Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Hot Sauce is the lead single from Imperial’s forthcoming Layers LP releasing on Illect Recordings. This one is going into heavy rotation on several of our playlists.

Imperial shares, “I’ve always loved the sound of live hip hop, whether it’s artists who perform with a live band for their show or record studio albums with a band. Hot Sauce takes inspiration from that live hip hop sound and couples it with jazz infused rhythms. The sun is shining, the beat is chilled, grab a cold beverage and enjoy.

Download: iTunes // Amazon // Bandcamp // Google Play
Stream: Apple Music // Soundcloud // Spotify

Audio: Hot Sauce

Originally from egotripland.com: Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Beats Only July 2018 – Sphereofhiphop.com

Beats Only July 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,250 followers on Spotify!

Ohmega Watts “Emeralds”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise single! Ohmega Watts is back with Emeralds, a single that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records. This looks to be the first in a series of several new singles.

TwoDaystoAlaska “Beginnings”
Revisiting this one today. TwoDaystoAlaska sent a newer mix but it’s listed as a “private” stream. Either way, this is one of our favorite instrumental tracks from the Cult Classic Records label. Here is the older original mix:

Violentlyill “Divine”
Another dope submission from Violentlyill. Really into how this one develops. Had my head nodding for the duration.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only July 2018 – Sphereofhiphop.com

Beats Only June 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only June 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,200 followers on Spotify!

Ohmega Watts “Emeralds”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise single! Ohmega Watts is back with Emeralds, a single that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records. This looks to be the first in a series of several new singles.

Liam.M “I Don’t Need It”
We’ve featured Liam.M several times in the past (6 and counting I believe)… he always delivers. This is another head nodder.

Tonga “First Things First”
Mellow. Lofi. Soulful. This is a relaxing new instrumental track from Tonga.

Tonga is a multi-instrumentalist/producer out of San Diego. Born into a musical family, he was influenced by an early and constant exposure to various styles of music: Motown, reggae, jazz, and his father’s own Polynesian fusion music.

Bluestaeb “Alright”
Bossa Nove rhythms and trap drums… this works well here. It reminds me a little bit of Sango. This is a newly release single via Jakarta Records from his upcoming release Everything Is Always a Process.

Soul Choppa “Sunset”
Dusty soulful golden era boom bap. This is a stylistic nod to Pete Rock and other golden era production. Really nice vibes on this.

Deca “Petrified Forest”
Unapologetically boom bap. This is a new single from Flux by NYC-based artist/producer, Deca. It’s indicative of what you can expect to hear on the rest of the Flux album.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only June 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only May 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only May 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,150 followers on Spotify!

Tall Black Guy “Make It For Forever And Ever”
TBG has some of the best chops. So much soul, so on point. Had this on repeat all morning.

Air Kalo “Midtown”
Heads nods here… it has that grit and soul. Channels Kaytranada, Dilla, and even some Dust at points. We’ll be looking for more from this producer.

OtterNotBe “Who Am I”
Future boom bap from American producer OtterNotBe. Some nice jazzy overtones on this one too.

Raphy “Why I Hate Myself”
This one has some funk to it. Nice dusty sampling here from Raphy. Not sure why it’s given this title because it feels decidedly upbeat. Stay until the end. Maybe that’s our clue?

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only May 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beat Rabbi releases final project Mazel Tov Cocktail

The bad news… Beat Rabbi has retired from beat making. The good news… Mazel Tov Cocktail is here via Illect Recordings! It’s an appropriate send off to one of our favorite producers. 31 tracks including a Deepspace5 posse cut.

Beat Rabbi shares, “I assume other producers have been in a similar situation where they have a number of beats they really like that have been repeatedly passed over by rappers for years and they think, I really would like to get these joints out there and heard so people know all the kinds of sounds and styles I’ve experimented with, even if a rapper doesn’t want to rhyme on it. That’s how this project started, though it expanded beyond just that. But being that I hung up the beat making trade years ago, I needed the right person to edit, mix and master these beats – and spice them up to make them presentable. DJ Sean P is that dude for me – I have so much respect for his ear, style and talent and was blessed that enthusiastically signed up for the task. So hear it is – some Beat Rabbi as you have and haven’t heard him before, topped off with some Sean P funk.

