Archive for the Hip-Hop Category
Coming off the success of 2003’s “Visions of Gandhi,” Jedi Mind Tricks returned with the much anticipated follow-up release, “Legacy of Blood.” “Legacy of Blood” features heavyweight guest appearances from GZA/Genius (Wu-Tang Clan), Sean Price, Killah Priest, among others. The album showcased group’s commercially-minded artistic maturation, without foregoing the unbridled […]
Vinyl LP pressing. Kayo & Wilczynski – Two producers, two countries, two singles and one sample pool. Duality. Not only that Wilczynski is known for playing on every German jam, he’s now leaving borders behind and teams up with French producer Kayo to create some fascinating and viby beats between […]
Es-K (Essential Knowledge) was born in Holland, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. He made waves with his monthly Spontaneous Grooves releases, where a set of instrumental tracks are created in one sitting — 24 editions were released. Since then, Es-K has remained prolific with […]
The Swiss musician Kevin Wettstein has been continuously releasing music since 8 years under the alias «Melodiesinfonie». Besides putting out numerous EPs and two solo albums he is a relentless live performer. With his third album «A Journey To You» (April 26th 2019, Jakarta Records) he ventures into unknown territories. […]
Jack Kerouac wrote that “the road is life.” Pistol McFly possesses the same ever-questing spirit of the famed Beat Generation writer and the world’s most impactful artists. Instead of cross country road trips, however, the Los Angeles rapper has spent the better part of his life navigating the vibrant but […]
Ras_G is back from his most recent house release Dance Of The Cosmos to bring you his most smoothest lo fi golden era MPC/Sp-303/404 inspired boom bap instrumental series titled Down 2 Earth Vol.3. Back into the light featuring 12 beats and one vocal track from Up And coming South […]
Ohbliv has caught recent looks for his hugely prolific output, a fiery catalogue of 50 Bandcamp releases, celebrated collabs, and an entry on Fat Beats’ prestigious Baker’s Dozen series. Not a bad ascendant for someone who started in the late ‘90s emulating past masters through making pause-tapes. “I’m 36. I […]
“‘Flat Tummy Tea’ b/w ‘Bandana’ featuring Assassin, with instrumentals and bonus beats Flat Tummy Tea is from the forthcoming album Bandana. Other tracks are exclusive to this 12-inch release.”
For 20 years, People Under The Stairs have remained a fiercely independent anomaly in the genre of Hip-Hop. With their final album, Thes One and Double K bookend a celebrated career with an ambitious full length – an LP that captures the unique spirit of the previous 11 releases while weaving together an emotional farewell to […]
2013 debut mixtape from Swedish rapper Yung Lean. Sad Boys is not just his clique but a lifestyle, as Lean chronicles the life of a 16-year-old drinking Arizona Iced Tea, lacing his blunts with cocaine, and yearning for girls to slide through as he promises lemonade, drugs, or whatever they […]
Melancholic hip-hop with a leftfield twist from eighteen year old Yung Lean. Debut album Unknown Memory blends off-kilter autotuning and sombre synths, all wrapped up in a distinctly digital aesthetic that could have only come out of the Youtube generation. Dark as a Swedish winter.
Third studio album from Swedish D.I.Y hip-hop artist Yung Lean. The viral rapper has been touring extensively, collaborating with the likes of Frank Ocean and A$AP Ferg, and now returns with Stranger. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences (he also fronts punk band Död Mark), Lean’s return promises yet […]
MIKE releases his follow up to Black Soap. 12-tracker Renaissance Man. Renaissance Man is executive produced by Darryl Johnson, and features RedLee, Fleece Files, Adé Hakim, and more. The new album was recorded in London and New York, the two cities that MIKE grew up between.
Ta-ku might be the modern day renaissance man. Haven risen to prominence as one of Australia’s most in-demand beatmakers, the Perth-based artist has found himself curator of a rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary creative empire. Borne from a late-night sideline to his day job shilling health insurance, Ta-ku’s music has quickly become […]
Continuing from the success of his last project with Vast Aire (The Heir Vast) Raticus is back at it again… Enlisting the skills of Crown Heights own Ruste Juxx to provide the voice and street perspective of the King of Crime Heights (KOCH). Ruste speaks his truth over the Boombap […]
Growth Spurt features 16 crucial Central Valley beats from Stockton, California’s Defizit. Released on the Cold Busted label, the album by the self-described ‘beatmaker/producer/taco truck aficionado’ delivers vinyl-poppin’ assemblages of rare samples, smooth loops, and tough drum licks. More developed than a mere beats-album, Growth Spurt simmers and flows through […]
FZPZ’s Hidden Personas is a poetic dichotomy of traditional and modern, classical and electronic, cultural and ethnic. It is also an apex of maturity, culture, and inspiration. Even the titles illustrate an episodic narrative, each a distinct persona and trait of the artist, revealed while on a personal journey of […]
Remastered for a Double 12 Inch Vinyl Pressing. Historically Casablanca has been known as a global melting pot; a place where cultures mingle and fuse. This quality is evident in the dazzling music of Casablanca-based beat-maker and guitarist saib., who has revealed his debut long-player, the appropriately titled Around The […]
Producer and founding member of Cypress Hill, DJ Muggs and NY’s finest, Roc Marciano announce they have joined for a collaborative album titled KAOS set for release via Soul Assassins Records. KAOS is a 10-song score made to soundtrack an upcoming feature film coming in Spring 2019. The film follows […]
J Dilla’s protege Guilty Simpson first collaborated with Madlib’s protege MED on the hard hitting ‘Jungle Love’ track off J Dilla’s ‘The Shining’ LP. They continued to reunite on several tracks after, and now offer us the Child Of The Jungle LP. With beats by Madlib, Nottz, Black Milk, MNDSGN, […]
Title may not arrive until April 1st. Feel free to email or call to check arrival date Gatefold double LP includes the hits “Just To Say I Love You,” and “Flower In The Gun””Stay Human Vol. II is a record that’s overflowing with positivity. … Franti gives listeners about 45 […]
Tommy Genesis, the highly anticipated debut album from rising star Tommy Genesis, features previously released tracks “Tommy” and “100 Bad, ” which was featured on HBO’s Insecure, Assassination Nation and remixed by Charli XCX.