The Vault - Dr Dre documentary 2001
From the launch of the Vault in January Dr Dre was instantly one of the most requested artists.
It was a hard decision between this and his debut, the Chronic. But coming twelve years after N.W.A. made their mark, this proved Dre as one of the enduring sounds of hip-hop
This is a shortened version of The Vault documentary first broadcast in April 2012.
The Vault - Dr Dre documentary 2001 by rickLOUDERmusic
If you ain’t already, go get this MONSTER album from Dre’s Aftermath Recordings
Still D.R.E. and The Next Episode videos after the jump…
The Vault - Justin Timberlake & the Neptunes documentary
The Justification of Justin! A documentary on one of the Noughtie’s biggest pop albums, produced by legends in the game The Neptunes
When this was first broadcast in 2012 it certainly provoked debate with Unity Radio listeners, but the way this album blends Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, electro and r’n’b made it a stand-out LP from the world of pop.
The Vault - Justin Timberlake & the Neptunes documentary Justified by rickLOUDERmusic
This is a cut down version of the feature first broadcast on the SoftSkank show in March. Justified is available on Jive/Zomba records
More videos, including Rock Your Body, after the jump…
The Vault - Dizzee Rascal documentary Boy In Da Corner
Dylan Mills - aka Dizzee Rascal - is nothing less than a musical prodigy.
Recording this album aged 18 he changed the landscape of British hip-hop forever and UK chart music too.
In March 2012 I produced this documentary for Unity Radio Manchester, this is an abridged version
The Vault - Dizzee Rascal documentary Boy In Da Corner by rickLOUDERmusic
More videos after the jump…
The Vault - De La Soul documentary Three Feet High and Rising
In March I went all the way back to 1989 to see how the happier side of hip-hop do it.
De La Soul make the kind of summery, unpretentious yet socially conscious hip-hop the likes of 50 Cent could only dream of. This was first broadcast on the SoftSkank show, Unity Radio Manchester
An album that means alot to me personally as one of my first introductions to a true classic of the genre, if you like what you hear I promise buying the whole thing will not disappoint
The Vault - 3 Feet High and Rising Documentary on De La Soul by rickLOUDER
Check out more of their beautiful artwork in their videos…
The Magic Number video after the jump…
The Vault - Valentines Special - The Love Below
For the Vault’s Valentines Day Special this year only one album stood out: The Love Below
Filled with a beautiful exploration of love in all it’s modern guises and stacked with some of the biggest hip-hop love songs ever this was first aired February 14th 2012 on Unity Radio
I look into the making of this side of the Speakerboxx/Love Below LP
The Vault - Andre 3000 the making of The Love Below by rickLOUDER