Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Video Interview: Pete Rock For Fuse TV

Fuse TV picks up it's "Crate Diggers" series with perhaps one of the greatest to ever do it...

Pete Rock sits down and blesses ya'll with some wisdoms all the while letting you bask in the utter glory that is his 50,000+ record collection..

You muthafuckas ain't got no records!!!

 In this episode Pete Rock, the legendary DJ and producer for rappers like Nas, Notorious B.I.G, and members of the Wu-Tang Clan, talks about his early days with cousin Heavy D, his love of funk, and a rare Marvin Gaye record.

Single: Mad Rapper - Nice (prod. by D-Dot & Charlemagne)

Tell em' why you mad son!!

D-Dot is still at it... here's his latest loosie, "NICE".. .His new mixtape is comin soon!

Mad Rapper - Nice (prod. by D-Dot & Charlemagne)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Video Interview: Nardwuar vs. Curren$y

You know how Nardwuar gets down.. Here he catches Spitta in Vancouver and bombards him with questions and vinyl..

Nard asks Spitta about some weed LP relics as well as his pops' recording career.. Interesting stuff no doubt..

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Real Best of Alchemist Presented by BIG D O

Memorial Day goodie for all ya'll while you soak in ya day off.. and it's from the vaults!

This is a mix I put together, oooh, I'd say bout 3 or 4 years back and that runs through thee very best joints Alan Maman AKA The Alchemist has ever done.. and I mean thee best...I spent hours on this, trying to locate all those glorious joints I grew up bumpin' from Al, that made me a huge fan.

You'll hear all of those obscure gems from Al's early days producing for Buc Fifty, Raze, Agallah, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, Infamous Mob, Defari and Big Noyd to name a few, as well as just jawns that most people don't know about (Saigon's "Say Yes" and Nashawn's "Write Your Name") enough..

Mix is an hour and 19 minutes of continuous heat, no tellin how many tracks, all in one continuous mix....enjoy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, Last Word & Fundo - Get Cryphy (2012 Soundset Mix)

The 5 year anny' of Soundset is upon you fans of dope, midwest, underground, Indie rap...Whatchu gonna do?

You're gonna go out to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN and support damnit... that's what.. but before you do you're going to study up with this new mix comprised of all the artists that are gonna be there...

From Rhymesayers staples like Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Evidence and I-Self Divine to Chief Kamachi, Chuuwee, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Bambu, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T., this mix covers it all and in impressive fashion..

The fun at Soundset begins tomorrow.. if you still ain't seen the full lineup, grabbed ya tickets or copped ya official merch, head to the official site here.

Single: Rakaa ft. Prevail (Of Swollen Members) - Frequent Flyers (prod. by DJ Babu)

Brand new dopeness from two thirds of probably what will go down as my favorite group of all-time from out west...

Rakaa links with Swollen Members' (another great group, imported from Canada) Prevail and DJ Babu for a complete banger.. You'll dig this, or ya just don't like that real.. Babu hasn't lost his flair for beats that make you wanna run through walls and Prevail adds a nice touch of his own as well...

Rakaa ft. Prevail (Of Swollen Members) - Frequent Flyers (prod. by DJ Babu)

Single: Has-Lo & & Fade Money - Rap For Dummies (Produced by Johnny Madwreck)

You already know how this man Has-Lo AKA one of the better new beatmakers in the game and outta Philly do... Here he and Fade Money connect for inventive rhymes over a bouncy guitar riff and an intermittent violin...

Video: Clear Soul Forces - Stick Em'

These cats keep on puttin out good product...

Get on up and get on down with Clear Soul Forces as they unleash their Dead Presidents-inspired video for "Stick Em'".

Video Interview: Houseshoes - From Detroit To L.A.

Back to back Houseshoes posts man... I got a feeling that these new projects he's dropping are gonna be pretty timeless..

In this video, you get to hang with Houseshoes for a bit at his rest in L.A., where he speaks on Detroit not caring about it's own artists and runs through a couple old records and beats..

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Single: House Shoes ft. Danny Brown - Sweet

Man...this is a monster of a cut.. and more and more Danny Brown's name is being attached to when I say things like that... Man has started perfecting how to use that emotion in his voice to beat down a track..

