Eric B. & Rakim – biography, discography

Hip-hop trailblazers Eric B. and Rakim’s first single, “Eric B. Is President” (#48, 1986), sparked early debate on the legality of unauthorized, uncredited sampling when James Brown sued to prevent the duo’s use of a fragment of his music. It also established Brown’s back catalog as a hip musical mining ground for a new generation of hip-hop programmers. With Rakim’s relaxed vocal delivery (“Microphone Fiend,” “Paid in Full”) and rhymes that have been described as “existential,” together with Eric B.’s deft turntable manipulation, the duo became one of the most acclaimed hip-hop acts of the late ’80s. The two met … Continue reading Eric B. & Rakim – biography, discography

Rakim, my favourite MC of all times

Rakim, The Master, The Microphone Fiend, he is 100% my favourite MC. I heard him in 1988, when my mother brought me Eric B. & Rakim’s tape Follow the Leader. This was and remains one of the most important albums in the history of hip-hop music. I post for you some of the most important tunes from Rakim’s solo, after-“Eric B. & Rakim” period. Enjoy! Rakim – Guess Who’s Back (So So Def Remix) Truth Hurts – Addictive feat. Rakim Rakim – It’s Been A Long Time Rakim – New York Remix (Prod. DJ Premier) Rakim – Love For Sale … Continue reading Rakim, my favourite MC of all times

The Directorz – quality and stylish works from Youtube

One of the most interesting channels on Youtube belongs to Scott Granger, aka DJ Scott G. Spot who is 1/2 of The Directorz from Scotland. He is DJ, DVDJ, Music Video producer and is responsible for remixing music videos from major record labels like Universal, Sony/BMG, Gusto, MOS and Mercury for artists like Just Jack, Groove Armada, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and many more. I will post here some of the best (in my opinion) works from The Directorz: Estelle vs Bootyluv – American Shine (The Directorz) Sean Paul vs Rihanna – Umbrella Temperature (The Directorz) Bob Sinclair – What I … Continue reading The Directorz – quality and stylish works from Youtube

The most valuable brands of the world

The most valuable brand of the world is Google, its value rising in 2007 with 30% at the value of 86.057 bn USD, according with BrandZ. BrandZ is a top created at the worldwide scale interviewing one million consumers, covering 50,000 brands (grouped in 16 categories) and it has the signature of Millward Brown Optimor, the brand consultancy and evaluation division of Millward Brown. The 2007 edition of it drives to the conclusion that the first 100 brands of the world will cost a potential investor 1,940 bn USD. The Top 10 brands of the world looks like this: brand … Continue reading The most valuable brands of the world