Coalmine Records pay tribute to world of instrumental hip hop with their first compilation, Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey.
Indie labels have been a powerful force in hip hop. Instrumentals are revered for their atmospheric qualities. Often the best tracks can say more than lyrics can express. Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey doesn’t come with a health warning but you’re going to need a neck brace for all those stonking beats. Coalmine Records has taken beats over the past few years for this joint and like many of their releases, this one pays homage to the greats via the title. The talents of producers such as Nottz, M-Phazes, DJ Concept, and Thelonious Martin, have extended the courtesy in their own work. Consider it the musical version of that basketball in Space Jam but without Michael Jordan, crying or otherwise.
Stream Beats, Mines and Life below and stream it below.
01. Ayatollah – “Naturally Born” (feat. Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap) Instrumental
02. Nottz – “Atlantis” (feat. Blu) Instrumental
03. M-Phazes – “Dump in the Gut” (feat. Sean Price) Instrumental
04. M-Phazes – “Get Down” (feat. Pharaohe Monch) Instrumental
05. J57 – “The Art of Sole” (feat. Aaron Rose) Instrumental
06. Max I Million – “Perfect Timing (Remix)” (feat. C.L. Smooth & Skyzoo) Instrumental
07. DJ Concept – “Gold Chain Winners” (feat. Planet Asia, John Robinson & SmooVth)
08. Small Professor – “John Gotti” (feat. Sean Price) Instrumental
09. DJ Devastate – “Show Stoppa” (feat. El Da Sensei) Instrumental
10. M-Phazes – “Kiss the Sky” (feat. Blu) Instrumental
11. Khrysis – “Easter” (feat. The Artifacts) Instrumental
12. M-Phazes – “Midnight Madness” (feat. Heltah Skeltah) Instrumental
13. Nottz – “End of the World” (feat. Blu) Instrumental
14. Thelonious Martin – “They Don’t Know” (feat. Saga) Instrumental