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Anyone who’s into producing has heard of the legendary Ensoniq ASR-10. It’s been used by numerous producers (Rza, El-P, Timbaland, Kanye West, Alchemist, The Neptunes, Necro), and has fueled the sound for countless rap classics. I ran across this documentary today on youtube and thought I’d share. Some nostalgia for all you boom bap lovers.

“Boom Bap Heroes” is an innovative documentary film series, showcasing various Drum Machines and Samplers and their impact on Hip-Hop culture. The first film in the series will document the Ensoniq ASR-10, a keyboard/sampling workstation, which emerged in the early 90’s. Vol. 1 features !llmind, Jake One and Emile Haynie, elaborating on how the ASR-10 has changed their lives.

The Legend of COOL DISCO DAN

The Legend of “Cool” Disco Dan is a documentary about one of the pioneers of graffiti. Narrated by Henry Rollins, it takes a look into Washington DC in the 80s but centers around Disco Dan and what motivated him to write. ‘Legend’ premiered on February 23rd, but is showing in select cities later this month. Hit the jump for the showings.


COMMA – AQUAhydrate Summer Mix v9

Here’s another dose of new music for everyone that appreciates drum & bass, trap, and darker electro vibes. Comma drops one of the more smooth, genre-bending mixes I’ve heard in a minute.

I’ve been jamming this during my runs all week and it’s kept me going. Throw this banger on the iPod and get to work.

World’s Fair – Bastards of the party

Rap newcomers World’s Fair just dropped their free album Bastards of the party on Fools Gold Records.

In their own words…

Queens rap collective World’s Fair kick holes in speakers worldwide with their debut album Bastards Of The Party, available now for free download at

The album is a futuristic boom-bap collage from six truly unique crew MCs, seamlessly weaving party-crushing cuts like “B.O.T.P.” and “Get Out” alongside raw-nerve confessionals, late night rollers and straight up BARS. From the anthemic “96 Knicks” to the introspective closer “Blacklisted,” Bastards Of The Party is a self-assured, infinitely listenable mission statement heralding World’s Fair’s arrival as the new New York crew to watch.

I’m not so sure about “futuristic boom-bap”, but I’ll let it ride.
The beat production sounds exactly out of the late 90s, which is what I grew up on. It’s got a Bush Babees / Boot Camp Clik vibe to it, which I’m not mad about at all.

Peep game below.

New music alert: SZA

Every once in awhile I stumble on a female artist who can sing like an angel and I can’t stop listening. I just got put up on SZA a couple of days ago, and I’ve been jamming her first two EPs back to back.

Turns out that SZA just started singing last year, but it sounds like she’s been doing her thing forever.

SZA recently got signed to TDE (home of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, etc), so expect for her to be everywhere really, really soon.


I just dropped this new 35 minute mix of original beats, so get your ass over to soundcloud and download that hoe.

It’s a blend of dark, industrial, aggro, electronic rap beats for you to commit crime to. Go beat someone’s ass, paint a freeway shot, or push a cart with this blasting in your headphones.

Rey Resurreccion – CREAM

Just got put up on this new, classic sounding banger from San Jose’s own Rey Res. If you’re into this, be sure to check out Rey at Heiroday 2013, where he’ll be performing on September 2nd.


Yung ‘Twon is back with a video for Dying in the pussy. It’s got awkward white chicks gyrating in body suits, violence, and a touch of b-movie nostalgia thrown in for good measure. Peep game.


Deniro Farrar x BSBD – Danger

Another day, another BSBD music video? I guess that’s how they’re doing things this week.

I’ve been jamming the Cliff of Death album from Deniro Farrar and Blue Sky Black Death for a minute, so I was stoked when I found out they just dropped the video for Danger today.

If you’ve been sleeping on this release get your ass over to their bandcamp page and cop that shit now.



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