Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
Freddie’s brand of gangsta rap over top Madlib’s crate digging, soulful beats
Hawk House – A Handshake to the Brain
Dubbed England’s answer to the Fugees, the comparison is an apt introduction to the uninitiated
Ratking – So It Goes
While many new artists in the New York scene are looking to the past, Ratking are solidifying a modern vision of golden era hip hop: glitchy, gritty and soulful.
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
Retro yet futuristic, soulful yet robotic, offbeat yet precise
Your Old Droog = Your Old Droog EP
People believing that you are Nas in disguise is not a bad way to start a career. Your Old Droog offers one of the finest modern executions of gritty golden era hip hop.