Special Delivery – First Serve

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   First Serve is the new side project of Pos and Dave, two-thirds of iconic hip-hop group De La Soul.  Plug 1 and Plug 2, as they are now known, have served up a retro Golden Age beat along with fresh and funky lyrics for their debut single which also … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Viceroy

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Viceroy is Austen Afridi, a young up-and-coming producer from San Francisco who makes it summertime, all the time.  Normally known for his kick-ass disco tracks, Viceroy has been gaining plenty of interest following his beached out, tropical remix of a hip-hop classic from rap legend The Notorious B.I.G.  … Continue reading

Budsmokers Only – Vol. 8

Spark up and kick back with a chronic batch of hip-hop sounds.   We kick things off today with an unforgettable track from former N.W.A. member Ice Cube and a couple of romantic raps from legendary emcee LL Cool J and New York duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.  We have a track taken from the debut … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Aer

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   The Reach is the outstanding debut album from Aer, a Massachusetts hip-hop duo made up of David Von Mering and Carter Schultz.  Released last summer, The Reach was made entirely in the pair’s home-built studio and is a mellow blend of alternative hip-hop, acoustic and reggae.  We have included … Continue reading

Budsmokers Only – Vol. 7

Spark up and kick back with a chronic batch of hip-hop sounds.   We start today’s volume with an innovative track from British-born storyteller Slick Rick taken from his acclaimed 1988 album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick before a classic hip-hop number from Oakland rapper Too $hort.  We have a sweet 1994 record from rap duo Gang Starr, the … Continue reading

Special Delivery – The 2 Bears

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   London-based duo The 2 Bears is composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell.  The pair blend a whole range of musical styles, including electro, house, hip-hop, 2-step and soul, in order to create an inventive and highly original sound.  The … Continue reading

Budsmokers Only – Vol. 6

Spark up and kick back with a chronic batch of hip-hop sounds.   West Coast gangsta rap group Compton’s Most Wanted kick things off with a popular track from their 1992 album Music To Driveby, while Texas rapper The D.O.C. brings us a classic from his 1989 album No One Can Do It Better, released … Continue reading

Budsmokers Only – Vol. 5 (Sticky Icky Special)

Spark one up and kick back with this sticky icky stoner special.   Blaze it up with a bag of potent herbal hip-hop and a complimentary block of reggae resin.  Float higher than the heavens with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, take hits from the bong with Cypress Hill and learn how to roll the perfect blunt with … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Proximal Records Mixtape

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   We hope you enjoy our favourite tracks from Beat Stew Vol. 3, an electro-infused hip-hop mixtape released by L.A.-based independent label Proximal Records a few months back.  The 22 track compilation is highly creative and features music from the likes of versatile drummer/arranger BearClaw, modern funk producer Benedek and master technician Lawrence Grey.   BearClaw – … Continue reading

Budsmokers Only – Vol. 4

Spark up and kick back with a chronic batch of hip-hop sounds.   We begin this fourth volume with two classics from the late 80’s – a light-hearted tale from hip-hop legend Biz Markie and an entertaining track from East Coast duo EPMD.  DJ Quik is on hand with some seriously funky shit, Pharoahe Monche paints … Continue reading

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