Archive for April, 2012

What’s Cookin? Food Rap.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Conventional wisdom tells us not to talk with our mouth full, but no one ever said anything about pieces of food rapping along to some of the best culinary lines in hip-hop history. The latest short from production duo BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle finds a stop-motion film that shows everything from pancakes and bacon to a green pepper with a platinum grill lip-synching along to classic lines from Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man and a whole lot more notable emcees. Dinner is served.

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Living Legends – Final Show

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

From day one, LRG has always supported independent and underground culture. The foundations of that movement are at the core of our brand message. An embodiment of that desire to share passion and dedication with the masses is what made the hip-hop collective known as the Living Legends Crew – a gathering of individuals we’ve supported since they first formed in the 90s. This past Friday, the Legends performed what appears to be their last show as a complete crew at the House of Blues in San Diego. With solo careers already established for each emcee, the future holds individual paths that are possible because of the immense strength of the collective. Only time will tell if this indeed is the last we’ve seen of the LL Crew. Photos from the historical night can be seen below. Follow The Living Legends on Twitter.

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Klughaus Gallery NYC Recap

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

LRG in collaboration with Klughaus Gallery NYC presented a successful gallery event that featured Tom Gould and Anna Delany’s “Two of a Kind” Exhibition. People from all walks of life gathered amidst stark black and white photographs that depicted various New York City themes including architecture, squalor and resiliency. Attendees were also treated to various table games that played on the “Two of a Kind” theme that was prevalent the whole evening. With photos by Making Deals Zine, the night was an overwhelming success.

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DJ Shadow at Coachella (Week 2)

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Images from peta_azak under Creative Commons License.

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DJ Shadow – Dreams of a Piece (1992)

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

“Dreams of a Piece (1992)” — An LRG Exclusive debut from DJ Shadow’s forthcoming archival release, “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996″

DJ Shadow and LRG are very excited to announce a major new archival release exposing DJ Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996.” Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become “Six Days.”

The new collection of “MPC Era” tracks follows on from the much-loved “4-Track Era” releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans. “I like to follow up new material (such as the recent ‘The Less You Know, The Better’ LP) with a tastefully-done archival project,” Shadow explains. “As long as the old stuff is given a context and doesn’t overshadow the new, I think it’s a healthy exercise for me, and one that re-calibrates me for whatever new musical path lies ahead. I think it’s important to revisit where you’ve been occasionally so that you can determine where to go.”

“Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996″ will be available on CD, double-vinyl, and download, with exclusive content available at DJShadow.com. The album artwork and accompanying merchandise is all designed by LRG Clothing Company, continuing an ongoing partnership between the DJ Shadow and LRG brands, which dates back to 2006.

Trust us, this project has been in the works for a LONG TIME, and it’s as good as it sounds. STAY TUNED for more details about release dates and other specifics. In the meantime, enjoy the free track to whet your appetite!

Track List, CD/Vinyl Version:
1. Intropy (Original Version)
2. Vee In Detroit
3. Dreams Of A Piece
4. The Not-So-Quiet Storm
5. Fast Rap Fanfare
6. Intensely Hitting
7. Mystical With Solo
8. Alright
9. Don’t Try It
10. From The Old School
11. Freddi’s Popcorn
12. Quickstep
13. Movin’ On (Gab Demo 1)
14. Falling Up
15. Mellow But Chunky
16. Total Breakdown (Gab Demo 2)
17. Heavy Mood
18. Affectations
19. Perilous Journey (Gab Demo 3)
20. Aye
21. Brittle But Magic
22. Atmospheric Disturbances
23. Swimming Upstream (Gab Demo 4)
24. Up For Grabs (Outro)

DJShadow.com bonus Tracks:
25. Give Up The Drums
26. Slow Poke
27. Vortex

All tracks are previously unreleased.

Other digital release partners and bonus tracks to be announced soon.

More Info: DJShadow.com/MPCERA

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4.20 : The Classics – Mixed by Statik Selektah

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Producer/DJ extraordinaire Statik Selektah and LRG present 420: The Classics, a mixtape that features some of the best old-school hip-hop that is perfect for a day enjoying some airborne entertainment. It’s Friday, you may or may not have a job…we’re going to get you high on music today.

1. Jackson 5/Dark Fantasy Intro
2. Red & Mef – How High (orig + remix)
3. Keith Murray – Get Lifted (orig + remix)
4. Cypress Hill – Hits from the Bong
5. Cypress Hill – i Wanna Get High
6. Luniz – i Got 5 on it
7. 50 Cent – High All the Time
8. Redman – Smoke Buddah
9. Jay-Z – Feelin it
10. Styles P – Good Times (i get high)
11. Alchemist ft Styles P & Evidence – Calmly Smoke
12. Pharcyde – Pack the Pipe
13. Bone Thugz – Buddah Lovaz
14. Smoke Dza ft Corey Gunz – Crazy Glue
15. Freddie Gibbs – Personal OG
16. Kendrick Lamar ft Dr Dre – the Recipe
17. Termanology – Recipe freestyle
18. Mac Miller ft Wiz Khalifa – Keep Floatin
19. Strong Arm Steady & Dom Kennedy – Smoke On
20. Young Jeezy ft Snoop & Devin the Dude – Higher Learning
21. Devin the Dude – Doobie Ashtray
22. Outkast – Spottieottiedopaliscious

LRG presents 4.20 The Classics mixed by Statik Selektah by LiftedResearchGroup

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4.20 Giveaway on Instagram

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Today we are giving away this original painting by Augor. The best caption wins. Follow us on instagram @LRGclothing and leave your caption to enter. We will choose the winner by the end of today. Go!

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4.20 : Ganja Mix by Selecta YT

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Just in time for a national holiday only recognized by a select group of herbal-enthusiasts, Selecta YT and LRG present the 420: Ganja Mix. Featuring an assortment of reggae music that pays respects to a plant that has led to some of the greatest musical creations in history, this mixtape comes with the seeds, stems and sticks already removed. With nearly 40 tracks of handpicked reggae on deck, the 420: Ganja Mix can be downloaded here.

1. INTRO
2. ZIGGY- smoke in the air
3. MR WILLIAMS – no cigarette
4. GAVINCHI BROWN / BUBBZ – early sunday morning
5. MR VEGAS – old school hustling
6. MR VEGAS – must come a road
7. COLLIE BUDZ – hustle
8. LION D – high
9. MILLION STYLEZ- move from on yah
10. SPRAGGA BENZ – lah lah lah
11. WARD 21 – take a wiff
12. VYBZ KARTEL – send on ( rmx )
13. RICHIE SPICE – marijuana ( rmx )
14. BUJU BANTON – sensimilia ( rmx )
15. MARLON ASHER – ganja farmer
16. ZIGGI – blaze
17. SHABBA RANKS/ FATTS – burn up
18. COLLIE BUDZ – come around
19. COLLIE BUDZ – come around ( rmx )
20. BOBBY HUSTLE – inna rizzla
21. GAPPY RANKS – west coast
22. KONSHENS/ DELUS/ ELEPHANT MAN/ MR VEGAS – kush (rmx)
23. COLLIE BUDZ / AKON – kush
24. I-OCTANE / BUSY SIGNAL / SPRAGGA BENZ /SEAN PAUL / – kush ( rmx )
25. DA PROFESSOR – the weed
26. I – WAYNE – herb malice
27. AVENGA – herb heaven
28. I – OCTANE – weed wi say
29. GAPPY RANKS – da herbs deh
30. NORRIS MAN – gimmi di weed
31. MR VEGAS / ALOZADE / HOLLOW POINT – sensi ( rmx )
32. CHARLIE BLACK – lighter
33. BUSY SIGNAL – blaze up the herbs
34. GYPTIAN – high grade
35. STEPPA STYLEZ – ganja
36. RAINA / LION D – high grade
37. DETERMINE – fire key
38. KHARI KILL – heavy weed
39. BEENIE MAN / DON MAFIA – weed

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