MXXWLL – Beats Vol. 1 [Instrumental Album]

Back from an unintentional hiatus… Life’s a bi**h sometimes, but I still love her. Anyway, I digress…

Sidney’s MXXWLL has dropped what I believe is to be one of my favorite albums this year!

Warm, funky vibes all over these 21 amazing beats.

I could go on and on about this album and how it could be the unofficial soundtrack to this blog, but rather let you listen and judge for yourself instead:

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The Cool Kids – “Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe” [Album]

The original hip-hop hipsters return!
Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks aka The Cool Kids have dropped their first album in 6 years.

Yeah, I know, I probably lost you at “hipsters”, but these guys right here are different. Their unique way of combining old-school hip-hop with modern elements is second to none.

Clocking in at 16 tracks, “Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe” features appearances from Smoke DZA, Jeremih, Buddy, Jay Worthy, A-Trak, Travis Barker, comedian Hannibal Buress and many more.

So do yourself a favor and stream the album below:

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Salva – “Clips” [Instrumental Album]

Better known for his electronica bangers, L.A. producer Salva has switched gears and released a straight instrumental hip-hop album called “Clips”.

“Clips” is inspired musically from audio and movie clips, which you can hear in the 40-some minutes of various stylings like UK Grime, trap, and bits of Cali, New York, Miami and Chicago all with an underlying 808 backbone.

Stream/download the 17-track album here:

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Lunice – “Tha Doorz” [Video] / “CCCLX” [Album]

Montreal’s super-producer Lunice finally delivers his debut album named “CCCLX” (360)!

After forming the group TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke and redefining a genre (trap) as a whole in 2012, unlike his partner HudMo, Lunice took some time off to focus on his first full-length solo album.

The whole vibe of the project is dark and minimal, almost industrial, with features coming from CJ Flemings, Le1f, Aftermath‘s King Mez, Denzel Curry, and Mike Dean, among others.

Watch the visual for the latest single, “Tha Doorz”, and stream the entire album below:

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TroyBoi – “Left Is Right” [Album]

Beat music for the heads!

London-bred producer TroyBoi has released his debut album called “Left Is Right”.

The 20-track strong album is all about moods; elements of dubstep, hip-hop, trap, R&B and house can be found all over the record. It’s a lot of TroyBoi’s best work and some of his personal new favorites put together to an amazing body of work. Only 4 vocal guest appearances from Healthy Chill, Nefera, Y.A.S., and rap icon Ice Cube!

Troy about how the title and concept for the album came into being:

“For the title, Left Is Right, a lot of people try to sort of place my music, they consider it ‘left of center’. So I kind of go against that, like, ‘Well, it’s right in my head’. Therefore, ‘left is right’… Doing it like a play on words. It also just represents carving out your own lane and not worrying what other people think. A lot of people will tell you that you can’t, but you can.”

Stream the album below:

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wavemob – “wave 003” [Compilation]

The wavemob returns with their eagerly anticipated third installment of their “wave” series.

The producer collective based in the UK describes the compilation as

“the next chapter in [their] wave series, a definitive collection and album of exclusive music showcasing [their] sound, passion & vision to the world.”

Expect to hear a lot of lo-fi, hazy, almost ambient sounding productions with a twist of (cloup t)rap.

Stream the 13-track project here:

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The Alchemist & Budgie – “The Good Book Vol. 2” [Album]

Lord Have Mercy!

In 2014, the Alchemist teamed up with UK producer Budgie for “The Good Book” — an album full of soul, gospel and religious samples, all wrapped up in hip-hop beats.
Now the duo returns with the second volume of “The Good Book” series, and the pair brings through a massive, wide range of guests from all across the rap world.

Standing at 45 tracks (full songs and short instrumentals), the double-disc project includes vocals from artists like Mobb Deep, Royce Da 5’9″, Westside Gunn & Conway, Big Twins, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Action Bronson, Buddy, Jay Worthy, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, and many more.

Listen to a small selection of singles first and if you like what you hear, stream the entire album below:

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