Author: Honeybear

becoming man (instrumentals)

A groove and also some food for thought.

From Benin (Africa) to The Bronx (America): 400 years of Hip-Hop Foundations and Influences

Jacob spins a music history lesson, establishing the early roots and foundations of hip-hop.

Funky Live Loop Set: MF Doom, Czarface, Danny Brown, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious

Here’s a little funky live-loop set I recorded recently, enjoy: What’s Live Looping? Live looping is the process of building a song in real time by recording snippets that repeat on endless loops (sometimes a few bars long, sometimes much longer) using instruments, samplers and voices. Each recorded loop must sit well in the overall […]

Tropicália 101, Part Two: Religion and the Supernatural

We untangle the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory messages regarding religion, the occult and the supernatural that came from Tropicália in Part 2 of our Feature Series on Tropicália.

All-Vinyl DJ Set: Boom Bap, Underground, Gangsta, G-Funk, 90s through 2020s

A second installment of recently found Boom Bap and Underground Rap 12″ Vinyls while digging around Phoenix, AZ.

Live DJ Set: Boom Bap, Conscious Rap, Underground Hip Hop, mostly 90s – 2000s 12″ Vinyl

The first of several Boom Bap, Conscious Rap, Underground, Gangsta 12″ vinyl sets.

Relaxing Mix on my MPK, take 1

Meditative jam with Ravi Shankar and Funky Rob samples by honeybear.

A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla – “Lost Demos”: Rare Unofficial Release

Digitization of a rare find: the unofficial release of the “Lost Demos” from The Ummah Recordings featuring A Tribe Called Quest and Jay Dee of Slum Village (J Dilla)

Deep Cuts and Well-Worn Ruts: A Hip Hop Trip

Madlib, MF Doom, J Dilla, L’Orange, Kool Keith, Ghostface Killah, A Tribe Called Quest, and more…

Tropicália, Psyche, Soul, Funk Mix

Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Os Brazões, Beck, CAN, Madlib, The Doors, and more.