Our new monthly playlist is a random mix-tape featuring a variety of Hip-Hop tracks & artists that we dig. While we do enjoy a good deal of contemporary hip-hop we're definitely more partial to the rhythm & flows of the golden age. As drummers ourselves who grew up in the 80s/90s, we were greatly influenced by the golden age's more natural feeling bounce and use of samples that provided a pocket, swing, and desirable grit which many modern producers seem to often overlook. That being said, we do love a solid straight drum machine groove and appreciate a great deal of synth-driven electronic music across many different genres.
At any rate, like we said this is just a mix of tracks we quickly threw together — not suppose to be any sort of definitive list by any means. But If you're in the mood for some hip-hop and are curious about what we dig, have a listen. If you have any recommendations based on this list, we'd love to hear them.
One Note! // A good portion of these tracks feature fairly explicit language, so you may want to adjust the volume depending on your surroundings & situation. Enjoy!