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Respect The Architect: 4 Drummers Illustrated

James Brown did a great deal to put drummers in the limelight when he would scream “Give The Drummer Some!” live on stage. Decades later,  the likes of Biz Markie and Guru told listeners to Respect The Architect. Inspired by these…
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Stro Elliot has joined The Roots

After producing for Phonte and Eric Roberson, performing with the Wu-Tang Clan, and having his own Beats 1/Soulection radio show, producer/emcee/multi-instrumentalist Stro Elliot continues this year’s winning streak: he has joined The Roots as their latest member. After spotting him as…
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Listen: 5 songs about hip hop beats

As much as we’d all like to pretend that creativity burns at the core of our souls, we all need some inspiration from time to time. Getting out to the local record store to dig, or even to your favourite…
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Top 15: Dope Beatmakers You Should Know

With each passing year the production side of hip hop music becomes increasingly accessible through both digital and analog software and devices. The result is a massive glut of beatmakers and beattape floating around the web through the likes of…
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Top 10: Dope Emcees You Should Know

This year has been an amazing year for hip hop. The power of the internet and the availability of music making technology has created a huge output of music from all over the world, from bedroom producers and closet-recording emcees…
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List Of 10: Our Favourite Music from the GTA 5 Soundtrack

From radio stations curated by the likes of Flying Lotus and Gilles Peterson, to essential West Coast hip hop classics and contemporary beat music, to an original score composed by hip hop stalwarts Oh No and The Alchemist, mixed and arranged by DJ Shadow. GTA V is a true goldmine for (new) music.
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Top 30: Driving Songs

Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, personal human transportation has been altered drastically. For us as music enthusiasts, one of the best developments has been simply the addition of in vehicle sound systems. There is nothing quite like…
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Top 10: The Bloggerati Top 10 Emcees In The Game

Let’s start off by saying something we can most likely all agree on: MTV’s chart list of ‘the hottest MCs in the game right now’ is extremely biased, trend driven, and a poor selection based on statistics and popularity rather than on…