Playlists
Beats Hip-Hop

Beats & Hip Hop Selects by Kramos

The latest releases in the Beats & Hip Hop sphere hand-picked by Kramos. Streaming on your desired platform, this playlist is updated regularly so check back often. Focused more on the instrumental and Beats side of things, there will still be a nice blend of Hip Hop mixed in as …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Ill Camille “Heirloom” (Jakarta Records)

via Saint Heron: The West Coast’s best kept secret has officially released her highly anticipated “Heirloom” LP and we’re absolutely floored. There wasn’t any doubt that Ill Camille is the truth, but as track after track spins hope and encouragement with real deal realities, we were left absolutely breathless at …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Karriem Riggins “Headnod Suite” (Stones Throw Records)

via ST: Karriem Riggins is best known as a Jazz drummer and Hip Hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. “You don’t have to put yourself in a box…there’s so many different ways to go,” …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

El Michels Affair “Tearz ft. Lee Fields & The Shacks” (Big Crown Records)

via Big Crown: With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 14th, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over. Side A’s cover of Tearz is as much a homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the Wu-Tang Clan track. …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Give The Drummer Some: Karriem Riggins On His Next Moves

If you haven’t heard of Karriem Riggins by now it’s time you got acquainted. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan Karriem picked up Jazz drumming at a very young age, and by 17 years old he was playing alongside Betty Carter. It was during middle school that he expanded into producing …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Jonwayne “Rap Album Two” (Authors Recording Company)

via Bleep: The prolific Los Angeles based beatsmith and rapper Jonwayne releases his second addition to the Rap Album series, the first coming on Stones Throw back in 2013. Normally the other way round, the producer turned MC path might have seemed a surprising choice for Jonwayne when he was …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Quelle Chris “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”

Detroit MC and producer, Quelle Chris, presents a liquid silver beat design and on mic persona that encompasses self-depreciating humour and disregard for fly by night rap trends on “BS Vibes”. From his forthcoming release “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”, “BS Vibes” is …

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Exclusive PreviewInterviews
Beats Hip-Hop

Elaquent’s Beat Odyssey Continues With His New Album “Worse Case Scenario”

Canadian Producer / Beatmaker Elaquent’s returns with his 5th album since his fantastic debut “After Midnight” released in 2009. The new album titled “Worst Case Scenario” might be his finest work yet. It showcases his sonic growth and is also a very introspective exercise. “…going on 30, no longer feeling …

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24 HOV Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

24 Hours of Vinyl (NY) – DANNY AKALEPSE (Presented by Discogs)

Live Set Recorded on February 4th & 5th at Black Flamingo in Brooklyn, NY. Presented by Discogs Special Thanks to Black Flamingo & 101 Apparel Enjoy this set from DANNY AKALEPSE (Big Crown Records) DOWNLOAD LINK

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Mutual Intentions “Cassette #2”

via Mutual Intentions: Cassette #2 is the second compilation from the Norwegian record label Mutual Intentions. Since their first cassette compilation (which is sold out!), they have expanded their roster with beatmaker Ol’ Burger Beats and producer Jawn Rice. Compared to the first, the feature-list is slightly bigger and includes some …

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ContestsExclusive Preview
Electronic Hip-Hop

CLOSED Exclusive Premiere & Contest: SUPERGOD “Expecto”

SUPERGOD is the brand new project from legendary UK MC King Kashmere (Strange U) and Avant-beat producer Bambooman (Accidental). Their self-titled EP drops on the 3rd of March and will be available on wax and digital via Bambooman’s own Health imprint. Although the two have crossed paths over the years, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Damu The Fudgemunk “Vignettes” (REDEF Records)

via Redefinition: According to Merriam-Webster, “Vignettes” means ‘a short descriptive literary sketch/brief incident or scene (as in a play or movie).’ The album is aptly titled – 15 musical scenes, each with their own unique settings, are stitched harmoniously together to provide a universal message to an audience who must use …

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