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Spiderman & Dead Pool are Eric B. and Rakim

Written By: Joe Kelly & Eddie McGuiness

Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

Artist: Eric B. & Rakim

Album: Paid In Full

Personal favorites:
I Ain’t No Joke
Eric B Is on the Cut
My Melody
I Know You Got Soul
Paid in Full
As the Rhyme Goes On
Eric B Is President


Written By: Dan Slott

Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo

Artist: A Tribe Called Quest

Album: Midnight Marauders

Personal Favorites:
Award Tour
8 Million Stories
Electric Relaxation
Clap Your Hands
Oh My God
The Chase, Part II
Lyrics to Go

The Aristocrat of Rap

D.I.Y. is the way many of my favorite artist have gone, from the Beastie Boys (after they left Def Jam and formed Grand Royal), Atmosphere (Duo from Minnesota who own Rhymesayers) it is the one and only true way an artist can be free to do what they want.

This album “Crush” shows why indie hip-hop is so important to the genre.  I’ve said before that hip hop is always changing and evolving, and this album, to me, shows when happens when it evolves in to a beautiful thing.

Clemits is an Emcee from Austin Tx who knows his musical roots, and its shows, throught “Crush” but some how manages to remind you that this album dropped last year in 2015, Honestly I think he’s making Austin proud.

“Calling My Name” defiantly stuck with me the first time I heard it, and is a really great song to open with, it has great sample and really tight flows, and a nice shout out to Gary Clark Jr. (another Austin native who some say is the next  Jimi Hendrix) and Run The Jewels. “Lonley 1″ is another track that I could not get enough of. It has a great piano sample, hook and amazing writing. “Strange” ft. Ariano is one track that found my repeat button.  I love the phrase “I used to be s squirrel trying to get a nut, now a lone wolf on a murderous  hunt”.  “Doors, Locks, Keys” is a really cool song, its kind of an homage to Felt’s “Dirty Girl” to me, and that only makes this album better. “She Says” and “Close2U” deserve an honorable mention as well.

I really think this album is something special and really is something to get excited about, if you enjoy: Madlib, Gramatik, Eyedea and Abilities, Atmosphere and everything in between don’t pass this up.

Check out his website:

Check out his facebook: Therealclemits



I love the fact that technology is a huge tool when it comes to DIY.  No longer do struggling artist have to save up money to record an album that might be forgotten long before it was even cut. I’m blown away if an artist can lay down an album, I’m even more blown away when I learn they made an album by themselves. That is exactly what a personal friend of mine,  Kaylon T. Sherman, did on his ”Beyond” ep.

To me he brings all the aspects of what great post-metal bands do, make great thrash riffs, while showing off the beauty of great harmonies. There is no better example of this formula executed perfectly than the title track, “Beyond”.

I was immediately drawn to it because it doesn’t start in a typical  way, it starts off as a metal song to its full potential, then shows you its more melodic side so naturally. I personally love the outerlude to this track, it gave off a very Mogwai feel, while keeping the general rhythm of the track, which is why it works so beautifully.

“Depature III [For Good]” ,the last track on this ep, is another track that made me stop what I was doing and just sit down and listen. This track is composed with so much passion and feeling, its hard to ignore or at least make you hit your rewind button. “Beyond” will make you ask, “Where is this going next” but the answer it gives is nothing short of satisfactory.

Check out his band camp: K.T.S. – Beyond ep  Recommended tracks : Beyond & Motion E*

Connect with him on Facebook : Kaylon T. Sherman

This album represents the path to ascension and going beyond what is known to man

“Short Breath, Loud Scream”

They say that hip-hop is not dead, but evolving.  ”Short Breath, Louds Scream” , my man Nate Flud’s 3rd album, shows you why hip hop thrives in times of over produced, auto tuned voices. You can hear the influences pour out as soon as you start this unorthodox album.  It’s what I love about art. Be yourself, give it all you got and don’t regret it.

“For the first time” easily sets the tone of the record. I love the fact that there’s a live band which to me is kind of a lost art in modern hip hop. The fact that he did it all him self, to me, makes it even more powerful. A personal favorite “The Song Inside” will definitely grab you by the neck and remind you why he’s an emcee. With tracks like, “”Let Your Light Shine” and “Let Go”,  I believe this album has something to say to everyone.

If you’re a fan of Alice in Chains, Sadistik, Eyedea and Abilities or just love deep, lyrical hip hop, don’t sleep on this one.

He’s also his about to drop his fourth album, “From A Friend” in early February.


Check out his band camp Short Breath, Loud Scream

Or like him on Facebook Nate Flud

We’re Back – All New Look!

DTB STAGE – Low Low Car Show 2016
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We’re back with a fresh new format, aggressive style and segments that will be sure to hit home. Professional model, Claudia G, will be hosting the show. Drop the Beat will be your source for music news, exclusive interviews, local talent information, events and shows, prizes and more.

The web site will have the 411 to keep you on top. Exclusive hip hop blog and web casts will soon be available. Listen to live interviews and ask your questions via chat. There will also be tons of archives to check out. If you want to be a part of the action, sign up to be on the show.

We are only just beginning, so check back often to see what’s new!