Off The Record: DJ Premier On D’Angelo’s “Devil’s Pie” [Video]

There’s a story behind every song. Whether the track was conceived via email exchange, crafted in-studio or pieced together using unreleased material, there’s always a story—the only variable is who tells it. Today, on MASS APPEAL’s Off The Record, that “who” is DJ Premier. The legendary beatsmith and disc jockey has been behind some of music’s most pivotal moments and movements, from producing on Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ to commandeering Christina Aguilera’s ‘Back to Basics’ album more than a decade later, and the many worlds of hypnotic scratches and snares that fall in between. But Preemo will never forget the night he got a call from D’Angelo as he left a studio session with Canibus—that call led to the session that produced “Devil’s Pie.” “I was leaving [the studio] and my phone just happened to ring,” Preemo recalls. “Just, on the humble, it was D. He was like ‘Yo, what you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m just leaving the studio with Canibus. We were working on something but the track didn’t work out.’ He goes, ‘Can I hear it?’ I said, ‘Yeah. It’s just a bass line, though, not a lot of stuff happening.’ I went over there, played it, and he just

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D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (Deluxe Edition) [Album Stream]

R&B/soul singer D’Angelo liberates a reissue of his debut album, “Brown Sugar”. The LP is packed with rare tracks and remixes. Take a listen below and head over to iTunes for a download.

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D’Angelo – Cruisin’ (Who’s Fooling Who Mix) + Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Remix) + Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (Two Way Street Mix) [Audio]

D’Angelo drops three remixes from his “Brown Sugar” re-release, which is due out this Friday. Pre-order the LP here and stream the remixes below.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 03.03.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: THEY. – Deep End Playlist Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Childish Gambino – Redbone Wale feat. Lil Wayne – Fashion Week Big Sean feat. The-Dream – Sunday Morning Jetpack DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining **Record Of The Day** THEY. – Deep End Thundercat feat. Wiz Khalifa – Drink Dat TLC – Diggin’ On You (Kaytranada Edit) Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Money Showers The Game – However Do You Want It **Throwback** The Game feat. 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre & D’Angelo – Imagine D’Angelo feat. Method Man & Redman – Left & Right Jonell feat. Method Man – Round & Round (Remix) Method Man – Break Ups 2 Make Ups Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 24.02.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Playlist SZA – Drew Barrymore 6LACK & Jhene Aiko – First Fuck **Record Of The Day** Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Big Sean feat. Jeremih – Light DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. The-Dream & Vindata – Heartbreak **ASAP Yams aka Stevearelli The Don Presents “Spread Those Cheeks Girl Volume 1 (Side A)” Brandy – I Wanna Be Down SWV – Anything Soul For Real feat. Heavy D – Candy Rain (Remix) Monica – Just One Of Those Days D’Angelo – Brown Sugar Jodeci feat. Raekwon – Freek’n You (Remix) Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo Mona Lisa feat. The Lost Boyz – Can’t Be Wastin My Time Allure feat. Nas – Head Over Heels TLC – Creep Groove Theory – Keep Tryin’ Zhane feat. Busta Rhymes – It’s A Party (J Dilla Remix) Stephen Simmonds feat. Big L – I Can’t Do That Download here (right click and save as…)

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JSOUL – JSOUL Remixed It [Mixtape]

As a kid born in 1980 and being privileged to witness Hip Hop’s rise from its start into the Golden Era & beyond, JSOUL wanted to pay homage by taking it back to a time where lyrics mattered and the beats were crafted to paint pictures with cinematic accuracy. In Hip Hop, the beats made you fall in love with the artist just as much as the artist made you fall in love with the beats. JSOUL tells us, “When I first started producing music, I made up in my mind that I wanted to make music that gave me the same feeling I had when I first heard, ‘Enter The Wu’, ‘Illmatic’, ‘Ready To Die’, ‘Midnight Marauders’, ‘Reasonable Doubt’, ‘Doe Or Die’, ‘My Life’, ‘Do You Want More’, ‘Fantastic Vol. 2’, ‘Like Water For Chocolate’, ‘The Score’, ‘Baduizm’, etc. Those were the albums that were the soundtrack to my life when I was in high school growing into a man. That head nod, that feel good, that real.” On his new remix project, ‘JSOUL Remixed It’, JSOUL pays homage to that time and attempts to be a bridge from the music lovers of his generation to the future generation

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TrackBlasters Radio: 13.05.16

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Today, DJ R-Tistic takes over TB Radio with his “Slow Jams and Chill” mix. Enjoy. Happy Friday ya’ll! Record Of The Day: Back on Monday! Playlist Intro: Jamie Foxx – Slow Jams (Live) Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name SWV – Anything (Album Remix) 112 – Cupid Faith Evans – I Love You Total – Kissin You Tevin Campbell – Alone With You Aaliyah – At Your Best Ruff Endz – Someone To Love You Mint Condition – Let Me Be The One Beyonce – Be With You Bobby Valentino – Slow Down Janet Jackson – Spending Time With You Blackstreet – Confession (Interlude) Brandy – He Is Lauryn Hill feat. D’Angelo – Nothing Even Matters Tyrese feat. Tank – Prior To You SWV – Rain Usher – Seduction Janet Jackson – I Get Lonely Jodeci – My Heart Belongs To You Alicia Keys – Feeling You, Feeling Me (Interlude) Download here (right click and save as…)

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D’Angelo feat. Princess – Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince Cover) [Video]

Music guest D’Angelo pays a moving tribute to Prince by covering his classic “Sometimes It Snows in April” with help from Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s cover band, Princess, for the Tonight Show audience.

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D’Angelo – Venus Di Milo (Prince Cover) [Audio]

D’Angelo cover Prince’s “Venus Di Milo”.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 06.07.15

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Summertime is throwback time! Today, Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie take us on a trip down Memory Lane with their “Summertime 6” mix. Enjoy! Record Of The Day: Back on Wednesday! Full playlist, stream and download link after the break.

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D’Angelo & The Vanguard Live @ 2015 Bonnaroo Music Festival (Full Set) [Video]

The R&B legend and his tightest band in one of the best shows of 2015.

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