‘90s Vinyl Wednesday: Capitol A&R man Tim Carr once remarked that Beastie Boys records took a long time to make because they had to constantly reinvent the wheel, but supposedly Yauch was quite the taskmaster during the recording of their 4th record (he had plans to go snowboarding that he didn’t want to cancel). “This time,” he famously quipped, “we’re just gonna rotate the tires.” And that’s a great metaphor for Ill Communication. The BBoys came with a snotty, punk rock hip-hop vibe that was new and fresh and made fun of everything when they were first licensed to ill, then with Paul’s Boutique, they created a quilt-like pastiche of cross genre sampling as the multi-layered backdrop for their pop-culture heavy raps. Check Your Head saw the band pick up their instruments in the wake of a law change restricting sampling. Luckily they could play. And here, they were just tightening up the band, which included “Money” Mark Nishita, Eric Bobo and guest drummer AWOL from Suicidal Tendencies. DJ Hurricane could still drop the samples, and even though they were limited to Capitol’s library, those vaults run deep and housed many of their jazz heroes. The album alternates between funky jazz grooves, thrash punk, and cutting edge hip-hop; there’s even a touch of metal. Mario Caldato’s production captures the fun of the great chemistry when AdRock, MCA & Mike D trade verses with each other and Biz Markie and especially Q-Tip who kills on “Get It Together”. I bought this in May of ‘94 when it was first released because Grand Royale put the vinyl in Tower Records (which carried very little vinyl at that time). My friends and I saw the rare LP and every one of us (who still owned a turntable) picked up a copy. Though still quite fresh, almost 25 years later, this record can now be considered a revered classic. #djadjectivealbumoftheday#90svinyl#ninetiesvinyl#beastieboys#moneymark#mariocaldatojr#qtip#bizmarkie#averysmith#illcommunication#sabotage#getittogether#sureshot#rootdown#ericbobo
HELLO NASTY 🌞 20 Years ago, 1998. Post 2/3. I had the amazing experience of working with #BeastieBoys to do the artwork and graphics for their 5th album, #HelloNasty. This space station was the centerpiece of the interior artwork, a fantasy workplace where the band could create the epic recordings and projects they dropped on us every few years. This illustration was packed with ideas and goofs from the band - the “4D basketball court” that could change gravitational orientation, a lounge/arcade area, a sample-digging lab with #Eames fiberglass chairs and well-stocked shelves of breaks and beats, a #SilentRunning inspired garden-pond area with a domed glass roof, tended by a skilled seal, the ship mascot. All of it surrounding a well-equipped recording studio under the central dome, with #MarioCaldatoJr manning the mixing boards below. It started out in concept as an undersea lab on the floor of the ocean, but after some discussion, The King Ad-Rock ( #AdamHorovitz) hypothesized “Underwater is cool... but you know what’s even cooler? Space station.” And that’s where we went. If you swipe right, in the second photo, there’s a “NASA Space Program” styled cloth embroidered patch that I designed in 2009, when I got to revisit the whole project making the Collector’s Vinyl Reissue, available through #GrandRoyal back then. I created a new white outer sleeve and a new illustration of the ‘sardine can’ cover, with this patch included inside. Inside the fancy new look, the original classic sardine can and sun were still there of course - just wrapped up in a clean NASA vibe. On @MikeD’s great #EchoChamber show on @Beats1official this week (Saturday July 14th episode), Mike D and guests (including @MixMasterMike) will be discussing the album’s anniversary. Looking forward to some weird stories, guys! #HelloNasty20thAnniversary#RIPAdamYauch#PackedLikeSardinesInTheTin
Artista: Marcelo D2
Álbum: Nada Pode Me Parar
Selo: EMI Brasil
“MD2 é a sigla que vem no tag” e é pilotando o bonde da excursão que o TDdiaumCD aparece. “Nada Pode Me Parar” é o sexto disco do rapper carioca @marcelod2 e, até então, o último lançado. .
TODAS as faixas do álbum receberam clipes oficias gravados no #Brasil e exterior, e disponibilizados no #Youtube. As gravações foram paralelas ao disco, o que agregou uma riqueza cinematográfica ao conjunto. Uma parceria de D2 e @GandjaMonteiro.
O disco teve produção de #MarioCaldatoJr, remixes de @djnuts e conta com as participações de @AloeBlacc, @Sainktt & @HelioBentes, @clearlyitsLike, @Shockmc_ , @Batzninja, @AkiraPresidente e de #JoyaBravo na canção "Feeling Good" (minha preferida). O álbum inclui samples de artistas como @MiltonbitucaNascimento, @IvanLinOficial e #RaulSeixas. A capa é inspirada em “Let’s Get Lost”, filme de 1988.
“D2 é da paz e não da pasmaceira.” Logo, aguardamos o lançamento de “@AmareParaOsFortes”, o álbum visual todo filmado em smartphone, roteirizado por D2 e que apresenta a ilustração de cada faixa selecionada da obra. Por enquanto temos “Resistência Cultural” como uma palhinha do projeto.
Então, abre-alas pra essa folia de rap com samba! Qual é? D2-se!
1. #MD2 (A Sigla no TAG)
2. Danger Zone - part Aloe Black
3. Eu já sabia – part Sain & Helio Bentes
4. Livre – part Like & Raul Seixas
5. Você Diz Que o Amor Não Dói
6. Fella - part Shock, Batoré & Akira Presidente
7. A Cara do Povo
8. Feeling Good - part Joya Bravo
9. Madame Bomfume
10. Está Chegando a Hora (Abre Alas
11. Eu Tenho o Poder
12. Rio (Puro Suco)
14. Na Veia
15. Vou por Ai
This Thursday night The Short Stop is gonna be on fire with Jamaican heaters all night long courtesy of our buddy Danny Holloway (Ximeno, Island, Dub Lab), Gabby Loks and Mario Caldato (Beastie Boys, Seu Jorge). I’m going!! If you love Jamaican music you do not want to miss this.
Crazy to come to LA and get to hang out with the guy that produced so many of the records that defined my teenage years... Asked about what got me into Brazilian music I mentioned this Red Hot + Rio as one of my “ways in” to the music, only for Mario to pull out a copy and say yeah I produced the opening track by Money Mark on that... #mariocaldatojr#beastieboys