Christine McVie – And That’s Saying A Lot

I’ve written about Christine McVie before with a loop Alchemist used. This time I’m focusing on the dope drum break featured on the same album. This album was actually released years after it originally came out under the name Christine READ MORE…

Study Says Sampling Increases Sales

Forbes recently published an article about the sampling of music and the resulting increase in sales for the sampled artists’ works. The study by W. Michael Schuster focused on the group Girl Talk, known for their mash-ups and extensive use READ MORE…

Statik Selektah – Extended Play

Brooklyn DJ / producer Statik Selektah recently dropped his newest LP – Extended Play. The album features an all-star / up-and-coming lineup with almost all production handled by Statik himself. Overall, the album is pretty damn good but leaves a READ MORE…

U-Krime – American Me

I have virtually no information about the group U-Krime other than what I can find on the liner notes of this 12-inch single from 2001. U-Krime was a group comprised of 2 twins, the Aquino brothers. So why are they READ MORE…

Tru Life – When Your a Thug

When You’re a Thug, you don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re“… All jokes aside, the story of rapper Tru Life is a sad one. The Puerto Rican MC from New York got his start in 1999/2000 with the READ MORE…

The Shirelles – Ain’t No Sunshine

The Shirelles, from Passaic, NJ (holla!), are best known for their string of hits in the early 1960’s. Songs like “Mama Said“, “Dedicated to the one I Love“, “Soldier Boy“, and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” were chart toppers pre-dating READ MORE…