Apparently Beat Culture gave this beat to Atlantic Records and he hasn’t heard back from them. [via] They must’ve misplaced his number. You’re telling me Plies—PLIES—is above this banger? What about your favorite pothead Wiz Khalifa? He can’t get down to this beat and absolutely nail it? Well, I think this clicky, bass knocking, middle-of-an-album, pace driving beat would’ve been perfect for any emcee on … Continue reading

Suhnraw – Soul. [Beat Tape]

Soul. has a period in the title, because that’s what this album is…period. Done. Fin. No more descriptive details necessary. Suhnraw just brings out that funk, bumpin’, two-step, vocoder breathing, soul. From the Bobby Caldwell inspired cover art to the Keith Mansfield sampling on “Sso”, this tape is certified freshly-baked, just-out-the-oven hot. Not the Egyptian Sun God: http://soundcloud.com/suhnraw Continue reading Suhnraw – Soul. [Beat Tape]

Ta-ku – D U S T Y [Beat Tape]

I really need to hop a flight to Australia. For one, I’d really love to go to a bar and say, “I’ll have a Foster’s, please.” Secondly, the music is amazing (didgeridoo you know what I’m saying?) Ignore that joke for your own safety/health. Ta-ku, a Red Bull Academy participant, skilled producer and proud Australian just released D U S T Y—19 scratchy, clear-your-throat hip-hop … Continue reading Ta-ku – D U S T Y [Beat Tape]

Lee Bannon – Gnarlon Bando’s Midnight Noir [Concept Album]

And…the winner for coolest concept for a beat tape ever goes to…Lee Bannon. Gnarlon Bando’s “Midnight Noir” is what he calls, “an instrumental soundtrack to an imaginary movie.” Sweet. You might know Bannon for his yogurt production work for Deltron da Funkee Homosapien among others. For this release however, he’s doing his own L.A. Noire impression and it’s fucking top-notch genre melding, creative genius. This faux movie goes … Continue reading Lee Bannon – Gnarlon Bando’s Midnight Noir [Concept Album]

Lee Bannon – Gnarlon Bando’s Midnight Noir [Concept Album]

And…the winner for coolest concept for a beat tape ever goes to…Lee Bannon. Gnarlon Bando’s “Midnight Noir” is what he calls, “an instrumental soundtrack to an imaginary movie.” Sweet. You might know Bannon for his yogurt production work for Deltron da Funkee Homosapien among others. For this release however, he’s doing his own L.A. Noire impression and it’s fucking top-notch genre melding, creative genius. This faux movie goes … Continue reading Lee Bannon – Gnarlon Bando’s Midnight Noir [Concept Album]

Hashfinger – “a3.July11”

a3.July11 by Never MP Nope. The fact that this jazz sampled, hip-hop beat dropped on my birthday isn’t the reason I picked up on it. It was the chill nature and the fact it stings the senses like sulfur after twenty-two candles blow out. Whoops, I mean, the woodwinds are straight fire; the bells hit the eardrums like gifts. Damn. Hashfinger—UK producer and Sinoptic Music … Continue reading Hashfinger – “a3.July11”

Hashfinger – “a3.July11”

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F19064113 a3.July11 by Never MP Nope. The fact that this jazz sampled, hip-hop beat dropped on my birthday isn’t the reason I picked up on it. It was the chill nature and the fact it stings the senses like sulfur after twenty-two candles blow out. Whoops, I mean, the woodwinds are straight fire; the bells hit the eardrums like gifts. Damn. Hashfinger–UK producer and Sinoptic … Continue reading Hashfinger – “a3.July11”

Cymatiks – “Jazz Sand”

jazz sand by Cymatiks Here we go again. Another sappy piano ballad hip-hop track that the Black Eyed Peas will make garbage. Oh wait? What? No it’s not. Where did this come from? Cymantics, according to the ever reliable Wikipedia is, “the study of visible sound and vibration.” [via] Well, I didn’t see that transition coming. Cristhian Acosta, a.k.a. Cymatiks, did the Outkast thing and … Continue reading Cymatiks – “Jazz Sand”