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The Expert – Neckbreakers (Beat Tape)

20 May

Another solid Beat Tape from  my dude The Expert. Always getting submissions for the blog, but this one is worth a look! Don’t sleep on The Expert.

Neckbreakers is a seven track beat tape journey that forces you to nod your head from start to finish. The EP is produced by The Expert who has been making beats for over fifteen years mainly for his band Messiah J & The Expert. He has also worked with C-Rayz Walz, Sleep of Old Dominion and has played shows with Public Enemy, De La Soul, Nas, Gangstarr, The Pharcyde, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli and Aesop Rock amongst others. This is his first foray into the beat tape world.

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9 Jan


If you aren’t familiar with Stu Bangas production, then you are missing out on some heat! Stu produces the kind of beats that make you wanna mean mug your grandma, a cute puppy, or even your baby brother. The native Bostonian blesses us with a collection of 12 instrumentals he produced for Vinnie Paz, Blaq Poet, Apathy, Wais P, Lateb, Esoteric, Reef the Lost Cauze as well as some unreleased beats from 2010-2011. If you are looking for go hard instrumentals for your beat collection, this is your tape… but it ain’t free! The instrumentals can be downloaded for less than a dime bag ($9) here:

Available via the Brutal Music BandCamp Page

Exclusive Interview With Panik of Molemen Records – Making Beats and Refining His Sound

24 Jul

1. First off, introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with Panik and Molemen Records.

Hi my name is Panik from Molemen, we are a crew based out of Chicago that’s been doing our thing since the early 90’s. Crew members consist of Panik (Me) , Vakill (MC), Pnd (DJ, Producer), Memo ( producer), Scheme (mc), Astonish (mc) & others.

As producers we’ve worked with Slug from Atmosphere, Saigon, Kool G Rap, MF Doom, Aesop Rock, Vinnie Paz, Brother Ali, Planet Asia, Rasco, Juice, All Natural, Esoteric, Apathy, Del The funky Homosapien, Myka Nine, Sage Francis, Grand Daddy I.U., Percee P. Rhymefest & many many more.

The Label started in 1991, first we were releasing tapes/ cassettes that had 4-6 tracks locally & also doing mix tapes locally. Then in 97- we started releasing vinyl with Percee P, Rhymefest Vakill – Keep The Fame & E.C. & Rubberoom – Taste Of Chicago on the b side. We released a string of 12s inch vinyl ( Below the Ground 1995), (Buried Alive 96) ti’ll 2001 when we released Molemen -Ritual of the on double vinyl & cd which is our biggest album to date. Since then we’ve released 3 albums with Vakill ( The Darkest Cloud (2003), Worst Fears Confirmed (2007), Armor Of God (2011) , more Molemen album ( Chicago city limits vol 1( 2002 )& 2 (2007) , Killing Fields (2006)  , Lost sessions (2004) & we released album with several artist such as Longshot (2004) – Sacrifice (2004), Decay – Unlikely Hero (2008) , Astonish – From Now Until Forever (2008)