House Shoes lets go of another single for his upcoming "Let It Go" and off his new EP "The Time" which is available now and serves as a warm-up for the full-length LP..

House Shoes ft. Danny Brown - Sweet

Single: Dominique Larue ft. M-Dot & Boycott Blues - Circulate Remix (prod. by D/Will)

You better keep ya eye on Larue and M-Dot.. Both of these two new artists garner my utmost respect for proudly purveying their music and hustle, as well as just outright being dope..

Dominique is one of thee strongest new femcees in the game this side of Boog Brown and she's prepping her latest release "Diem" , the follow-up to her "Carpe"  EP from 2010 with D/Will....

In the meantime, she's linked with the buzziest cat outta Beantown in M-Dot and Boycott Blues for a remix of her "Circulate" joint that'll get ya head snappin'..

Dominique Larue ft. M-Dot & Boycott Blues - Circulate Remix (prod. by D/Will)

Born Day: Heavy D

I still really can't fully grasp that this man is gone...

All we can do is celebrate the brilliant life that was Heavy D... man woulda been somethin like 45 years old today..

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pic: Freeway & Action Bronson “The Beards In The Building"

Ha! The beards mos definitely is in the building, flicking it up for the camera and hopefully layin some work down in a booth...

Single: LikNuts - Grumpy Crocodile

Man.. We all been waitin on this.. whispers of it started last Summer long ago and longtime fans of both the Beatnuts and The Liks began contemplating what a collaborative project between the two groups would sound like.

You have your first fuckin taste... LikNuts has arrived...

Fly Moon Royalty - Dimensions

New and FreEP from Sea-Town Electric-Soul duo Fly Moon Royalty people!

Songstress Adra Boo and emcee/producer Action Jackson (originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan) drop their promised free Extended play for all their fans...Really great look here in this 5 track offering. Tons of folks want this formula for their music.. tons... Adra and Action pull it off pretty effortlessly..

Single: Raashan Ahmad x Plukk.Inn - No Pain

Big helping of soul on this one.. I can dig so much man..

German producer Plukk.Inn links with Oakland by way of NJ emcee and frequent PHH highlight, Raashan Ahmad  for "No Pain", a track that could make a rabid dog settle down and just have a friggin' drink..

Nice work...

Video: M-Dot & Mayhem - Taggant

Good old raw boom bappage!!

I never tire of shit like this.... Boston's best new emcee M-Dot teams up with Mayhem and the EMS crew for some new video footage... have yourself a slice of it.. and be sure to be on the lookout for M-Dot (if you're in Europe) on his Layer Cake Tour.

Single: Edgar Allen Floe & J Wheels - I Don't Know Why (What's Goin On Remix)

One of my favorite emcees outta North Carolina in recent memory, Edgar Allen Floe (a former Justus League consort) returns with a new remix facilitated by J Wheels that basically will force you to do some of the things that most Hip-Hop nowadays won't---that's think.

It's a simple question man, "What's Goin On?"

"Floetry In Motion" drops on June 19th..

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Single: Blu ft. Mela Machinko - Kiss The Sky (prod. by M-Phazes)

Ahhh man, the best producer from Down Unda links with one of the most buzz-worthy underground emcees on the west coast...

Blu + M-Phazes = pure Coalmine Records gold.. This is just that deal right now man.. Has kind of an inspiring feel to it as well..

Video Interview: Nas For Vice Magazine

The first two minutes of this daily update from Vice Daily is a story from none other than Nas about a run-in he had with none other than Grace Jones and Wesley Snipes in an NYC night club, as told by Nasir himself..

Yo, man, I have no words... "You a rapper or a scientist?"

Single: Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

Sorry kids, I know that the news on this new single has been bubblin' since yesterday, it's just that uncle D.O. has things to do....

