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Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 Lecture: Marley Marl

Marley Marl’s presence in Hip-Hop is generational. His work with Mr. Magic on the WBLS Rap Attack radio show, production for the Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Craig G, Masta Ace and Mc Shan), LL Cool J, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, etc and his drums were even used by Boogie Down Productions in a Juice Crew Diss which gave that collective a serious spotlight. I won’t even go into how ill his remixes were during the New Jack Swing Era! But dig… Marley is one of the pioneers of sampling and he’s still sampled as we speak… shout out to publishing checks. But yo this lecture from 2014 is a lengthy yet extremely informative piece of music culture. Marley is a living legend AND I still bump joints from his album, In Control Volume 2.