While You Were Sleeping: Top 10 Underground Hip-Hop Albums Of September 2013 (Part 1)
Betty Ford Boys (Brenk Sinatra x Dexter x Suff Daddy) - Leaders Of The Brew School (Melting Pot Music) 8.30.2013/9.3.2013
German record label Melting Pot Music is the home of three of the foremost Hip Hop producers in the country. All three gained international recognition from their work on the critically acclaimed MPM Hi-Hat Club series of releases. Between Suff Daddy (EFIL4FFUS, The Gin Diaries, Suff Sells & Bricks & Mortar), Brenk Sinatra (Gumbo 2: Pretty Ugly & Supa Soul Sh*t) and Dexter (Hi-Hat Club Vol. 3: The Jazz Files & The Trip) they've all built up loyal followings leading up to the release their recent debut 10% Vol. EP as Betty Ford Boys then the album.
If you love dope beats and enjoy instrumental Hip-Hop then this jawn is a must have, no two ways about it. Leaders Of The Brew School can be copped from iTunes, Amazon, directly from Melting Pot Music or stream and purchase it directly from their Bandcamp page.
Klaus Layer - The Adventures Of Captain Crook (Redefinition) 8.27.2013/9.3.2013
Klaus Layer first came to my attention during my constant searching YouTube & Vimeo for beat videos to post on my site Producers I Know. I ended up subscribing to his YouTube channel and posting both his live beat demos and instrumental videos to my site and before long Redefinition Records announced they had signed him and his debut album was on the way. I've been waiting to hear this project for about a year and the wait was worth it.
Klaus Layer's Jazz inspired soul infused beats make for great listening and there are features from Blu & ScienZe as well. The Adventures Of Captain Crook can purchased from the following digital and physical music marketplaces: iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH, directly from Redefinition Records or you can stream and purchase it from Bandcamp.
Brother Ali x Jake One - Left In The Deck (Rhymesayers Entertainment) 9.5.2013
In the process of creating Brother Ali's excellent 2012 LP Mourning In America & Dreaming in Color there were several songs created that either didn't fit the overall narrative of the album or were left unreleased. These 10 songs were then collected and packaged as the new collaborative project cleverly titled Left In The Deck. You can stream Left In The Deck right now from SoundCloud then receive the download link with the purchase of one of the Cassette t shirts featuring the cover art shown above from Fifth Element, Rhymesayers Entertainment's music store. A dope Rap album and an ill T shirt for $19.99? Talk about bundling...
Jaisu - A Short Album (Astral Black) 9.9.2013
Jaisu first achieved fame on via his popular series of YouTube beat tapes and later from his Bandcamp releases (Straight Out The MPC & 2 Stacks) and Soundcloud beats in addition to his production for Danny Brown, Sha Stimuli and Maffew Ragazino amongst others. Jaisu has since wiped his old SoundCloud & Bandcamp pages clean so if you want to get down with his beats now this is the floor to get on the elevator. Jaisu's slaps have had beatheads worldwide making the scrunchface since 2010 and here's your opportunity to find out why. Jaisu's long awaited new release A Short Album is now available for purchase from Bleep or you can stream and cop it directly from the Astral Black Bandcamp page.
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