuminati? He gives his view of the secret societies over some Oh No production coming from the forth coming album Gravitas. Word has it the album is coming in Feb of next year.
Looks like May of 2014 is shaping up to be a whopper. Here we get a good look at Gareth Edward’s reboot of the Godzilla franchise. I must say this should be infinitely better than the last version…I’m looking your way Roland Emmerich….You should be able to view it on the big screen this Friday for the new Hobbit movie. Rumor is it is an updating of the origin of Godzilla into present times….and it……
“pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
Have you heard Shad’s Flying Colours LP? No? Please rectify that situation asap. If you have, then you know “Remember To Remember”. Here are some visuals to accompany it. Enjoy.
Prince Po (Organized Konfusion) and Oh No to dropping Animal Serum on Feb 4th, 2014. For this single from the album the fellas bring along Roc C. Check it out.
Snoop D O double G Snoopzilla are 7 Days of Funk. Their debut album is available now on Stones Throw, and it’s funking fantastic. If you’re like me you saw this coming years ago and you should be just as happy as I am that it’s finally come to fruition.