Okay, so the thing about this new single from Lupe, off his upcoming follow-up to "Food & Liquor", is that it uses the same sample (Tom Scott And The California Dreamers' "Today" track [ at the 1:38 mark]) that Pete Rock's magnanimous, legendary, genre-defining classic "T.R.O.Y." did, and Pete wasn't no typa fan of that. The GOAT producer quickly took to twitter to air out his negative feelings on that:

No disrespect to lupe fiasco and i like him alot but TROY should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was made. Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one! It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP? Man I’m a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh 
Who ever Re-created that didn’t do a good job @ all. #nohate.This business can be so lame, sometimes I make beats blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back and still these cats can’t be original to. So untalented and unoriginal. Makes me feel like I’m truly the best that ever did it. Yo hev and t-Roy I love and miss da shit outta y’all. U guys have been violated with no Vaseline. So fucked up this business smmfh!!! And I don’t care who got something to say about it, kiss my.. I’m not flattered @ all. Dat shit is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his fuckin self. Smh That record is dear to me yo fuck deez niggas!!!! I’m still Dat nigga out here believe it or don’t. Ur ignorance not mine, lame duck bullshit. I think lupe is a great artist, I’m that angry with him but it’s a major label idea. I can feel it. And y’all need to stop the childish games, I’m a fan of lupe and he is a great artist and a great person.

Yikes! Pissing off a legend after you defile one of his classics is no bueno, but I urge folks to consider a few things before they go and just assassinate Lupe further.

Okay, no. 1, and this is clearly the most important thing, Yo, Don't nobody own no samples.. for years Pete  Rock railed against artists of yesteryear who had beef with him and other Hip-Hop producers lifting their music off records and re-working it, now he wants to call foul when he's in somewhat the same position? Kinda hypocritical of the Chocolate Boy Wonder. His version is easily better, but he's gotta deal with the fact that the sample ain't his, no sample is exclusive to any producer in this game.

No. 2, why isn't anyone actually talking about the subject matter within Lupe's song? Lupe was kicking some real ass talk to folks about some real ass issues, but somehow that ain't the story, this is.

and lastly, Yo! A lot of us older 90s heads have a terrible reputation with the new kids coming up in rap now. They feel like we as a whole are a bunch of snobs and don't feel like they've paid their dues. I can admit sometimes playing that role is really fun, but I can't deny that it's destructive. We, collectively, should be a lil' happier that these new jacks have discovered that old, magical sample that the great Tom Scott and the California Dreamers laid down so many years ago and are keeping it alive. If anything "Around My Way" is the gateway by which those young minds will find "T.R.O.Y.".

Lupe Fiasco - Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cover Art: The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

Man, I'm always excited for Alchemist projects, but I'm real excited for this shit...

"Russian Roulette" will find our boy Al along with 30 tracks, and plenty of great guest spots..

One of the best producers, The Alchemist has announced a new studio album Russian Roulette due out July 17. The album consists of as many as 30 tracks and features guest appearances by Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Evidence, Roc Marciano, Fashawn, Guilty Simpson and more. Check the tracklist below.

Video: Oddisee - The Gold Is Mine

Oddisee's latest project "Odd Renditions" is out now, and the good man is lacing some visuals for one of it's standout cuts...

You like what you hear, scroll down and grab the whole "Odd Renditions" EP...

Single: Kendrick Lamar - War Is My Love

Where my PHH video game heads at? Ya'll out there? LOL, at all? Welp, even though I have zero idea how many of you are gamers frequent the site, I've decided to throw you thee proverbial bone..

Kendrick Lamar has just about the most buzz of any new west coast artist, so it figures that the good folks that manufacture Ghost Recon for Tom Clancy whom I gotta assume is uber rich by now, tapped him to get them a track for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier...

Dig in, pretty solid stuff, not what I was expecting at all, but then again I was thinking something in the vein of Kendrick rhyming over a beat that samples Contra or something..

Kendrick Lamar - War Is My Love 

Singles: The Day Laborers - On The Side (prod. by Rain)

One of my favorite named underground groups out there, The Day Laborers return with a new single, that absolutely will make ya neck work...

Their upcoming "Deep Space Soul" drops soon and if you hit up their site and provide an email address, when it drops they'll send it to you for free..

Single: Booda French x Von Pea - Full Time (Mecca:83 Remix)

"I remember I was broke / repairin' all the tears up in my clothes / got an interview up at Mackey D's, the manager a joke"

Some real chilled out, buttery stuff to vibe with here, courtesy of a rapper's who's English accent doesn't sound OD wack to me, Booda French..

Booda's music has graced PHH before, get up on that search button for all that, meanwhile he's linking with Tanya Morgan repper Von Pea on a remix supplied by Mecca:83...

Booda's upcoming EP "Ventolin"  comin soon..

Video: Stik Figa - Knawhatimsayin

It's Stik Figa Maaaaayne!

