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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) Present “Tuxedo”

From the independent label Stones Throw Records comes the groundbreaking new collaboration from Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne. Both of these two artists have climbed the indie ladder with precision without compromising their musical integrity over the past decade. Jake One, working with Rhymesayers Entertainment as well as getting countless producer credits on some very well known tracks (“Three Kings” with Dr. Dre, Rick Ross and Jay Z.) Mayer Hawthorne, going from DJ Haircut to becoming a soul singing juggernaut, breaking womens hearts all over the world with Stones Throw records.

Combined, these two are ready to set the world ablaze as Tuxedo and are ready to deliver their debut self-titled album on March 3rd. Today you can listen to the album before its shipped via NPR. Definitely take a listen and support by purchasing now at Stones Throw Records.



Kanye talks Dilla, production

Producers, this video will motivate you to get in the studio.

Kanye West reflects on J Dilla and talks some detail on production as part of this newly released, unreleased B-side footage of the new Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. ‘Ye’s part of the interview starts at the 21:40 mark and goes to 24 even, where he also throws in the nice tidbit of wanting Madlib beats for the next projects.

It’s amazing: How could we lose Biggie, Pac, Dilla, Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson? It almost feels like the devil’s winning. We gotta make music and we think, ‘If Dilla was alive, would he like this?’ I have to work on behalf of Dilla. When I put a weird-ass Jamaican sample, it works at first but it’s not until I put the [makes discordant musical noise] that it sounds like art or sounds slightly wrong. And now it’ll go to the radio now that it’s wrong, motherfucker. Now play this. Play this five-minute song that completely fucks up your programming. Play this. It’s best respect that we can pay to great artists that have inspired us so much is to never fuckin’…never sell out.