Tomorrow (July 10, 2010), Berklee’s own J Dilla Ensemble will take the stage at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The festival takes the cake as the largest hip-hop cultural gathering in the NYC area; last year, the festival drew over 8,000 people. The ensemble is performing from 3:00 p.m. -3:25 p.m. and will also perform between other artists’ sets from noon-2:45 p.m.
A few weeks ago, I caught up with the ensemble’s faculty advisor, Brian ‘Raydar’ Ellis, and even got some of their rehearsal on tape.
Two students in the group, Taylor Gordon and Dane Orr, were also kind enough to let me catch them on the flip cam, too.
(View all the videos in one place after the jump.)
Anyone Brooklyn-bound this weekend should check out the ensemble for a show that’s not to be missed!
Student Dane Orr Interview
Student Taylor Gordon Interview Faculty Advisor Brian “Raydar” Ellis Interview
Crashing the Ensemble’s Rehearsal
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1luv to everybody involved in such a great thing.
Come check out a preview of THA HIjAQ Volume 1 mixtape we putting together (S.I.Q.). Its a tribute to Real Hip Hop. So if you feeling groups like Slum Village, De La Soul, Tribe called Quest, Black Star and The Fugees. M.C.’s like Common, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Bahamadia. Vocals like Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Sunshine Anderson and India Arie. Producer’s like J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Madlib and Pete Rock. Then theres no doubt you gonna feel this.
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