4 Instrumentals and 3 tracks from the duo collectively known as Stu Simons. Features from Tragedy Khadafi, Milano Constantine, Spit Gemz, Foul Monday and Spent D’nero.
This is the second installment in the Break the Pattern series, which was intended to take a different approach towards the release of free digital Hip Hop. For the Ayers Apparent Beat Tape, I decided to try my hand (and ear) at remixing some of the many jewels in the Legendary Roy Ayers’ catalog.
This project is intended to pay homage to a fixture in the world of Hip Hop sampling. Roy Ayers’ remarkable catalog is indeed Ubiquitous. This instrumental project finds LEX718 (my alter-ego) hunting down and re-visioning some loops you may have heard re-used on some of your favorite Hip Hop and R&B records as well as some music from this very deep catalog you may have yet to hear flipped.
You can rap to these if you please (hell, I may rap to a few of these myself), but this is intended to be listening music. This is my admiration of Mr. Ayers’ catalog spilling over into your digital libraries. This will be my final instrumental release of 2017.
New release from producer RTNC who you may know from his work with Your Old Droog, Timeless Truth and Homeboy Sandman. Pay what you like.
New beat tape from Canadian beatsmith Petey Punch. MCs take notice.
Beat tape from the young Indiana spitter/beatmaker.
This project is the sequel to the previously released “Mouth Shut.” beat tape. “Ears Open.” is a 10 track compilation of loop based beats that have not previously been selected for use. Feel free to download these and use them as you please. All I ask is that you credit: LEX718 if you decide to release any recorded material over them.
Along with the second installment of this beat tape series, a CD featuring both projects has been made available for those who crave physical product. CDs ship starting 8/4/2017. For more international shipping options, or if you don’t want to wait, you can order directly from the manufacturer at this link.