Beat Rabbi shows retirement needn’t mean complete obscurity with Mazel Tov Cocktail.
You can’t keep a good hip hop clergyman down. While Beat Rabbi has no calls to return to the beat bimah, he has blessed us with a farewell project of sorts. Mazel Tov Cocktail is a 31-track beat tape, the last hurrah to a brilliant career, packed with classic boom bap and break-filled rhythms.
Here’s what Beat Rabbi had to say about the project:
“I assume other producers have been in a similar situation where they have a number of beats they really like that have been repeatedly passed over by rappers for years and they think, I really would like to get these joints out there and heard so people know all the kinds of sounds and styles I’ve experimented with, even if a rapper doesn’t want to rhyme on it. That’s how this project started, though it expanded beyond just that. But being that I hung up the beat making trade years ago, I needed the right person to edit, mix and master these beats – and spice them up to make them presentable. DJ Sean P is that dude for me – I have so much respect for his ear, style and talent and was blessed that enthusiastically signed up for the task. So here it is – some Beat Rabbi as you have and haven’t heard him before, topped off with some Sean P funk.”
He lived up to his name, omnipresent among the breaks and creating sermons from them. They say faith can move mountains and thanks to Beat Rabbi, his music moved crowds.
Stream it below.