Interviews
Hip-Hop

Bullion Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of “Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee”

It seems like just yesterday that a young unsigned British producer by the name of Bullion put out his debut release: the unofficial (but officially dope) “Pet Sounds: In the Key of Dee”. In internet years, 2007 seems like ages ago: Myspace, blogspot pages, RSS feeds, CD-R’s. Musically it was …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop

Tribute to ERICK SERMON – Selected & Mixed by DJ Psycut

Founding member of EPMD and Def Squad, Erick Sermon aka the Green Eyed Bandit is a legendary Producer & MC from Brentwood, Long Island. In my opinion he’s always been the funkiest producer on the East Coast. Through his records, I became interested in P-Funk, Zapp, Johnny Guitar Watson, to …

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Interviews
Beats Hip-Hop

Fredfades Brings The Heat While Keeping It Cool

It’s no secret that Norway’s Mutual Intentions crew has been becoming more and more of a staple in the worldwide hip-hop scene. Paying homage to the foundations, pushing the sound forward without falling into boom bap clichés. Fredfades is a crucial member of the crew, starting out as the DJ and …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Shabazz Palaces “Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star” (Sub Pop)

Shabazz Palaces will release the Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their metaphysical third album, worldwide on July 14th through Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights “Shine A Light” (ft. Thaddillac), “Since Caya,” and “Moon Whip Quaz” (ft. Darrius), was produced by Knife Knights (aka Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood) …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Ol’ Burger Beats “Make Due (Feat. Denmark Vessey And Quelle Chris)”

‘Make Due’ is the first single from the album “Mind Games” releasing digitally April 28th and physically May 2nd through the Oslo-based label Mutual Intentions. “Collages are a marvelous thing, every now and then, almost a magical thing. The process of layering materials that were not meant to fit together, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

lojii & Swarvy “DUE RENT” (Fresh Selects)

via Bandcamp: DUE RENT is a collaborative double album by solo artists lojii & Swarvy. Recorded in the summer of 2016 in Los Angeles by the two Philly transplants, “this tape is a score to being a broke nxgga in AmeriKKKa (emphasis on the KKK) – full of dreams and …

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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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