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Video: Gangrene, “Not High Enough”

Decon Media started as a video production company, so of course they have a dope clip to accompany the Alchemist and Oh No’s debut single as Gangrene. I think those two are better producers than rappers, though. Directed by William … Continue reading

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Roc ‘C’ and Oh No are “The Transcontinental”

Remember last fall when Roc ‘C’ and Oh No announced a new project called The Transcontinental? Well, the album is here. The Transcontinental drops May 19 on E1 Music (formerly known as Koch). Guests include Big Pooh and Chino XL, … Continue reading

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Oh No & Roc ‘C’ lead Smash Mouf Tour

Ace producer Oh No and Oxnard, Calif. spitter Roc ‘C’ hit the road last week. The Smash Mouf Tour, which courses through the East Coast this month, is ostensibly a preview of the duo’s upcoming projects, including the Transcontinental (Oh … Continue reading

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Stones Throw summer: Madlib, Percee P, Tortoise

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Following a relatively quiet spring, Stones Throw Records has announced an ambitious slate of summer releases.

First up is the re-release of Jaylib’s Champion Sound. Originally released in the fall of 2003, Madlib and the late James "Jay Dee/J Dilla" Yancey’s highly anticipated collaboration drew disappointing reviews and record sales. "Few knew who or what ‘Jaylib’ was, and many of those who did felt that Champion Sound wasn’t given the attention is deserved when it was originally released," notes the label in a press release. Much as it did with J Dilla’s Ruff Draft reissue, Stones Throw has turned the album into a two-CD set with remixes and instrumentals. With luck, its reputation will improve in light of hip-hop fans’ ongoing reassessment of J Dilla’s career. The new Champion Sound drops May 8.

For those interested in Madlib’s Invazions, the enigmatic producer is reviving his Yesterdays New Quintet pseudonym for Yesterdays Universe: Prepare for a New Yesterday, Vol. 1. The story goes that the fictional "band" (Ahmad Miller, Monk Hughes, Malik Flavors, Joe McDuphrey and Otis Jackson, Jr.) has broken up, and this is their final album. It drops July 3.

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The Plug One Q&A: Oh No

For Plug One’s inaugural Q&A, James O’Connor catches up with Oh No, Madlib’s kid brother and a producer and rapper in his own right. Oh No released the excellent Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms on Stones Throw Records last summer. Continue reading

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