From the murky depths of unexplored sea waters, Apathy takes you on a nautical journey with his first all-instrumental project. After years of producing beats for himself, Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs, R.A. The Rugged Man, Ras Kass, Styles of Beyond and many others, Apathy has finally put together a collection of 15 all original instrumentals. Painstakingly sequenced, mixed and engineered to keep your speakers thumping, this sub-aquatic album showcases Ap’s sharp skills behind the boards as he delivers his best sonic works without words. Whether you just like to vibe out to hip hop beats or practice your own MC skills over chunky production, this project is a welcomed refreshment in the instrumental hip hop genre.
Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP are timeless. Double vinyl with download card.
“One day I decided to make a Soundcloud page to put up a few bits of my music, I then realized how much I have. There were folders, half-finished projects and many full-up floppy disks. I wondered how much time I had spent on making music. I saw a strong correlation between the quality of music and the quality of life in each time period that was represented. I decided an appropriate name for my debut album would be Pieces of Time!” – Vital.
This boom-bap bonanza comes in the form of a completely sample free remake of the entire “Midnight Marauders” album, and after spending the summer of 2016 in the studio studying, dissecting and re-creating all the original samples Tribe used, DL laced the colorful and melodic grooves in true hip-hop style adding harmonic vocal chants over the beats. His aim was to strictly follow the original Tribe arrangement, – but without sampling any breaks – to garnish subtle touches of musical magic, providing his own lift and vibe for each track.
Composed & Arranged By: Ta’Raach. The Official Soundtrack on CD & the DVD of the documentary film “The Unseen: A Detroit Beat Tape” packaged together for a limited release. The 62 minute documentary directed by Gus Sutherland explores the soul and roots of Detroit Hip Hop production, mirroring the sketchpad style format of a beat tape. Loosely acting as a prequel to the L.A. based “All Ears” documentary, The Unseen provides rare insights into a scene that has remained distant from the public eye while giving birth to some of the culture’s richest and most influential sounds. The film glimpses the hidden and elusive characteristics inherent in a city often depicted in a one dimensional light. Composed & Arranged By: Ta’Raach.
Kanzulu’s acclaimed “Beautiful: Opus Of Love Deeper Than Flesh” finally gets a proper reissue treatment in gatefold sleeve. Originally released on 2 seperate EP’s, the reissue comes as a 2LP vinyl set with an updated artwork by LGB5.
Limited edition of 300 copies of the follow-up release to Bones The Beat Head’s debut instrumental album ‘The Repertory Volume 1’, which was released back in August 2012. Imagine a solitary stroll by night, or a random cruise through a picturesque landscape. Lay back and let the music interact with your emotions and mood. This second volume is held in the same tradition as the previous volume and once again showcases a good half hour worth of sample-based, jazz-flavored instrumental Hip Hop for your listening pleasure.
With numerous 2016 releases, including his Craft Singles series and The Carrollton Heist with rapper Curren$y, Alchemist hits 2017 with a new chapter in the Rapper’s Best Friend instrumental series. The fourth in its series, Rapper’s Best Friend 4, is comprised of instrumentals of tracks produced by the Alchemist for artists such as Sean Price, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Migos, Danny Brown and more.
The third in its series, Rapper’s Best Friend 3 is comprised of instrumentals of tracks produced by the Alchemist for artists such as Schoolboy Q, Styles P and Mobb Deep.
Clutchy and Fatty….High desert crunch meets city life punch for this collaborative project in sound. Instrumental elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more resonate throughout the record. Acoustic and electric instrumentation set the tone and in their individual stlyes; Clutchy and Fatty navigate your journey through psych folk caverns of cactus dust to bloodshot rust-covered marine layer funk. It is distinctive, original and fresh, paying homage to the past, present and future. Visionary folk funk.