The lean & compact effort featured production by Denmark himself (who has produced for the likes of Danny Brown, Elzhi, Quelle Chris and more), as well as Dirty Science's Exile, Azarias,and T-White with vocal contributions by Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Tanya Morgan and more. As a special addition, the 2XLP vinyl includes the album's instrumentals plus two bonus tracks "Katt Williams" and "Snowing in LA" produced by Odd Future's Earl Sweartshirt. The cassette also includes the two bonus tracks.
“You’re cool, the engine’s hot, the girls gorgeous. A tankful of gas and an openroad…The rest is up to you!" Different Worlds Music Group/Fat Beats are thrilled to announce the release of the latest album from Skizz (DJ Skizz), “Cruise Control,” available everywhere on July 29th, 2016. Cruise Control is Skizz’s 2nd official producer album. Over the last couple years, Skizz has been working extensively with Your Old Droog, both producing and mixing his music, helping to propel the career of the young MC from Coney Island. He has also been touring with Droog as well as making beats for other noteworthy artists. Skizz has also been busy helping to start the new music label, Different Worlds Music Group. This will be the 2nd official release from Different Worlds. The label released Timeless Truth’s critically acclaimed “Cold Wave” album this past February. “Cruise Control is a progression for me sonically,” says Skizz. “This album takes you from where B.Q.E. left off- it’s still that raw boom-bap, but this album is a bit more laid-back and melodious. It just feels good, like you’re cruising with your lady and the cool breeze is blowing through your hair!”. Skizz recruited a mix of veteran OG MCs (O.C., Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Evidence, etc) as well as upand- comers (Your Old Droog, Conway, Hus Kingpin, Da Villins,etc) to provide a sonically cohesive album that is set to be the official Hip-Hop soundtrack for the summer of ’16…
Jake One's discography reads like a who's who list of some of the greatest AND most successful artists in the history of hip hop. That's what makes him truly unique. Blurring the lines between the underground and overground. Providing sonic backdrops for such incredible emcees as De La Soul, Scarface, Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Casual, Elzhi, Brother Ali, and Rakim among others, but polishing that same formula and providing records for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, J Cole, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and Royce 5'9", Jake One is one of the exceptions that has worked equally with both of these sides of the industry. Exceptionally. "Prayer Hands", a collection of instrumentals created from gospel sources, includes some of those recordings amongst others that all remind you that Jake One has pretty much become the go-to producer for any major artist that wants some real hip hop shit on their album. And understandably so. His discography is one of the most reputable in the game. On October 21st, Street Corner Music and Rappers I Know are proud to present Jake One's "Prayer Hands"
Chicago producers Scud One (Cult Classic, The Dirty Science, 2012) and T-White (The Gift Vol. V, Street Corner Music, 2014) have been working together in hip-hop production for more than four years. Scud One is a producer and lyricist whose work on Cult Classic and Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid - alongside artist Denmark Vessey - was called “organic and thoughtful, political and soulful, and without being quirky or removed from the streets” (Daniel Isenberg - Nahright.com, Complex Magazine). Scud One has worked, notably, with artists Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, and Exile, among others. T-White is a producer, animator and video director whose record debut was the fifth volume in the ten-volume “The Gift” series compiled by House Shoes (Street Corner Music). He has produced for Denmark Vessey on Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid and 2015’s Martin Lucid Dream;T-White produced the single “Don’t Smoke K2” which was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” “STEVEN TYLER” - a title derived from the combination of the first names of both artists - is a collaboration between Scud One and T-White focusing on the integration of beats, interludes and spoken-word comedy skits delivered with absurd - and sometimes sardonic - wit. It’s a packed album, making use of colorfully-loud, spacey artwork and irreverent humor throughout its tracklist. As a collaborative effort, it showcases the strengths of both its producers - Scud One’s lavish looping skills and sample choices, with T-White’s drum proficiency, interlude construction, and penchant for comedy. “Steven Tyler is hard as fuck.” - House Shoes
Seige Monstracity is an anomaly in the music industry. He rides the fence, providing the contemporary soundtracks for successful commercial artists such as YG, Tyrese, Keisha Cole, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as producing grimey backdrops for underground artists like Bizarre, Bad Lucc, and Namebrand. This is a collection of the latter. Seige’s debut LP contains 12 incredible doses of heavy beats, chopped up breaks, and obliterated samples. A Detroit transplant in Los Angeles, both cities are omnipresent at all times on the LP. “Swahililand” is a west-coast interpretation of the classic “Stakes Is High”. “Careless” revives a classic David Axelrod moment. “Dirt Bag” sounds like a late night liquor store robbery. “Doves” takes a classic from one of our all time greats who we lost recently, and transforms it into a ride thru the hood on a beautiful day in Los Angeles This is not to be missed. Another classic collection of beats from Street Corner Music.
