DJ Pete Rock has been holding it down on the crossfader heavy this past year, dropping inspired high quality mixes in tribute of J Dilla, and Roy Ayers as well as the Delicious Vinyl 25:th Anniversary mix. This time The Soul Brother #1 pays his dues to the late, great Godfather of Soul with a BLAZING 40 minutes mix of funky breaks and hip-hop masterpieces. The focus is on classic hip-hop joints including music both from Brown himself and classic hip-hop built around Brown's catalouge. Artists featured include Gang Starr, Nas, 50 Cent, Grand Puba, to mention a few, plus of course James Brown himself. Stream and/or download the project for free below and be sure to not sleep bc this is fat as hell!
Up top you'll find a video of Pete Rock and DJ Scratch discussing James Brown and his influence on their own music. In case you've missed the 2014 James Brown biopic "Get On Up" has been released to American theaters and stars Chadwick Bossman as Mr. Brown. Can't wait to see this one, read more about it @ IMDB.