Behind the Beat | I Know You Got Soul

I’ve always had an ear for samples.  The ones I wasn’t able to decipher would send me on a quest until I finally found the original author.  Yeah, I’m the dude that reads the liner notes on CDs to find out which samples were used.  This new feature is largely inspired by Rap Radar’s Breaks … Continue reading

Dave Raps | “Best Worst Day Ever” | Video

Dave Raps dropped off the video for his new single “Best Worst Day Ever.”  Mama said there’d be days like this. Download his EP entitled H.Y.P.E. here.

Fast Music Friday | Self-Conscious “Sweetest Of The Swishers”

Straight from Dallas comes the group Self-Conscious, comprised of Matt Reed, Eddie Vanz, and Charlie Rockz.  Their single, “Sweetest OF The Swishers,” is dripping with that southern lean thanks to production by Super Miles.  Look out for the album Tell A Friend 2 Tell A Friend.  Other tracks available at the group website. Download: “Sweetest … Continue reading

J HART | Big Bang Show The Mixtape Vol.3 | Audio

Got this in my inbox from J HART, a french DJ / producer.  He dropped a new mixtape Big Bang Show Vol.3: “Rewind to the East Coast 90’s”.  It features special J Hart remixes, rareties and classic bangers of the “Golden Era.” For a sample, check out his version of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Things Done Changed.”  … Continue reading

Carhartt Spring/Summer 2011 | Fashion | Style

Carhartt was long known for producing gear for the working man.  Hip-hop fans will remember groups like EPMD and artist Nas decked out in the black or tan overalls, heavy jackets and skullys.  That was it. Today, Carhartt offers  a wide selection of comfortable sweats including pullover and zip-up hoodies,  varsity jackets, pants and shorts … Continue reading

Craze vs. Klever | Turntablism | Video

For those that think the art of deejaying is just playing the latest records on a Serato, don’t forget that it’s one of the Five Elements of Hip-Hop.  I scored this from over at CODE OF CONDUCT.  It’s a battle between turntablists  Craze and Klever at the DMC Championships.  Be amazed. via COC

CyHi Da Prynce |”Bunch of Rounds”| Video

From his mixtape Royal Flush, CyHi Da Prynce released the track  “Bunch of Rounds”  in cinematic form.  Shot by Decatur Dan, movie aficionados might liken the video’s introduction to something from this American Mafia classic. via RH