Tag Archive: Rapper

Diggin’ This: Novelist – “War”

  “Very, very, very on fleek…”   It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a grime cut as my Track of the Day!   Today’s selection fixes that.   Kojo Kankam is better… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 020: New Just Blaze, Raekwon, Beat Spacek, Massive Attack, The Cinematic Orchestra – Special Guest: Pell

  Show number 20!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pell ft LV Baby – “The Never” (Official Video)

  Pell is poised to blow up this year.   Already tipped on Complex’s Top 25 Rappers To Know in 2014, Pigeons & Planes’ Top 10 Rappers to Know Before They Blow, and… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 012: New Ghostpoet, BadBadNotGood, Shabazz Palaces, Carl Craig, Todd Edwards – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 12!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

  Fly-Lo meets K.Dot.   If hip-hop production in 2014 suddenly decided to go the way of the future-focused jazz odyssey of “Never Catch Me,” I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Barney Artist – “Beep Beep” (Official Video)

  Barney Artist is taking hip-hop in a new direction.         Far from the punishing kicks and lacerating snares of trap and miles away from the bully bass of grime,… Continue reading

Umse ft Megaloh – “In Aufruhr” (Produced by Deckah) (Official Video)

  Love this heavy-hitting German hip-hop cut from MC Umse featuring Berlin rapper Megaloh and Deckah on the beat.       No idea what any of these words mean—apart from a possible shout… Continue reading

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… Continue reading

ASHER ROTH INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Asher Roth recently played the Troubadour in West Hollywood for the release of his eclectic, sophomoric album, RetroHash.      … Continue reading

Common ft Vince Staples – “Kingdom” (Produced by No I.D.)

  This epic, apocalyptic new fire from Common and Vince Staples over No I.D.’s soaring gospel samples and drums is making my Friday all kinds of perfect.       Does anyone know… Continue reading

Pumpkin – “L’Ascenseur”

  French rap extraordinaire from Paris rapper Pumpkin.       I stumbled across her Soundcloud feed earlier today. It is stuffed full of producer Vin’S da Cuero‘s jazzy beats and her adroit… Continue reading

Phantogram – “Fall in Love” (Jaded Incorporated Remix) (Free Download)

  Michigan natives Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT recently joined forces to create Jaded Incorporated.     Here they boost and bump Phantogram‘s “Fall in Love,” giving it some shine and speedy shuffle.    … Continue reading

Phife from A Tribe Called Quest – “Dear Dilla” (Free MP3 Download)

Funny how this morning began with an extended conversation with friends at our music startup about the genius of N.E.R.D.’s “In Search of…”—a conversation I am always happy to have—and then shortly afterward… Continue reading

Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def x Preservation – “The REcstatic” Remix Album (Free Download)

Hip-hop producer Preservation worked on the original The Ecstatic LP from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. Here he re-jigs the entire album, adding deep-crate-dug record samples from New Orleans swing outfits… Continue reading

Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)

Soulful French rap by Lille, France’s Pink Tee.   Pink Tee – “It’s Yours” (Official Video)   It goes without saying that Pink Tee has got the colorful patterned shirt game on lock.… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “FOUNDation” (Video)

Queens, NY rapper and Stones Throw signee Homeboy Sandman shares his story.   The Boy Sand‘s full-length debut album First of a Living Breed is released on September 18.    

K’Naan – ‘America’

Everyone’s favourite Somalian/Canadian rapper returns with ‘America’ – near 7 minutes of a lazy shuffling beat with Mos Def and Chali 2na’s baritone so deep your laptop might just vibrate off the table.… Continue reading