Hip Hop

brandon* - Bodak Purple

Bodak Yellow remixes have yet to run out of steam. Here is brandon*’s ethereal effort, Bodak Purple. I’ve been following brandon* for a while on Instagram so I’m privy to how he constructs his beats. Upon hearing Bodak Purple in the making, I was beyond hyped. And now we have the finished product. Bodak Purple …

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Hip Hop

Kyle Rapps – Perverse Ramblings

We love unorthodox approaches to hip hop. Kyle Rapps’ Perverse Ramblings is no exception. Your fave underrated rapper’s fave underrated rapper is someone we admire and revere so we’re no stranger to eccentricities. That’s why we enjoyed Kyle Rapps and his latest album, Perverse Ramblings. The Mexico-residing rapper from New York laces his lyricism with …

Kyle Rapps – Perverse Ramblings
Video

How J Dilla Humanized The MPC3000

Estelle Caswell discussed how J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical for Vox. Many musicians are synonymous with their instrument of choice – Jimi and his guitar, Questlove and his drums, Dorothy Ashby and her harp. And then there’s J Dilla and his MPC3000. In effect, J Dilla was a Jimi, Questlove, and Dorothy thanks to …

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Jazz

J.Lamotta - The Conscious Tree

Jakarta’s 12th dubplate is Moroccan / Israeli singer and producer J.Lamotta’s The Conscious Tree. This album is the epitome of musical and cultural blending. J.Lamotta is of Moroccan and Israeli descent. She sings and produces her own music. She lives in Berlin and her new album, The Conscious Tree, welds jazz, soul, and hip hop together …

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