December 26th, 2015 / 17:50:03

SAMPLE SATURDAYS

“Sample Saturdays” is back from its holiday hiatus! But, since we’re still full of holiday cheer, we’re going to Christmas-it up a bit. This weekend’s edition will home in on:
Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis.”


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December 24th, 2015 / 14:34:29

“HARD WORK” BY KENDRICK LAMAR

While some of us were out doing some last minute Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts and sippin’ on egg nog, the legendary Kendrick Lamar blessed his fans with an inspiring short film. The West Coast-rapper is seen playing ball with his younger brother and giving him a brief lesson on the rewards of working hard. Fans of Lamar stopped to congratulate and praise the humble recipient of 11-Grammy nods. Watch K. Dot enjoy some downtime in the Dave Meyers directed clip here.

 
December 17th, 2015 / 15:21:34

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple feat. COMMON

Actor, rapper, philanthropist, and humanitarian: four words that thoroughly describe Chicago’s own @common. The MC formerly known as Common Sense sat down to chat with @jeffstaple nearly 15 years after the pigeon man design the cover art for “One-Nine-Nine-Nine.” They discussed everything from his album creating process, dreams of being heard, and how the second verse for “It’s Your World” came to be. Watch the two go back and forth in this July 2014 edition of 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple.

 
December 16th, 2015 / 14:23:30

“STRAYS WITH RABIES” BY EARTHGANG

“From the desolate Westside of Atlanta emerge two wandering strays with some sick lyrics.”
This would be the perfect way to start this movie of a project by Georgia’s own @EarthGang.

Strays With Rabies

The one-two combo of @JohnnyVenus & @DocturDot is bringing listeners on an enticing ride with them as they solve family, personal and spiritual issues that haunt many of us. Painted with plenty of memorable production and joined by some of their Spillage Village compadres, the Expert Gurus have certainly gone above and beyond with this impressive 14-track album.

Listen for yourself here and catch @EarthGang kickin’ it in-store with us at Reed Space later today!

EarthGang In-Store

 
December 15th, 2015 / 13:44:06

EARTHGANG IN-STORE

This Wednesday at 5 PM, @EarthGang will be dropping by Reed Space for an in-store appearance! The duo from the Westside of Atlanta will be at the shop selling merch, signing autographs, playing their new album Strays With Rabies and doing ticket giveaways for their SOLD OUT show at Terminal 5 with @MacMiller! *You never know what special guests might tag along*

EarthGang In-Store

So feel free to join us in-store tomorrow if you’re a fan, on the hunt for some dope new artists, or just want to kick it with two Expert Gurus from the South.

 
December 12th, 2015 / 17:42:48

SAMPLE SATURDAYS

It’s Saturday and it’s time to go digging for samples! Today, we’re vibing with Atlanta, Georgia’s peaceful army of two. Here’s “Bears Like This” by @EarthGang featuring JID, Hollywood JB, and JordxnBryant.

The Georgia duo of Johnny Venus & Doctor Dot has carved the path for hippie-rap in the South, all while walking a path all their own.  The Spillage Village Records ensemble joined forces with their labelmates in 2014 to release the eye-opening and attention grabbing project ‘Bears Like This.’ The 8-minute single of the same name starts off the EP quite smoothly with some Jazz instrumentation by the great Ronnie Laws. For those unaware, Laws was the saxophonist and composer for the funky super group, Earth, Wind & Fire. Not only was the jazz/blues sample on point, but so were the rhymes of the Spillage Village collective.

Listen at about the 1:11 mark to here the wavy sample used throughout the song. Also be sure to check @EarthGang’s new album ‘Strays with Rabies.’

 
December 10th, 2015 / 15:10:53

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple feat. VINCE STAPLES

This Thursday, we’re taking a look back to one of @jeffstaple’s “1-2-1” interviews. This particular interview featured talented emcee, @VinceStaples. Following the release of his critically acclaimed EP Hell Can Wait the Long Beach-rapper decided to join jeffstaple at Wish ATL to chat about his early musical influences, the current climate of Hip-Hop, and more. See the “staple-2-Staples” interview here.

