Category Archives: Production

Interview: DJ Skizz

DJ Skizz has built a solid catalog of production credits over the last few years, dropping high-profile remixes, solo albums and collaboration projects with the most respected emcees in the game. We recently spoke to the beatmaker about some of … Continue reading

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Pete Rock – ‘Lost Sessions’

The maestro Pete Rock releases a bunch of old and supposedly ‘unheard’ joints from him and the InI crew, plus a tribute to Phife Dawg.

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Interview: Blueprint

Blueprint has become hugely respected on the independent hip-hop scene, thanks to a string of solid solo releases and collaborations, going back to 1999 and his debut EP as part of Greenhouse Effect. More recently he has garnered praise for … Continue reading

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Interview: Dave Cooley

Stones Throw Records followers and liner note junkies will probably recognize the name Dave Cooley from albums like Donuts, Madvillainy, Champion Sound, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, and Ruff Draft. Cooley is a world-renowned and well sought after mixing … Continue reading

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Premiere: Career Crooks – ‘Steve Martin’ (video) + Interview

Career Crooks is made up of emcee/beatmaker/writer Zilla Rocca, and producer Small Professor. They’ve been making music for years (check their respective Bandcamp pages here and here), but are now reaching a wider audience on the strength of their excellent … Continue reading

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Gensu Dean – ‘RAW’

The awaited new album from Gensu Dean finally arrives, and doesn’t let us down. Standouts include the cuts with Grown Up Rap favorites Roc Marciano, J-Live and Homeboy Sandman.

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MidaZ The Beast – ‘Cunning Lyricist’ feat. Planet Asia

Planet Asia featuring goodness from MidaZ The Beast.

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Small Professor – ‘Chicago Jawns’

Instrumental project from the always-impressive Small Professor.

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DJ Shadow – ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (Prince Paul remix)

DJ Shadow classic Entroducing is getting re-issued in various forms for its 20th anniversary, including a remixed version from different producers. Our hero Prince Paul is one of the contributors, and you can hear his rework of What Does Your … Continue reading

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DJ Shadow – ‘Nobody Speak’ feat. Run The Jewels (video)

Mass Appeal unleash an epic video for the Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) featuring Nobody Speak, from the recent DJ Shadow album, The Mountain Will Fall.

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