- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Chasm, Descry, Big K.R.I.T., Oddisee, Casual and more.
K, long story short… there’s a reason why most of my mixes consist of instrumental tracks. With the beats it’s quite straightforward – there’s hundreds of beatmakers out there that share their work via bandcamp, soundcloud, various blogs etc, and it’s not that difficult to recognize quality tracks. But it’s a whole different story when it comes to finding recently released songs that would combine fine beats and lyrics with some substance.
On one hand there’s quite a few strong lyricists, who, unfortunately, choose to spit their rhymes over the whack instrumentals, on the other – a lot of great tracks have been ruined by clumsy mc’s and shallow subject matter. Sadly, it’s a rare occasion to hear a good flow, conscious lyrics and juicy beat at the same time. The following list contains some of the material I selected out of 2000+ tracks released in 2012 (including re-issues), that should in theory match the aforementioned criteria, but I’ll let you be the judge of that :)