Review: The Hell Hole Store – Three The Hard Way

We reviewed The Hell Hole Store’s Three The Hard Way. Greetings, everyone. The holidays are finally over, or almost over if you work in a grocery store. However, there’s one gift left under the tree. There was no name on the wrapper, so I took it, opened it, disposed of all evidence of my sin, and gave it a listen. The gift, called “Three The…

Darko The Super Launches Kickstarter For His Label, U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art

The innovative indie label is calling for pledges to sustain its operations for 2019. It’s tough out there for an indie label. Stones Throw has often acted as a blueprint for indies on how to survive in tough economic times. But not many can keep going as costs increase and maintaining sales becomes more difficult. Our good friend Darko The Super and his label U…

One Word Answers: Darko The Super & ialive

One Word Answers returns with Darko The Super and ialive of The Hell Hole Store. This feature has proved popular and today’s one word answers come from Darko The Super and ialive aka The Hell Hole Store. The first answer will be Darko’s and the second ialive’s. Enjoy! 1. What’s your favorite colour? Blue / Pink 2. Where would you like to live? Atlanta /…

Review: The Hell Hole Store – Return To The Hell Hole

Bobby Brusberg reviewed The Hell Hole Store’s Return To The Hell Hole. Sometimes hip-hop music doesn’t need to address societal or political issues to be powerful. I’m not sure if anyone has addressed environmental issues in their music yet. But they will. The current state of the USA is ripe for musical commentary, but sometimes we just need to jam. Looking for some shade from…

Review: Darko The Super – Apocalyptic Bastard

Here’s a guest review of Darko The Super’s Apocalyptic Bastard. (Words by Bobby Brusberg) As February rolls around and my New Years Resolution to stop getting excited over Beyoncé shatters, I think how glad I am it’s not 2016 anymore. Normally when someone or something famous dies I cry, but when 2016 expired I felt nothing but naïve hope knowing that 2017 had to be better. Of course…

All These Fingers – Canteen Tape

All These Fingers is back with a new album called Canteen Tape. Only a month after dropping Doc Fingers, a collab with our own Doc Heller aka DarkoTheSuper, All These Fingers has returned with a new solo tape. Entitled Canteen Tape, it’s packed with more of the usual wonky samples and gruff drum patterns. If you’re thinking it would sound perfect on cassette, you’re in…

DarkoTheSuper – The Weird & The Wonderful (Compilation)

DarkoTheSuper surprises us with a compilation album called The Weird & The Wonderful. It looks like 2015 is going to be a busy year for DarkoTheSuper. The emcee only dropped Peach Fish six days ago and now we have this compilation to look forward to. It’s only available for pre-order at the moment but you do get one track to stream for the time being…

Mecca:83 – Ain’t Done To Bad

Manchester-based producer Mecca:83 arguably saves the best for last for his final album – Ain’t Done To Bad – with guest stars Buscrates, Jneiro Jarel and Doc Mastermind. Well this was sad to hear this morning. Mecca:83, a producer who has given us some amazing hip hop over the years announced his retirement from music yesterday and with it a last salvo in the form of…

DarkoTheSuper – Dumb (Feat. Pyramid Vritra)

DarkoTheSuper is back once again with Dumb, a crazy new track featuring Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra. Our spiritual son DarkoTheSuper has done it yet again with another fine performance but he’s not alone this time. The Keystone State rapper/producer has joined forces with Pyramid Vritra for his latest track Dumb, a creation only Darko could conjure up from the depths of his imagination. The psychedelic funk…

Leftover Links #18: Soundcloud Tracks 5

The newest edition of Leftover Links contains more Soundcloud gems from the likes of DarkoTheSuper, Insightful and Hooligan. Been far too long since we last had an episode of Leftover Links and even longer since we shared some of the great Soundcloud tracks you may have missed. From jazz to trap to crazed hip hop, the selection we have here will leave you wanting more…