08 – Etc… (Da Beatminerz Remix Feat. Joell Ortiz)

Ras Kass “Etc.” Beatminerz Remix.
From the upcoming Ras Kass “Soul On Ice: Revisited” 20th anniversary 2xLP (comes w/21 track bonus CD).
Street Date: November 28th, 2016
Vinyl Preorder available at BLACKHOUSEINC.STORENVY.COM

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Rhythm Roulette: Salaam Remi

For this edition of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal linked up with Salaam Remi.

Getting his first taste of studio work with Kurtis Blowe, Salaam Remi was destined to work with some of the greats like Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fugees (The Score), Ini Kamoze (“Here Comes The Hotstepper”), Jurassic 5, and more. He’s also worked on soundtracks for films like Office Space, Zoolander, The Departed, and Blood Diamond. He’s most recently been working with Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz, and Nitty Scott as No Panty.

After hitting up A-1 Records, Salaam ends up with George Faith’s Soulful, Danny La Rue in London, and The Who’s Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Putting his faith in George Faith, he finds the backbone of his beat and then pulls some samples from the others. Joell Ortiz also makes a short cameo to comment on the work-in-progress beat. Watch the full creation process above.

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The Easy Truth by Apollo Brown & Skyzoo


After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style and respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s “The Easy Truth.” The album is everything you’ve dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals and syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals and NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.

Recorded and produced in Detroit, “The Easy Truth,” is the perfect distillation of hiphop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit and symphony.

Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway and Patty Crash, a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth and richness to the duo’s chemistry. Coming September 30th, “The Easy Truth,” is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, and organic.


produced by Apollo Brown
vocals by Skyzoo

recorded by Tate McBroom @ LabCabinRoyalOak
mixed by Magnetic @ The Disc
mastered by Eric Morgeson @ Studio A Detroit

Executive Producer Michael Tolle