Tag Archives: boom-bap

Mega Bites :: NAMELESS Drops ‘Chips’

While (iN)Sect Records has always been known for boundary-pushing, forward-thinking producers and productions, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable of hitting the masses with some boom-bap every once in a while.  For those needing that boom-bap fix, NAMELESS has come to your rescue in the form of Chips, a stream of consciousness labor of love full of wonderful vocal samples, progressive pace and timing, and most importantly, head-nodders galore in terms of the beats.  This album is easy enough to enjoy on its own, but after taking a quick peek at the backstory behind the culmination of this release, it’s hard not to feel the passion and patience that went into Chips.  If you can afford to, cop it.  If not, stream it and share it so others can check it out.

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Looking Back :: Acclimated Assassin Revisits A Bygone Era On ‘Restoration’ LP

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Hip-hop is known for the cycles that it goes through, and how it folds back in on itself to create fresh sounds out of new-sounding elements that are deeply rooted in its own past.  That being said, with 808s making the resurgence they have as of lately, it only makes sense that the boom-bap era is due its time in the sun near future.  Acclimated Assassin, and Austin-based hip-hop producer (by way of Maine), seems to be in that same mindset, as Restoration finds him putting an updated and personal spin on familiar drums and stabs that made the boom-bap era such a prolific one.  The result is a handful of tracks that you wish you’d heard Black MoonO.C.Casual, or any name from the absurdly long list of monolithic MCs that emerged from the early to mid-1990s rap on.  Definitely check this one out asap, spread it around for others to dig in to, and cop it if you have a few bucks.

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