I’ve always admired when an artist and a producer lock-in together to create an album, so below is a list some of my favourites. In order to qualify, the album in question must be by an artist(s) and produced by one person, excluding those who already perform as part of a group. So, for example, albums from Slum Village are not acceptable as J. Dilla … Continue reading Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. I
Within Hip Hop culture, determining one’s Top 5 is a debate that will seemingly continue forever. So, with that being said, I’ve asked artists to share and justify their Top 5 selections… Namebe Soul – Top 5 Rappers Jay Electronica “The thing with Jay Elec is he could have easily been swapped with other rappers such as Black Thought because of his low amount of … Continue reading Top 5’s | Namebe Soul
A flash of my phone’s screen indicates a message that confirms Talos has just arrived. As I go outside to greet the gifted producer, he is sat waiting in his car – a setting that he’s very in-tune with as it provides the ambiance for his debut EP, Lowlight, which was released in November last year. “I spend a lot of time driving, I’m always … Continue reading Interview | Talos [Jan 2017]
Extraordinary producer, Talos, has unveiled his Lowlight EP. The 5-track project is an outstanding example of Talos’ talents as a producer, incorporating all of his Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop influences into a seamless and cohesive effort. For feature spots, he calls upon frequent collaborator, Coops, in addition to exceptional vocalists, Poppy Ajudha & Jerome Thomas, who all contribute remarkable performances. The release of Lowlight concludes … Continue reading Music | Talos – Lowlight EP
It’s a common feature within Hip Hop to have a producer and emcee that combine to make a duo, with Eric B & Rakim, GangStarr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth being prominent examples. What is less common is a producer teaming up with a singer to create something similar, but that’s just what Knxledge and Anderson .Paak have done, conceiving NxWorries. The pair first … Continue reading Review | NxWorries – Yes Lawd!