Archive for the Hip-Hop Category
The official Big Fly album release following the first 4 in the on-going series. Holly Water picks up where the Mutant Academy duo left off to provide a full length journey featuring the underground’s finest producers. Recorded at the legendary Holly Block in Richmond, VA.
Koralle is the new moniker of Lorenzo Nada, a musician, beatmaker and producer from Bologna, Italy. Nada is best known for his project Godblesscomputers, which kicked off a couple of years ago while he was living in Berlin. After releasing four albums / EPs and touring Europe with a four […]
Richmond rapper Noah-O returns with producer Fan Ran for another serving of Dirty Rice. The Rice God emerges from the kitchen with a renewed focus delivering his trademark gritty thought provoking rhymes backed by Ran’s atmospheric dust laden production. Along for the ride is Griselda Records own Conway The Machine, […]
With a sound he describes as “the soundtrack to the subconscious of the space-time continuum”, Philadelphia producer SadhuGold has emerged as one of hip-hop’s most exciting new sonic architects. Specializing in raw, dusty vibes with an otherworldly feel, SahduGold has crafted tracks for acclaimed artists like Mach-Hommy, Westside Gunn, Tha […]
Wavelengths is 14 spectacular cuts by Vacationer that “didn’t need vocals.” My goal was to complete an album at home within my means. I have a modest music room filled with gear and records in various conditions that have accumulated over the years. It’s a stretch to call it a […]
One of the most respected MC’s in hip-hop (and arguably the most respected female MC of all-time), Jean Grae (cumulative career scans of 60K+ units) teams up with renowned production duo Blue Sky Black Death for The Evil Jeanius. The 2008 album is regarded as one of the most prized […]
Kool Keith is an educated man, boasting a pair of doctorates — one in dooomology and another in octagon mathematics. With this immense medical and scientific background at his disposal, Keith has come to operate. Production on Keith’s albums is eerily evil; his music is an LSD experience gone horribly […]
Pink Siifu is a 27 year old artist from Birmingham Alabama raised in Cincinnati Ohio who started making music in 2012. Also apart of a duo group, B. Cool-Aid, (consisting of producer Ahwlee ) and always working on music with producer Swarvy, Siifu makes music tht reflects the ideas, life, […]
Black Metal was the forecast of what was to come with the introduction of La Coka Nostra. Non Phixion front man ILL BILL had recently joined up with Danny Boy, Slaine and others to start working on a new powerhouse group. With friends from both coasts like Sick Jacken, Q-Unique, […]
With transcendent lyrical skills, an impossibly perfect rap voice, and a uniquely cool, calm, and collected flow, Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog is one of the brightest young stars in hip-hop today. His latest offering is “Looseys”, a collection of tracks that lit up blogs but never made it onto […]
Arguably the most popular Artist on Chillhop, L’indecis continues to expand on musical boundaries fusing Jazz, Soul and instrumental Hip Hop. After reaching over 36 Million plays on ‘Solitude’, a standout track from the album, the Chillhop team decided it was time for a Limited-Edition Re-Press. 1000 copies only, single […]
Him Lo strikes once again with another incredible album titled “PRINCE AKEEM JEWELZ” as a follow-up to his first solo EP, “OJ GLOVEZ” which produced by the incomparable Giallo Point.This time he returns on a mission to prove to both listeners and doubters that not only can he put together […]
The science-fiction visionary Octavia Butler once declared that “there is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” The aphorism could apply to any art form where the basic contours are fixed, but the appetite for innovation remains infinite. Enter Clipping, flash fiction genre masters in a hip-hop […]
Velvet Negroni is the alter-ego of creative polymath Jeremy Nutzman. Raised in an outer suburb of the Twin Cities, Jeremy – a black kid adopted into a white evangelical Christian family – split his formative years between classical piano lessons and late night jam sessions. A duality that permeates every […]
Paul’s Boutique, second studio album from Beastie Boys, was first released on 25th July 1989, on Capitol Records. Featuring production by the Dust Brothers, the album was recorded in Matt Dike’s apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1989, and mixed at the Record Plant. Aside from […]
A trapline is a permanent imprint on the land that has been sustained through time by our ancestors, who then passed this responsibility on to us. While we are only here for a short time, we each have our roles and responsibilities to uphold. Our territories, laws, and customs will […]
Tyler, the Creator’s sixth album is impressionistic and emotionally charged, the result of an auteur refining his style and baring more of his soul than ever before. Pitchfork 8.0.
The Root Down EP from Beastie Boys was released on May 23, 1995. The first three tracks are variations of the track “Root Down“, and the remaining seven tracks were recorded “live in Europe, winter 1995“. Pressed on 4 random colored Limited Edition 180-Gram vinyl (Red, Orange, Green, or Blue).
This special new 2LP edition also honors the indelible legacy of Boyz N the Hood director and soundtrack executive producer John Singleton, who sadly passed away in April 2019 at age 51. As the perfect sonic companion piece to Singleton’s incendiary 1991 directorial debut, the Boyz N the Hood soundtrack […]
Boston beat-maker Jenova 7 returns to Cold Busted for the crucial cut collection Dusted Jazz Vol. 3. A crate-digging vinyl junkie and film school graduate, inspired by the heyday of ‘90s trip-hop — and artists like DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, and Portishead — Jenova 7 forged his own sound, eventually […]
After last year’s very successful collaboration “Cool” with Otis Jr. and his standalone project “Muneybeats”, Dr. Dundiff and Jakarta Records team up once more for the beatmaker’s next project called SGJAZZ, a supergroup formed and crafted by Louisville’s finest musicians. Dr. Dundiff (done different) is a Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul producer based out […]
Straight out of Dublin comes the accomplished beat-maestro The Expert. Inspired by golden-era giants like The Rza, Pete Rock, and Large Professor — as well as new school titans Oddisee, Exile, and Eric Lau — The Expert got his start in the Irish Choice Prize-nominated duo Messiah J & The […]
Featuring on the record, fellow UK MCs Micall Parksun and Big Cakes (who has collaborated with the Godfather of grime Wiley) team up on politically-charged, Thabo Mbeki-inspired “I Am An African”. While Anyway Tha God, one half of the Jones Brothers with Joker Starr, flows hard over “Amplified Science”. “Messiah […]