DON’T SLEEP: LAKIM “Esoteric” [BEAT TAPE]
PIK and LAKIM go back to his days as one of Hypedog’s Underdogs and Luigi-Bo87 introducing me to his raw new slaps back in 2010. Now LAKIM is back with his debut release on Soulection titled “Esoteric”. I don’t think you should sleep on it. At all…
DON’T SLEEP: Jamaal Jones “Soul Maschine” [BEAT TAPE]
Jamaal Jones ( “GarageBeats Production”, One Beat At A Time” & “One Beat At A Time (Leftovers)”) dropped his first beat tape since starting college @ The University Of Washington where he plays WR for the Huskies. It’s called “Soul Maschine” and I’ve been waiting to hear this since Luigi-Bo87 first tweeted about it. Jamaal Jones doesn’t disappoint. Don’t sleep, B…
DON’T SLEEP: Jean P x LAKIM “Opposites Attract” [NEW PROJECT]
Ohio emcee Jean P teamed up with Luigi Bo’s boy and former Hypedog’s Underdog LAKIM to make an ill collaborative project “Opposites Attract”. 15 tracks of raw bars over excellent production. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: LAKIM “The Joe Pesci EP” [BEAT TAPE]
Here’s a new beat tape from LAKIM that blends fuck and blaps with classic Joe Pesci dialogue, rants and speeches from many of his most memorable film roles. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Collective Resonance x Mr. Mockwell “Rhythm Base 3 (Part 1)” [BEAT TAPE]
Mr. Mockwell is a 14 year old beatmaking wunderkind that was formerly called Konstrukt and was one of Hypedog’s Underdogs. He was first brought to my attention by LuigiBo87 AKA Buff Shagwell. This time around he’s appearing courtesy of Collective Resonance. Don’t sleep on “Rhythm Base 3 (Part 1)…
DON’T SLEEP: Buff Swagwell “The Voices…” (prod. by Buff Shagwell) [INSTRUMENTAL]
It wasn’t that long ago that I was frequenting the site Hypedog Hip Hop and going back and forth with fellow Blap afficinado LuigiBo about new producers, beat tapes, instrumental albums and the magic box commonly known as the Native Instruments Maschine. Then Lu went out and copped one, spent considerable time honing his skills until Buff Swagwell emerged with the first track he’s posted up for public consumption called “The Voices…”. I dig it. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Insightful “Recursive Self” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Former Hypedog’s Underdog and ALORA’s own Insightful is back with his follow up to the incredible beat tape called “e l e n a”. An ambitious instrumental project called “Recursive Self” that’s so damb ridiculous it’s hard to believe it’s a free download. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: KVZE “KAFETERIA FEWD LP” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
THIS POST IS ALL ABOUT THAT CAPS LOCK LIFE, B. IF YOU’VE BEEN SLEEPING ON KVZE UP UNTIL NOW THEN I’M GONNA HAVE TO ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE ONE OF THOSE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES STRAPPED TO YOUR BACK, SON! IN ANY EVENT, KVZE’S NEW INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT “KAFETERIA FEWD LP” WILL HAVE YOU WANTING TO PUT THE LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD INTO A REAR NAKED CHOKEHOLD WHILE YOU HAPPEN TO BE NAKED AND SHIT. DON’T SLEEP ON THESE NEW BLAPS, YO!
DON’T SLEEP: Kaytradamus “Kaytra LaBoom” [BEAT TAPE]
Luigi Bo87 hit me up last night with Kaytradamus’ latest beat tape “Kaytra LaBoom”. After the fail this past weekend turned out to be, listening to this was much welcomed. If you’ve managed to sleep on Kaytradamus thus far then cut that shit out. Leave it to the professionals, like Complex…
DON’T SLEEP: Side Brain “Sunday Chillin'”, “Double Meaning”, & “Live @ Tha Beat Down (7.14.2011)” [BEAT VIDEOS]
I was on Facebook dealing with the mounting messages I was receiving from folks with links to beat tapes & I forgot to make myself invisible to chats. I got hit up immediately by the homie Luigi-Bo of Hypedog & we chopped it up about some beatmakers & the Maschine before he asked me if I was familiar with a cat named Side Brain or his album “On The Second Moon Of Earth”. I told him “No”. Luigi then told me he uses a damb Dreamcast controller when making beats and sent me a video. I was floored.
Next he sent me a link to one of Side Brain’s live showcases @ Tha Beat Down last week. I then spent the next 30 minutes watching Side Brain videos and I began listening to his album. Good lookin’ out, Luigi. This is what this blogging shit is SUPPOSED to be about. Enjoy these beat videos of Side Brain doing his thing that Luigi put me onto not too long ago. Don’t sleep!
DON’T SLEEP: Hypedog Hip Hop x SABeats “New Era Vol. 1” [BEAT TAPE]
The newest Hypedog Hip Hop instrumental project comes courtesy of Rotterdam based (Netherlands) beatmaker/producer SABeats. “New Era Vol. 1” is everything you want to beat tape to be and it’s earned a spot in my iPod Touch and you can expect to hear some selections from it on the next edition of The Scrunchface Show. Don’t sleep!
DON’T SLEEP: Kaytradamus “Merrymaking Music” [INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM]
Kaytradamus just recently dropped an instrumental project that immediately reminded me of the old Armand Van Helden “Sampleslaya” days. This dude clearly grew up a fan of Cassius, Daft Punk, Bassment Jaxx, etc. and he did his thing on “Merrymaking Music”. I actually thought that the new Duck Sauce would be more like the blaps on “Merrymaking Music” sound. You should definitely peep this and cop it if you’re into that kinda stuff. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: TEK.LUN (Teknowledge) “Sweet” (prod. by TEK.LUN) [SINGLE]
The newest jawn by Hypedog Hip Hop regular featuree TEK.LUN (AKA Teknowledge) just went up this weekend. It’s called “Sweet” and it’s the lead single off TEK.LUN’s “EVOL (O)VE” LP due out in August.
DON’T SLEEP: Thriftworks “Raki Taki EP” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Thriftworks has been featured on Producers I Know quite a few time in the past, the last project being his epic “ZenZero” release. His newest EP “Raki Taki” is more of the Dupsteppy, bass heavy, wonkyish production we’ve come to expect from Thriftworks. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Munoz “New Shit” [BEAT MIX]
Munoz is one of our extended family Hypedog Hip Hop‘s favorite young producers. One day he’ll destroy the Red Bull Big Tune (provided there’s ever another one). The young homie is also 15 so he still has time to make the entire Hip Hop production world quake in it’s boots. With no further ado I present the 15 minute mix “New Shit” (provided it embeds properly). It didn’t. Just click the link provided HERE. Or watch the Youtube video embedded below:
DON’T SLEEP: Inphy “Stretch Me Up” [VIDEO]
Czech beatmaker/producer Inphy (who’s also one of Hypedog’s Underdogs & appeared on their compilation “Hypedog presents The New School Beat Tape 2010”) just sent over his new video for his slap “Stretch Me Up” off of the free collaborative “Dilla: The Tribute” project he, Dubas & FNTM were a part of. The video is just below. Enjoy:
DON’T SLEEP: Munoz “Antes De Ontem” [SAMPLES MIX]
Munoz offers us a 48 minute mix of his Brazilian sample sources. If this official.fm imbedded player works like it should you can just go ahead and play it here. Thanks to Munoz & everyone @ HypeDog Hip Hop.
DON’T SLEEP: LATE PASS DAY: Jamar Jacobs “The Love Theory” [BEAT TAPE]
Jamar Jacobs is one of Hypedog Hip Hop’s Underdogs, he dropped a Valentine’s Day beat tape and I just slept on it. Hard. Like it was a damb Craftmatic adjustable bed, B. I think I even snored, too. I’m a dumbass and I apologize. Now here’s Jamar Jacob’s “The Love Theory”…Enjoy.
DON’T SLEEP: Nameless “Dusty Pads EP” [NEW INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
The homie Nameless from Flint decided that enough was enough & he decided to cull together an EP from beats & collaborations he’d done but never quite released. The end result? A new 25 track EP titled “Dusty Pads”. It’s good like grandma’s fried chicken, that is unless your grandma made some weak ass fried chicken then forget I even mentioned it. Not to be an asshole, but if your grandma sucked at frying chicken then I feel deep sorrow for your young lives. Unless of course you were a vegetarian or a vegan, then…Nah. Still feel sorry for you and your non chicken frying ass grandmother, B.
Go listen to “Dusty Pads EP” and cop it. Got it? I’m gone…
DON’T SLEEP: Thriftworks “ZenZero” [INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM]
I just recently spotted this jawn over @ Hypedog Hip Hop so I decided to give it a listen. HOLYFUCKINGSHITBALLS. Thriftworks has been featured on this site previously but this preview of “ZenZero” had me dumbstruck. Look for this album on Street Ritual Records. Also be sure to check the back catalog, thun.
DON’T SLEEP: Konstrukt “Rhythm Base 2 (Special Edition)” [FREE INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Konstrukt is only 13 years old and he orchestrated what is already one of the best instrumental projects of 2011. Keep your eyes open and your head on a swivel because you clearly never know what to expect nowadays. Here’s “Rhythm Base 2 (Special Edition)” via Luigi-Bo 87 of Hypedog Hip Hop‘s Bandcamp page. Don’t sleep or else Freddie Krueger gon’ kill yo’ ass…
DON’T SLEEP: Lakim “Angels With Filthy Souls EP” [FREE INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
One of Hypedog’s Underdogs Lakim is back with a new EP titled “Angels With Filthy Souls” that I just saw over at Hypedog’s site. Pay attention to this cat & hit him up @ firstname.lastname@example.org for production. Serious inquiries only, you already know the drill…
DON’T SLEEP: Konstrukt “Hypedog’s Underdog” [FREE INSTRUMENTAL PROJECTS]
The newest Hypedog’s Underdog is a young producer/beatmaker who goes by the name of Konstrukt. He currently has two instrumental projects available called “Rhythm Base” & “Rhythm Base 2”. Expect to hear him on upcoming episodes of the Scrunchface Show. For now, visit Hypedog Hip Hop to hear his slaps. Go here now.
DON’T SLEEP: D-Que “Hypedog’s Underdog” [INSTRUMENTALS]
Git your ass to Hypedog’s site to check out their post on D-Que. He was recently a competitor in the St. Louis round of the Red Bull Big Tune competition and he’s doing work for an upcoming Soulspazm Records project. Rather than do an offshoot post I decided to just send you to the original. Also, cats need to start using both Official FM and Bandcamp more in 2011. Click the link.