Full disclosure, I'm wayyy behind on Crate Diggers right now, but I figure, hey, if you're as behind as I am (or haven't been introduced to the awesomeness that is Crate Diggers yet), you won't mind me sharing these now. Two members of the legendary Dilated Peoples, Evidence and DJ Babu, share the stories behind some of their vinyl and other great stories along the way. Evidence talks about first connecting with Kanye West and trying to get a beat on Jay Z's Black Album - a song which later became one of Kanye's classics, "Last Call" - and DJ Babu talks about going to flea markets in Brazil with Cut Chemist and J. Rocc. Shouts to Fuse, because these guys do a killer job with this series. Watch both episodes after the jump.
The reason we posted the previous Crate Diggers episodes earlier today was to get you up to speed for this one. For the first time ever, Crate Diggers looks into the extensive record collection of the late J Dilla. Providing commentary on Dilla and his records are J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt, Grap Luva, Talib Kweli, and of course, Ma Dukes. Needless to say, if you're into hip-hop history, this will be one you'll want to watch. Check out the episode below.
These aren't exactly new episodes, but they're both well worth checking out if you haven't seen them yet. Two legendary deejays/producers, DJ Nu-Mark and Just Blaze, open up to Fuse about their extensive record collections and share the stories behind their prized records. Coincidentally, we've also got our own interviews with both DJ Nu-Mark and Just Blaze. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to also check out the Crate Diggers episodes with Pete Rock & DJ Jazzy Jeff. If you're in Toronto this Thursday (March 21st), DJ Nu-Mark will be spinning the 45's at Wrongbar along with Diamond D. Check out the episodes below.
In two recent editions of the Fuse program Crate Diggers, Pete Rock and DJ Jazzy Jeff showcase their extensive vinyl collections and tell stories. In the Pete Rock episode, the legendary DJ/producer and Soul Brother #1 talks about his early days with cousin Heavy D, his love of funk, and a rare Marvin Gaye record. In the DJ Jazzy Jeff episode, he shows off his record collection and tells Fuse about going on record hunting expeditions with Kenny Dope and J Dilla and how he first ended up DJing with Will Smith. If you love vinyl or hip-hop history, these are definitely for you. Check out the episodes below.