Latest vid, "Knawhatimsayin", from the gifted Kansas-bred emcee... Off his latest, "As Himself", out now..

Single: The Good People - How I Represent

Joints like these just don't pop up all the time, so when they do, I show love.. period.

Utilizing that good ol' boom bap formula as the sound bed, Emskee and Saint dazzle with straight-to-the-point lyrics that harken back to another time all together..

From the forthcoming album "Gone For Good". This track will also be featured on the "Gone For Good" vinyl (8 tracks) to be released by Diggers With Gratitude in July.

Single: Oh No & DOOM - A Dollar

Man, if you can't count on nuthin, you can count on this man Oh No to pull some mean ass, no nonsense beats out his cache and go rhyme for rhyme with the best talent in the game..

Here Oh lobs a new single off his upcoming "Ohnomite" album that's set to drop on June 5th..

The skinny for all that don't know: This man Oh made an album's worth of beats outta some old Dolemite samples (for all youngins that have no fucking idea who or what Dolemite is, I suggest Googling 'Blaxploitation' or Rudy Ray Moore) and collab's with some of the most sought after names in the game, including DOOM..

Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Fort Apache EP

This is it (What?!) Luchini pourin' from the sky. Lets get rich (What?!!!!)

Sorry, just had to get that out b4 this went up.. lol..

Camp Lo is back with one of their better collaborators in Ski Beatz and dropping off a new EP... Grab this and get ready for the Summer heat wit a duo that used to embody the rare versatility of being acceptable to heads and club goers... If you haven't been keepin dibs on them since their 90s glory days they've dropped a couple new albums in recent years and are stayin sharp.. 

6 Tracks, all produced by Ski... 

Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Fort Apache EP 

Single: Yasin Bey - Bey

Artist formerly known as Mighty Mos Def and now sporting the name tag Yasin Bey drops somethin new in honor of two of the game's biggest names.. ever.

I gotta be honest, I don't think this shoe fits Yasin.. give us somethin else..

Honoring today's birthday of Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, Yasiin Bey continues his Top 40 Underdog series with latest track. Aptly titled "Bey," the artist formerly known as Mos Def goes fierce over the instrumental of Lil Tunechi's single "John (If I Die Tonight)" and salutes the legacies of Biggie Smalls and Malcolm X.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Video: J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit (Official commercial)

Dilla, Dilla, Dilla, Dilla!

Still can't wait for this to drop.. feast ya ears on a lil' snippet, and then go get ya pre-order on right here...

Single: Konfidence ft. Sean Price & Oh No - Bogart's

Rawness.. that's it... no room for anything else here...

L.A. has yet another new burgeoning star on it's hands if this Konfidence cat can keep churning joints like this out.. Oh No on the beat work.

Single: Casual ft. Mr. Town - Sushi

Is Heiro in this muthafucka?

It definitely is and Casual is back with a brand new joint for ya...

"Sushi" is off the man's new album "He Still Think He Raw", which will drop on May 22nd on Heiro Imperium and is produced entirely by DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang...

Bang this and then go grab that...

Casual ft. Mr. Town - Sushi

Single: J57 ft. Rasheed Chappell - Elite Status

One of BBAS's uber talented producers, J57 is just about ready to drop his new EP, "2057", and the first cut is a mighty impressive piece of Hip-Hop work...

MC on the come up, Rasheed Chappell lends his vocals and DJ Brace cuts it all up baby...

J57 ft. Rasheed Chappell - Elite Status

Single: House Shoes ft. Nottz, Oh No & MED - Last Breath

Longtime Detroit staple, DJ House Shoes is readying a debut LP that is long overdue and sure to be something that gets burn all Summer long...

The first single finds House Shoes laying down the rhythm for a trio of monumentally talented producers and emcees in their own right in Nottz and Oh No as well as MED...

House Shoes unleashes "Let It Go" on June 19th...

House Shoes ft. Nottz, Oh No & MED - Last Breath

R.I.P. Donna Summer

The Disco Queen... Gone... at age 63... Rest In Peace...

Single: Blanco & Yukmouth ft. Krondon & Mitchy Slick - Hot Tamales

Blanco and Yukmouth give us a peek into their upcoming project "Cookies N' Cream", that's set to be entirely produced by Spanish production team (that's known to friggin' bring it with the remixes) Cookin' Soul....

