Posts Tagged ‘J Dilla’

You may or may not be familiar with the name Karriem Riggins, but it’s absolutely likely that you’ve bobbed your head to his productions.  With an impressive roster of collaborations under his belt, Riggins and Stones Throw Records has compiled a nice podcast of some of the hip-hop producers most noted projects.  From Talib Kweli, Slum Village, J Dilla, Erykah Badu, The Roots and many more, there will be tracks that make you stop and think, “Damn, Karriem Riggins produced that??!”

Check out Stones Throw Records for more info on the talented jazz drummer/producer.


Listen here: Karriem Riggins Produced That

Sooo, I just came across some fire and I have to share.  Hailing from East London, the singer/songwriter A.L. croons melodically over classic beats from the late, great J Dilla.  That’s right.  This young lady was bold enough to hop on some Jay Dee productions and do her thang.  Her style is slightly reminiscent of both members of Floetry.  Yep, she gets her Floacist on, rhyming coolly as if Dilla designed those beats especially for her.

Personal stand out tracks are “123456789”, taken from Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride” (a true banger, btw), and “The Urge”, which is an ode to a lady’s yearning for just a good ole fuck.  But please believe, the whole EP is a smooth ride.

Click the cover art for the free download of “The LB EP (The Laid Back EP)”.