Tag Archives: roots

UNRELEASED BLACK THOUGHT

by max-o (pic by Wesley Verhoeve) Earlier this month, 2DOPEBOYZ.com uncovered some unreleased tracks from Black Thought’s shelved Master Piece Theatre album which was supposed to come out in 2001. Most of the songs ended up on The Roots’ Phrenology, but some of the tracks never saw the light. Thankfully there are some hip-hop blogs [...]

MORE FROM BLK JKS

by alex nelson I’ve been kicking myself for procrastinating to write about BLK JKS album release show last week, given how much recognition it deserved, and it wasn’t until I ended up at The Roots jam session at Highline Ballroom Tuesday night that I decided to seal the deal. I watched BLK JKS guitarist Mpumi [...]

FULL RELEASE: 6/23

by qc staff There’s a lot of aging rock stars in this week’s Full Release. From the still-cooler-than-you Dinosaur Jr., who release their second album since reforming two years ago, to the most recent releases from Tortoise and The Mars Volta. Even the most recent Sunset Rubdown album is beginning to sound like the work [...]

SCRATCH: LOSS 4 WORDZ

by ND McCray Formerly of the Legendary Roots Crew, vocal turntablist aka beatboxer Scratch (Kyle Jones) just dropped his latest collection, Loss 4 Wordz. With a who’s who list of collaborations from Kanye West, Musiq, Estelle, Talib Kweli, and many more, we’re now putting a face with the incredible sounds. He’s definitely bringing something unique [...]

QC INTERVIEW: GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD

by tal pearson Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad describe their music as “Roots and Dub for your meditation”. I’ve never had a description of a band’s music grab my attention so effectively, nor have I seen (that I can remember) a band’s description be so accurate and all encompassing of their overall sound, vibe, and [...]

APW PHOTO GALLERY

photos by Marc Evan QC photo hero Marc Evan rocked the lens at All Points West. Here’s a taste of some of his handy work featuring the likes of Cat Power, Radiohead, Nicole Atkins, and the lot.