Gummy Soul presents a collection of tracks that bring A Tribe Called Quest-inspired instrumentals under a number of vocal cuts from 90s-era hip hop start The Pharcyde. Stream and enjoy via the widget above, and download it on a name-your-price basis on Bandcamp.
Stream: G&D – The Lighthouse
Coming out next week, the link above will lead you to the latest full length from Georgia Ann Muldrow and Dudley Perkins, The Lighthouse. The album features a nicely blended collection of genres: hip hop, jazz, funk, and soul music. And they’re all framed in a pretty cosmic and futuristic way, so I’m pretty surprised I wasn’t hip to G&D long before the release of their third album here–especially considering how much I enjoy artists like THEESatisfaction and Flying Lotus.
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A new collection of tracks from producer Lee Bannon, the followup to the Caligula Theme Music project he dropped a few months ago. Like that group of tracks, Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it has a strong trap influence go it, but Bannon makes use of space and ethereal effects for a moodier tone. Enjoy!
Honestly, True Romance didn’t offer me much that felt romantic or true. Aside from a few well-written and produced singles, this album mostly dishes out cookie cutter electropop with very little flare.
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When the audio Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” dropped, I was pretty flabbergasted by the instrumental. The sharp, choppy percussion fits oddly against sampled shouts and a driving bassline. It’s a weird, weird beat, but what’s even more surprising is Pusha T doesn’t sound at all shaken by the unorthodox instrumental. He sounds smoother than ever on this new track, which he’s just dropped some visuals for. Uh, I’m not sure what the budget was on this–it might have been nothing–but that doesn’t seem to shake Pusha’s confidence either. I think the greatest expense this video had was the flare that was lit five seconds in. Enjoy!
R.A. The Rugged Man returns with his first album in almost ten years. While he may be rapping faster than ever–and is incredibly vile at points–some of the production on this LP sounds incredibly dated and obvious.
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New York hip hop outfit Pro Era drops a new video for the track School High, which was featured on their last mixtape, PEEP: The aPROcalypse. Check a review for it below:
Download: GG DOOM – But How?
Thanks to the good people at Rappcats for the download on this new collection of DOOM remixes that were put together by Grip Grand. The San Fran producer grabbed a series of DOOM acapellas and placed ‘em over some pretty interesting beats–one of which actually remixes Frank Zappa’s “Peaches en Regalia.” Enjoy!
Cloud rap producer Clams Casino drops a new instrumental which features some verses from the metal-faced villain, DOOM. Give a listen via the widget above, and enjoy!
On Ghostface Killah’s latest project, he’s working with composer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge. Together, they create a fantastically conceptual album that’s loaded with all the b-movie thrills a Wu-Tang fan could ask for.