The Soulquarians: The Collaboration Between Questlove, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu & More

Back in 1998 it’s fair to say that The Soulquarians were a pretty formidable musical force. Featuring some of the most admired artists in the industry, including Questlove, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Bilal, the collective were responsible for the production of some of the finest albums of the era.
Things Fall Apart, Like Water For Chocolate and Voodoo were just some of the titles that they played a part in and although they fell relatively silent as a collective in around 2003, their legacy and individual talents still thrive today. Pitchfork recently put together this short film in honour of The Soulquarians, with some excellent animation from Concrete Jungle creator, Steven Cartoccio, and music from the Backwoodz Studioz favourite, Willie Green.

Black Thought: Hot 97 Freestyle Session

Just in case anyone needed a reminder of what a monster on the mic Black Thought is, he visited Funk Flex on his Hot 97 show and obliterated a freestyle session. 10 minutes of straight bars, no chaser. If you are an MC or want to have a better understanding of the technicalities and breath control that are required at the top, allow me to present your study guide.

Dangerdoom ft. Black Thought: Mad Nice

How’s about a bit of previously unreleased Dangerdoom to start your day with? Both the The Mouse & The Mask album and the Occult Hymn EP are being reissued, along with two unheard tracks, including this one with your favourite MC’s favourite MC, Black Thought. The reissue is coming out on DOOM’s own label METALFACE Records and there will be a vinyl run included. You can pre-order here and you can stream Mad Nice below.

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