The Find Magazine is a global collective of music lovers dedicated to promoting the diffusion of hip hop with jazz, funk, soul, and related genres. We are inspired by the culture of ‘crate digging’ and thus constantly scour the dusty corners of record shops and outskirts of the internet to find the best music and artistry for you. We hold the aesthetics of hip hop culture in high regard.
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Free Download: Small Professor & Arcka - Hancock (Presented by The Find)

Free Download: Small Professor & Arcka – Hancock (Presented by The Find)

Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor recently reached out to us with the kind offer to collaboratively release Hancock, a joint project by him and fellow Philly beatmaker Arcka. It's a tribute to jazz legend Herbie Hancock from a hip hop perspective. Small Professor: "Hancock was originally conceived by myself in 2009, a project inspired by rapper/producer Read more » ...
Guest Mix: SchmitzCutz - Soul Shower Vol. 2

Guest Mix: SchmitzCutz – Soul Shower Vol. 2

We're glad to present a sequel to 'Soul Shower', a mix series for The Find by Düsseldorf native SchmitzCutz. Volume 2 is a bit more laid back than the first edition, including tracks by Monk Higgins, Yusef Lateef, Cortex, Hiroshi Fukumura, and The Equatics. Tune in and enjoy. Read more »
Guest Mix: Mr. Troy - Air

Guest Mix: Mr. Troy – Air

French beatsmith Mr. Troy hooked us up with 'Air', a cool short guest mix commemorating the release of his collab with insidious New York emcee Junclassic titled 'Thinking Out Loud.' The album is out now on vinyl, CD and digital formats through French imprint Black Milk Music. Mr. Troy's mix Read more » ...
Video: Soul Square - Jeff Zep (ft. Jeff Spec)

Video: Soul Square – Jeff Zep (ft. Jeff Spec)

Don't let this low budget parody-like video fool you, because "Jeff Zep" is another banging track by French hip hop collective Soul Square, this time featuring Canadian emcee/producer Jeff Spec. It's a cut off their collaborative effort Millésime Série Vol. 2. The first edition featured The Find favourite RacecaR, so if Soul Square Read more » ...
Video: MTV Cribs Retro - Redman in 2014

Video: MTV Cribs Retro – Redman in 2014

The most legendary MTV cribs feature, Redman, is back in 2014 for a very quick peek at his notoriously humble and cluttered home. 13 years after the first visit in 2001, Redman is still living in the same spot, but can now make 4 pieces of toast at a time Read more » ...
Free MP3: Phife Dawg - Dear Dilla

Free MP3: Phife Dawg – Dear Dilla

It can be tiring to dig through countless subpar J Dilla tributes, but this new track by Tribe's Phife Dawg is a stand-out - big time! "Dear Dilla" is an inspiring open letter styled track full of nostalgia. Kick back and reminisce to Dilla's heydays with this first single off Read more » ...
Free Download: Kaligraph E - Kaligraphics

Free Download: Kaligraph E – Kaligraphics

It's been a while since we last heard music from Australian producer Kaligraph E. Our The Find x 100 Akres cassette tape collab for the summer drenched Done Good EP, featuring remixes by Vanilla and Handbook, has actually been his latest release. Kaligraphics is a full-length compilation consisting of pre-Done Good tracks made in 2010 and 2011. Read more » ...
Stream: Mr. Moods - Smokin' Jazz

Stream: Mr. Moods – Smokin’ Jazz

Smokin' Jazz is a collection of sample-heavy beatstrumentals made this year by Christian Denis, better known under his beatmaker moniker Mr. Moods. It's a tasty sonic cocktail of hip hop, jazz, trip hop, and a bit of soul. The song "Time Is Precious" featuring trumpet player Vicky Flint is available for free, and make sure you don't skip the Read more » ...
Stream: Blu & Cookbook - YES

Stream: Blu & Cookbook – YES

People are hyping about Beyonce's new stealth dropped, unannounced album, but we all know Blu is the independent master of surprises. He just dropped a collaborative EP with emcee Cookbook (of LA Symphony) via New World Color. YES consists of eight dynamic tracks produced by Blu. It's a fun ride of soulful beats and fresh rhymes, Read more » ...
Video: Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats - Sunset/Deeper

Video: Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats – Sunset/Deeper

Maybe we should have boycotted this video by German producers Shuko and F. Of Audiotreats, because on these cold winter days it makes us realize how much we miss the summer... But scratch that, we love sun-drenched instrumentals too much not to share. "Sunset" and "Deeper" are two mellow tracks off their latest collaborative long player, Cookies & Read more » ...
Stream: BudaMunk - Boom Bap Theory (Teaser Mix)

Stream: BudaMunk – Boom Bap Theory (Teaser Mix)

Japanese beatsmith and Jazzy Sport alumnus BudaMunk is about to drop a new full-length beat tape, titled Boom Bap Theory. The instrumental album will be released on December 25th through King Tone Records. We're excited to see two guest appearances on the tracklist by emcee/producer Joe Styles, following up on their From LA To Tokyo collaboration. The Read more » ...
Stream: Various Artists - Champloo Crates 2: Samurai Soul

Stream: Various Artists – Champloo Crates 2: Samurai Soul

New York based label Digi Crates presents the second edition of their compilation series inspired by Samurai Champloo. The iconic Japanese anime series is most notably known for its original score by the likes of Fat Jon, Nujabes and Force Of Nature. The independent beatmakers on Champloo Crates 2: Samurai Soul are clearly inspired by their work. Champloo Crates Read more » ...
Stream: J Dilla - Dillatroit

