Poetik Force and $in of Blakface are letting the universe work it’s magic by plotting and scheming in the brand new visual, “Rooftop Chillin’”. Directed by Funk Logik ofBlakface, the visual captures $in and P. vibing and building together, while paying homage to what keeps them on the grind.
"The producer Ghastly, who has released singles through OWSLA, Mad Decent, and Dim Mak, got his start in a metal band, and he showed those roots several times during his rumbling, forceful set at Elements Festival on Saturday in Red Hook, Brooklyn. An hour later, as Gramatik boomed from the Earth Stage, Ghastly told Billboard Dance about a life-changing encounter with hardstyle and his collaborations with Mija and Jauz."
J Dillais one of the few artists known to have a record collection equally as impressive as his own original catalogue. Those waxy 12-inch pressings are the very bones from which some of our favorite cuts are built. And while his beat tapes are a thing of legend, his mixtape game is practically unheard of. Cue: Boiler Room’s discovery of the potent and unheard Back To The Crib mixtape, gifted to BBE co-founder, PeterAdarkwah, during a trip to Dilla’s hometown at the turn of the last century. Recorded at some point between the middle of ’99 and the end of ’00, the tape introduces us to Dilla: The Scholar with an amazing blend of funk, soul and jazz.
For the devoted Dilla patron, new material is hard to come by (not because there’s any shortage of vaulted music, just that they’ve probably already hit every internet back alley and corner for any and all musical morsels.) But here’s a rare glimpse at the man’s bookshelf, compiled into one 45-minute mix that’ll surely earn its weight in rotations. Listen to J Dilla’s Back To The Crib mixtape down below and purchase your copy viaBoiler Room today. The reissued wax of The Shining is out now as 10th anniversary 45s box set and is available to purchase at Turntable Lab today.
Without wading too far into the critical weeds, Chance the Rapper’sColoring Book is a triumph.
The Chicago rapper’s third mixtape is a more focused and fully realized expansion of the gospel excursions Kanye West took on The Life Of Pablo, crossed with the mix of joy and introspection that makes Chance so compelling. It’s another step forward for one of the most exciting rappers working. But with a new tape also comes another round of praising Chance as an indie hero for eschewing label support. And that claim needs some investigation.
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