When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks.
New York natives Flatbush Zombies are gearing up for a new project, BetterOffDEAD, for which they announced a release date today.
The project is expected to drop on September 11th. Check out the trailer below.
This past week proved to be a big one for hip-hop. Definitely a week to be remembered, with three big rap albums (and one r'n'b album) all dropping on the same day (and every one knows this date by now)-- June 18. While Kanye West, J.
Joey Bada$$ is gradually making quite a name for himself. His mixtapes 1999 and PEEP: The aPROcalypse have been very well received, he's collaborated with DJ Premier on "Unorthodox", and even had his very own beef with the Based God. Did we mention he's still only 18?