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Imperial x Bonafide Beats #43

Imperial x Bonafide Beats #43

Playing tracks by

Imperial, Jurassic 5, Pep Love, Hocus Pocus, RationaL and more.

“I’ve always been heavily influenced by the sound of hip-hop’s Golden Era and sample based beats. There are a lot of very dope artists who are currently taking the base elements of that 90s hip-hop sound but putting their contemporary spin on it. I’ve included a few of those in this mix.

“Signes Des Temps by Hocus Pocus is a great example of this type of sound. Soulful sample based beats with added instrumentation, scratching and dope raps.

“For me, the song of 2012 was Pep Love’s Hip-Hop My Friend. It embodies everything that is good about Hip Hop; meaningful rhymes that paint a picture over an extremely well produced sample based beat.

“Currently two of my favourite emcees are Shad and Mr J Medeiros [The Procussions]. I couldn’t leave them out of this mix and I’ve had the privilege of remixing some of Mr J’s songs one of which I’ve included here; ‘The Marquee’. I hope you enjoy this mix and perhaps discover some good solid hip hop you hadn’t come across!”