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The Video:

Chances are if you have been listening to any Bay Area hip-hop in the last two decades, or so, then you've become familiar with countless DJ Touré beats. This now widely recognized producer got his start DJing with the Hieroglyphics Crew and since has fashioned signature beats with his production company, 101% Music, which has behind many of Cali's rising acts. Now in 2011, DJ Touré is gearing up for his own release, Touré's Theory, which will be released via Interdependent Media, later this year. As a teaser for the full-length, Toure is leaking this video and song, featuring the Oakland MC Emakulant, in what is likely to become one of the album's bonus tracks.

In case your curious as to what the title "Tarantula" might be in reference to, the video will do well to dispel any mystery; forget about Pineapple Express' legendary Cross-joint, the Tarantula is one of the most diabolical marijuana inventions ever created. Better yet the video and lyrics might as well be a hip-hop tutorial on how to create this beast, as Emakulant throws in just about every variation of cannabis while slapping on a fair warning, as he raps, "This is for the veterans, not for the amateurs/ And please use caution while smoking Tarantula's." To compliment the vocals, DJ Touré's production yields speaker-shaking bass, slapping snare, and synth-laden instrumentation with icy space-reverb overtop that. Combined with the Tarantula, they just might send you out into another dimension.

Watch DJ Touré's video for "Tarantula" featuring Emakulant here:

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The Background:

Touré "DJ Touré" Duncan of Hieroglyphics grew up playing drums in church and at school, a passion that soon sparked an interest in production and he started Djing in the 6th grade. The local Oakland music scene contributed greatly to his main influences which spanned many musical styles, from Hip Hop to Gospel to R&B. Dj Toure's childhood also saw the formation of Hieroglyphics. He attended elementary school with Casual in the 4th grade, and A-Plus, Tajai and Opio lived close by in the neighborhood over the hill from Touré's home. When Del officially started the Hieroglyphics crew in the late 1980s, Touré became Casual's official DJ. As a producer of hits for Hieroglyphics crew, Touré began to make a name for himself as a producer in the Bay Area and he then started to work with independent artists including Too $hort, E-40, Father Dom, Beeda Weeda, Goapele, and many others. With his production company, 101% Music, Touré has singlehandedly acted as an incubator for new talent in the Bay. As a live act, DJ Touré has traveled the Americas, Canada and internationally to Japan as a DJ and member of Hieroglyphics and rocked stages alongside the X-Ecutioners, Mos Def, Wu-Tang, Nas, Common, Talib Kweli and countless others.


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