Rhythm Roulette w/ Salaam Remi [Video]

For this edition of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked up with Salaam Remi. Getting his first taste of studio work with Kurtis Blowe, Salaam Remi was destined to work with some of the greats like Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fugees (The Score), Ini Kamoze (“Here Comes The Hotstepper”), Jurassic 5, and more. He’s also worked on soundtracks for films like Office Space, Zoolander, The Departed, and Blood Diamond. He’s most recently been working with Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz, and Nitty Scott as No Panty. After hitting up A-1 Records, Salaam ends up with George Faith’s Soulful, Danny La Rue in London, and The Who’s Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Putting his faith in George Faith, he finds the backbone of his beat and then pulls some samples from the others. Joell Ortiz also makes a short cameo to comment on the work-in-progress beat. Watch the full creation process above.

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Salaam Remi Breaks Down Today’s Music + Tells Stories Of Working With Legends [Video]

Salaam Remi has worked with everyone from Amy Winehouse and Nas, to Jazmine Sullivan, Mack Wilds and more + he put together the new super group, “No Panty” featuring Joel Ortiz, Bodega Bamz and Nitty Scott MC. Remi joined us in-studio on our A&R segment with Rich Nice and listened to some new music, gave his educated opinion and even played some of his undeniable hits. Watch above and stay in the loop of everything @SalaamRemi is involved in and releasing soon.

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Salaam Remi Says “Fu Gee La” Originally Was For Fat Joe; Just Blaze Says “Girls, Girls, Girls” Was For Ghostface [Video]

With SXSW Music Festival right around the corner Hard Knock TV decided to revisit one of the most talked about panels from last year: Behind the Hit: Inside the Mind of a Producer. The panel featured Just Blaze, Drumma Boy, Salaam Remi, Dan Nakamura aka Dan The Automator and was moderated by Hard Knock TV’s own Nick Huff Barili. This video clip starts of with Salaam Remi and Just Blaze talking about songs that ended up with different artist than they had originally produced beat for. Salaam details how the beat for Fu Gee La was originally made for Fat Joe but ended up being a hit song for the Fugees. Just Blaze talks about some of his beats also ended up with different artists like how Girls, Girls, Girls was originally for Ghostface before Jay Z made it his. You are going to have to watch the video for the full stories.

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Russell Simmons, Pete Rock & Salaam Remi Reflect And Drop Jewels For All To Hear [Video]

With so much new talent at SXSW, Sway has gotten the chance to sit down with some of the pioneers of the game. Russell Simmons, Pete Rock and Salaam Remi all gather and update citizens of Sway in the Morning on what they’ve been up to. Russell Simmons shares some of his secrets of his success with Sway and Heather B., and encourages meditating and having a silent time especially within our youth. Russell also shares some details about his new book, Success Through Stillness which contains his lessons and his advice. Pete Rock reminisces on working with Run DMC and seeing Jam Master Jay on his doorstep. Salaam Remi gets into the growth of hip-hop and brining original styles of music into new music and how everything is recycled and reused in this culture.

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Celebs Debate Marijuana Legalization: Birdman, Paris Hilton, The-Dream, Juicy J & More [Video]

Marijuana legalization in the United States made tremendous strides in 2013. States such as Colorado and Washington legalized the use of recreational weed and more are expected to follow this year. Though, legalizing marijuana has its supporters, the anti-pot bandwagon is not a force to ignore. Despite Marijuana’s proven medicinal uses, many in this country still feel like the herb is a harmful drug. The legalization of weed remains as a hot button issue, but VIBE wanted to get some opinions from the music world. It’s no secret that artists have used pot to help with creativity for centuries. At the 2014 Grammy Awards we talked to everyone from Paris Hilton, Birdman Willie Nelson, Juicy, J, The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, DJ Skee, Chrisette Michelle, Salaam Remi and more. Watch the interview above and let us know what you think.

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