It’s a very simple formula. DJ Parler takes original samples and seamlessly blends them with the contemporary artists / songs that used them. It’s an audio education. So if you need to be brushed up on how important Hayes was or just simply reminisce, now’s your chance. Thanks to [Trees For Breakfast] and Picture via [WUZZ].
Brothers Like and Mibbs and longtime friend BeYoung better known as Pacific Division have put together a relatable sound, full of charisma, fun rhymes, and deep ones as well. Their latest blendtape “Role Players” should be out this summer in preparation for their Major Label (Universal) debut, The Grown Kid Syndrome.
The man behind the Pac Div beats is Swiff D. Checkout these vids from The Red Bull Beat Battle in LA. Swiff produced for none other than Snoop Dogg, Nas, Redman, Talib Kweli, Styles P, Anthony Hamilton, & Rick Ross. Swiff’s SWIFFstrumentals Vol.1 will be dropping a few weeks before Pac Div’s debut LP. We will keep you posted on that on MoovmntDotCom.
Swiff D – Summertime
Pac Div – Taste
Miles Bonny believes that many of the most significant thoughts in life cannot be explained using language – they must be felt. And so they are in his music, a rich swirl of bountiful beats, nuanced vocals and supportive trumpet lines.
Miles has been exposed to Jazz, Latin, HipHop, and classical music since his first breath. Growing with and within the music, he played his first note on the trumpet at age 2. Frequent trips accompanying his father, trumpeter Francis Bonny, to gigs allowed him to be among musicians of all types including symphonies, broadway, a profound individuals such Tito Puente and Max Roach.
Miles further developed his musical identity after moving to Kansas for college where he began producing hip hop beats for SoundsGood, a hip-hop group he co-founded. Later, as Miles’ compositions evolved, he more frequently utilized his trumpet and singing abilities. Slowly but surely, the world is taking notice of this Kansas City, Missouri resident. His music has been featured in many publications including Scratch, Urb, Vapors, and XLR8R.
His debut solo project Smell Smoke? features his own production as well as that of J. Rawls and Joc Max, and is available in stores around the world as well as on iTunes. The Miles Gets Open 7-inch and Closer Love EP were released to critical acclaim on Melting Pot Music and supported by world-class DJs such as the BBC/Radio 1′s Gilles Peterson, Sirius Radio’s DJ Jamad, and Record Breakin’s Junior & Lil’ Dave.
Bonny feels strongly that he owes the influences of his past to create the best, most honest and most progressive music that he can.
2008 will see Miles further develop as a vocalist, producer, DJ, and trumpeter; as he continues to create music that will stand the test of time.
Once deemed “beautifully chaotic” by a friend, Miles Bonny continues to win spirits and minds worldwide as he remains unphased in his mission to free souls.
Buff 1 built up a massive buzz based on his debut album “Pure,” and he is standing right at the forefront of the burgeoning Detroit hip hop scene. Even with his solid debut that was deemed ‘classic’ in a review on Okayplayer.com, his sophomore effort “There’s Only One” shows tremendous growth and should keep his buzz growing. Detroit production outfit the LabTechs lead the way on production, with additional help from Black Milk, Now On, Athletic Mic League, and more. Get it on FATBEATS.
Buff1 – Real Appeal Feat. AB
Buff1 – Love the Love Feat. Tres Styles
With years of recording and worldwide touring under his belt as a member of Slum Village, Elzhi finally brings us his debut album The Preface, which should cement his name amongst the truly great emcees in hip hop. Produced almost entirely by rising star Black Milk, The Preface shows Elzhi displaying not only his unpredictable flows and rhyme schemes, but also an impressive variety of concepts and subject matter. Guest appearances by Royce Da 5’9”, T3 (Slum Village), Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, and more of the finest talent from Detroit only add to what will certainly be one of the most noteworthy Hip Hop releases of 2008. Get it at FATBEATS. Also Available in a MP3 ZIP file here.
Elzhi – Talking in my Sleep
Elzhi – Yeah Feat. Phat Kat
Got to honoustly say that we didn’t really know a great lot about the man S1. Only knew him from the S1&Illmind album from back in the days, on which he really killed the intro track with the Rhodes over the George Benson – The Changing World sample. Now hearing this cd, it’s a damn shame we didn’t tap into this guy earlier.
He is the producer from Strange Fruit, never knew that before, they always come with the heat. This album contains all S1 (Symbolic One) productions with a wide range of artists rapping or singing over them, just to name a few like: Big Pooh, Rah Digga, Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo. The beats are crazy with ill samples and the dude plays some mean ass boards, and his style has a breath of fresh air to it. Be sure to go get that disc, it’s worth your while.
S1 ft. Big Pooh & Kay – Mash
S1 ft. Tone Trezure – Neva