I dug in my crates real deep this time and put together a beat tape. Goes to all you aimless wanderers and wonderers who carry their headphones around everywhere. This 30-minute mini album is a retrospective of sorts, containing unreleased beats made through the years, specially remastered for this Bandcamp exclusive.
There's plenty of recent material included, with the newest cut being from last week, while the oldest is from 2002 and it damn near put tears in my eyes reminiscing through all this stuff. Half the time I can't recall where the samples are from but I do remember the vibe with each beat like it was yesterday. Even the little Saine-logo in the cover was hand-drawn by a 16-year-old me back in 1999 - seemed fitting for the occasion.
Long story short, this is my declaration of love for the old-school variety of hip-hop - and owes everything to black music and culture as well as everyone I've sampled. I hope you enjoy listening to this thing as much as I did making it.
Now, another example that Music with capital letters was created in Africa. I can't thank Kenny Dixon Jr enough for another outstanding piece of art rooted in the deepest and most ancient of expressions. What a reinterpretation of funk and disco! alexlaragarcia