Beats curated by Dj Sean P
Art by Farley Vaughan

Mazel Tov Cocktail track list
1. Intro
2. Stop
3. In The Future
4. Malay
5. Darkness
6. 70s
7. Mood
8. Sam
9. Beat Creator
10. Cross
11. Evol
12. Gero
13. Love Me
14. Blabber Mouth
15. City
16. Gloria
17. 2 Step
18. OGz Prelude
19. OGz
20. Ghost
21. Jump
22. Mazel Tov Cocktail
23. Monkey
24. Losing
25. Light Wheels
26. Black Magic
27. Suite
28. Tema
29. Spit Shine
30. New 9
31. Return Of The Real Hard Beat (feat. Deepspace5)

Audio: Mazel Tov Cocktail

Connect with Beat Rabbi: Spotify

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beat Rabbi releases final project Mazel Tov Cocktail

J. Rhodan releases “Their, There”

J. Rhodan is back with another new drop, Their, There. 5 tracks, his signature sound.

Had shares his inspiration for the project, “Music can be a comfort. It can also be a timestamp. Certain songs have the ability to take us back to past memories, while consoling us at the same time.

“Their, There” is both. From me, for me (and you). Each song and sample used in the making of this project, served as comfort for me.

It’s also an ode to the artists whom I’ve sampled. These were moments in their artistry that were pivotal in their journey.

Art is an avenue that gives us the ability to grasp emotion from a moment, hone it’s inspiration and allow it to live beyond it’s inception.

I pray that you can vibe with me. Thanks for listening!”

Audio: Their, There

Follow J. Rhodan on Soundcloud for more.

Originally from egotripland.com: J. Rhodan releases “Their, There”

Beats Only April 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only April 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,100 followers on Spotify!

Tall Black Guy “Make It For Forever And Ever”
TBG has some of the best chops. So much soul, so on point. Had this on repeat all morning.

Liam.M “Bloom”
Love the energy on this track, really easy listen… head nods for days. One of our favorite tracks of the month.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only April 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only March 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop




Beats Only March 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,000 followers on Spotify!

TADASHI “Manwitdaplan”
Spacey groove on this one. Nice soulful sounds. One of our favorites from 2018.

Xavier[EXS22] “She Makes Me Feel Like…”
The artist’s description sums it up perfectly…

If you are looking for a song that features a happy and calming atmospheric hip-hop/jazz-hop style tune that has a euphoric and calming feel to it, my original instrumental production ‘She Makes Me Feel Like…’ would fit well with what you are looking for.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only March 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only February 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of HipHop




Beats Only February 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist.

radicule “Oasis”
Always nice to hear repeat submissions from past favorites. Radicule drops another one on us. Oasis is trappy and soulful. It feels right.

Teck-Zilla “Turbulence Musique”
This one is perfect for your travel soundtrack. Mellow soulful vibes. The track draws inspiration from Teck-Zilla’s frequent travels.

Benhurzz “Artesian”
Delightfully headnoddable track from UK based producer. A calming jazz-infused trap/hip-hop lo-fi instrumental. Had this on repeat for a while now.

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Stream: Tee-Wyla – Journey beat tape

The Journey beat tape from Tee-Wyla dropped today via Illect Recordings. It’s a must listen and takes on a few twists and turns.

Tee-Wyla and Illect Recordings are excited to share an 11 track instrumental hip-hop “Journey” with you. It’s recommended for fans of beat tapes and producers like J. Dilla, Freddie Joachim, L’Orange, Mndsgn, Thes One, Birocratic and others.

About Tee-Wyla

Joshua Toala (pka Tee-Wyla), has composed numerous works for television, and commercials, many of which have been found on prime time programs for networks such as NBC,CBS, ABC, ESPN, VH1, BET, MTV, Radio 1 programming, and other major cable networks. Since 2002, Joshua has regularly accepted commissions for and scored music for independent film, and production companies, landing him frequent submissions for sitcoms, and database work with creative services for Viacom. While he has never formally studied music composition, he credits his curiosity and for all music and his love for God as being pivotal to his success as a composer and music producer. His most notable works include music appearing throughout the NBA Finals, The 2016 Olympics, UEFA CUP, World Cup, and several BET Award shows.

In addition to his successful licensing career, Joshua spends his time working as a hip-hop producer / instrumentalist under the name Tee-Wyla, releasing several instrumental projects, and is always finding ways to collaborate with other artists in every genre. His musical style varies from acoustic music, to classical string arrangements, interactive-sound installations, and literally everything in between, and while his musical influences are deeply rooted in electronic music, he utilizes non-traditional techniques and processes to compose works that don’t squarely align with any single genre or style, creating hybrid sounds incorporating, bluegrass, rock, folk, and technology.

Journey beat tape

Connect with Tee-Wyla: Spotify // Twitter
Download: iTunes // Amazon // Bandcamp // Google Play
Stream: Apple Music // Spotify

Originally from egotripland.com: Stream: Tee-Wyla – Journey beat tape