COOKIN’ SOUL – SOULMATIC INSTRUMENTALS

Following the original ‘Soulmatic‘ mixtape, on which the Spanish DJ duo teamed up with Nas to pay tribute to ‘Illmatic’, Cookin’ Soul release the instrumental version of the project.  In their own words, the vision for the project was “not to just remix ‘Illmatic’ as such. Actually Soulmatic only contains 4 remixes from the original album… Also…

9TH WONDER – FAREWELL TO THE SOUL MAN

Last Friday it emerged that one of music’s true greats, Bobby Womack, sadly passed away.  To commemorate the Soul legend, 9th Wonder releases ‘Farewell To The Soul Man’.  9th Wonder places Womack’s music, to which Hip Hop owes so much, within that context – a fitting tribute from one of the genre’s all-time great producers.  Stream below via…

DE LA SOUL X J DILLA – SMELL THE DA.I.S.Y.

As far as treats for Hip Hop fans go, they don’t really get much better than this.  One of the game’s most original rap groups over classic beats from arguably Hip Hop’s most influential producer.  De La Soul’s ‘Smell The Da.I.S.Y’ (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) is a tribute to the late production legend, who posthumously…