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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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.041: ALFRED HOWARD (spoken word-lyricist-vocalist) / TALIA KEYS (guitarist-singer-songwriter)

Welcome San Diego’s prodigal poet/songwriter/vocalist ALFRED HOWARD and SLC’s badass firebrand TALIA KEYS to Episode 041 of The Upful LIFE Podcast! Placing the spotlight on a pair of phenomenal underground artists, each carving out their own path with purpose, ingenuity, and verve.

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DILLAGENCE: Stream 33+ Hours of JAY DEE / J.DILLA On This 711-Track Career Anthology [Soundcloud]

Check out this 33+ hour, 711-track exhaustive J.Dilla anthology, distributed over six 5+ hour volumes on Soundcloud. Shoutout to @araQual from Okayplayer’s The Lesson for putting in WORK to create this magnificent document. Long Live DIlla Dawg!

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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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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.040: JONNY G. — lespecial (guitar/vocals/keyboards/samples)

JONNY G of lespecial hollers from the Music Cellar to discuss his influences, career, the band, and their fantastic 3rd LP ‘Ancient Homies’, released Dec. 2020 on Ropeadope. Episode 040 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast*!

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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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