Leftover Links #22: Beats and Videos

This edition of Leftover Links is all about beats and videos. Leftover Links is back once again with some beats and videos from the past few months so enjoy! Beats Bugseed – Fresh Jive EP One of our favourite Japanese beatmakers, Bugseed, dropped a fresh beat tape called “Fresh Jive EP” on Bandcamp a few months ago. The EP was intended for the “hottest summer from…

Yung K – Ghost Dog Assassin

Yung K of Urbvn Architects drops a single from their collective TRIPLE THREAT EP. Urbvn Architects is a hip-hop collective from Queens and Long Island, New York. After dropping their debut album, Mutual Understandings, and gaining a small following on social media, the trio are getting ready for something new. TRIPLE THREAT EP will be their next release and we have a single. Yung K’s…

What I Learnt From Madlib’s 2016 RBMA Lecture

Interviews with your idols can open a world of understanding. I watched Madlib’s RBMA lecture in New York for the first time and here’s what I took from it. Of all the musical idols who have directly influenced my music, Madlib is one of the main artists. His breadth of work and Bohemian approach to creativity have stood out from the crowd. When I first…

Kyle Rapps – Perverse Ramblings

We love unorthodox approaches to hip hop. Kyle Rapps’ Perverse Ramblings is no exception. Your fave underrated rapper’s fave underrated rapper is someone we admire and revere so we’re no stranger to eccentricities. That’s why we enjoyed Kyle Rapps and his latest album, Perverse Ramblings. The Mexico-residing rapper from New York laces his lyricism with themes of sexuality, humanity and moments of reality in arguably…

14 Reasons Why Midnight Marauders Is a GOAT Album

Midnight Marauders is 24 years old today. In case you needed a reason to listen today, here are 14 of them. Midnight Marauders Tour Guide Steve Biko (Stir It Up) Award Tour 8 Million Stories Sucka Nigga Midnight We Can Get Down Electric Relaxation Clap Your Hands Oh My God Keep It Rollin’ The Chase, Part II Lyrics to Go God Lives Through RIP Phife…

VIDEO: Saga & Thelonious Martin – Where We Live (Brooklyn)

Saga and Thelonious Martin take a journey through Brooklyn for their latest video. Off the back of their brilliant album, Molotov, Saga and Thelonious Martin have released visuals for “Where We Live (Brooklyn)”. The video sees the pair chilling at Gleason’s Gym (where Jake LaMotta and Mike Tyson used to train), and crate digging at Black Gold Records. It’s about as New York as you…

That Time A Man Yelled At A Trumpet Player In Manhattan

Mediocre pieces of shit should stay away from trumpets and Manhattan. Here’s why. I’ve never heard a tirade like it. Okay, the trumpeter wasn’t good but the rant was overkill. The angry man is Douglas Levinson and in another video, he is a lot calmer and appreciative of the music behind him. According to Levinson, the incident was blown out of proportion and the shouting…

PREMIERE: Justo – Black Ops w/ Interview

We have the exclusive premiere of Justo’s Black Ops with an interview with the Brooklyn native. Coming from the birthplace of hip hop, a lot can be expected from New York rapper. The history is rich within each borough, let alone the whole state or the entire East Coast. But Justo takes this all in his stride. His heritage enriches his output, evident on new album, Black…

Saga & Thelonious Martin Release “Infomercial (Freestyle)”, New LP “Molotov” Out in 2017

Coalmine Records new dynamic duo come together for “Infomercial (Freestyle)” with a collab album due in February 2017. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the music of Thelonious Martin since he burst through in 2012 so we’re thrilled to hear of this new collab project with Brooklyn emcee Saga. “Molotov” will feature high profile clientele (Freddie Gibbs, Fashawn, and Rapper Big Pooh for example) and while we wait,…

Blitz The Ambassador – Diasporadical

The visionary sound of Blitz The Ambassador has been years in the making and now it’s finally here in the form of Diasporadical. Having journeyed through Africa and the Americas, Blitz The Ambassador managed to capture the essence of the African diaspora; fragmented but ever present. Diasporadical mixes those themes together with his trademark hip hop sounds whilst touching on deeper issues such as the…