In late 2011, rapper M.I. and producer DJ Cutt, collectively known as Constant Deviants, released Platinum: The Mixtape, a project that found the Brooklyn- and Baltimore-based duo mixing all original tracks with a handful of industry favorites. The project did well to show off the duo's range and diversity, important in today's ever-changing hip-hop landscape, where genres are defined and re-defined weekly, monthly, and yearly.
Certain sounds are timeless, though, and with their latest string of all-original non-album tracks – a handful of songs that will precede their forthcoming Diamond album – Constant Deviants are taking it back to their roots. And with their latest leak, "Forever," the duo, as the title suggests, shows their greatest strength: timeless, boom-bap-driven hip-hop.
DJ Cutt produces a soft, electronic-sampling beat for M.I., and he graces it with his own smooth flow and boastful lyrics, a combination that pulls from the chemistry the pair have developed over years working together. "This song is an everyday Constant Deviants collabo," explains M.I. "Cutt sent me the beat; I wrote the verses, and we came together to lay the hook." As for the message of the song, much like their classic sound, Constant Deviants, who have built a strong following selling vinyl independently around the world, are here to stay. "We will be here forever!" exclaims M.I.
Gods'illa took inspiration from Spike Lee for their latest music video "Sal's Pizzeria." Produced by Joe D., "Sal's Pizzeria" can be found Gods'illa's CPR Blendtape hosted by DJ Lo' Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu.
Judah, the groundbreaking producer that brought the world such talents as Wale, Ras Kass, C-Rayz Walz, Tabi Bonney + more. Organically directed this sexy sonic soundscape inspired by the hip hop lifestyle. Armed with a MPC and vinyl, Judah set off on a two week long escapade to London, Puerto Rico and Paris to creatively put this project together for you. His critically acclaimed "Amber Rose Instrumentals" prepared the ears of listeners for what the 'P.U.S.S.Y. (Please Understand She Saved You)' album has to offer.
MP3: Sean Born f/ Hassaan Macket - "Bullsh*t" (prod. Kev Brown)
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Sean Born releases a new single "Bullsh*t" off his upcoming debut Behind The Scale. The new song features Daily Bread emcee Hassaan Mackey and is produced by Kev Brown. "Bullsh*t" captures the tone of the album, featuring a crackling piano loop and reality rap that brings back memories of Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx". Enjoy and feel free to post and share. Pre-Order links are up now!
Australia's top rank hip-hop producer M-Phazes and legendary turntablist DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies, join forces for the February 14th release of Phazed Out. The project is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine Record's catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and blended together by the former DMC West Coast Champion, Rhettmatic.
The mix breathes new life into many of the boutique label's previously released material and includes guest features from the likes of Big Noyd, Phil The Agony, Termanology, Sadat X, Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Skyzoo, Masta Ace, Brown Bag AllStars, El Da Sensei, Mela Machinko, J-Live and more. In promotion for the album's release, Coalmine lets the leash off the project's intro which features a verse from Emilio Rojas with drops from Sha Money XL and DJ Premier, the latter of which breaks down what you can expect from this producer-centric release.