enjoy N support great hip-hop music from Moka Only~ – Arkisound
About Moka Only: Well…I don’t want to brag, but I did it. 12 albums for 2016 and I’m happy with all of them. It’s hard to pick a favourite, they all have their own flavour. I wanted to close it on a good note with this album. This one is sort of an extension of Martian Xmas in a sense that winter is the prevailing theme. This project ends where the new year began, with a track that was intended for the Brutal album. I figured that makes sense with this project since ‘World of Mine’ was recorded last December. ‘Goin with this’ was another Brutal track that just didn’t fit on that project. It’s delicious here. There’s more nostalgia on this album than I’ve showcased in a long time. I mean, it’s often nodded towards, but I went deep up in it on this collection. The song ‘Come Back’ is urging the old heads to come back to a world in which they probably never should’ve been distanced from. One of my faves on the album is ‘Where Did All the Muffin Shops Go’. It’s a bit silly, but valid as a perfect example of how so many standards of the 90s have been largely forgotten in favour of the next trend. It speaks metaphorically of 90s hiphop too. ‘Join Me Now’ is a cool ass winter track from 2014. Had to include it here. It fit. Just so you know, I don’t just go looking for old filler. It’s not as if I don’t record a ton of new tracks for every project, but rather I pull old tracks for the pure purpose of contextual enhancement. Sometimes it’s older instrumentals and sometimes it’s vocals. That is just how I do art. To end this off, I must give a big thanks to URBNET for allowing me to make this dream come true! I’ve always wanted to be with a label that gave me the freedom to be as creative and prolific as I want. URBNET is my home base and I’m very thankful for them. Big thanks to St. Mic for mastering ten out of these twelve albums, you’ve been great. Thank you to the legions of Torcharoons who keep me rolling. Torchlight Commission is my crew. Happy New New, people. Love. http://mokaonly.net/
enjoy N support great music~ – Arkisound
♠♠♠ Don’t MisS ♠♠♠
- 01. She Burned My Art [feat. Moka Only]
- 02. Cannonball
- 03. Universe
- 09. Who Got It [feat. Moka Only]
About Illa J: From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13, when the young John Yancey aka Illa J wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. After his brother’s passing in ‘06, he began teaching himself piano, bass and taking vocal lessons while finding himself touring the world and recording a slew of Dilla-related projects, notably being an active member of Slum Village until 2014. His first solo album, ’08s Yancey Boys and the Frank Nitt 2013 collaborative album Sunset BLVD were both released on seminal label Delicious Vinyl. Feeling the need for a change creatively as well as geographically, in 2012 John moved to the future music hotbed that is Montreal ultimately making the connection with Canadian producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical aka Potatohead People (whose acclaimed Bastard Jazz debut album Big Luxury in Spring 2015 featured Illa J on two hit singles). The success of their initial collaborations inspired the team to dive into the studio and embark on Illa J’s new self-titled solo album, and present an entirely fresh sound of his own. https://soundcloud.com/realillaj
Very chilly hh song from Moka~enjoy your monday ^^ – Arkisound
About Moka Only: https://www.facebook.com/kareem.serene
...Don’t MisS! 02. No Holds 05. Yo Yo!...
Enchanted Album ziiiiiiiig
Tiffology: What inspires you to create?
Elaquent: Well, theres all the obvious inspirational situations, like hearing a song thats really dope motivates me to get in the lab. Obviously hearing a hot hot sample will get the juices of any beatmaker goin. But beyond all of that, I get inspired by regular life shit. When my nephew was born, I made a beat. I’ll have a really elaborate and intellectual conversation with someone that will later inspire a beat. Lots of spontaneous encounters inspires me, lately its been new scenery. Going to Costa Rica for instance was an overdose on inspiration. I’d encourage any artist or musician to travel, it’s definitely great for the inspiration tip. [Source: http://www.crayonbeats.com]
hip-hop / beats / instrumental
...Don’t MisS! 05. Resistance 08. Still Gotcha 12. To keep Us Rollin’...
if you wanna keep dancin & smilin, listen megasong “To keep Us Rollin'” ^^