This week FUNimation celebrated their 25th anniversary! Part of their celebration included dropping their official Spotify playlist #funiversary Vol. 1 - Samurai Champloo featuring Nujabes, MINMI, Flying Lotus, Anderson . Paak, Substantial, Ka, Black Star, DJ Okawari, Nomak & moreRead More
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Thanks for the continued support. I'll see you soon but talk to you sooner.
HiPNOTT RECORDS DEBUTS ITS #BACKTOLYRICS
T-SHIRT LINE WITH A DESIGN FOR
SUBSTANTIAL & NUJABES' SONG "ECLIPSE"
Peace World. Substantial's debut album, To This Union A Sun Was Born, featuring production from the late great Nujabes, and Monorisick, now known as DJ Deckstream now available on Youtube for your streaming pleasure. This deluxe edition features 3 bonus tracks, including the DJ Kiyo remix and Live Version of If I Was Your Mic, and a never heard before remix of Ain't No Happy Endings by Nujabes.
A few FUN FACTS:
This album turned 13 this past Sunday 10/19/2014
There were an album's worth of additional songs recorded and later cut from this album. Most of which were produced by Nujabes.
After this album dropped, I met a fan in Boston that thought there were 3 dudes named Substantial. 1 from Brooklyn (where I lived at the time), 1 from Maryland (where I'm from) & 1 from Japan (where I recorded the album). Sorry bro, same guy. :)
If I Was Your Mic* & Remembering Dave were written when I was 17.
*IIWYM was a concept my friend and former rhyme parter J. Cash came up with when we were in high school. That's why I shout him out in the beginning.
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Happy Throwback Thursday.
Some Throwback Thursday awesomeness for you. I'm sure a lot of you guys remember the original version of this track which is, in case you didn't know, my favorite track on my 1st album, To This Union A Sun Was Born. When Nujabes first sent me the original, I fell in love with the beat instantly. FUN FACT: The idea for the title and hook were inspired by a scene in the movie The Last Unicorn.
Anyway, months after the album dropped, this month, 13 years ago, Jun sent me this remix. Still love it (nearly as much as the original).
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Peace World. In honor of my all-time favorite producer, J Dilla & my former producer/collaborator, Nujabes, I’m celebrating their legacy with a list of MY FAVORITE songs by each of them. Enjoy and comment with your favorites.
The Pharcyde - ‘Runnin’ [Prod. J Dilla]
Nujabes - ‘Ordinary Joe’ ft. Terry Callier
J-Dilla - ‘Think Twice’ ft. Dwele
Nujabes - ‘World Without Words’
Jack McDuff - ‘Oblighetto (Remix)’ [Prod. J Dilla]
Nujabes - ‘Horizons’
Common - ‘It’s Your World’ [Prod. J Dilla]
Nujabes - ‘Next View’ ft. Uyama Hiroto
[REPLACED] Bilal – ‘Reminisce’ ft. Mos Def & Common [Prod. J Dilla] w/ Body Movin (My next favorite track w/ J Dilla)
Nujabes – ‘World’s End Rhapsody’
From my twitter account earlier today…
"Happy Born Day to the late greats, J Dilla & Nujabes. Thanks for the music, memories and inspiration."
Stay in Peace.
Peace World. In memory of Jun, here's my favorite song he produced, "Ordinary Joe" ft. Terry Callier. Such an awesome remake! Powerful message, with beautiful music. Jun's flute solo, gets me every time.
"Each little bird in the sky, is just a little bit freer than I."
Rest in Peace, brother. Thanks for the memories.
P.S. BUY THIS ALBUM HERE: http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/product/detail/1377030Read More