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Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One Playing Vinyl

by Zatoon

Check out this great video interview of Tuxedo’s Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One.  Its your chance to earhustle on an intimate conversation covering musical tastes and influences.

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Stones Throw Records Documentary on Netflix

by Zatoon

by Galen Maloney on April 21, 2015 Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records – Whether you be a neophyte or a fastidious veteran of the music appreciation game, you will do yourself a favor by checking out this documentary covering one of the most prolific independent music labels of the modern […]

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Ana Tijoux bringing Chilean hip-hop flavor to SF.

by Zatoon

By Galen Maloney on April 13, 2015 With the NY TImes calling her the South American Lauryn Hill, Ana Tijoux’s upcoming show at the Mezzanine in San Francsico is not a hard sell.  She is sexy as hell.  She raps.  She sings.  And she brings a live band to backup her smooth flows with everything […]

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Salutes MF DOOM By Performing 9 DOOM Songs (Video)

by Zatoon

Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def) has been vocal in the past about his love for fellow underground MC, MF DOOM. Bey has spent the past few months releasing videos of himself performing live covers of his favorite DOOM tracks as a project he’s called BEYONDOOM. The visual EP sees Yasiin rapping seemingly in the middle […]

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QUANTIC, BLOCKHEAD, DJ VADIM

by Zatoon

This is a showcase of cutting edge musical producers like you’ve never seen!!! SunsetSF and HUSH:SF present a rare showcase of cutting edge electronic producers featuring Quantic, Blockhead, and DJ Vadim. Tru Thoughts veteran Quantic is best known for his fusion of traditional South American beats with modern production styles and will play one of […]

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Dr.Dre 85 Llive Old School Mixtape

by zatoon

Dr. Dre, who is now the top star of the rap industry with the Aftermath label, has his roots in Disk Jockeying. As we all know, he started his carrier from DJing with two tables and a mic, rocking parties with his master of mixology. He first called himself Dr.J, in reference to his favorite […]

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Kenny Dope – Get On Down

by zatoon

From Kenny Dope comes this classic acid jazz track – Get On Down. This track brings it’s cleanest samples to the fullest potential, from Method Man singing it’s chorus, Minnie Riperton’s signature falsetto gently looping to the beat, Main Source’s shouts, along with others which will be familiar to music lovers. This is a true […]

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Straight Outta Compton trailer: the NWA story

by Zatoon

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE The first trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the biopic of rap group NWA, is finally here after years in development. It begins with footage of hip hop legends and NWA originals Dr Dre. and Ice Cube driving around their old Californian neighborhood in the present day. Compton was once considered […]

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Zatoon to give away STAX singles compilation for Black History Month.

by Zatoon

In honor of Black History Month and the current BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, Zatoon Music is teaming with Concord Music Group and Stax Records to give away some free promos of the soon to be re released box sets The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 and The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: […]

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Shugmonkey – People Talk About Us

by zatoon

This classic track brings us all back to the real messages of life in Hip Hop. Check out the old school bass lines, the street sophisticated rhymes, and the energetic atmosphere of this track. This true-to-life track reminds us all that we have to be strong rooted when it comes to hard times, because we are […]

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