CATEGORY: hip-hop

T.I. – Paper Trail

This cover has caught my eye a few times in the music stores. I didn’t realize who the cover artist was until someone shared a post about it from Kanye’s blog. I’ve seen Ian Wright’s work in a few of…

Lego Hip-Hop

Format Magazine posted 20 hip-hop album covers recreated with Legos, photographed by Nick Hanekom. My favorite is Common’s Be. And Stankonia made me laugh. I need to get my Legos…

Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 1, 2, 5, 6

Stones Throw put up a short article about how Jeff Jank created the covers for Madlib’s Beat Konducta series. All four depict the same album after varying stages of decomposition after being damaged by a leak in Peanut Butter Wolf’s…

Fantastic Planet – Fantastic JJ Project

Back in 2004, I crawled through the used section of my local music store and came across an album called “Past Futuristic” by a North Carolina group named The Others. I wasn’t sure what to expect from an album made…

Dam-Funk – Purple

If Dam-Funk created the soundtrack to Sega’s classic Outrun… I think it’s a good match. Stones Throw has been hyping this guy up an awful lot. I’m excited to see what he’ll be up to in 2009. His addition to…

Samon Kawamura – Unfold

A fold-out poster from what of one my surprise favorites of 08′, Germany-based Samon Kawamura’s Unfold. Didn’t know who he was before hearing the album. Then I noticed that I kept listening to it repeatedly. Now I play both of…

DJ I-Dee – Swollen Dome

A video for Miami-based artist DJ I-Dee for his album, Solitude, done by a friend of mine, Mykola Dosenko. Great classic video game themes throughout. He put a lot of work into this, and I think it was quite worth…

Plan-B Magazine Albums of The Year

Illustrations of Plan-B Magazine’s favorite albums of the year, done by Duncan of Crayon Legs, who I talked about previously when I thought Sarah and Duncan were one person. More covers on his blog.

Black Milk – Give The Drummer Sum

Video for a track from one of my favorite albums this year, Black Milk’s Tronic. Not sure who directed it, but I’m assuming FMWJ did since he uploaded it.

Mos Def @ Amoeba

I want to go record shopping with Mos.Also, someone open an Amoeba on the East Coast!

D-Pi

D-Pi’s an illustrator I’ve been following on DevArt for a while. I noticed he’s been doing a lot of work for URB Magazine lately. He’s got a great comic-influenced style, always impressive. Above is the cover he did for the…

Stones Throw Posters, Prints, Artwork

Stones Throw’s been doing a lot of art-related ventures lately. Now they’re selling prints including a poster for Dilla, Madvillain, Quasimoto, a show poster and a photo of Madlib by Brian Cross. I certainly can’t afford any of them. But…

Illa J – Yancey Boys

Illa J, J Dilla’s younger brother, released his album on Delicious Vinyl last week. The album’s made up of Illa J’s rhymes/singing over some classic Dilla production pulled out of Delicious Vinyl’s vaults. It’s a good album, and it’s nice…

Stefan Glerum – Crate Digging, Don’t Do It!

I have no idea who Stefan Glerum is, besides being an illustrator in the Netherlands. But his drawings have been posted on the Stones Throw forums a few times and I really like his style. This is a series of…

The Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind

After four years, Nicolay and Phonte finally drop another album together as The Foreign Exchange. This time, only two tracks have a few seconds of emceeing. The rest is soulful crooning by Phonte and friends over electronic-tinged production. I’ve seen…

Jason Jagel – 73 Sunshine

I am very tempted to buy this art book of Jason Jagel’s work on Stones Throw. Very, very tempted… Also comes with a vinyl EP of Madlib tracks.

Count Bass D – Robbed Without A Pistol

I’m not sure how I missed this. Maybe it was too under-the-radar for the already-under-the-radar blogs I subscribe to? I don’t know. But back in September Count Bass D posted an album of instrumentals on his blog (he has a…

Andrew Meza – Waiting On Annie Clark Mix

I’m always glad when a new BTS Radio mix shows up. Haven’t heard much from Meza in a while, so…. MP3 is available here. And of course, the mix comes with some new LCP United work. BTS RadioAndrew MezaLCP United

Jay Smooth – Free Radiohead Revolution

An interesting Current.TV pod on how consumers get their music these days. I agree with most of it. Physically leaving your home and going to a local store to purchase music is a much more satisfying experience than sitting in…

Obama On Hip-Hop

I’m all for a president that listens to Jay Z and Kanye West…