Record Label: Duck Down Music
Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun have joined forces for a MONUMENTAL album. Pete Rock has provided the entire production on the album, as well as vocals on several key tracks including the title track, MONUMENTAL. The album features Bun B, Raekwon, Styles P, Sean Price, Buckshot, Black Rob, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Hurricane G, Top Dog of Boot Camp Clik, and Jahdan of Noble Society.
This Instrumental Collection of Necro features heavy Beat Classics of Necro Albums like “I Need Drugs” as well as various productions for other artists including Non-Phixion, Ill Bill, Cage, & Missing Linx!
Ivan Ave can’t do wrong. After dropping his critically acclaimed “Low Jams” EP with Mndsgn (Stones Throw), he now is back with another project to hold you over till his solo LP entirely produced by Mndsgn will drop early spring 2016. “Frutiful” though, was entirely produced by his Norwegian partner in crime Fredfades, who has been making noise in his own & has a handful of releases under his belly. Proving Norwegian HipHop is cool as Norwegian outdoor temperature, his versatile sound largely incorporating his incredible collection of rare modern soul and boogie is the perfect backdrop for Ivan Ave’s poetic tales about urban life, relationships and daily observations. Just like his project with MNDSGN, Ivan seems to have a gift in finding producers with which he manages to create coherent projects that don’t sound thrown together... Follwoing their “Brains” from 2009 & “Breath” EP 2014 by Fred and Ivan, the “Fruitful”LP was a just the next logical step, after Ivan moved to Oslo. The two started to hang out more and started recording new music. Fred took care of the mixing and tried to make a red line sound wise. The combination of these two is so fresh and brings a new, whilst still classic, sound to the game with a little help from guests such as Jakarta’s own JuJu Rogers and Fresh Daily. Ivan Ave’s solo album, entirely produced by Mndsgn will drop early in 2016.
After a two year hiatus, the Hi-Ht Club returns with volume 7 of the Melting Pot Music producer series. The Hi-Hat Club layed the foundation of the German beatmaker scene of today and kicked off the careers of artits like Twit-One, Suff Daddy, Dexter, Brenk Sinatra and Full Crate. Back in 2009 MPM hooked-up with photographer Robert Winter with the mission to give the burgeoning a platform and a good look too.