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)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
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.
Last year I wrote a special editorial about the short lived phenomenon of Hip Hop Hold 'Em, featuring the likes of Biz Markie, Ed Lover and The Game playing poker for a syndicated audience. It seems like I'm not the only one pondering the link between playin' cards and playin' fat tracks after watching late night poker tournaments on TV. In fact after searching various combinations of phrases like hip-hop and poker, the following selection of rap songs turned up from true-to-life (card) players. One of my immediate favorites was from unsigned rapper Funky Boy, who was good enough to garner 23,000 views for his homemade video "This Is HOLDEM!"
Pretty impressive given it came out almost two years before I wrote my first "hip-hop meets poker" editorial. As good as it is though, "All In" is even better. Rapper Raw delivers a real Southern swagger with guest appearances by Alexander & Pro Hoe Zak. As of this writing, the song and accompanying video have garnered nearly 200K views.
Last but not least though is "The Poker Rap" by TheDudeMan. The dude abides? I guess he abides by playing poker in his free time. Now I'll be the first to admit this video is the jankiest out of all three, but if you ask me, the slickness of the song more than makes up for it - a nice bass boom bap with a tinkling funky piano. Poker never sounded better, and I hope you enjoy this selection of Music to Play Cards By.