Record Label: Stones Throw
Stones Throw Records is pleased to announce the release of 7 Days of Funk - Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla aka the legendary Snoop Dogg. The album is set for release December 10, 2013.
"We're the babies of the Mothership," says Snoop. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
The King of Modern Funk meets the smoked-out scion of G-Funk on the 7 Days of Funk album, where Snoop performs under the name Snoopzilla, the homage to the legendary funk master, Bootsy Collins, who often went by the moniker Bootzilla. After an initial chance meeting two years ago, Dam and Snoop began to collaboratev when Snoop invited Dam to perform with him at a 2011 SXSW show - the musical connection was inherent.
"Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That's how you know when you gel artistically with someone," Dam-Funk says. "These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I've ever heard. It's hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen."
As an entertainment icon, there is little Snoop hasn't accomplished. The Long Beach legend has sold over 30,000,000 albums, and received 15 Grammy® nominations, but at heart, the funk has inspired many tracks through his career.
Growing up at the other end of L.A. was Pasadena's Dam-Funk. Since his 2009 debut, Toeachizown, the Stones Throw-signed visionary has defined modern funk music-this isn't a fad for him, it's a way of life. He's the new vanguard of a tradition encompassing George Clinton, Roger Troutman, Prince and Snoop Dogg himself, who helped pioneer G-Funk with Dr. Dre.
1A. Hit Da Pavement
1B. Hit Da Pavement (Instrumental)
2A. Let It Go
2B. Let It Go (Instrumental)
3A. Faden Away
3B. Faden Away (Instrumental)
4A. 1Question feat. Steve Arrington
4B. 1Question (Instrumental)
5A. Ride feat. Kurupt
5B. Ride (Instrumental)
6A. Do My Thang
6B. Do My Thang (Instrumental)
7A. I'll Be There 4U
7B. I'll Be There 4U (Instrumental)
8A. Systematic feat. Tha Dogg Pound (Bonus)
8B. Wingz (Bonus)
Egyptian Lover is a legendary west coast hip-hop pioneer from the days before Gangsta Rap. We're reissuing his groundbreaking "Egypt, Egypt" single as a custom-made pyramid, to be followed by an Egyptian Lover anthology. Born Greg Broussard, Egyptian Lover was a rapper, DJ, producer and record label owner who was hugely influenced by the New York electro scene, as well as by the electro-funk of Zapp. He made flat-out party music backed with a Roland 808: dynamite for the dance-floor. He began with Uncle Jamm's Army – rocking dance parties of 10,000 people at the L.A. Sports Arena – then made his own impact as a solo artist. "Egypt, Egypt," his first single, released in 1984, was an L.A. anthem. It is backed with "Girls," taken from On The Nile, one of the first full length hip-hop albums from the left coast, released on his own label Egyptian Empire Records. These early works have become staples of electro sets across the world. Stones Throw has collected these and other recordings, many from the original 2-inch master tapes, for the vinyl anthology Egyptian Lover 1983-1988, coming in 2016.
These tapes were created for Stones Throw's Cassette Store Day 2015 popup shop. J Dilla and Madlib released their sole album as Jaylib in 2003. The companion tape contains remixes by Madlib created in 2007, plus two b-sides ("Pillz" and "Raw Addict") along with the rare "Popshit" outtake.
These tapes were created for Stones Throw's Cassette Store Day 2015 popup shop. In 2003, J Dilla was better known as Jay Dee, a Detroit producer who shunned publicity but was widely respected in hip-hop; Madlib was an up-and-coming L.A. producer making a name for himself with his wild diversity, from rap (Quasimoto) to electronic jazz (Yesterdays New Quintet) to remixes (Shades of Blue, Blue Note-2003). At the time of Champion Sound's original release in late 2003, J Dilla and Madlib had never been photographed together or appeared as a group in public. In the years that followed, this changed drastically - after Dilla's move to Los Angeles, the two worked together, communicated through hip-hop beat tapes, and toured together as Jaylib. Madlib's profile rose with his MF DOOM-collab Madvillain. J Dilla, though dealing with a serious illness, continued crafting material for artists such as Common and Busta Rhymes while working on a wealth of solo material. Dilla's final albums - Donuts (Stones Throw-2006), The Shining (BBE-2006) - along with the re-issue of Ruff Draft (Stones Throw-2007) have introduced his name and music to countless new fans while publications from The Source to Rolling Stone paid respect to his musical genius.