Update: Backing Up Is For Nerds And The Paranoid

I like to personally apologize for that lack of updates during the past week. As some of our Twitter followers may know, Crate Kings ran into major technical issues last Thursday? evening. Essentially, in a matter of hours we had to change web hosts and implement a number of software updates and security measures. Though blog … Read more

The Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All-Time

And so begins the great debate. The question of the greatest hip-hop beats of all time plagued each one us at some point. It’s a question that hip-hop producers, beat makers, MC’s, and fans have asked and argued since the beginning of time (or at least hip-hop history). Unfortunately, most people when confronted with the … Read more

A Classically Trained Musician’s Take On J Dilla


The Guardian recently dropped a piece on J Dilla that covers that lat producers early life, musical trajectory, and subsequent death.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, a classically trained musician and one of the people behind Suite For Ma Dukes, gives his thoughts on the significance of J Dilla’s contributions to hip-hop and music as a whole.

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