DJ Ammbush sits with MC Zion/Zumbi of Zion I for an in depth interview covering Zion I's early years in the ATL, to building and establishing a solid fan base in the Bay Area and World wide. Zion breaks down the importance of maintaining independence after a brief stint with a major label (which label?). Tune into a cool conversation with homies discussing the Bay Area, the changes the Bay has seen over the years and how the music scene as a whole has evolved. #DNA
Mentored by music legend Thomas McElroy (En Vogue, Tony! Toni! Toné!, and Club Nouveau), the Oakland based two man production team Modern Future (Jake Nochimow & Zach Rubin-Rattet) release their latest in a monthly series of singles, "Weightless". The long time Drums & Ammo collaborators are known from rocking Classical to Hip Hop to Metal to Jazz seamlessly. Follow those guys
Catch Eyes on the Shore this Friday at Brick & Mortar! #DNAffiliates
The Bay Area's "The Architect" blacks out on 60 back to back productions creating a sublime soundscape filled with dusty Soul Psychedelic loops. Stay tuned for the DNA X The Architect interview/collaboration coming soon. #DNA
Rapsody is back with a new track that is simultaneously a call to arms, an indictment of America, a message of hope – all compacted in an amazingly uplifting song. The track, called “Fire,” references the stunning (but not too stunning, this is America, after all) victory of hate, white supremacy, sexism, and white nationalism’s last stand as embodied in the ugly blob of orange xenophobia and grotesque synthetic hair composed of white fragility that is Donald J. Trump. A few months back it was announced that the North Carolina rapper signed to Roc Nation. “Fire” was produced by Kash, Khrysis, and 9th Wonder. Rapsody begins the track by saying “Joy coming in the morning. The sun rise tomorrow no matter how dark the night is. You feel me, right?” Rapsody continues, as the immaculately produced beat drops, “We gon still be alright, joy come in the morning/ we just gotta last for the night/ them mask come off tonight/ don’t matter who in the big house/ we still gon march and fight/word to the people/whaddup.” And make sure to listen on for a crazy switch up in the beat.
Peep this Madlib/MF Doom interview from the folks www.bonafidemag.com. Madlib breaks down his beginnings with his Oxnard Cali Lootpack crew, when he got his first sampler, how he connected with Freddie Gibbs and more! #DNA
GQ follows Kendrick Lamar as he chats with the great Rick Rubin at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. Hit play, and come away inspired.
DJ Ammbush sits down with producer Rob "G Koop" Mandell (DJ Khaled "I Got the Keys", Atmosphere, George Clinton and more) for a discussion covering his upbringing in Boston, his transition from Berklee Music school to the Music Business. Peep the series G Koop & O-Man. #DNA
D&A's DJ Ammbush talks to D&A Original and star of the new Netflix series Luke Cage Mahershala Ali about growing up in the Bay Area, his early Hip Hop roots and his journey as a Actor.
Check it out. DNA
Peep the official music video for "Clarity" by Nipsey Hussle ft Bino Rideaux & Dave East. Two of Drums & Ammo's favorite MC's rockin, Hussle & East exemplify the best of their respective Coasts.
Nipsey Hussle's "Slauson Boy 2" out now. Directed by Be EL Be.
On opening night of the Prince tribute series at the infamous First Avenue venue in Minneapolis, singer-songwriter Bilal joined Prince’s former backing band, the Revolution—Wendy, Lisa, Bobby Z, Dr. Fink, and Brownmark.
For his set, Bilal reprised his BET tribute performance with the Purple Rain ballad, “The Beautiful Ones,” with the Revolution by his side. The second night featured an all-purple after-party with music from DJ Questlove.