"Hot Tamales" is the first single and it features Strong Arm Steady reppers Krondon and Mitchy Slick... pass the hot sauce and dig in!

Single: The Black Opera - Black Superstar (prod. by yU)

Yo, these cats came so correct on their debut album, many a conscious, revolutionary Hip-Hop fan such as myself simply cannot wait for a follow -up..

Here we get a new morsel from The Black Opera that features the group that seems to covet it's secret nature a great deal expounding on the paradoxes that go along with black and minority celebrity... the beat done by none other than DMV vet and Diamond District member yU.

Another Mello Music Group effort! Best underground label in rap baby!

The Black Superstar has always been a paradox in American Culture. African-Americans, and many racialized ‘others’, have for a long time held this odd allure as naturally cool, while at the same time suffering the effects of a body that is instantly criminalized. This is a dangerous duality that can serve as simultaneous impetus and hindrance. This polarization drives an ill collaboration between yU and the mysterious Black Opera, hosted by Mello Music Group. 

Carneperro - Sick Jacken vs. Pizko MC Remix: Tale Of The Mask And The Butcher

If your gonna attempt to remix a project that DJ Muggs put out in it's entirety and you wanna get a reaction from me, make sure the shit is proper... This man Carneperro did precisely that..

Re-doing the entire 15 track "DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken feat. Cynic: Legend Of The Mask And The Assassin"  album, this man Carne really put his own dope touch on a much-slept on effort from 07'.

Carneperro - Sick Jacken vs. Pizko MC Remix: Tale Of The Mask And The Butcher

Oddisee - Odd Renditions

Do I gotta even hype this? DMV-bred and NYC-dwelling beatmaking monster and efficient  emceeing member of the trio Diamond District, Oddisee, has a new 4-track freebie for you guys before he blasts off his official new release...

"Before my new album People Hear What They See drops, I wanted to share some remixes & edits I put together of various tracks. I created four unofficial remixes of songs by K-Os, Bon Iver, Metronomy & one of my favorite artists of all time, Marvin Gaye. After recording vocals to all of them, I felt it was only right to slap a cover on it & release it." Oddisee

Video: ScienZe & King I Divine - Hero

I keep on tryin to let heads know, these two brothers got what you need...

ScienZe and King I Divine's album "Divine ScienZe"  was a free release and totally proved that old notion that the best things in life are in fact gratis.. here's the official vid for "Hero".. please grab the LP if you haven't already...

Single: D-Sisive - "Adam [rip.mca 1964-2012]"

One of Canada's best pays tribute to one of the illest to ever come up outta BK, Adam Yauch, AKA, MCA of the Beastie Boys, who, as I'm sure you know recently passed on due to cancer.

Man, what can I say, it's sobering looking back, but we must look back and celebrate lives like MCA's.. that's what D-Sisive does here.. .

Bulletin: EL-P, Killer Mike, Despot & Mr. Motherf**king Exquire Into The Wild Tour Dates

Man, if you know what's good for ya, you know that you best catch at least one of these shows man! EL-P and Killer Mike have been on a tear lately with new releases, Despot's always game and Mr. Motherf**cking Exquire might just possess some of the most buzz a new artist outta NYC can expect with no major releases...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Video: Danny Brown - Jay Dee's Revenge

Maaaan, on June 12th we all gon get what we truly been waitin on!

Since June of last year I been tryin to keep track of Dilla's latest posthumous release, "The Rebirth Of Detroit" , handled by none other than Ma Dukes..

While it looks like the original cover art is out, and a new one is in (see the end of the video), I'm just happy we've got a new, really ill single and that the LP will be available soon!

Here, Danny Brown rips an authentic Dilla donut to shreds while DJ Dez takes us out with the fader..

Single: DJ Soko, Apollo Brown, Guilty Simpson & Hasaan Mackey - Stand Up

Mello Music group continues it's monthly 7" series and unleashes some of the best talent it has had on it's roster onto one joint together for the 4th installment...

DJ Soko and Apollo Brown, both respectively of The Left connect with Detroit's Guilty Simpson and Rochester emcee extraordinaire and fellow Brown collaborator Hasaan Mackey..

The end result here is "Stand Up", a raucous, slappin' melding of personalities and hardcore stylings.. enjoy!

