Following the success of his debut EP "Playground" on Onra's imprint, Catblock Records, Parisian producer Häzel is back with The Lost Tapes, a 21 track beat opus compiled from his extensive catalog.
With collaborations from Drake, Slakah the Beatchild and Ebrahim, The Lost Tapes is far from a simple compilation of instrumentals and features; it's an album in the truest sense of the word, crafted with painstaking attention to detail. Longtime collaborator and friend Ebrahim selected, arranged and mastered each track to blend seamlessly together, creating an album deserving to be experienced in its entirety by the listener. Combining punchy basslines with crisp snares and deep kicks, Häzel's music gives a nod to the signature style of those who inspired and came before him; hip hop producers who breathed soul into their sound. The incredible artwork was conceived and developed by Mikael Columbu (videographer & director for Bilal, The Weeknd, Cee-Lo, Onra & more).
The Lost Tapes is the debut release from Brooklyn record label The Beat Down.
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Total Comments: 6
7/26/2012 10:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 226.57.181) Location: Inside Your House
Comment: Dope lil video, some cool beats, fresh. Keno - Nas doesn't own "The Lost Tapes" - it's actually a pretty good title if you read the album description. And it would appear to me that no one here was trying to be anything like Nas. You're a Nas dickrider, getting in online fights to defend your imaginary friend Nas. Glad to see new labels doing new things. Quality. actually Keno did you know NAS bit "The Lost Tapes" from Muddy Waters? and Dru Down has "The Lost Tapes" 3 years before Nas. Even Gladys Knight has a "The Lost Tapes". And I think Rappin' 4Tay did too. Anyways.
7/20/2012 10:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .5.143.167) Location: BKNJ
Comment: the lost tapes = great instrumentals. well produced and arranged. drake actually sounds good on this record?! never thought i'd say that.
7/18/2012 5:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 52.160.119) Location: bronx, ny
Comment: so you did name your album after a nas album. right after 50 reused it for a mixtape. thats wack. your wack. it automatically shows unoriginality and ur beats sound like carbon copies of everybody else. whats your next project gonna be called, illmatic? loser.
Cream of Beats
7/13/2012 12:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 12.233.250) Location: Detroit, Mi
Comment: Flawless album! A++ material! DON'T SLEEP ON THIS!
Big Brotha D
7/7/2012 4:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.128.197) Location: ughh
Comment: what a great instrumental album! soulful beats, nice harmonies. i'm digging it.
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