There’s a reason Jay-Z (the G.O.A.T.) signed Jay Electronica. He’s incredible. Check out Jay E’s tribute to the mighty GURU. The song is called Jazzmatazz but the sample is The Beatle’s Yesterday.

The intro is crazy long but it’s worth the wait:

Click here to download.  Here’s the classic Beatles track:

 

Gotta show love to ODB. Check out Raekwon’s tribute to him called Ason Jones.

Happy born day, ODB.  RIP.

Statik Selektah is known for dropping classic mixtapes but now he is dropping singles. Check out 1982 ft Bun B

And, in case you’re not familiar with Statik Selektah’s mixtapes, check out The Look of Love, the tribute to J. Dilla he did with Q-Tip a few years ago.  It’s vintage Dilla.  Click here to download the mixtape.  The tracklist is below:

01 – Q-Tip – One Love Intro
02 – Common – I Used To Love H.E.R. (Feat. J Dilla) (look of love rmx) (prod. by J. Dilla)
03 – The Roots – Act Too…Love of My Life (Feat. Common)
04 – The Roots – What They Do
05 – Busta Rhymes – Hold the Torch (Feat. Q-Tip) (prod. by J. Dilla)
06 – Slum Village – Hold Tight (Feat. Q-Tip) (prod. by J. Dilla)
07 – Common – The Light (org and rmx) (prod. by J. Dilla)
08 – A Tribe Called Quest – Find My Way (prod. by J. Dilla)
09 – A Tribe Called Quest – The Love (prod. by J. Dilla)
10 – Bush Babees and Mos Def – The Love Song
11 – Q-tip Interlude
12 – Little Brother – Lovin It
13 – De La Soul – Much More (prod. by J. Dilla)
14 – Termanology and DC – This is Hip Hop
15 – Biggie and 2pac – The Old School (Showoff Mix)
16 – Skillz – Hip Hop Died
17 – Hi-Tek – Can We Go Back (Feat. Talib Kweli)
18 – Erykah Badu and Common – Love of My Life
19 – J Dilla – So Far to Go (Feat. Common & D’Angel) (prod. by J. Dilla)
20 – Common – Love Is (prod. by J. Dilla)
21 – Talib Kweli – Two and Two
22 – Snoop Dogg – Imagine (Feat. Busta, Dre, & D’Angelo)
23 – Hi-Tek – Music is Life (Feat. Nas, Common, & Marsha)
24 – The Roots – Can’t Stop This
25 – Terminology – Only One Can Win [BONUS] (prod. by J. Dilla)

Hip-hop may not be dead but vinyl officially is. The legendary Fat Beats record store closed on 9/4/10. Check out DJ Premier’s tribute.

The art of DJ’ing lives on through Serato, but for purists who prefer vinyl things just got a little tougher.  Fat Beats record store was a staple of hip-hop in NYC (as well as in LA and Amsterdam) and it closed its doors forever (or at least in that location…) on Saturday, 9/4.  In honor of what the store represented, several well-known DJs turned up to celebrate its legacy on its last day.  Below is DJ Premier’s tribute:

Skillz has alway been slept on. His tribute to DJ AM called Adam is dope. The beat is official.

Click here to download.

DJ Jazzy Jeff did the best tribute to Michael Jackson I’ve heard. Check it out for yourself.

 

This mix covers the entirety of Michael Jackson’s career from Ben to Beat It to Butterflies.  At 49 tracks, it is as comprehensive as it gets.  Beyond the breadth, it’s the remixes that make this a one of a kind tribute (the Brazilian version of Rock With You is a classic).  R.I.P. to the King of Pop.  There will never be another.  Click here to download.  Tracklist is below.

DJ Premier Guru Tribute Mix

Here’s the Guru tribute from the legendary DJ Premier (one of the greats–producer, DJ and person).