"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records " (Documentary Film) @stonesthrow

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(if you win the Super Fan Contest, you will get VIP passes to the screening of the film with a Q&A with co-founder Peanut Butter Wolf and the official Stones Throw afterparty)  <----you'll have to beat me for them!!!

 

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton Sneak Screenings Tour-

Q&As by Peanut Butter Wolf and Live Performances by PBW, J Rocc, Jon Wayne & Knxwledge:

Wed 2/26 - San Francisco -Noise Pop HQ (5pm Screening + Q&A > 8pm Afterparty) Fri 2/28 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty  @ Fortune Sound Club Sun 3/2 - Brooklyn, NY -  Indie Screen 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Mon 3/3 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Boot & Saddle Tue 3/4 - Boston, MA - The Brattle Theatre 8pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Middle East Downstairs Wed 3/5 - Montreal, QC - The Rialto Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A / Afterparty @ SAT Thu 3/6 - Toronto, ON - The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 9pm Screening + Q&A / Afterparty @ Coda Fri 3/7 - Detroit, MI - Emagine Royal Oak Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Magic Stick Sun 3/9 - Chicago, IL - The Logan Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Empty Bottle Mon 3/17 - Los Angeles - Arclight Hollywood 7pm West Coast Premiere + Q&A > Afterparty @ Dim Mak Studios Wed 3/19 - New York City - Village East Cinema 7pm East Coast Premiere + Q&A > Afterparty TBA

Produced & Directed by Jeff Broadway Co-Produced & Edited by Rob Bralver Written by Jeff Broadway & Rob Bralver Executive Produced by Jason McGuire

Viva La Hova @jayz @coldplay @mickboogie @terryurban

Viva La Hova, Jay Z/Coldplay/Mick Boogie/Terry Urban 2008 

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Personally, I'm a sucker for albums like these.  Nasye Westobar, The Grey Album, Ode to Dilla, Elmatic, Ode to Illmatic are all albums I can think off the top of my head where artists successfully pull off an entire album paying homage to icons.  Terry Urban and Mick Boogie remixed Jay Z acapellas with Coldplay's music and a slew of guest producers to make a really unique mixtape that was originally released in 2008.  It's one of those albums I had sitting in my library waiting for me to make my way to it.  I finally did and there are a lot of tracks that are timeless because of the collaboration of artists and offer a unique perspective on Jay Z and Coldplay's well established musical legacy, respectively.

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Full remix albums/mixtapes are a double edged swords because there are times when the chemistry works very well and it's something special.  Then there are other tracks where it seems forced because of the concept for the album or other reasons that just don't "feel right".  There may be some tracks on this album that I think are that way, but the number of special tracks well outweigh them.

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Ronin

BKHF 2011

BKHF 2011 Each year, Brooklyn Bodega organizes and produces a music festival for the history books.  This year, there was an insane list of performing acts and if that wasn't enough, there are always those surprise performers that is an extra perk of being in NYC.  This year, Kanye West, Rah Digga, Busta Rhymes, Black Thought and Monie Love all made guest appearances.

The line up was....

Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Diamond District, M.O.P., Kendrick Lamar, Homeboy Sandman, Random Axe, Eternia, Shad, Nitty Scott MC, LA and Gods'Illa.

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With that type of lineup, it's the perfect opportunity to go and hand out promo tees to unsuspecting hip hop fans.  So that's what I did.  No booth, no fliers, nothing other than me approaching random people (that looked like they would sport a RA-NYC tee) and I gave them out.  It was a beautiful day in Brooklyn, good food (shrimp and fries), good beer (Brooklyn Brewery) and insane amounts of talent.  Throughout the day, I saw Stalley, Scienze, Rugz D Bewler, Skyzoo, Statik Selektah, Freeway and that's not even on stage!

All photos are shot by Robert Adam Mayer www.robertadammayer.com and are courtesy of Brooklyn Bodega www.brooklynbodega.com.

 

Ronin