Tag: Instrumental Hip Hop

1998, Music

Hello Nasty (1998) by Beastie Boys

If there is one hip hop album I’ve heard more than any other, it’s this one. Now, I’m not sure I’ve ever actually heard it all the way through, but my brother owned this one, I know a lot of it. Sure, I know the hits – a few of these were played on Much …

2003, Music

Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003) by Kid Koala

I think I like this record even more than the debut. It’s roughly the same kind of idea – collages of music and voice samples, created for musical or humourous effect – but this record feels more “musical” to me, more indicative of his clear musical talent. This is particularly true in how he uses …

2000, Music

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000) by Kid Koala

I know nothing about electronic music and even less about turntabilism. My only exposure to the latter comes through an obscure Canadian jazz record that features some. So I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m told this record is a landmark in the genre, because before it, turntabilists just showed off their instrumental …

2011, Music

BBNGLive 1 (2011) by BADBADNOTGOOD

Before I get into it, I will say first off that I like this music. I generally like fusion (the idea that this is “instrumental hip hop” is more than a little hilarious, if this isn’t jazz then I don’t know what it is) that stays away from “cool jazz” cliches, as this does. But …