It has been a long minute since I last posted, but the sun is out, the warming temperatures, got me inspired to post. The Hot 8 Brass Band, out of New Orleans, dropped a new album On The Spot and it has some real heat. The group creates some magic combining Funk, Big Easy Jazz, and some Hip-Hop. If you are a sucker for the horns like me, this album is going to be your summer BBQ soundtrack. Go Cop this album!
I first heard Natalie Oliveri on the Freddie Joachim Remix of her song Treasure, and ever since I have been a follower. Natalie Oliveri, the illustrious songstress, just dropped a new single Timezone with BlvckVmish handling the production duties. The electro-soul production layers so well with Natalie’s silky smooth vocals to create this perfect soundscape. I highly recommend this single, and plus it is for free!
France has always been a hotbed for dope jazzy hip-hop, from early Oxmo Puccino to Hocus Pocus. The French beatmakers have taken Boom Bap to another level. I feel that North American hip-hop is moving away from the Golden Era sound and that has left a void for the European beatsmiths to put their own touches on the distinctive sound. Dee La Kream out of Paris, France just dropped his first album, The Way of Life and it is a heater. The album just oozes boom bap and smooth jazz samples over dope drum arrangements which create these silky dreamy soundscapes. Dee La Kream was able to recruit an illustrious roster to feature on the album which includes the Gift of Gab, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and many more. Go Cop this album!!!
What a surprise! Onra, the illustrious beatmaker, dropped the final installment of his fantastic trilogy Chinoiseries. He samples and chops some old asian records he has collected throughout his travels to create some dope hip-hop beats. He hasn’t skipped a beat since the last release, and #3 is looking to be his best yet. Highly recommended!
Jakarta Records is ready to drop a gem of an album on March 6th, Ill Camille, the LA native and dope female emcee, will release her first album Heirloom. Ill Camille just brings smooth lyrical skills with quick deliveries, dope lyrics, over some jazzy productions. Heirloom is full of guest appearances from SIR, Iman Omari, to Georgia Anne. This album is highly recommended and will be bumpin in my car for a while.
I apologize for the delay between posts, my bad, but let’s get to the music! Petijee on the Humble Grooves imprint just dropped a new full-length album Soul Paper Scissors, and it is dope! The Slovakian beatmaker layers and arranges some dope jazz samples over some great piano. One of the guest features includes the soul man Miles Bonny, and that track is fire! Go get this album!
We may be in the depth of winter but the music is still flowing and bringing warm vibes to your soul. The latest heat comes from beat maker Mz Boom Bap out of Porto, Portugal. I first heard the beatmaker on Ryler Smith’s Alleviation EP, he continues where he left off bringing those Golden Era sounds to our ears. The Rawness EP is filled with dope horn samples, intricate drum patterns, and dope emcees leaving you wanting more. Highly Recommended!