Mentored by music legend Thomas McElroy (En Vogue, Tony! Toni! Toné!, and Club Nouveau), the Oakland based two man production team Modern Future (Jake Nochimow & Zach Rubin-Rattet) release their latest in a monthly series of singles, "Weightless". The long time Drums & Ammo collaborators are known from rocking Classical to Hip Hop to Metal to Jazz seamlessly. Follow those guys
Oakland MC/Producer Buddha Avenue pushing that Town Hip Hop line with new video "Clock in" off of his latest release "Wonderful". Purchase his album HERE
The Bay Area's "The Architect" blacks out on 60 back to back productions creating a sublime soundscape filled with dusty Soul Psychedelic loops. Stay tuned for the DNA X The Architect interview/collaboration coming soon. #DNA
Drums & Ammo producer DJ Ammbush teams up with San Francisco's (recently featured in Viceland/Noisey's: Bay Area episode) The Jealous Guys. Download HERE #DNA
Oceanside, CA's DiALECT back with that raw off his upcoming "RiverView Springs" Mixtape. BTW catch up by checking out DiALECT's "Andrew Lemonz" project here https://soundcloud.com/dialect760
Rapsody is back with a new track that is simultaneously a call to arms, an indictment of America, a message of hope – all compacted in an amazingly uplifting song. The track, called “Fire,” references the stunning (but not too stunning, this is America, after all) victory of hate, white supremacy, sexism, and white nationalism’s last stand as embodied in the ugly blob of orange xenophobia and grotesque synthetic hair composed of white fragility that is Donald J. Trump. A few months back it was announced that the North Carolina rapper signed to Roc Nation. “Fire” was produced by Kash, Khrysis, and 9th Wonder. Rapsody begins the track by saying “Joy coming in the morning. The sun rise tomorrow no matter how dark the night is. You feel me, right?” Rapsody continues, as the immaculately produced beat drops, “We gon still be alright, joy come in the morning/ we just gotta last for the night/ them mask come off tonight/ don’t matter who in the big house/ we still gon march and fight/word to the people/whaddup.” And make sure to listen on for a crazy switch up in the beat.
Peep this Madlib/MF Doom interview from the folks www.bonafidemag.com. Madlib breaks down his beginnings with his Oxnard Cali Lootpack crew, when he got his first sampler, how he connected with Freddie Gibbs and more! #DNA
Peep the official music video for "Clarity" by Nipsey Hussle ft Bino Rideaux & Dave East. Two of Drums & Ammo's favorite MC's rockin, Hussle & East exemplify the best of their respective Coasts.
Nipsey Hussle's "Slauson Boy 2" out now. Directed by Be EL Be.