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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
As one of the most-celebrated auteurs of his generation of hip hop artists, Black Milk has conditioned fans and critics to always expect the unexpected each time he releases new music. Few producers have earned the notoriety and respect he has as a musician, and when that is coupled with commanding talent as an emcee, it’s no surprise that his solo releases are met with exalted anticipation. The new full-length album “No Poison No Paradise” continues Black Milk’s trend of releasing material that maintains his signature sound while pushing it into new territory. Musically, each of Black Milk’s releases have kept one foot dipped in classical boom-bap and the other stomping with a fierce originality and willingness to expand his listeners’ sonic palate. “No Poison No Paradise” leaves behind the density and heavily- layered sounds of his 2010 release “Album of the Year” in favor of a more stripped-down approach. Some tracks showcase the raw sample-driven styles that helped make him one of Detroit’s hottest young talents nearly a decade ago. Others flex some of the sophistication and musicality that have helped to make his live show among the most-acclaimed in hip hop. Whichever direction he decides to take it, all of the trademark characteristics of Black’s music are fully apparent throughout the album: hard drums, melodic synths, and nimble flows. Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of “No Poison No Paradise” is the evolution of Black Milk’s lyrical style. While he’s never been shy to get personal on the mic, Black introduces a refined ability as a storyteller on the new release, mostly told through the dreams of a character named Sonny. The album’s songs are steeped in autobiographical themes and construct rich visceral imagery of everything from the experience of growing up in a rough working-class neighborhood of Detroit to the struggles of maintaining one’s inspiration and success as an artist. Even with his lyrical progression, Black’s rap styles are unquestionably sharper and more varied than ever. “No Poison No Paradise” is another accomplished full-length solo release for Black Milk, and a return to form for one of hip hop’s most versatile talents. The album features guest appearances by Grammy-Award winners Black Thought (The Roots), Robert Glasper, and Dwele, as well as long-time collaborators Will Sessions, Mel, and Ab.
From his outrageous live shows to his undeniable ability to out rap anybody alive, R.A. The Rugged Man has become one of the most exciting artists in hip hop history. Although he's only released one album in his 18-year career, he has recorded hundreds of songs with some of the biggest names in the game. Since many of these songs were never commercially available, R.A. decided to compile them for his fans in Legendary Classics.
Produced entirely by MF DOOM Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show”/2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” /2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 landmark Disposable Arts, Son of Yvonne is meticulously constructed with stories, settings, and characters that resonate with flesh and bone humanity. Interstitial vignettes provide a thematic backbone to the experience, and each track complements and completes the previous to form a narrative whole: a sometimes visceral, sometimes nostalgic slice of Ace’s young life in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Entirely underscored by MF Doom’s iconic Special Herbs instrumentals, Son of Yvonne features the Juice Crew general Big Daddy Kane, new comers Pav Bundy (The Bundies), Reggie B and even MF Doom on the mic. It’s Masta Ace’s no frills flow, however, that looms largest above the dusty samples and digger loops that define Doom’s production. Ace’s photo-realistic rhymes about stick-up kids, spraycan artists and wack emcees add extra gravity to his already celebrated reputation as “truly an under-appreciated rap veteran and underground luminary” (Allmusic Guide). Like Eminem recalls in his 2008 autobiography The Way I Am, “Masta Ace had amazing storytelling skills. His thoughts were so vivid.”
The third album from Outkast, released in 1998 on LaFace Records. Features: Big Gipp (of Goodie Mob); Cee-Lo (of Goodie Mob); George Clinton; Khujo (of Goodie Mob); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); T-Mo (of Goodie Mob). Production: Donny Mathis; Mr. DJ; Organized Noize; Outkast