When Tenacity was writing the album he was going through a lot of changes personally. Both negative and positive transitions. He was doing a lot of walking and a lot of sleeping on couches. A lot of exploring and alot of encounters and conversations with strangers, both good and bad. During the process he grew into himself. He would have shitty days and write about them. He would have great days and write about them to the same beat. He created songs that were Inspired by the good and bad that surrounded him. Whether it be the death of a friend or growth of his engineering business. Whether it be the loss of employment or the gain of understanding. He would sit and Imagine the life he has now. ThatÕs the Law of attraction. A life free of Distractions and Know It Alls. I was Looking For Things and fell victim to Temptation. This Bitter Earth had his Feelings Bottled Up. He had to choose Heads or Tails and Grow regardless.
Heads or Tails (feat. Jimetta Rose)
Looking For Things
Understanding (feat. Guilty Simpson)
Imagine (feat. Jimetta Rose)
That's the Law (feat. Ras Kass & One Be Lo)
Know it Alls (feat. Chino XL)
C/D Ð Instrumentals
Moe Dirdee comes from the streets. Ushered in by no other than Big Proof, Moe shares top rank among Detroit's finest MC's. "Moe Dert" puts that on full display, accompanied from top to bottom by Dert Beats on production. Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, this is a must to add to your SCM collection.
Limited to 300 units
The follow up to Juicy The EmissaryÕs fantastic 2017 SCM debut isnÕt truly a follow up. The A-side of 2019Õs ÒTimberÓ was found by SCM head House Shoes in 2016 while digging around on SoundCloud. ÔShoes hit Juicy and let him know he was interested in releasing it on Street Corner Music, he just needed him to give him the B-side tracks. Juicy said he would oblige, but told ÔShoes he had just finished another projectÊand would sent that thru as well. That project would turn out to be ÔAttention Kmart ChoppersÕ, one of the illest beat tapes ever in the medium. Juicy dissected a vault of KmartÕs musical library that would be played in-store while customers shopped in the 1980Õs. Flawless.
He eventually completed the B-side that ÔShoes needed to complete the album that initially garnered his interest in Juicy.
And here it is. Timber. Chop Chop.
Debut LP from UK by way of the CongoÕs young prodigy, K le maestro. Follows last yearÕs acclaimed remix 45 of AmerieÕs 1 Thing that goes for upwards of $85 on discogs. Ranging from gritty grime to sunshine, all the tracks are rooted in heavy drums with a variety of emotions layered in between.
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.
Extremely limited pressing in hand stamped jackets.ÊBig Shoes Instrumentals exclusive to vinyl and CD, no digital release.
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
Pressed in an extremely limited quantity, these hand stamped instrumental 2XLP's of Big Tone + House Shoes' recent collaborative effort BIG SHOES are now available while supplies last.
The last of the Shoes beats.
Originally released in 2016, Fly AnakinÕs ÔGrand SchemeÕ EP catapulted him into public consciousness. The Richmond rapperÕs presentation of poetry, blended with tales of worldly desire proved to be a good mix - itÕs his most celebrated project to date. This exclusive expanded edition includes album instrumentals only available on vinyl (no digital or streaming).
Narrated by Robalu Gibsun, featuring production from Noah Rime$, Cashby, Foisey, Ohbliv, Tropes & Fly Anakin himself.
A fever dream is a particularly intense or confusing dream brought on by a fever.
This album was heavily inspired by the work of both Perrin Moss [of Hiatus Kaiyote] and Paul Thomas Anderson.
The goal here is to establish a claustrophobic and hypnotic electronic atmosphere that can also be used as a type of narcotic to stimulate creative thinking. With some moments of ease and some of dizzying anxiety, I hope you enjoy your fever dream.
Originally hailing from Florida, Ghost McGrady headed out west and posted up in Koreatown, Los Angeles where neighbors and police frequently complained of a loud smell and an even louder stereo system blaring the wide spectrum of vivid sounds that would ultimately come to form the beats throughout this album. This is a collection of songs composed over the past four years (2014-2018) that form one coherent thought: Believe. Each beat was created with an open mind and a Ôfuck the popular soundÕ mentality that comes from years upon years of sample chopping and sound design experience dating back to Ghost McGradyÕs genesis at age 11 in his darkened bedroom.
Believe is the consequence of House Shoes discovering Ghost at a local event and building a relationship that culminated in Shoes curating this album using brand new tracks & material that had previously been heard in various internet locations. To have these heavily textured songs that were once made in a dim lit, lonely, and depressing apartment be heard on vinyl is simultaneously a dream fulfilled and the perfect medium for their expression.
FRANK is the latest release from Dolfin Records, a Texas indie label with a prominent underground roster that includes rapper Lord Byron, producer Ben Hixon, R&B singer Jon Bap, and former Stanley Clarke drummer Mike Mitchell. Liv.e is one of the newer artists on the label, having previously collaborated with Hixon through a series of DJ parties in Dallas (ÒNew Math MondaysÓ). Hixon and Bap have significant marks on this project, providing production, mixing, and background vocals. The beats they lend are often heavy on the drums, with short, hazy riffs that resemble Dilla-style syncopated loops.
FRANK opens with a short hiss, launching into a jittery pattern of cymbals and drums, stinging bass slaps, and bouncy guitar riffs. You can almost see the tape reels rolling in front of you as the instrumental loops play themselves out with occasional flutters and skips. A chorus of voices enter with harmonies out of the George Clinton songbook, blending in behind the slow, finger-snapping beat. It sounds more like a lost, dusty funk recording from the Õ70s than an R&B song made in 2017.
- Nitish Pahwa (Passion Of The Weiss)
Street Corner Music is proud to partner with Dolfin Records for this vinyl release.
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.
Compiled by House Shoes, Love n War is a melodious jaunt through the mind of Los Angeles based producer, reallynathan.Ê Creations representative of a five-year span, from 2010 to 2015, the tape is a true portrayal of what reallynathanÕs music exudes: tension and release.Ê Whether itÕs the ambient production found on ÒShine OffÓ, the more traditional hip hop sound on ÒTrickery,Ó or the house influence on tracks such as ÒimafreakÓ, the theme remains consistent; a search for freedom from the turmoil within and around us. Love and war.
reallynathan credits his musical style to Bay Area roots, years spent witnessing the growth of the LA beat scene, and his most recent discovery of dance music while residing in NYC.Ê If the name sounds familiar, it could be from his days DJing and producing for the hip hop trio Late Bloomers (Tres Records, 2011), or his past production for Cashus King fka Co$$. In fact, it was his work on Cashus KingÕs Instrument of Emotion project that led to his discovery by House Shoes, paving the way for five years of tension filled productions to see a proper release.
Debut LP on Street Corner Music from the CT based producer.
"While preparing for my radio show about a year ago, I put a kite out to the kids that I was looking for some heat to play. This kid sent me a 20 second clip of a work in progress. It was sublime. He kept sending beats per my request. It was exciting how consistently good the shit was. Blissful, downtempo escapism. His production took me somewhere else, in a time where a retreat from the increasingly stressful day to day is more than welcomed. That first track he sent, "Huey", starts off Balloons, Wowflower's debut LP on Street Corner Music, just as it started the dialogue between the two of us. The Street Corner faithfuls will not be disappointed. This shit is fantastic."
Debut release on Street Corner Music from the CT based producer.
"Foisey's music got into my hands thru Mutant Academy. I became aware of these RVA kids last year and told them to send a pack. What initially stood out was the beats from Foisey, a young cat from Connecticut. He kept sending packs and I put together a dope collection of his instrumentals. Laid back vibes with a punch. You won't be disappointed.
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.
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