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Denku & Craig G Connect For “Welcome To Terror” Single Prod. By BoFaat

Instead of penning a new horror rap anthem about the usual tropes: demons, axe-wielding villains or the supernatural, Craig G and Denku take an unexpected approach to the concept of fear. Craig bares his soul on the mic and spits about what has him shook in real life: going broke, police interactions and his child growing up to be a failure. Denku turns the tables and instills terror into sucker mcs with a horrific bar session that pulls no punches.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Today In Hip-Hop History: Marley Marl Dropped The Juice Crew Debut Album ‘In Control Vol. 1’ 33 Years Ago

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The title of “super producer” is not one to be taken lightly. For every era of Hip-Hop, there is a man behind the keys set the tone. Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Mike Will Made-It, and Metro Boomin are among the few who have dictated what Hip Hop has sounded like over the years. Super producers have even spanned genres to influenced music as a whole, bringing the Hip Hop style to the masses.

On this day in Hip Hop history the culture’s first super producer, Marley Marl, released his debut compilation, In Control, Vol. 1, and forever changed the sound of Hip Hop. Before this album, Marley Marl’s true importance to Hip Hop had yet to be openly stated. It was known that he had a hand in some of the biggest records to have out at the time but this album put them all in the same place, proving what Marley Marl was doing to help Hip Hop evolve.

Before Marley Marl, Hip Hop production was quite primitive: the drums were sounded synthetic, the loops were monotonous, and as a whole production was more of a skeleton waiting to be filled by an MC. Marley Marl gave the instrumental life. His signature drum loops and soulful samples brought a new tone to Hip Hop. A Marley Mal beat served less as a compliment to the artist’s ability and more as fuel to jumpstart the intensity of the rapper, bringing out the best in him or her.

Commercially, this album was the success it was bound to be. Featuring Juice Crew members Biz Markie, Craig G., Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Heavy D, and more from Marley Marl’s private army. Pushed by the infamous Cold Chillin’ Records, the album peaked at #163 on the Billboard 200 and brought great publicity to Cold Chillin’ as a top label in Hip Hop. Following this album, the label rose to become a household name in Hip-Hop and Marl Marley grew to become an immortal icon of Hip Hop culture.

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‘Legendize’ Podcast Announces Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier And Craig G Joining Host DJ Marley Marl In July

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Legendize announces the upcoming podcast guests for the rest of season 1 featuring Craig G on July 6,  Big Daddy Kane on July 13 followed by DJ Premier on July 20. The podcast discusses the history behind hip-hop’s biggest hits, classic albums and iconic samples, with the legends that made them. Hosted by hip-hop pioneer DJ Marley Marl and co-host DJ Callie Ban, check out previous episodes with MC Shan, DJ Clark Kent, Naughty by Nature, MC Serch with 45King that was released on Tuesday – listen now.

DJ Marley Marl was an early innovator in the art of sampling, developing new techniques that resulted in some of the sharpest beats and hooks in rap’s Golden Age. He has worked with many artists and producers over the years that he personally invites for candid conversations on this podcast. 

In discussing the podcast, DJ Marley Marl says, “Legendize is about bringing people together, people that made history, we’re gonna talk about songs, we’re gonna tell stories, we’re going to bring you inside like you were there.”

“Music is the universal language, so we’re gonna speak to the entire world,” co-host DJ Callie Ban adds. “I’m a fan, I’m working alongside the legendary DJ Marley Marl…. One thing about the Legendize podcast, when it hits you, you’re not gonna feel no pain, you’re just gonna love the feeling that you get.”

Hailing from Queensbridge, DJ Marley Marl revolutionized hip-hop when he discovered the practice of sampling drum sounds and creating his own boom-bap rhythms which yielded gems such as “The Bridge” by MC Shan and the timeless hit, “The Symphony” by The Juice Crew. His production work for many artists generally boasted a bright, booming, and robust sound that along with his ear for a catchy sample, helped move street-level hip-hop into more accessible territory. The sonic architect of Cold Chillin’ Records and the Juice Crew, DJ Marley Marl was rap’s first super-producer, crafting mega hits for LL Cool J, Rakim, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante, TLC  and countless others.

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Today In Hip-Hop History: Marley Marl Dropped The Juice Crew Debut Album ‘In Control Vol. 1’ 32 Years Ago

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The title of “super producer” is not one to be taken lightly. For every era of Hip-Hop, there is a man behind the keys setting the tone. Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Mike Will Made It and Metro Boomin are among the few who have dictated what Hip Hop has sounded like over the years. Super producers have even spanned genres to influenced music as a whole, bringing the Hip Hop style to the masses.

On this day in Hip Hop history the culture’s first super producer, Marley Marl, released his debut compilation, In Control, Vol. 1 and forever changed the sound of Hip Hop. Before this album, Marley Marl’s true importance to Hip Hop had yet to be openly stated. It was known that he had a hand in some of the biggest records to have out at the time but this album put them all in the same place, proving what Marley Marl was doing to help Hip Hop evolve.

Before Marley Marl, Hip Hop production was quite primitive: the drums were sounded synthetic, the loops were monotonous, and as a whole production was more of a skeleton waiting to be filled by an MC. Marley Marl gave the instrumental life. His signature drum loops and soulful samples brought a new tone to Hip Hop. A Marley Mal beat served less as a compliment to the artist’s ability and more as a fuel to jumpstart the rappers intensity, bringing out the best in him or her.

Commercially, this album was the success it was bound to be. Featuring Juice Crew members Biz Markie, Craig G., Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Heavy D and more from Marley Marl’s private army. Pushed by the infamous Cold Chillin’ Records, the album peaked at #163 on the Billboard 200 and brought great publicity to Cold Chillin’ as a top label in Hip Hop. Following this album, the label rose to become a household name in Hip-Hop and Marl Marley grew to become an immortal icon of Hip Hop culture.

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