Ka$h – Loops & Dupes (JAMLA) 6.11.2013
Ka$h AKA Kash Don’t Make Beats of JAMLA’s Soul Council just released a brand new collection of 10 slaps as a sequel to last year’s eyebrow raising instrumental release The JAMLA Files . Last week, 1/7th of 9th Wonder’s vaunted in-house production team dropped some ill beats and many cats slept on them. That’s why I this feature exists, people. You can acquire Loops & Dupes from iTunes, Amazon & Beatport. Get you some…
Statik Selektah – Extended Play (Duck Down/ShowOff) 6.18.2013
Statik Selektah (Spell My Name Right (The Album), Stick 2 The Script, All In A Day’s Work, 100 Proof (The Hangover), Well-Done, Population Control, Stereo Type, etc.) continues to be one of the torch bearers of East coast Hip-Hop with his production work and his radio show ShowOff Radio Shade 45 SiriusXM. Statik continues to bring the goods, hard beats punctuated by bars from the best MCs around including Black Thought, Sean Price, Posdnous (De La Soul), Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Prodigy, Bun B, Styles P, Joell Ortiz, Lil’ Fame (M.O.P.), N.O.R.E., Blu, Slaine, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, etc.
Statik Selektah also gives opportunities to both the younger generation and MCs people typically wouldn’t expect to hear on his tracks like Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, Hit-Boy, Mac Miller and Lecrae in addition to his own ShowOff/ST Da Squad fam (Termanology, Easy Money, REKS & JFK). If you crave that authentic beats & rhymes based Hip-Hop then you need this album in your life. Extended Play can be acquired via the following digital & physical music markets: iTunes, Amazon, UGHH & Sandbox Automatic.
Quasimoto (Madlib) – Yessir Whatever (Stones Throw) 6.18.2013
Quasimoto AKA The Bad Character is back. Madlib dropped quite a few loose tracks, B sides and alternate versions spread out over the past decade and they’ve been collected in this new Stones Throw release titled Yessir Whatever. If you aren’t a Quasimoto fanatic that already has all of these then you should pick this up. If you’re a Stones Throw head or a completist then there’s no question you’re copping this. I’d also like to add that if you’ve been looking your a way to get started with Madlib’s favorite alter ego’s catalog this makes an excellent introduction as well. You can enrich your life with Yessir Whatever buy purchasing it from iTunes, Amazon, Fat Beats, UGHH, Sandbox Automatic or directly from Stones Throw.
While You Were Sleeping will be back next week to once again bless you valued readers by informing you of all the best releases from June’s underground & independent Hip-Hop scene. Until then, this is Dart Adams saying “Don’t sleep”.