LIFE: Rhythm Roulette: ChaseTheMoney | Mass Appeal
May24

LIFE: Rhythm Roulette: ChaseTheMoney | Mass Appeal

“This sh*t fye,” said St. Louis producer ChaseTheMoney, pulling the bandana up off his eyes just enough to see the vinyl he’d just snatched up. “Let’s get to it.” The man who built bangers for artists like Lil St. Louis, Rich The Kid, and FBG Fortune had just groped through the bins at NYC’s Good Records, blindly selecting three albums at random—Miss Ethel Waters ‘Live,’ Ry Cooder’s ‘Slide Area,’ and the Debbie Deb sureshot “Lookout...

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BARS: Dilated Peoples hard freestyle 2004 – never heard before Throwback!
May24

BARS: Dilated Peoples hard freestyle 2004 – never heard before Throwback!

Dilated Peoples freestyle from back in 2004 – never heard before...

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BARS: Lloyd Banks – Still D.R.E. Freestyle (Full Version)
May23

BARS: Lloyd Banks – Still D.R.E. Freestyle (Full Version)

Classic Lloyd Banks freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”...

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LIFE: The Kings of Chinese Rap Take On the World
May21

LIFE: The Kings of Chinese Rap Take On the World

Straight outta Chengdu, China, the Higher Brothers are making Sichuan hip-hop a global sensation. It all started when the four friends spent a winter holed up in a tiny bedroom writing songs about their beloved childhood cartoon, “Haier Brothers.” The guys began to mix trap beats with local dialects, Mandarin and broken English to create a singular style—one that caught the attention of New York-based music label, 88Rising. In this...

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LIFE: Rhythm Roulette: Tom Misch | Mass Appeal
May18

LIFE: Rhythm Roulette: Tom Misch | Mass Appeal

Tom Misch is a devotee of Dilla who’s been putting in work for years as a lo-fi SoundCloud producer. The South London singer and beatmaker self-produced most of his recent debut album ‘Geography,’ which features a rare lyrical cosign from Native Tongue OGs De La Soul. The last time he was in NYC, Misch accepted Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette challenge, pulling up to Norman’s Sound & Vision in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to tie a...

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