Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Hawk House “Chill Pill” (Experiment 2)

A little over a year ago, we gave you one of the first heads up about a great London crew known as Hawk House and their first mixtape “A little more elbow room”. The song that was my introduction to them was the instant classic “Tidal Tendencies”. But now, they are back with …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Alaclair Ensemble “Toute Est Impossible”

The Alaclair Ensemble boys are back with their 3rd record titled “Toute Est Impossible” (Everything is impossible). As you know, here at MIMS we don’t do “music reviews” per say. We’d rather spend our energy talking about the records we truly love instead of those we think are one or …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Dead Obies “Collation Vol. 2 – Limon Verde: La Experiencia”

Dead Obies are on the rise. Hot off their Polaris Prize shortlist nomination and the critical acclaim of their excellent Montreal $ud, Limon Verde is the holy grail strain of sativa and the Obies are experimenting with new styles to keep pace with the ever changing rap landscape. The tape is …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: IshDARR “They Lost Me”

There is no denying the comeback of the early 90’s sound in music and hip hop is no exception. The 17 year old emcee from Milwaukee, IshDARR, embody’s that sound perfectly on this track. His nice delivery combined with a soulful jazzy beat brings us back to what most people …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Monk-E “Le seul chemin”

Monk-E has been on the scene for a minute and recently gained notoriety as the Canadian champion in the End of the Weak MC competition. A deadly pengame has always been the major characteristic for the MTL spitter, however his artistic expression has always extended beyond rhymes as he is …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Buckshot “At Night” (Produced by 9th Wonder)

Here is a track we put on our last monthly MIMS Show (link) we loved so much we had to make sure it found its way to your ears. Fantastic track from frequent collaborators Buckshot of Boom Camp Click / Black moon fame and producer 9th Wonder which proves that …

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Bolts - DJ Mix - Manchester, UK
Guest Mix
Beats Hip-Hop Soul

Guest Mix #20: BOLTS (Manchester, UK)

We’re very happy to bring you this guest mix from Manchester-based producer BOLTS, one of our current favourites. We have been playing a lot of his tracks in our radio shows in case the name sounds familiar. If it’s not, then you should take note! His latest EP called “Collecting …

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Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop

Classic Mixes: J Rocc – Mix for Dublab (2006)

via Dublab: “J Rocc of Stones Throw Records uses the dublab turntables to explore the “golden era” of hip-hop landscape. He casually flips between chilled-out jazz, party funk, and booming J Dilla beats. If you can spot the treat, J Rocc deconstructs the “Find a Way” instrumental by Dilla for …

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Brother Ali’s Conference at Chicago Ideas
Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Brother Ali’s Brilliant Conference at Chicago Ideas

I’m not going to spend a long time going into the many reasons why you need to watch this great mini-conference by Brother Ali, you’re just going to hit the play button as well you should! The best way to sum it up in a few words is that Brother …

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Guest Mix
Beats Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #19: DR. KWEST (Belgium)

Really nice hour long guest mix courtesy of Dr. Kwest all the way from Brussels, Belgium. Focusing on the worldwide beat scene you could say that the main thing found in this next hour is the head nod factor! Great to see some familiar names on the tracklists; 3 tracks …

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Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract and The Dragon
Hip-Hop

Mixtape: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract and The Dragon

via Complex: It’s a moment that some hip-hop heads have fantasized about for more than 20 years. The long-awaited question to what, in fact, is the scenario. The ultimate “Oh My God.” A collaboration between two of New York’s most revered rappers, announced suddenly just a few weeks ago, as …

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Madlib – Rock Konducta
Beats Hip-Hop

New Release: Madlib – Rock Konducta

via RAPPCATS.com: “Rock Konducta is the latest in Madlib’s instrumental “Beat Konducta” series, the producer’s raw hip-hop beat tapes brought to life. Previous titles include Movie Scenes and Beat Konducta in India, imaginary film soundtracks; the self-deceptive A Tribute to J Dilla;the Beat Konducta in Africa inspired by the Zambian “Zamrock” music scene of the ’70s. The …

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