Friday, September 2, 2011

Hippie Sabotage & Chase Moore - In Studio

Ooooooh weeeeee! Check out this video of one half of Hippie Sabotage, So Crates, working on an instrumental with Chase Moore. Out on the west coast, the spirit of collaboration is still strong and this video shows just how much teamwork changes things. So Crates sequences and layers the drums and Chase Moore chops the sample up.

The result is some hypnotic sh...HUSH YO' MOUTH! What? I was only talkin' 'bout this beat. Click and listen.

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Mr. SOS - Cassette Verite

QN5's ATL representative Mr. SOS wants you to know what a real mixtape sounds like. He put together 18 tracks of underground goodness from the Boom Bap of "Night Fades" to the syncopated rhythm of "My Machine". He also enlisted QN5 roster mates Kokayi, Pack FM, Substantial and, of course, Tonedeff. They all turned out fantastic verses and Mr. SOS himself has enough juice to handle 14 of the 18 tracks on his own. That's swagnificent!

Cassette Verite (meaning realism) is very different from 2009's "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" and that's a good thing. It's not an album. It's a mixtape. Many rappers today have confused the two and you'll find artists releasing mixtape material that should have been reserved for an album and vice versa. *ahemfabolouscoughahem* This is a very solid project to tide SOS fans over until his next full length album.

The music is not free to download but you can you stream the entire project for free right here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Soul Khan - "Lost Ones Freestyle" Music Video

 Hot off the press is this new freestyle video from Brown Bag Allstar Soul Khan! If ever there was a voice specifically for Rap music, Soul Khan's is it. If you haven't seen SK chewing somebody's head off in a rap battle, then maybe you saw him in his MTV video spot. If you've never seen or heard of him at all then you should really step your Hip-Hop knowledge up.

Check out this fun release directed by Dane Eckerle over Lauryn Hill's "Lost Ones" instrumental.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tiffany Monique - "Anytime"

Since the release of her 'Nemesis' EP, Tiffany Monique fans have been itching for more material. While we haven't been so lucky as to get a full new project, we have been blessed with a new song titled "Anytime". I personally have heard a snippet of this song before. It's great to hear the finished product finally! It's so comforting to hear true soul singing like this. The Kwiz Ryan produced track is just buttery and Tiffany lays an incredible vocal on top as she always does. Her range and creativity is simply stunning.

If this is your first time hearing about Tiffany, then you definitely need to check out my exclusive interview with her at her private studio. She's a phenomenal talent and an inspiration in many ways.