20.09.09 by Jeff

The Blueprint 3 Outtakes

An A&R at Rocafella contacted Alex Goose to submit instrumentals for Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 album. None of these made the cut, but the internet is buzzing about the album that could have been.

jay z blueprint 3 out takes alex goose

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jordan

    Nice! Thanks for the heads-up Jeff; I always find these things too late…

  • the beat for “Rise” sounds identical to “The Arrival” on Atmosphere’s You Can’t Imagine album…

    I’ll have to find it to be sure

    • that’s true.
      It was also used by 1200 hobos back in the day, which of course are closely affiliated with the rhymesayers. As for Alex, wow, can we get someone to drop the acapellas over these beats? They are amazing!

  • Eric

    this is really great stuff, but at least 5 of the tracks are arranged EXACTLY like tracks from Atmosphere produced by Ant. One might be from a Brother Ali album. same sample, same arrangement. dang.

  • yea walk away is similar to atmosphere’s “pour me another”. too much of a coincidence for both of them to come from the same album.

    in any case i was disappointed with majority of the production on Blueprint 3 and many of these instrumentals would have been welcome substitutes in my opinion

  • thanks for the heads up on this

  • The “Rise” sample is also on the Fat Joe “Me, Myself & I” album. The track is called “Damn”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLZSQ2xbguc

  • ummmmmmm….excuse me but
    atmosphere – pour me another
    = alex goose – walk away
    THEY ARE IDENTICAL.

    • ya pretty much, i’ve seen this discussion pop up on all the sites that posted the album, id be interested to hear what he has to say

  • The Fat Joe track, “Rise”, and “The Arrival” all sample Bo Hansson’s “Excursions with Complications”.

    you can listen to the original here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLXGAN6xu7A

    all of them speed up the sample to roughly the same tempo and loop the same portion of the song. you be the judge.

  • i don’t know man, tough call. i think at may have him on this one. you can speed up the tempo, but your still copying the same sped up tempo.

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  • Some pretty sick stuff in here!

  • Ya hold up…”on my soul” is definitely a Brother Ali beat, from the Champion Ep I believe. Plus Walk Away and Rise were both used by Ant on “I can’t Believe how much fun…” (That Fat Joe version rips BTW). Plus for the Roc Boys remix he just uses that old Big Daddy Kane beat, which surprise, Ant also used on an Atmosphere mixtape (as an homage to that classic of course). I mean producers use the same samples all the time but this is a bit too much, at least flip it differently. Man, I don’t know the rest of it sounds like poor man’s Dilla/stones throw too.





23.05.17 by Staff

Los Angeles Warehouse Transformed into a 150,000 Square Foot Art Exhibition

British artist Simon Birch and a team of 20 collaborators have constructed an elaborate series of interconnected installations in a vacant warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. Covering 3 acres of space with a mix of sculpture, video, paintings and performance pieces, the exhibition is a direct response to the current political climate. A celebration of creativity, diversity and unity, Birch explains: “Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever… and we need action.”

While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:

 

1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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