Madlib is one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers to ever work in music. Through his various projects over the years—from Madvillain to Quasimoto—the musician pretty much changed the way sampling works in hip-hop. Now, in a special called Madlib’s Medicine Show, Noisey follows Madlib—with the help of Egon at Now-Again Records—as he meets … Continue reading Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin
“17” Short Film feat. Raphael Saadiq, Ty Dolla $ign, Mali Music & Elijah Blake created for Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. It will become available on all DSPs on … Continue reading Short Film “17” – Directed by Bush Renz
1Xtra's Ace hosts an exclusive Q&A from the premier of film 'Yardie', chatting to Idris Elba on his directorial debut, and cast members Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson. Watch the trailer below
We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the … Continue reading Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans
In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. Director/screenwriter Boots Riley, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Terry Crews and Steven Yeun visited BUILD to discuss the new film, … Continue reading The cast of “Sorry to bother U” interview and trailer.
There are few music careers like that of Scott Storch. The esteemed producer-songwriter made his initial mark in Philly as a key member of the Roots. A great start, but just the beginning of a wild ride to the top. Storch’s way with crafting hooks and shaping melodies, as well as his knack of being … Continue reading Scott Storch mini Documentary