Let’s get back to the jazziness and the hip-hop! I am pumped to introduce the next group, the trio consists of Summer Sons and C Tappin. Summer Sons are a brotherly group out of Bristol via London with Turt on the lyrics and Slim on the beats. C Tappin is a multi-talented pianist and lyricist provided support to the brothers. The group’s debut album Uhuru, which was inspired by the people and places of Tanzania, is probably one of the smoothest jazz hop albums I have listened to in the last few years. I listened to the album on repeat for two days straight!! The rhymes just float effortlessly over the fluid jazz samples. Go cop this album!
Check out their EP Undertones
It is a golden era in German hip-hop production! North America is focused on moving away from the Golden Era sound that heavily samples classic jazz and soul records, Germany and Europe are embracing it. The German record imprint Melting Pot Music has a roster of some dope emcees and producers, one of their up and coming producers, is the illustrious Flofilz. He just dropped his newest album Cenário, and it is dope. If you love jazz and hip-hop, cop this album. It is more refined, with some more intricate arrangements than his previous release Metronom. Don’t wait!!
The Betty Ford Boys are back! The super trio are ready to drop their new EP Uppers and Downers, they have continued with their signature west coast gangster rap sound. The new single So Fine keeps on with those smooth layered beats with perfectly timed chopped up vocal samples. If you haven’t heard of these guys, go cop the new EP and their debut album Leaders of the Brew School, it was one of my favorite albums in 2013. Betty Ford Boys come correct!
In the last couple of years Germany has become a centre for hiphop producers and beatmakers and the record imprint Melting Pot Music has been a leader in releasing those beats. Their beat series Hi-Hat club gave these up and coming produces free creative reign to create these dope beat tapes. I highly recommend you check out that series, it has 7 volumes and each is as dope as the previous. Well Melting Pot Music just stepped its game by releasing the debut album The Leaders of the New Brew School by the Austrian- German super group The Betty Ford Boys. With all three of them featured in the Hi-Hat series, the trio consists of Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra, and Dexter. While each have their own specific sound, they were able to combine their beats into one dope album. The album has this West coast feel with more laid back beats and layered with some classic Westcoast hip hop cuts. Just Cop it, no questions!