Tag: DJ Shadow

  • Our 10 Favorite Essential Instrumental Hip-Hop Tracks

    Our 10 Favorite Essential Instrumental Hip-Hop Tracks

    Instrumental hip-hop is now omnipresent in film, TV, and dorm room study halls. Here are 10 essential tracks that helped the genre evolve.

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  • Unsung: In Praise of Rap’s Studio Musicians

    Unsung: In Praise of Rap’s Studio Musicians

    Rappers used to say, “The real backbone of hip-hop is disc jocks.” Nowadays, though, the real backbone of hip-hop is ostensibly the virtuosic studio musicians dominating the most heralded releases of the past few years. In leaving their indelible marks on records by award-winning artists like Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, instrumentalists like Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet), Robert […]

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  • Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Here at Soundfly HQ, we’re always sharing new music with each other. But this year was so full of distractions — losing so many of our musical heroes, saying goodbye to arguably our most musical president, the music and media worlds being swept up in the madness of the election — that it’s been easy to forget about […]

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Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability