Toyota Motors Carmaker, Scion, recently unveiled their iQ Project Museum, which includes digital exhibits featuring Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Prince Paul, the La Chicano punk scene, and Strata Records.
The iQ Project Museum is described as a ”rich digital initiative created to preserve cultural movements, moments and musicians that are at risk of being lost. The first three online exhibits will feature rare artifacts from significant music moments.”
Prince Paul’s digital exhibit includes a “guided tour of a selection of artifacts from his high school days and the start and early part of his career, which have never before seen the light of day. One finds the story of the early years of iconic Hip-Hop producer Prince Paul when he was just an ambitious Paul Huston from Amityville, New York. The exhibit follows the journey from his teenage days as the DJ/producer for Stetsasonic (the original Hip-Hop band)
and his unparalleled collaborations with De La Soul, to his later solo LPs Psychoanalysis (What Is It?) and A Prince Among Thieves.”
Pop the Hood on, “Prince Paul’s Adventurous Musical Journey,” which follows the pioneer and his friends on a cross-country quest for new inspiration.
Born James Dewitt Yancey, the Hip Hop Super-Producer/Artist better know as Jay Dee & J Dilla, was considered one of the most influential hip hop artists in the music industry. With sentiments echoed by his good friend DJ House Shoes, “Dilla is the best producer…EVER in Hip Hop. Period.”
Taking off in the mid-90s, Dilla’s career spanned over a decade with some of his most notable work for Hip Hop and R&B/Soul artists such as The Pharcyde, Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Busta Rhymes, Madlib, Dwele, Erykah Badu & Janet Jackson.
With a steady-rising career, Dilla continued to impact the music scene with his production, remixes, collaborations and vocal appearances until he began to experience health issues that resulted in weight loss and hospitalization. But that didn’t stop him from creating music or from even going on tour in Europe in late 2005 where he performed from a wheelchair. Even when his condition worsened, he had equipment brought to his hospital room where he made tracks bedside until he passed from complications of a rare blood disease called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP).
So on this day five years ago this remarkable talent left us, and No U Aint Radio celebrates the life & music of J Dilla. Enjoy our music tribute.
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NO U AINT RADIO got word that the Sundance Institute announced its lineup for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, naming Beats, Rhymes and Fights, a documentary about legendary hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest, among its Best Documentary contenders. But not every Tribe member appears to be on board with the project. Continue reading
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