BIG 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. - 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 it's 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, they've 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 isn't a Hollywood tale of triumph, it's a bittersweet story of blessings and baggage. Our protagonists don't 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 they've 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. Big Shoes Instrumentals exclusive to vinyl and CD, no digital release. BIG 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. - 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 Anakin's Grand Scheme EP catapulted him into public consciousness. The Richmond rapper's presentation of poetry, blended with tales of worldly desire proved to be a good mix - it's 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 fuck the popular sound mentality that comes from years upon years of sample chopping and sound design experience dating back to Ghost McGradys 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 (New Math Mondays). 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 70s than an R&B song made in 2017. - Nitish Pahwa (Passion Of The Weiss) Artwork by Ghostdrank. Street Corner Music is proud to partner with Dolfin Records for this vinyl release.
Dert is back. Kind of. Derty Dan's 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 won't be around long. It's also Dert's 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. Creations representative of a five-year span, from 2010 to 2015, the tape is a true portrayal of what reallynathan's music exudes: tension and release. Whether it's the ambient production found on Shine Off, the more traditional hip hop sound on Trickery, or the house influence on tracks such as imafreak, 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. 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 King's 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 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. Beats."
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.
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. Seige's 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. Swahililand is a west-coast interpretation of the classic Stakes Is High. Careless revives a classic David Axelrod moment. Dirt Bag sounds like a late night liquor store robbery. Doves 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.
Stro Elliot is an incredible producer and performer. Plain and simple. His productions mold the past and the present into futuristic soul splashed gems that turn heads whenever they are heard. His ability to breathe new life into already classic records is one of the reasons he is one of the most respected producers of the day. From The Summer Love Song, where he beats the shit out of Kool and the Gangs perennial classic Summer Madness, to the absolutely ridiculous flip of Soul II Stro, to Virginia Wolf, where he sings about relationship woes, it's all flawless. Street Corner Music is proud to present the debut LP from one of the best to do it.
Chicago producers Scud One (Cult Classic, The Dirty Science, 2013/2014) and T-White (The Gift Vol. V, Street Corner Music, 2014) have been working together musically for the last four years. Scud One is a producer and lyricist whose work on Cult Classic and Don't Drink The Kool-Aid - alongside artist Denmark Vessey - was called "organic and thoughtful, political and soulful, and without being quirky or removed from the streets" (Daniel Isenberg - Nahright.com, Complex Magazine). Scud One has worked with artists including Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, and Exile, among others. T-White is a music producer, and animator whose record debut was the fifth volume in the ten-volume "The Gift" series compiled by House Shoes (Street Corner Musicª). He has produced for Denmark Vessey on Don't Drink The Kool-Aid and 2015's Martin Lucid Dream; T-White produced the single "Don't Smoke K2" which was featured on NPR's "Songs We Love".
"Steven Tyler" - a title derived from the combination of both artists first names . Scud One (Steven) and T-White (Tyler) focus on the integration of beats, interludes and spoken-word comedy skits delivered with absurd - and sometimes sardonic - wit. It's a packed album, filled with colorful sounds, spacey artwork and irreverent humor throughout. As a collaborative effort, it showcases the strengths of both its producers, and makes for a unique blend.
Steven Tyler is being sponsored by Chroncierge. Steven Tyler will be released on both vinyl, and cassette, and thanx to Chroncierge, both will be green! Chroncierge will also be putting out a limited time strain called "Scudzy White" in support of the album. Steven Tyler is hard as fuck. - House Shoes
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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