The Roots percussionist follows up his 2016 self-titled SCM debut with a new EP featuring a variety of Moods, from the downtempo flip of Bilal on "Hey Slim", to the bang-your-fucking-head-off slaps of FTL. Tributes are paid to lost greats and classics of old are made new again. Kanye fucks with Stro. You should too.
Big Shoes Cassette (2xCassette Vocals + Instrumentals)
ÒBIG SHOES is all about fitting the shoes that came before you and filling the shoes that will come after you. Taking the best from those who led and teaching those who will follow in your footsteps how to lead.Ó - House Shoes BIG SHOES deals in legacy. The legacies we inherit, carry on or betray, and the legacies we leave behind for others. House Shoes and Big Tone know about legacy. The Motor City titans came up in a time when Detroit Hip-Hop experienced a super-bloom of creativity and innovation. In their own ways, they took on a mantle for the city and itÕs music scene. They bled for it. They lost friends and pillars of their city. Then, they grew up and created families of their own. Still, theyÕve pressed on and continued. Tone and Shoes have been friends and collaborators for a lifetime. BIG SHOES is a chronicle of their experiences, together and alone, carrying out the heavy and heralded legacy of being a Detroit musician. This reconciliation of the pain their journeys have faced includes a recognition of the growth brought about as a result. BIG SHOES is also a family reunion, with a litany of guests, witnesses and friends. This isnÕt a Hollywood tale of triumph, itÕs a bittersweet story of blessings and baggage. Our protagonists donÕt end the album in loud and garish opulence, they complete a cipher. Where they began dealing with the weight of the lineage they carry on, we leave the story with our two auteurs in control and at peace with the patrimony theyÕve built--and continue to build. BIG SHOES is fully produced by House Shoes with Big Tone handling the mic, with family appearances from Denmark Vessey, Blu, Quelle Chris, Jimetta Rose, 87 and MoSel.
Doc Illingsworth has been cranking out heat in Detroit for years now. Whether it be solo, instrumental, or rhyming and providing the sonics for his crew Detroit CYDI, his discography has grown as long if not longer than many of his contemporaries. I felt that a full length LP of his work was long overdue. No better time than the present, right? So we made it happen. Better late than never right? Hopefully this will be the first of many for Illingsworth. It took a minute, but it's definitely Worth The Wait...
After spending the majority of 2009 in Hollywood, Chanes briefly returned home to finish up songs for what would become his 2010 release, An Experimentation in Instrumentation. The 15-track tape, presented by House Shoes, exposed us all to the nomadic 21-year-old producer from Canton, Michigan. Chanes would spend the next two years working between home and Brooklyn, before relocating to Arizona, where he would release his follow up project, Renegade Hands, (Insect Records 2013). Presented again by Shoes, Hands solidified Chanes as one of the most promising young producers in the country.
Fast-forward to 2016, and at 27, this self-titled debut takes us circa 2007 - 2009 with the soul-chopping salad days of his mother's basement, through the alternative sampling Williamsburg, Brooklyn sessions of 2010. If the melancholy desert psychedelia of his isolated four years in perpetual Southwestern summer gives us a glimpse into his growing electronic influences, then the angst of his winter homecomings are hiding under the aggressive parka weather beats that first caught the attention of DetroitÕs underground.
Fittingly, ChanesÕ debut LP comes full circle, finishing the album back in the place it all started and releasing it with long-time supporter House Shoes and Street Corner Music.
Seige Monstracity is an anomaly in the music industry. He rides the fence, providing the contemporary soundtracks for successful commercial artists such as YG, Tyrese, Keisha Cole, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as producing grimey backdrops for underground artists like Bizarre, Bad Lucc, and Namebrand.
This is a collection of the latter. SeigeÕs debut LP contains 12 incredible doses of heavy beats, chopped up breaks, and obliterated samples. A Detroit transplant in Los Angeles, both cities are omnipresent at all times on the LP.Ê
ÒSwahililandÓ is a west-coast interpretation of the classic ÒStakes Is HighÓ. ÒCarelessÓ revives a classic David Axelrod moment. ÒDirt BagÓ sounds like a late night liquor store robbery. ÒDovesÓ takes a classic from one of our all time greats who we lost recently, and transforms it into a ride thru the hood on a beautiful day in Los Angeles.
This is not to be missed. Another classic collection of beats from Street Corner Music.Ê
ÒYouÕre cool, the engineÕs hot, the girls gorgeous. A tankful of gas and an open roadÉThe rest is up to you!"
Different Worlds Music Group/Fat Beats are thrilled to announce the release of the latest album from Skizz (DJ Skizz), ÒCruise Control,Ó available everywhere on cassette, November 4th -- limited to 500 copies!
Cruise Control is SkizzÕs 2nd official producer album (B.Q.E. 2013). Over the last couple years, Skizz has been laying down the groundwork for Your Old Droog, while producing and working as his tour DJ.Ê He has also been producing for other notable artists, all the while creating his own label/imprint, Different Worlds Music Group.
This will be the 2nd official release from Different Worlds. The label released Timeless TruthÕs critically acclaimed ÒCold WaveÓ album this past February.
ÒCruise Control is a sonic progression,Ó says Skizz. ÒThis album takes you from where B.Q.E. left off- itÕs still that raw boom-bap, but this album is a bit more slick and melodious.Ê On this album, Skizz recruited a mix of veteran OG MCs (O.C., Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Evidence, etc) as well as up-and- comers (Your Old Droog, Conway, Hus Kingpin, Da Villins, etc) to provide a dope cohesive and original album that is set to be the official Hip-Hop soundtrack for the summer of Õ16É
Tuamie returns to Street Corner Music with Holy Ghost Spirituals, the third release in SCM's Gospel flip series. Following Jake One and Ras_G's collections, Tuamie chops and flips his sanctified selections into raw beats. A no brainer for a Tuamie fans, this will not be around long.
Dert is back. Kind of.
Derty DanÕs Cheap Thrills, his second release on SCM, and fourth record in as many years has arrived. As with prior self-released albums West Side Of The Moon and Eclipse, Dert sticks to one group for the source material that he then flips, chops and obliterates over the albums 16 tracks. This wonÕt be around long. ItÕs also DertÕs last album he will be making.
Jake One's discography reads like a who's who list of some of the greatest AND most successful artists in the history of hip hop. That's what makes him truly unique. Blurring the lines between the underground and overground.
Providing sonic backdrops for such incredible emcees as De La Soul, Scarface, Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Casual, Elzhi, Brother Ali, and Rakim among others, but polishing that same formula and providing records for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, J Cole, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and Royce 5'9", Jake One is one of the exceptions that has worked equally with both of these sides of the industry. Exceptionally.
"Prayer Hands", a collection of instrumentals created from gospel sources, includes some of those recordings amongst others that all remind you that Jake One has pretty much become the go-to producer for any major artist that wants some real hip hop shit on their album. And understandably so.
His discography is one of the most reputable in the game. On October 21st, Street Corner Music and Rappers I Know are proud to present Jake One's "Prayer Hands"
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