Karriem Riggins “Produced That” (Stones Throw Podcast)
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Karriem Riggins “Produced That” (Stones Throw Podcast)

via StonesThrow: Karriem Riggins, jazz drummer. He’s backed Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter. He tours with Diana Krall, and recently collaborated with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on his first studio release in five years.  But Karriem does something Ringo never dreamed of – he also …

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Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview
Beats Jazz

Karriem Riggins “Alone Together” Album Preview

via Stones Throw: “Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same. “You don’t have to put yourself …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Freddie Gibbs “Thuggin”

Madlib is still one of my favorite Hip-Hop producers, although his recent output can best be described as prolific (i.e highly fruitful;abundant) producing over 35 albums and releasing 25 mixtapes this past decade alone. Whether it be his critically acclaimed collaboration with MF Doom (the classic Madvillain LP) or with …

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Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”

A lot of press surrounding the Quakers project is focused around the fact that the core members of the group have some kind of link with Portishead (one being Geoff Barrow…). Yes, there are some resemblances here but don’t expect a rap version of Portishead. It’s an oversimplification and the real link …

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Madlib – Adult Swim Interview
InterviewsMusic Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Madlib – Adult Swim Interview

Absolutely great interview with the Madlib the Beatkonducta. Adult Swim follows him for a day and talk to him about sleepin’ 2 hours a night, making music pretty much non-stop, Cookin Cheerios and the new Madvillain project.

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Quakers – The 35 member Hip-Hop Collective
Hip-Hop

Quakers – The 35 member Hip-Hop Collective

Second track from the forthcoming album by Quakers – the 35-member, foundation-shaking hip-hop collective produced by Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst, 7-Stu-7.

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Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote” (1999)

via Stones Throw: Originally released in 1999, Soundpieces was the debut album production by Madlib and an introduction to a whole stable of MCs – Quasimoto, Oh No, Declaime, MED. The full 70-min 3/LP edition was only in circulation during the first 1-2 years after the album’s release, but is …

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Future Classic: JonWayne “Oddles of Doodles”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: JonWayne “Oddles of Doodles”

Jonwayne is an MC. Oddles of Doodles is beats. This is Jonwayne’s big badass beat tape for Stones Throw. Oodles is a double-CD, packaged in a 10×10-inch folded sleeve, with 48 tracks  created over the past two years. I’ve been a fan of the dude for a little while now, I always thrown …

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Madlib Medecine Show #13: Black Tape
Beats Hip-Hop

Madlib Medecine Show #13: Black Tape

Pre-order. Expected ship date is March 1st, 2012 Oh that cheeky man Madlib tricked us, no. 12 wasn’t the last one! No.13 – Black Tape is volume two of the Medicine Show remixes which started on No. 12. This is a 60-minute hip-hop mixtape with some of rap’s best, half-best, …

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Future Classic: Homeboy Sandman “Subject: Matter”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Homeboy Sandman “Subject: Matter” (EP)

One of the labels best ever at picking up underground talent, Stones Throw Records (Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, J-Dilla, James Pants, Jonwayne, Dam Funk, Oh No,…) do it again and sign Homeboy Sandman (one of my favorite indie american MC’s). Listening to the homeboy’s third album, The Good Sun, it’s …

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James Pants – Beats Archive II
Beats Hip-Hop

James Pants – Beats Archive II (Free Download)

Back in Sept. 2011 the good people at Stones Throw brought you the first installment, James Pants Beat Archive Pt. 1, aka“JP Failed Rap Beats 2004-2008.” In the words of the producer himself, this series is, “from a vast collection of oddities, soddities, and heresies from back in the days when …

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Kutmah “Throwing Stones” (Stones Throw Podcast)
Dj Mixes
Beats

Kutmah “Throwing Stones” (Stones Throw Podcast)

Considering the fact that we have mad love for everything Kutmah does, we don’t share nearly enough of his stuff here. He’s a really interesting artist originally from the UK, who moved to LA when he was 12. He then became an important member of the Dublab radio collective, and …

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