Author: JAYl3E

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Music Journalism

Micro-Chop Newsletter

I want to show some love to Gino Sorcinelli’s Micro-Chop newsletter, which covers all things beat making, sampling and production. Gino hustles non-stop to put out good quality content, including interviews with producers and deep dives into the stories behind new and classic albums. Paid subscribers get the newsletter three times per week. There’s also […]

New Music

Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG – Holly Water

Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG are members of Richmond, Virginia’s Mutant Academy crew. On Holly Water, their first album, the two emcees trade verses over downtempo, pensive samples and crunchy drums, their raps dense with observations about their lived experiences. As Big Kahuna says on “Shaky on the Phone,”: “I don’t rap for the […]


Pete Rock – One, Two, A Few More

Pete Rock’s releasing a sequel to his now-classic beat record, Petestrumentals (although I actually prefer The Surviving Elements). Yesterday he dropped the first track from the new album, “One, Two, A Few More.” Obviously it has that classic Pete Rock bounce – how else do you describe that groove? – and it heralds good things […]

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