My fellow readers know that I love golden era hip hop from the juicy times of the early nineties. Phat rolling beats, warm analog feel, organic, soulful samples. Laid back music to cruise the city, chill at the barbecue and open your windows on a summer day. English dj and producer Krafty Kuts now put together a selection of his favorites that influenced him and you can feel the passion and his excitement for this important time for rap, hip hop and music in general. Exquisitely mixed, you want to turn up your speakers and put them next to the open window, so the whole block can nod their heads.
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The sound is timeless, organic, layered, never too much, just the right amount of voices and instruments. You want to sit in a car and roll around in your city. Cage Lu and Artcha rap over a new laid back and piano fused Kensaye tune you want to listen to again and again. And hope for the summer to come to turn it up at your barbecue party.
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Such a cool and reduced video, everything seems to run fast but Fashawn seems to rap at a normal speed. Simple setting, black and white. Slowed down old school beat and precise voice. Reminds me of Rasko and his Cali Agents which he had with Planet Asia. Five head nods for this. Read more →
Ich hoffe, dieser Junge wird richtig groß. Richtig guter Rap, richtig gute Musik, vielfältig, poppig, soulig, super produziert und ein guter Sänger ist er auch. Seine Texte sind nachdenklich, reflektiert, lyrisch, und hab ich gesagt, dass er richtig gut rappen kann? Dieser Mann nimmt mich mit auf seine Gedankenreisen und Geschichten übers Erwachsen werden, Identität, Waffenexporte und Zukunftspläne. Ein fantastisches Debut, u.a. mit Marteria, Samy Deluxe, Motrip und Tua. Read more →
Rolf Eden, der letzte Playboy Deutschlands, übernimmt in diesem sehr coolen Video die Rolle des Protagonisten und scheint die Texte zu rappen “Where’s my girl, where’s my number one?”. Der Beat schön oldschoolig fett mit Piano-Sample, der Flow sicher und charismatisch: Wyn Davies ist ein Artist to watch. Read more →
You know this guy. He is great. Here’s his new mixtape. I agree with Pascal: “Download of the week”.
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Nice one by my friend Kensaye from London. Brazil rap on top of a chilled, piano fused and pensative slow tune.
It’s a revival of the classic golden era sounding rappers. You know the Underachievers, here comes Dillon Cooper. He is 19, from Brooklyn, music student, pianist, rapper. Good flow. Smart.
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New favorite hip hop crew: the Underachievers. They are young but their sound is somewhat timeless. A little Golden Era, a little conscious school, some reduced modern effects. Very laid back, very lyrical, very simple but very compelling. I’ve been listening to their mixtape “Indigoism” several times and it’s become a good friend, like someone you know well but always hope to find out more about. Read more →
I get a lot of music submissions for this blog and often I know from the way the mail is written that I am not going to be interested. This case was different. The mail was personal and concise and by the producer himself. His name is Kensaye and he writes: “My name is Kensaye, I am a French producer based in London, UK. I focus on soul/hip-hop/electro/chill music and I release material from time to time. I’m unsigned and independent.” Read more →