Last year, Illmind had the opportunity to contribute to Kanye’s Good Music Cruel Summer project. That placement has led to the following mini-album of instrumentals and beats that Illmind had created with Mr. West in mind. It’s every so appropriately titled !.B.F.K.W. aka !llmind Beats for Kanye West. There’s a total of 8 tracks on this release and it shows why Illmind is one of the most consistent veteran producers doing it right now. You can download the project in it’s entirety, here.
You can stream it below.
“Kanye West is undoubtedly one of the most exciting producer/artists to emerge in the last decade. His music is one of the few I can safely say I whole-heartedly admire (next to the late great J. Dilla). I had the pleasure of producing “The Morning” off of 2012’s highly anticipated “Kanye West Presents: G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer” LP. During the creation of that song, and between the months of July 2012 – March 2013, I created a handful of tracks with Kanye West in mind. This is a collection of some of that music. It features collaborations and co-production from my long time friend Symbolyc One (Produced Kanye West’s “Power”, “Murder 2 Excellence” on Watch The Throne & part of Kanye’s “Very G.O.O.D. Beats” entity), Dr. Know Jr., M31RK, Hippie Sabotage, Kailiin Yong &The Frontrunnerz. I had so much fun creating this stuff, and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do.” – !llmind
*Disclaimer: This project is in no way directly affiliated with Def Jam, Kanye West, or any of its affiliates, respectively.
Hopie from the Bay has just released her fourth full-length independent project, Sugar Water. It’s a 13-track album including the previously heard song, “Sunshine” (produced by Chops). In conjunction with the album, Ms Spitshard has also chosen to unveil the latest music video off the project, for the song “Breathe”. Pick it up via Bandcamp or CDBaby.
Producers, instrumentalists and beat makers alike now have another opportunity to dig through Illmind‘s “crates”, so to speak, with the release of the fourth entry in his BLAPKit series. There are a ton of sounds, stems, loops, and more that have been used throughout Ill’s catalog. And now they can be yours, provided you pick up the Kit from his online store.
It’s been roughly a year since Jackie Chain released his mixtape, The Bruce Lean Chronicles Vol. 2, and it looks like he didn’t want to wait much longer to unveil the second volume. The sequel is now here with 12 songs and a number of features including the likes of Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. among many others. If you got a hankerin’ for some new Southern Hip-Hip, this should help. Download it for free, here.
It took a little while to get here, but the Far East Movement‘s re-mix album/mixtape, GRZZLY, has finally arrived. The project contains a number of songs that have been given a completely new sond. Most of the tracks are from their own catalog but a few are change-ups of other artists’ joints. And perhaps most exciting of all is a preview of a song called “There Will Be No Rain”, featuring Sha Sha Jones, that is off their next album. Download & stream from DatPiff!
OK folks. The follow up to last year’s Mansions by Alexander Spit has officially dropped and is ready for your listening enjoyment. Like the first collection, this is a set of beats and instrumentals produced by A. Spit along with the occasional help from some friends. You got two options to make this year, download it for free or purchase the hoodie bundle if you want a physical CD.
It’s Tuesday, and that time of the week usually means new albums. Today gives us the release of Andy Suzuki & the Method’s latest LP, Born Out of Mischief. They were raising funds earlier this year and it looks like it’s all come to fruition. The 11 songs include a few tunes we’ve heard before (“Lucy”, “Lauren”, “Virginia”) along with many that we are discovering for the first time. If you want to have a listen, you can stream the album in it’s entirety on Youtube.
EDM staple Steve Aoki releases so much material, it’s hard to keep up with it all. So imagine our surprise that his latest commercial debut is the remix album for “Singularity”. We didn’t even know the original “Singularity” had dropped to begin with! Nevertheless, you can know hear 3 new takes on the song. If you’re interested in either the first run version or it’s new found subsequent versions, check below for your options.
Rapper Chosen One has dropped a new mixtape called On the Flip Side. There wasn’t really any advance notice of this project but it’s filled with 13 songs with Chosen rhyming over some famous beats old and new. In other words, this is a rap mixtape in the more traditional sense, filled with remixes and flips. Grab the release from Bandcamp.
This is a concept mixtape album, using some of my current and favorite songs from the old and new school… My own version, of what some of these songs would sound like… Enjoy, spread the LOVE, WORD, & MUSIC… P.E.A.C.E. …
You’ve heard AM Kidd‘s “Heartbreaker” & “Dead Broke” and now you can officially have the rest of the Six Degrees album. The 6 song EP/mini-album aims to share a slightly different side of AMK as he diversifies his sound a little bit. The only feature on this release is Viddy V. Check it out and grab it from Bandcamp.
“Six Degrees” showcases an edgy and upbeat sound from AM Kidd. Reaching outside of the box but never straying too far away from the sound that you’re familiar with from AM Kidd. From the colorful and blaring piano riffs in “Dead Broke” to the cloudy synthesizers in “Mrs. Suicide”, AM Kidd’s productions creates a sound that is new and fresh but still mainstream. The album features a production and hook from Bay Area emcee and song writer Viddy V.