Happy New Year Sample Drop!

Happy New Year Everyone!  2006 has definitely been an interesting and exciting year all around, especially musically.  We saw the return of Jay Z, the confession by Nas that Hip Hop is Dead, and The Source magazine asking if Hip Hop has become a minstrel show.  It seems as if there is a theme developing … Read more

Mobb Deep – The Infamous Samples & Breaks Case Study

Lately I’ve been thinking about the amazing and groundbreaking production on Mobb Deep’s 1995 release of The Infamous and how over ten years after its original release I still reference many of its instrumentals when looking for either  inspiration or a reminder of what I consider to be a defining example of quality Hip Hop.  … Read more

Science Skateboards Mixtape by DJ Semantik Is Now Available

We’re doing big things here at Crate Kings!  The official Science Skateboards mixtape by DJ Semantik is now available as a free stream over at the Science website and consists of breaks and samples mixed with classic 90’s to 2000 Hip-Hop.  I’m told that in addition to being bundled with their promo skate CD Rom … Read more