Posts Tagged ‘FACT Magazine’

Life After Dilla: 25 great post-Donuts instrumental hip-hop releases (Via FACT)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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I wrote a round-up of instrumental releases that have come out since Donuts for FACT Magazine. Despite the prodigious length, this list isn’t meant to be comprehensive – there have been hundreds of albums and tapes released that fit the criteria, accounting all of them would’ve been impossible. So I mostly focused on my favorites, while also trying to keep in mind things like influence, public standing and the role each release played in its creator’s career. Note that the ‘post-Donuts’ designation in the title is a temporal reference, not a stylistic one. Some of the most interesting items released in this subgenre since 2006 have notably deviated from the influence and legacy of Dilla and other similarly canonical producers, and I specifically wanted to reflect this in my list as well. Enjoy.
 
Life After Dilla: 25 great post-Donuts instrumental hip-hop releases (Via FACT)
 

FACT Magazine Presents: The 100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records Of All Time

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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FACT Magazine graciously invited me and some other very smart and knowledgeable people to do a list of 100 indie/backpacker/whatever albums of all time. After much arguing and bluntsmoking, here are the results. Feel free to hate on it in the comments here or over at FACT.
 

FACT Magazine Presents: The 100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records Of All Time

 
S/O to John Twells for being a great editor, and Geng Grizzly, Son Raw and Jeff Roscobeamer for being an great team to argue and write with.