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July 26, 2012


Local producer Ta-ku has been releasing a solid stream of quality beats for the past few years, with his production appearing on projects for the likes of Illy and Cyhi Da Prynce, this man is defintiely one to watch. Earlier this year he decided to pay tribute to one of the most revered and loved producers in hip-hop, J Dilla by releasing a new beat each day for 50 days straight. The result was the very dope 50 Days for Dilla. Now Ta-ku has just released volume 2 (Days 26-50) digitally for the masses. In the project Ta-ku mixes "signature Dilla-esque drum swings, melodic transitions, and creative sampling in his tribute to the late producer". This project has definitely been one of my highlights of 2012 thus far and volume 1 was playing non-stop in my car for weeks on end. These are the perfect laid back beats to work, chill or party to and you don't have to necessarily like hip-hop or have heard much Dilla music before to appreciate the time and effort that has gone into this project. This is a must listen! If you like what you hear, show your support, purchase the music and support a dope local producer! A vinyl release of volume 2 is not too far away so stay tuned to the Huh What and Where website for all the vinyl release details. Stream/purchase volume 2 after the jump and if you missed out on the equally dope volume 1 I've also included the purchase link.


Yes, I'm back! I finally have a bit of spare time on my hands so thought it was time to lace everyone with a few new gems, starting with this dope mixtape. The London 2012 Olympic Games are just around the corner and I don't know about you guys but I've most definitely got Olympic fever! In celebration of the upcoming games DJ, producer and remix master Mick Boogie has linked up with Hypetrak to release this 18-track mixtape titled Represent The Stripes. The mixtape has been inspired by adidas Originals (hence the title) and is dedicated to the US Olympic team. Now, the tape is quite hip-hop heavy but you don't need to be a fan of hip-hop or the US Olympic team to enjoy the music offered here, there's something for everyone. The tape features tracks from the likes of Action Bronson, Slum Village, Chip Tha Ripper and even current New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert. Stream/download the mixtape after the jump.

March 24, 2012


Hands down one of the best interviewers I've ever seen, the man, the myth, the legend that is Nardwuar "The Human Serviette" hit up the 2012 SXSW music and film festival in Austin, Texas this past couple of weeks. While he was there he interviewed a bunch of great hip-hop acts and I've picked out his interviews of 4 of my favourite MC's at the moment Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and Kendrick Lamar. Narwuar delivers these interviews in his customary quirky "show and tell" style and his research is once again second to none. It's always awesome to see the surprise on the artists' faces when he pulls out a little known fact or a significant piece of music memorabilia from their childhood. Check out all four interviews after the jup and if you like what you see head over to Nardwuar's YouTube channel to have a look at some more of his unique interviews (some personal reccommendations are the J.Cole, Drake, Nas and Odd Future interviews). Also if you haven't heard any music from the above artists I've included some links to a selection of their best material after the jump. So keep on rockin' in the free world and doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

March 19, 2012


Continuing on the R&B tip, Usher recently released a new track "Climax" which is the lead single from his upcoming album "The Shanertance". The track which was produced by Mad Decent head honcho "Diplo" and is genuinely the best thing I've heard from Usher since his Confessions album way back in 2004. Even if you're not an Usher fan there's no denying Climax is a real slow burner. Don't anaylyse it, just listen to it and get a bit of good R&B back in your life. Stream Climax below and check out the official video after the jump.


First post in quite some time, but how could I resist posting another Frank Ocean banger? This time the Odd Future crooner has dropped the track "Whip Appeal" which was previously rumoured to appear on the deluxe edition of his very dope "Nostalgia, Ultra" album. This track definitely needs to be played loud while you're cruising in your whip late at night. Ocean is killing it right now, he's got his fingers in countless pies for other artists yet he continues to put out bonafied R&B hit after hit. He's by far the pick of the Odd Future crew (well in my opinion Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt are the only two good things to come from Odd Future) and definitely one to keep an eye on. Give Whip Appeal a listen or 10 below and stay tuned to Ocean's Tumblr page for more leaks.

Via Hypebeast

December 23, 2011


So this particular mixtape, "GetingMAD" by Tenda McFly ended up coming across my virtual desk in September after a referral by my man Spoz of Spoz's Rant fame. I gave it a few spins back then and was pleasantly surprised but I've only just gotten around to posting it up on the site. McFly describes himself as a:
21 year old rap artist and spoken word poet from Brisbane. My music borrows a lot from other genre's and can be best described as an amalgamation of indie pop culture and hip hop. My influences range from the xx, phoenix and miike snow to Theophillus London, Jamie-T and Kanye West.
According to McFly the The 13 track mixtape is inspired the 1976 film The Network and is "centered on the concept of accessing the emotion of madness and expressing a discontentment with the current state of affairs".


OK, so I might be more than a little bit late with this video but as I'm a big Frank Ocean fan I thought it was well worth highlighting. So the story goes that Odd Future member, Ocean initially leaked "Thinking About You" onto the interweb back in July and it was later revealed that the song was actually a reference track for Roc Nation arist, Bridget Kelly's debut album. Then in September High 5 Collective released the official video clip for the song. So who knows where this this track will end up, all you need to know is that it's Frank Ocean and it's good. The video is unsurprisingly weird involving some vengeful Native Americans, catatonically sick children and of cource Ocean, making a brief appeareance as a male nurse. This is definitely one of my favourite tracks of 2011 so stay tuned to see if this makes it into my best singles of 2011 list, which I'm currently compiling. Check out the full Thinking About You video after the jump aong with stream/download link.
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