We missed this when it first came out, but who cares – it’s dope!
Two thirds of Little Brother reunite, but is the beat too grating? You decide:
A neat look at Marley Marl re-creating LL’s Mama Said Knock You Out and explaining the process. For such an iconic song, it’s fascinating. Via Metafilter
One of my favourite highschool jams gets remade into a downtempo cool-out track – perfect for the summer.
Oddissee drops knowledge over some funky jazz goodness. A head nodder for sure. The Need Superficial by Oddisee
A laidback summer-ish tune for your earholes by Phony PPL. The piano that kicks in around 1:45 makes the song, for sure.
I just randomly stumbled on to these Detroit cats on Youtube the other day. I’m glad I did: a dope beat and verse after verse of great rhymes makes for a solid tune. Their debut album, Detroit Revolution(s) is out now.
I’m really feeling this new Large Pro jam, especially the beat.
Oddience are from L.A. and make damn good rap music. Check out two of their tracks: