“It’s crazy how I have so much pride in something that I had such a minuscule role in making great” – jolowitz. Couldn’t have set it better…without…….myself.

The video to a song crazy close to all of us here at Beatspill just dropped today.

I’ve pretty much only been listening to Travi$ Scott and Run the Jewels (speaking hip-hop) for the past few months, with lots of Tv on the Radio in the mix.

I’ve come to realize that he would have been my fourth pick in our label draft.

This is a fine example of why – because everything about this track is so Trav, but is also so uncharacteristic and a stretch away from his normally darkly emotional trap energy that is the lens that most of his music is felt through.

So damn excited for Rodeo.

I’ve been away. I been out here. Much has changed in my life since my last post.

This is probably the song that sums up my life right now.

Not because I’m livin what he’s spittin, but because the feels that I feel when I hear his emotionally braggadocious bars and the warm, eyes-rolling-back kinda beat just makes me feel like this is the moment I’m in, ya know?

This is because De La Soul, Chaka Khan, and Stevie Wonder are all very great.

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I wish more great producers released random instrumental tangents.

This beat takes you on a trip – Just Blaze turns “Human Nature” into a galvanizing, electronic beast. You can siphon power from it. It leaves you exhausted by the end, lusting for more. Luckily, you can have it; just press play again.

P.S.: Interview coming soon?

I don’t know if you’ve ever had this experience, but I’ve never met someone, shared music with them, and thought, “I’m going to make them the greatest Kanye/RZA/Premier/Pete Rock/Alchemist/Nujabes fan of all time”. The only artist I’ve ever been truly sure that I could find at least three to ten songs that could convince anyone of his ability has been Dilla. This is just one of many times I’ve tried to express what this breed of music does to me. And the crazy thing is most people never even try to put it into words. Think about that. I’ve heard this song in an absurdly diverse array of settings, time and place included, and it’s changed everything. If you know this song, you know what I mean when I say it changes everything. And to think what it must have been like for the conceptors. Dilla, the first time he felt he got it right? Common, the first time he heard it? Makes me want to barf simply based on the fact it’s something so much grander than thy self.



I’m still not sure if I’m doing it right.


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