Stream: J Dilla – Dillatroit

J Dilla's Dillatroit was originally released on vinyl-only in 2012 through Mahagoni Music, the label by Detroit techno/house legend Moodymann. But the posthumous release is now available to the online masses thanks to Yancey Media Group and DJBooth. Dillatroit consists of twelve previously unreleased tracks (before last year's vinyl-only release, that is), with the Read more » ...
Video: Propo'88 & BlabberMouf - Put Em Up

Video: Propo’88 & BlabberMouf – Put Em Up

Propo'88 and BlabberMouf are back at it again with a video for "Put Em Up," a neck-snapping track taken from the Cosmic Trippin' EP on Blunted Astronaut Records. The video with emcee BlabberMouf as vinyl postman was shot in Berlin during a tour, and includes cameos by their crew Da Shogunz and Klaus Read more »
Stream: Kista - Pushin Buttons EP (Snippet Mix)

Stream: Kista – Pushin Buttons EP (Snippet Mix)

Crate Combination Vol. 1 by self-confessed vinyl junkies Kista (UK) and 45 Prince (Germany) is one of our favourite mixes from 2010. It's good to finally see a proper 12" release of six funky tracks from that mix, to be released on January 7th through Dusty Platter and Soundweight Records. Their debut collaboration features Tableek (of Read more » ...
Free MP3: J-88 (Slum Village) - The Look Of Love (FloFilz Remix)

Free MP3: J-88 (Slum Village) – The Look Of Love (FloFilz Remix)

The jazzy rework of A Tribe Called Quest's "1nce Again" by FloFilz has been in heavy rotation here for over two weeks now. This remix by the German producer is a month older, but it's still worthy of the space on your hard drive. The blue jazz loops fit perfectly with the classic "The Look Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Jim Sharp - All 45's Mixtape

Guest Mix: Jim Sharp – All 45′s Mixtape

We got introduced to DJ/producer Jim Sharp (London, UK) through his incredible ATCQ Midnight Marauders Revisited EP, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Tribe classic earlier this month. Inviting him for a new The Find guest mix was a no-brainer after listening to his nine A Tribe Called Quest Read more » ...
Free MP3: Dudley Perkins - Hearing Test ft. Percee P (Prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Free MP3: Dudley Perkins – Hearing Test ft. Percee P (Prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

"Hearing Test" by eccentric emcee Dudley Perkins (a.k.a. Declaime) serves as a prelude to his first solo album in four years, titled Dr. Stokley. The bass drenched track is produced by Dudley Perkins' significant other, Georgia Anne Muldrow. Bronx veteran Percee P only needs one guest verse to live up to his reputation of outshining other emcees Read more » ...
Video: Suff Daddy - The Gin Diaries: Extra Dry Edition (Teaser)

Video: Suff Daddy – The Gin Diaries: Extra Dry Edition (Teaser)

Melting Pot Music presents The Gin Diaries by Suff Daddy - again, that is, as the album from 2010 has been long out of print. The Extra Dry Edition  is set for a vinyl release on November 22nd, with a special limited edition glass. The Gin Diaries are about beats, love and Tanqueray. Suff Daddy Read more » ...
Stream: Blazo - Colors Of Jazz 2

Stream: Blazo – Colors Of Jazz 2

Polish producer Blazo finally released the long-awaited sequel to his Colors Of Jazz project, putting an end to his one-year hiatus. Hip hop instrumentals heavily laden with jazz influences are the backbone of Colors Of Jazz 2, but all 18 tracks have a different kind of vibe. From "Flowing Violet" seemingly inspired by Japan, Read more » ...
Free Download: Jim Sharp - ATCQ Midnight Marauders Revisited EP

Free Download: Jim Sharp – ATCQ Midnight Marauders Revisited EP

Today marks the 20th anniversary of two indisputable hip hop landmarks: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders. London-based DJ and producer Jim Sharp revisited the Tribe classic to pay homage to one of hip hop's finest albums ever made. "I took a lot of Read more » ...
Free Download: K-Murdock - Soundscapes Vol. 1 (Panacea Instrumentals)

Free Download: K-Murdock – Soundscapes Vol. 1 (Panacea Instrumentals)

Soundscapes is a new instrumental series by producer K-Murdock. The sound samurai is known for being engaged with his fanbase, so it doesn't come as a surprise that the first edition is based on a top request by many listeners. Volume 1 is a collection of previously unreleased beats to tracks by Panacea, a hip Read more » ...
Stream: MED & Blu - The Buzz ft. Mayer Hawthorne (Prod. by Madlib)

Stream: MED & Blu – The Buzz ft. Mayer Hawthorne (Prod. by Madlib)

This year's The Burgundy by MED and Blu over tasty Madlib beats left us longing for more. The emcees finally connect again for the soulful "The Buzz" featuring Stones Throw alumnus Mayer Hawthorne. It's great to hear a follow-up, although we're still eagerly waiting for a full-length collab by Blu and Madlib ever since Read more » ...
Free Download: Various Artists - Boxbeats (Vol. 3)

Free Download: Various Artists – Boxbeats (Vol. 3)

Our friends over at Phonophanatic and Chillhop present the third installment of Boxbeats, a biannual compilation showcasing fresh new talent from all over the globe. This edition features contributions by beatmakers from Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands. Boxbeats is an excellent source to discover new producers. Read more »