Backseat Freestyle

How Did I Miss That: Abe M Beats – Backchurch Freestyle

Abe M Beats put Kendrick Lamar’s Backseat Freestyle over a dope gospel flip and I can’t believe I missed it. You can’t beat a good gospel sample. The likes of Black Milk, Thelonious Martin, and Apollo Brown know their way around a church choir. But Abe M Beats really took the congregation to church with…

Prepare for trouble and make it double as Freddie Gibbs and Madlib promote their new album with “Crime Pays”. I’ve not been this excited for a new album in a long time. Yesterday, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announced their new album Bandana would drop on 28th June. Egon of Now Again originally set a release date for 2020 so they’re ahead of schedule (a rarity…

The writer and Bandcamp editor gave an inspiring interview about his career so far and his upcoming book about Kendrick Lamar. As a producer, I don’t know where I’d be without Bandcamp. My entire discography is on there and so much of the music on my iPod classic was filled with Bandcamp music. I’ve also been a fan of the writing on the site and…

There’s an underground scene in Japan filled with train sounds and PA systems. Field recordings used in music is nothing new and probably the most primitive form of sound art in history. But there’s a new scene in Japan using a particular type of outdoor sounds. The oto-tetsu scene (from the Japanese words oto meaning sound and tetsudō meaning railway) takes the sounds and ambience…

Thriller lived up to its name when it caused an 18-year phobia for one UK woman. Poppy Johnson was 5 years old when she first saw Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Upon seeing MJ’s transformation into a werewolf, Poppy became traumatised and carried the fear with her. Seeing or hearing Michael Jackson would cause serious symptoms including sweaty palms and shaking. Worse still, her parents are big…

Iconic album covers morphed into Gameboys is a thing I didn’t know I needed. I started modding my own Gameboys a few months ago and I’m really enjoying it. Established modders like gamechangermods inspired me to take the plunge and he has a mini project of his own. Introducing GBS x LPS. As described by the man himself: Direct from bed-stuy Brooklyn…by popular demand…announcing out…

To celebrate 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Cookin Soul made a beat from the iconic SNES game. Spanish hip hop producer/DJ Cookin Soul has followed in the footsteps of many producers and made a beat from a video game. But not just any video game. Super Street Fighter II Turbo was influential with its introduction of super combos and air combo, Akuma, and a speed setting to…

A compelling article discusses the cultural appropration of black voices in Moby’s seminal album. Moby’s in the news again for being a douche (again). He’s written a new memoir and one of his claims – that Natalie Portman came onto him in his dressing room – was quickly refuted by the actress. But aside from Moby being a creep, he also made a lot of…