 
December 9th, 2015 / 13:05:24

“VIBE W/U” BY DJ TOY


The homie @ToyWearsDaPants definitely knows how to set the mood. Her latest mix “Vibe W/U” is more than enough proof that DJ Toy is the perfect wingman when you’re trying to vibe with your boo thang.

DJ Toy

The 45-minute set features some noteworthy up-and-comers like Masego, GoldLink & Tory Lanez. Also included in the 25 tracks are the likes of Drake, Travis Scott and a bunch of our personal favorites in 2015 like Raury, Kehlani & Bryson Tiller. Enjoy the wavy mix here and look out for plenty of new vibes from DJ Toy in the new year.

VIBE W/U by Dj Toy on Mixcloud

 
December 4th, 2015 / 17:51:16

JAY Z APPRECIATION DAY

On this day in 1969, a star was born.

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Today is the 46th birthday of Roc-A-Fella Records founder, international business mogul, and one of the most lyrically gifted Hip-Hop artists on the planet, Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay Z. The storied career of this rap icon itself warrants a day-long conversation: from an incredible debut album, to building a dynasty in the 90’s, to one of the most epic beefs against one of New York’s finest, to becoming a household name in the world of business, Jay Z has done more than enough to be the topic of conversation.

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On his birthday, the conversation in the shop was one of nostalgia. With an extensive catalog of multi-Platinum albums, record breaking compilation records, tons of chart-topping hits and plenty of anthems, the question was posed: “What is your favorite Jay Z song?” Though a simple question, it takes a deep breath and some thinking time to even come up with a possible answer. After a united pause, here are our responses:

Brint: Dead Presidents II (Reasonable Doubt)

Eric: Soon You’ll Understand (The Dynasty: Roc La Familia)

Inten: Who You Wit (In My Lifetime, Vol. 1)

Isabel: Change Clothes (The Black Album)

Jeff: Can I Live? (Reasonable Doubt)

Jennings: Reservoir Dogs (Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life)

Jimmie: Imaginary Player (In My Lifetime, Vol. 1)

Juan: 99 Problems (The Black Album)

*J. Scott: Allure (The Black Album)

Kim: [Always Be My] Sunshine (In My Lifetime, Vol. 1)

Ted: I Just Wanna Love You [Give It 2 Me] (The Dynasty: Roc La Familia)

Tony: Song Cry (The Blueprint)

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With all of our unique tastes in music, it’s cool to see a lot of the answers. Join us as we listen through the lengthy discography here at Reed Space and feel free tweet some of your favorites to @ReedSpace!

 
December 2nd, 2015 / 17:17:53

“THE PINK POLO EP” BY MASEGO & MEDASIN

It’s not everyday you come across a gifted young saxophonist, even more rarely do you meet a genuinely dope person–but to find each of these characteristics in one person? You’ve truly uncovered a gem.

Masego

Virginia-bred ‘TrapScat’ artist, @UncleSego splashed onto the music scene a little unexpectedly to the delight of listeners everywhere. The enthusiastic musician has begun to walk a path all his own and his unorthodox yet infectious approach will motivate you to follow him. Masego’s unique sound can only be described by the fractions that make up the entire sonic experience; part vocalist, part “arbitrary saxophonist,” and part synth player, Sego makes Trap-infused Jazz tunes without it feeling forced at all.

The Pink Polo EP

An excellent showcase of this wonderful sound concoction is Sego’s 2015 collaborative project with producer @MedasinMusic titled “The Pink Polo EP”. Released in late June, Masego and the Dallas-native put together an 8-track tape with songs you can groove or vibe to. Check it out here and keep up with Masego’s Music on SoundCloud.

 
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