Red Bull’s Music Academy has become a hub for creative individuals around the world. Held over two, 14-day long “terms,” some of the best music purveyors around representing a diverse ranges of music are given the opportunity to attend lectures by music pioneers.
They are also given the opportunity to record in Red Bull’s studio as well. Some of the most well know alumni of The Red Bull Music Academy include Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, Tokimonsta, Jamie Woon, Jesse Boykins III and Ghosts on Tapes.
Gearing up for the Academy that will be held in New York later this year in September, and to offer a preview of the RMBA, various info sessions, parties and shows have been happening around the world.
In the Los Angeles days, the two speakers were two legends – Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Maseo of De La Soul. The two spoke about their careers as well as paying tribute to the legendary producer J.Dilla, with lectures moderated by Cognito of Frolab.
Make sure to watch the videos below. As an added bonus, here are the audio mixes of their live DJ sets from Los Angeles’ weekly party “Boombox”; download Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s here, and Maseo’s here.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad: