DOWN BY LAW: In Memoriam – Rest In Beats, Leonardo Del Hubrio. Longtime Bassist of The Roots [Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard 1959-2021]

Just wanted to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, of the Legendary Roots Crew, who passed away yesterday at 62 years young;

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Bring Back The Love: Lettuce Slays Sold-Out Shows in Lake Tahoe & San Francisco [B.Getz on L4LM]

Surfing a wave of sold-out shows in the last month of this dizzying year, future-funk sorcerers Lettuce barreled into the the final frontier on the white-hot West Coast leg of their Bring Back the Love Tour 2021.

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PREMIERE: Listen to SEEDS? Inspired New Single “Love Will Lead the Way”

Alabama’s intergalactic funk-hop squad SEEDS? are back in action with an inspiring new single “Love Will Lead the Way”, released November 11th, 2021.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast – Ep.049: MOVIE CLUB (psych-rock duo) / SHINEHEAD (reggae legend) / RIP Michael K. Williams

A fresh look towards the future & blast from the past with this pair of insightful conversations. Welcome Venice Beach-based psych-rock duo MOVIE CLUB, and world-renowned reggae/dancehall/hip-hop/soul legend SHINEHEAD to *The Upful LIFE Podcast* Episode 049. 

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Jackson Whalan Enlists Hip-Hop Icon KRS-One For Blues-Hop Anthem “From The Woods (Remix)” [B.Getz on L4LM]

On Friday, April 23, 2021, Berkshire, Massachusetts-based emcee/producer Jackson Whalan delivers the bangin’, bluesy “From the Woods (Remix)” featuring KRS-One, the hip-hop icon and co-founder of Boogie Down Productions.

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YANCEY TAUGHT ME: Examining The Life, Legacy, & Genius Of J Dilla [B.Getz on L4LM]

When discussing the life and times of the late J Dilla, it’s difficult to avoid dipping into hagiography. But the producer born James Dewett Yancey was truly a king among men.

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Upful Life’s 20 Favorite Records of 2020: Quarantine Deep Dive 365 [Reviews/Playlist]

20 favorite records reviewed, 20 more album recs, plus a smattering of singles and live sh*t. A collection of works that resonated with me most, during this complex, confounding revolution around the sun.

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Tycoon Teams Up With Erick “Jesus” Coomes For New Single, “Emergence” [B.Getz on L4LM]

Arriving cosmically right-on-time for the solstice, “Emergence” is the first single from Tycoon‘s forthcoming solo LP Heavy Times. The track is a sublime downtempo number that harnesses a beautiful serenity and brings the vibes that are much needed in this unprecedented moment in time.

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