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“In this day and age distance, time and space no longer present the barriers that they previously did. ‘Collision’ the brand new future beats and jnstrumental Hip-Hop EP from Amin Payne (AUS) and Ben bada boom (GER) is testament to this. Having never met in person yet sharing similar and different views of music have collaborated on a musical journey encompassing sound bytes swapped over the digital landscape into a product. This journey showcases the strengths of both of these producers and aims to deliver a unique style.”
BEN BADA BOOM is a 26 year old beatmaker and design artist who is based in Hamburg, Germany. 3B ́s sounds come from various influences such as Electronic, Funk and Soul. He takes those influences and then turns them into something new. With a result clearly linked to hip-hop and broken beat. Current, but difficult to classify genre wise. His compositions are characterized by an occasional glimpse of 8-Bit, some 80’s synth work and Celtic tunes. With something of a stray jazz trumpet defends dirty points. Ben has focused on bringing a new, yet fresh, unheard sound using many unique techniques.
Amin Payne is... Raised in Auckland but currently based in Melbourne, Amin PaYnE’s sound is deeply rooted in both smooth and luscious sample based hip-hop, as well as the modernity and creativity of the current beat scene. Amin Payne is a consistent crate digger with influences in both taste and production style as varied and complimentary as J-Dilla, Pete Rock, Kashiff, Isley Brothers, and Marvin Gaye. A mix of both vintage and fresh sounds clearly reflect the dusty and crunchy, yet soulful music. Amin was a recent member of the Sold out Red Bull beat suite which was a performance with a 15 piece orchestra, 3 beatmakers, 2 turtablists and Aloe Blacc & ladi 6. Amin has shared stages with Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Peanut Butter Wolf, Eric Lau, Kev Brown, Ras G, Kaytranada, Oddisee ..
A2 Uturn Meon
A3 Moon To Mars
A4 Coast 2 Coast
B2 A Long Time Feat Hannah [Alta] B3 Laylow Feat Silent Jay
B4 Sunset on Staturn
B5 Lucid Dreams
In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions' undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which features the songs "South Bronx," "Criminal Minded" and "The Bridge is Over," captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One's aggressive yet intelligent lyricism backed by Scott La Rock's hard-hitting, stripped-down beats. A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine, The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all time.Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present Criminal Minded, presented for the first time ever in a double-LP pressing with a new digital transfer from the original analog master tapes.The album is packaged in a gatefold "paste-on style" jacket, featuring extensive liner notes from journalist Brian Coleman and KRS-One, full color printed dust sleeves with vintage B-Boy Records graffiti artwork, full-color 24" x 36" poster and the bonus track "P is Free (Original 12" Version)."
In the wake of the release of A Tribe Called Quest's first album, 1990's stellar People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, critics who had previously ignored hip-hop sat up and took notice of Q-Tip's sophisticated and unorthodox productions, and Phife Dog's party rocking but winningly self-deprecating rhymes. But the critics often overlooked Tribe's far-reaching roots in the hip-hop underground and their larger place in the history of black music in general. The Low End Theory was in many ways a conscious attempt to redress these critical oversights; it also happens to be one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded. From the sinuous Art Blakey samples and myth-making rhymes of "Excursions" to the joyous free for all of the epic posse cut "Scenario", The Low End Theory is a stone masterpiece that establishes Tribe's place in hip-hop's history. They draw on everything from the crowd-hyping improvisations of their early park jams, to the complex sciences of Golden Age rhyming styles. Simply put, The Low End Theory is essential for anyone seeking to understand hip-hop.
...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is the eleventh studio album by American hip hop band The Roots. According to Black Thought, the album is conceptual like the previous one, but unlike Undun, ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin will feature several characters in his story, not just one. The Roots' lead rapper described the forthcoming album as a satirical look at violence in hip hop and American society overall.
Arguably Jay-Z's finest piece of recorded work, 2001's The Blueprint is officially where the Brooklyn-born rapper became the heavyweight champ of the hip hop game. Produced primarily by Kanye West and Just Blaze and featuring only one guest appearance by Eminem, The Blueprint became Jay-Z's fourth consecutive #1 album on the Billboard 200 charts. From radio anthems "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and "Girls, Girls, Girls" to introspective cuts "Never Change" and "Song Cry" to diss tracks like "Takeover," the beats are consistently as extravagant as the rhymes are rich. Ten years after its original release, The Blueprint has only grown in acclaim, rightfully taking its place as a hip hop classic and one of the genre's greatest album's of all-time.