Discography

Mixtapes: 100 Breaks – Hip Hop Breaks & Samples (2006) DarkSide Crew Mixtape (2006) Young Salemme Mixtape (2006) Science Skateboards Promo Mix – Download (2006) Book of Breaks: 100 Breaks Part II – (Coming Soon Fall 2006)

Semantik: Seeker of Infinite Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom, Breaks and Samples.

This afternoon, while giving a coworker a ride in my car, it became blatantly apparent how strange and obscure my musical tastes have somehow become. Immediately upon starting my engine, Diplo & Tripledouble’s entitled AEIOU vol. 2 break mix began playing and funky soul organ music was blaring out of the Olds. Both she and … Read more

Mobile Diggin’ w/ Sprint Bluetooth

In order to save valuable time and money, I like to be able to use each and every resource possible when I’m out searching for vinyl . Back in the day I used to walk around with a tiny notepad in my back pocket, nowadays I use the Sprint PPC 6700 cell phone instead. It … Read more

Book Review – Making Beats: The Art of Sample Based Hip Hop

It is fairly tough to find decent information about diggin’ and sampling and I usually can’t stand to read sholarly material about Rap/Hip Hop by such people as Sociologists or Ethnomusicologists. However, despite moments of cringing, such as the author definition of a “break” and what “digging in the crates” means, Making Beats by Joseph … Read more

Beat Diggin’ Documentary

Beat Diggin’ is a must for all of you that have been looking for some good record diggin or production videos. It’s actually only about 30 minutes long, but it’s jam packed with record digging goodness and is heavily focused on mid 90’s underground legends such as DITC, Da Beatminers, along with a couple of … Read more

Top 101 Hip Hop Albums of All Time

A couple of months back I found myself debating with a coworker the finer points of Hip Hop, all-time greatest albums and a bunch of other things that could never fully be settled for any reasonable period of time. Like the usual banter it ended up going on and on with no end in sight, … Read more

The Significance of DJ Premier

I was hanging out Friday evening with some friends from my official 9-5 gig when Christina Aquilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man”, produced by DJ Premier, began playing in the background. Conversation started and I found myself making my case for why I consider DJ Premier to be the greatest producer in Hip-Hop. Why is Primo … Read more