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From Ras_G: The God Spell Beat tape just happened. I always make quick freestyle beats at work. I work at a "WrekaStow" so I'm always surrounded and listening to random records and after my Bluntch breaks. I would come in make a few quick joints on my SpaceProgram 303 And I just ran thru the gospel section that round and in 2 weeks I Had.”
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A few months back I was listening to a project by the homie Coss, and one of the beats kicked my ass. I hit up Coss and asked him who made the beat. ReallyNathan made the beat. I had him link us. I had him send a folder, and a couple weeks later I built "LoveNWar". Really Nathan is really dope. You can hear his love of creating in his work. Creating to create. To provide a soundtrack. For life – House Shoes
Drugs Beats follows up his Street Corner Music debut, The Gift Vol. 10, with Naloxone: The Save Shot. Containing over 75 minutes of slaps, this dosage continues the Grammy nominated producer’s catalog of filth. It can be easy to overdose on the music of today, but a shot of Naloxone to the heart will bring you back to life. Every time.
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Today, enjoy "The Makings" which serves as an introduction to folks unaware of Shoes' past production credits. Compiled by Shoes himself to help in the promotion of his 2012 debut "Let It Go", "The Makings" features previous productions for the likes of Danny Brown, Proof, Elzhi, MED, Quelle Chris, Invincible, Roc Marciano and more. "The Makings" also features audio testimonials from the likes of Rich Medina, Black Milk, Gaslamp Killer, Phife, Exile, Nick Speed, Rhettmatic, Paul Rosenberg and a few others as they talk Shoes' influence and lengthy history as it ranges from the D to Cali, and talking about House Shoes' work over the last 20+ years.
DJ Harrison, the centerpiece of Richmond, Virginia's "Jellowstone" collective pays tribute to Sly Stone, one of his favorite influences on "Slyish", A fuzzed out, lo-fi, 8 track journey through two incredibly talented minds.
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EXT returns with his follow up to the third installment of House Shoes reputable "The Gift" series with "Arts & Craft". EXT cleared off his desktop about a year ago and sent me everything he had been working on. All of the tracks were in various stages of development. Some loops, Some fully fleshed out, some sounded like sketches. It drew my attention because of the resounding innocence of the collection, an innocence that is more or less gone from the industry in 2015. Listen and learn what it sounds like to just have the intention to create, not muddled with the star aspirations or big money dreams. Just to create.
Swarvy is dope. We all saw this when "Scotch" dropped last year to high acclaim. Stunts picks up where Scotch left off. Stunts is a four volume journey with a wide range of sonics, from live instrumentation, to beaten up samples. The 2xLP offers 40 tracks, 10 as of yet unheard by the world, and exclusive to the vinyl.
A few years back 14KT gave out a free downloadable project called “14KillaTape”. Fast forward to the present, and Street Corner Music now presents a darker, retooled version... “14KillaTape: REDUX” brings you 5 tracks from the original incarnation, along with 7 brand new grimy treats. Cassettes available first with LPs coming next year.
Doc Illingsworth has been cranking out heat in Detroit for years now. Whether it be solo, instrumental, or rhyming and providing the sonics for his crew Detroit CYDI, his discography has grown as long if not longer than many of his contemporaries. I felt that a full length LP of his work was long overdue. No better time than the present, right? So we made it happen. Better late than never right? Hopefully this will be the first of many for Illingsworth. It took a minute, but it's definitely Worth The Wait...
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