Cover Art: Large Professor - Professor @ Large

The Extra P is readying his upcoming LP "Professor @ Large" , and as a longtime fan of the man's beats and rhymes, I'm excited..

It's been a little bit (about 4 or 5 years) since we got a true LP of new records from Large Pro and many of his fans have been clamoring for his new ish'... We're all about to get it..

It's set for release on June 26th and will feature names like Mic Geronimo, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Cormega, Tragedy Khadafi, and the nbewly minted super group M.A.R.S. (Mega, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Saigon).

Showbiz & A.G. - Mugshot Music: Pre-Loaded

Whenever legends like this blast off a whole album just for fun Tony Montana style, it'd behoove you to snatch it up man..

This is actually an LP that I, D O, personally have had in the whip for a couple of days and lemme tell you, Show & A.G. really have set the bar high for themselves.. this effort absolutely is the longtime duo's best work since their hay day's in the mid 90's and as members of the original DITC crew....15 tracks on this... O.C. featured on two and DJ Premier on two....

*As promised, this is just the "pre" album as well, we still are gonna get "Mugshot Music" the album sometime later this year..

Showbiz & A.G. - Mugshot Music: Pre-Loaded 

Single: Wais P The Pimp ft. Roc Marciano - Put Jewels On It (prod. by Statik Selektah)

Wais P links with Roc Marcy and Statik Selektah for some jewel exchanging.. No matter what you may like or dislike about Wais' style, this single is undeniable... Get up on game..

Wais P's upcoming, ahem.. "Pussy Rich", drops drops for free, very soon...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

DJ Rhettmatic - Excerpts From The SP1200 Volume 1

To this old Hip-Hop head there will always be certain tools of the trade that are undeniably thee best of all-time.. The E-MU SP1200 sampling drum machine is one of said tools and will forever hold a special place in the hearts of many a beat fiend and head... that unmistakable, 12 bit crunch that it used to interpret so many of the game's illest samples and drums is just, simply unmatched...

DJ Rhettmatic, a legend in the DJing and production world in his own right has un-earthed some of his earliest SP1200 gems for all of us to hear.. below is his rundown of what this free serving is all about..

 I remember when i first got my SP back in 1991, when they reissued the SP1200 with the black finish. The original version had grey finish; i bought mine for $2000…..that was a lot of me back in the day. This machine was made popular by producers such as Marley Marl, Dr. Dre, Dj Muggs, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Madlib, & of course Pete Rock….i was inspired to get one because all of my favorite producers during the late 80's & early 90's were using this to make all the classic Hip Hop songs that we all know & loved so well. My first official SP1200 beat on wax was the Key-Kool & Rhettmatic's "E=MC5" song with Ras Kass, LMNO, Meen Green, & Voodoo…..  
So now, what you hear right now is some of old stash of SP1200 Beats that were made from 1994-1998. I actually recorded the beats straight from the SP1200, without any additional mixing…..just straight arrangement, & added scratches & sound effects to keep a little things interesting. What you hear is straight, raw, gritty, 12-bit texture, mono SP1200 beats with the ringy tone samples & smacking drum sounds. I hope you enjoy listening to them (& hopefully you're not making fun of them) while walking down memory lane with me. Who knows, if the response is positive, i might put out more beats to listen….& maybeactually make some new ones too!

Video Interview: Alchemist for HipHopSite

Our boy Al is back and is good enough to talk at length with DJ Pizzoh of HipHopSite about what's on the horizon for him and his considerable production talents..

Among the new projects that get discussed are Alchemist's new LP's with Action Bronson and longtime cohort Evidence, as well as his new "Russian Roulette" tape/LP that sounds highly inventive..

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kooley High: The SkyWalker Presented by Sinopsis

If the original version wasn't already dope enough, producer Sinopsis took it upon himself to remix the entire Kooley High "David Thompson"  album in truly remarkable fashion..

The new version provides listeners with the same vocals from the album, except this time the doses of soulful sample chops is turned up to 10 and there's a definite, new and quite dope vibe to the overall album's sound.. I like that this trend of reduex'ing an entire LP is starting to take off.. "The SkyWalker" is proof that it can be done properly..

You can get ya stream on for free and own it for a mere $4.50.. what a steal!