We were recently asked to do our current top 10 hip-hop tunes for DJ Magazine. Doing it made us realise we'd been loving a lot of what has been coming out of the New York scene over the last few years. So we got together with DJ Ivan6 of 'Holdin Court' to put together this mix to showcase some of what we're talking about.
Whilst all the hype is elsewhere, there has been this whole growth of creative and interesting hip-hop coming back out of New York based around quality content and the art and craft of emceeing from legends such as Mos Def, Roc Marciano, Ski Beatz or Rock of Heltah Skeltah to the new generation dons like Homeboy Sandman, Elucid, Fresh Daily or Action Bronson.
If you like any of what you hear go dig these artists out coz each and every one of them has a killer catalogue of goodies.
Artwork by Matt Pugh /