After releasing the Barry White sampled, ‘Notorious White”, in recognition of the 18th anniversary of the passing of the late Biggie Smalls, Viriginia’s heavy hitting production crew, Team Demo are pleased to present ‘Notorious Hayes”. This mash-up is produced using only Isaac Hayes samples, and boasts 15 tracks that are seamlessly interwoven with classic Laurence Fishburne soundbites. ‘Notorious Hayes’ is now available for free download. Hurry up press play, and prepare for this rap killin’. Team Demo will soon be every rapper’s best friend as they plan on releasing the instrumental version on Friday, July 31st. Stay tuned.
RZA reemerges from a brief holiday sabbatical to resume his regular schedule of crushing the multimedia mogul game. Today we get a 10-minute sampler mix from DJ 7L, running through some highlights of the forthcoming RZA x Stax Records compilation of hand-picked reissues titled RZA Presents: Shaolin Soul Selections. Kind of overdue, considering how much the grimier side of the Memphis Soul sound has colored both the overall Wu Tang sound and some of his toughest productions in recent memory. Press play or download below to get a digger’s ear view of classic breaks from David Porter, Isaac Hayes, The Emotions, Booker T, The Dramatics, Albert King and more.