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Hit+Run Presents Road Kill, Vol. 4.

Two beats from L.A. screenprinting company Hit+Run’s new compilation blew my mind. First is Knx’s boom bap slapper “putemup” which reminds you how intoxicating the right few seconds of a vocal sample can be. The second is “No Love” by Armenian beatmaker Bei Ru which is busy and elegant and..

Beat Drop: Best of 2012.

As we do every year, we asked some assorted homies to tell us about their favorite beats of the year. The 2012 Metal Lungies Super Friends are… Hit-Boy – Tomorrow’s super producer (HITStory, “Niggas in Paris”) Chuuwee – Sacramento rhyme technician (Wild Style) Mo Kolours – Half-Mauritian beat-making wunderkind (EP2:..

Beat Drop: Best of 2011.

(Image) My stomach hurts and my throat is on fire. I wish I could sit on the toilet and re-read all seven Harry Potter books, but I can’t do that right now. I’m a working man. Kind of. I have to put in some good hours so that they’ll hire..


Beat Drop: Best of 2010 (Part 1).

2010 was chock full of crazy shit. Teena Marie just died—as did Leslie Nielsen a few weeks back. LeBron made a deal with the devil’s advocate, Pat Riley. There were the Nashville floods no one heard about because of the BP oil spill. Of course, the economy continued to tank,..

Beat Drop: Best Of 2009 (Part 2)

Swine flu, Balloon Boy, Michael Jackson, Iran, and Cash for Clunkers. At least there were some cool beats. For our end of the year Beat Drop, we asked our friends to pick their favorite beats of 2009. Part 1 featured artists; today we have everyone else. (more…) Sphere: Related Content

Beat Drop: Best Of 2009 (Part 1).

So, what have we learned in 2009? Raekwon is more trustworthy than Dr. Dre. No one believed either of ‘em when we were told that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II and Detox would drop in our lifetimes (R.I.P. to those that didn’t make it long enough), but Rae..

Beat Drop: Organized Noize.

With the all-too-real “sophomore jinx” phenomenon that is as prevalent in music as it is in sports, dropping a second album that is a complete transformation in sound from one’s debut is a risky move. Yet, despite a platinum plaque, a Source Award for Best New Group, and loads of..

Beat Drop: Timbaland.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words — I can work with that. That should mean that instead of writing an extensive introduction about our latest Beat Drop honoree, one Timothy Mosley, I can simply show a picture and be good. And for that picture, I ask you..

Beat Drop: Pimp C.

I’ll be honest (probably more honest than most) — I didn’t know who UGK was before 1999. You could’ve handed me a copy of Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter, pointed to track 11 on the back cover, and said, “This kid right here is the next big..