Wednesday 23 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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J Dilla-The Shining

None September 14th, 2006



J Dilla' one of a handful of names James Yancey is known by' is not a producer with the name recognition of a Pharrell, Kanye or Timbaland, but within the hip-hop community, his breathtaking beats have earned him the respect of the movers and shakers; look no further than The Roots' latest, "Game Theory," whose eerie first track, "Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)," is a tip of the hat to Dilla. Indeed, the love doesn't stop there: Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson penned the poignant liner notes for this posthumous release "“ Yancey passed away earlier this year from Lupus-related complications.
This disc, along with the dizzying "Donuts," stands as a towering memorial to one of hip-hop's lesser-known icons. With guest shots from Busta Rhymes, Common and more, "The Shining" is likely one of the only rap albums to drop this year that will make a kazoo sample feel like an impending apocalypse. An essential, futuristic work that makes you miss the genius responsible all the more.
- Preston Jones

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