Were you thinking that there can’t possibly be more unheard Dilla beats out there? Well, you would be wrong. The newest batch comes from Mahogani Music and it is a fantastic collection of twenty (yah, twenty!) rare Jay Dee beats that picks right up where the label’s “Dillatroit” release from last year left off. “Lost Tapes, Reels & More” is a beat-head’s dream and fan’s of Dilla know what to expect (check the three minute track below featuring bits and pieces from the album). Not a surprise that this is a super-limited 2LP set, so if you want to cop one you will need to act quick.
Noah Vinson is an up-and-coming emcee out of the Bronx who has released the track Y.G.A., which will appear on his upcoming “Young & Proud” mixtape due out later this year. The song features a great 1970′s-sounding soul sample which matches up perfectly with Vinson’s smooth flow. Y.G.A. stands for Young, Gifted & Authentic – and so far he is representing that in full. Listen and download below.
The Child of Lov is a singer/songwriter/producer from Amsterdam who made quite the splash in the blogosphere last year and who has now released his full-length self-titled debut album. The sound is a unique blend of psychedelia and funk and is definitely unique – not many newcomers can get both Damon Albarn, DOOM and Thundercat to guest on their first record. As far as the DOOM track goes, it is a weird and wild ride, check it below and head over to Double Six Records to order the album in a couple different formats.
Hannibal Stax has teamed up with GOF fave Marco Polo for the collaborative project “Seize The Day”. Stax was discovered by none other than DJ Premier and actually appeared on a couple of Gangstarr tracks and while he has been making his way through the NYC hip-hop underground this is actually his solo debut. Give the nice Warrior Drumz a listen below and head over to Soulspazm to grab the album.