Our Hip Hop Find comes all the way from Califonia in the form of Blue (aka Isle Child).
Type MPC into Tumblr and you’ll find a whole load of photos, beat making videos and maybe some posts about the Monetary Policy Committee. But what I found on my Tumblr travels had nothing to do with the Bank of England. There was a 33-second video of a guy doing a quick sample flip on his MPC. That guy is Robert Bilbao, better known as Blue (aka Isle Child) from Redwood, California. He’s a music producer/emcee and a skateboarder and he’s pretty dope on the beats. His most recent project is called illoriginal, as part of duo Orange & Blue. There’s some great soulful vibes and hazy drum patterns throughout, especially on tracks like Bring It Down. I don’t know what it is about West coast hip hop, but it always feels warm and sunny (when it isn’t knocking hard like Pac Div and Kendrick).
Stream his latest project below and find him all over the interwebs using the links provided.