Various Artists – Beats, Mines And Life: An Instrumental Journey [Album Stream]

To celebrate the many phenomenal instrumentals that have landed on our projects over the years, Coalmine Records is pleased to release of our first instrumental compilation, “Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey”. The 14 tracks on here capture the brilliance of several of the producers we’ve worked with in recent years. These include numerous living legends who have carved out a massive niche in the game, including the likes of Nottz, Ayatollah, M-Phazes, and Khrysis. Also featured are the underground stalwarts like DJ Concept, Max I Million, J57, Small Professor, and Thelonious Martin, all of whom are cementing their place in the Hip-Hop world. The 50 minute “Journey” highlights both serious bangers and low-key headnodders alike. For the trunk-rattlers, we have joints like M-Phazes’ shimmering beat for Blu’s 2012 single, “Kiss The Sky”, in addition to his creeping “Midnight Madness” instrumental from Heltah Skeltah’s 2011 EP of the same name. Elsewhere, you’re bound to break your neck to Nottz’ “Atlantis” (off his “Titans in the Flesh” EP with Blu), chill along to J57’s dusty “The Art of Sole” (off Aaron Rose’s 2016 EP, “Elixir”), and feel the soul of Thelonious Martin’s “They Don’t Know” (off his 2017 released “Molotov” LP with Saga). Like many of our releases, “Beats, Mines and Life” pays homage to the Hip-Hop greats who have come before us. Of course, the title is a callback to A Tribe Called Quest’s classic 1996 LP, “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, and a tribute to the life and art

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor feat. Elucid & Castle – Go (Zilla Rocca Remix) [Stream]

Philly-based emcee/producer, Zilla Rocca may not be known in every rap circle, but it’s only a matter of time until his name rings bells. Alongside his band, The Shadowboxers, he’s managed to develop his notoriety as a rap-noir artist– a skill that’s assisted him in the creation of a catalog of over twenty titles, and countless remixes. Taking on Guilty Simpson and Small Professor’s “Go,” featuring both Elucid and Castle, which first appeared on the duos collaborative Highway Robbery project, Rocca adds a new layer of depth to the track, by adding his signature hardboiled production savvy to create an elaborate remix that changes in its entirety, for each verse. For more hard hitting, innovative remixes, make sure to check out Coalmine’s January 20th release of Remineded: A Collection of New & Old Remixes. The ten track remix compilation features everyone from Blu, Royce da 5’9″, Heltah Skeltah and Kool G Rap, and includes remixes from the likes of Large Professor, Diamond D, Cookin’ Soul, M-Phazes, Audible Doctor, and more, and is now available for pre-order, through iTunes!

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – Highway Robbery [Album Stream]

Stream “Highway Robbery” now via The DJBooth. If you like what you hear, get your copy here. Highway Robbery is a collaborative concept album from Detroit heavyweight emcee Guilty Simpson and Philly burgeoning beatsmith Small Professor. Weighing in at ten tracks, the project takes place in a seemingly post apocalyptic Detroit and plays as one long narrative of Guilty’s day-to-day survival in his city’s concrete jungle, all set to the tone of Small Pro’s foreboding, percussion heavy production. Featuring lead singles “On the Run” and “It’s Nuthin,” the album packs guest appearances from Boldy James, AG (of D.I.T.C.) and Castle, with both Statik Selektah and DJ Revolution handling the Technic 1200s. Stream: Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – Highway Robbery

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor feat. Boldy James & Statik Selektah – Im The City [Audio]

Though the current affairs of Detroit aren’t exactly cheerful, the hard hitting Guilty Simpson will never turn his back on the city that made him who he is, as he represents Motor City to the fullest. For the final leak off Highway Robbery, Guilty pulls fellow statesman Boldy James and producer/deejay extraordinaire Statik Selektah into the mix to co-star along Small Professor’s bone chilling production that will leave you peeping ’round corners. Be sure to grab ‘Highway Robbery,’ when it drops next Tuesday, September 24th, via Beat Goliath/Coalmine Records.

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor feat. A.G.- It’s Nuthin [Audio]

For the 2nd leak off Guilty Simpson & Small Professor’s highly anticipated collaborative effort Highway Robbery which becomes available on September 24th, the duo team up with AG (of DITC) on “It’s Nuthin.” By fusing Small Professor’s use of sample chops, thumping drums and electric guitar chords with Guilty’s calculated rhyme schemes and AG’s classic bars, the trio offer another reason to believe why ‘Highway Robbery’ is shaping up to be one of the more stand out emcee/producer pairings in recent history. Be sure to keep an ear out for the beat change-up halfway through AG’s verse at the 2:40 marker. ‘Highway Robbery’ is now available for pre-order, via iTunes.

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Guilty Simpson & Small Professor feat. DJ Revolution – On The Run [Audio]

In promotion for the September 24th release of Highway Robbery, a collaborative project between Philly based producer Small Professor and Guilty Simpson, Beat Goliath in conjunction with Coalmine Records are both pleased to unveil the project’s debut leak “On the Run,” featuring turntablist extraordinaire DJ Revolution. ‘Highway Robbery’ is now available for pre-order via iTunes.

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Small Professor feat. Guilty Simpson & Reef The Lost Cauze – Spare Razor [Audio]

As the Philly-based producer Small Professor gets set for the release of his debut retail-ready producer compilation Gigantic, Vol. 1, which drops next Tuesday (1/24), the Illadelphian unveils the project’s gemstar, “Spare Razor”. Featuring one third of Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson and Army of The Pharaoh’s Reef The Lost Cauze, “Spare Razor” is a warning shot to all perpetrators – “Give me that microphone, or get a tight line-up, I’ll knife your dome/ Fade ’em, I feel it, nothin’ could save ’em, I get biz, buck ’em and blaze ’em.” Gigantic, Vol. 1 includes features from Von Pea, Buff1, Blueprint, Has-Lo and more…mark your calendars.

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