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Various Artists – Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey

Various Artists - Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey

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.


  1. Ayatollah – “Naturally Born” (feat. Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap) Instrumental
  2. Nottz – “Atlantis” (feat. Blu) Instrumental
  3. M-Phazes – “Dump in the Gut” (feat. Sean Price) Instrumental
  4. M-Phazes – “Get Down” (feat. Pharaohe Monch) Instrumental
  5. J57 – “The Art of Sole” (feat. Aaron Rose) Instrumental
  6. Max I Million – “Perfect Timing (Remix)” (feat. C.L. Smooth & Skyzoo) Instrumental
  7. DJ Concept – “Gold Chain Winners” (feat. Planet Asia, John Robinson & SmooVth)
  8. Small Professor – “John Gotti” (feat. Sean Price) Instrumental
  9. 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