Johannesburg/Cape Town, South Africa
Soulo Starr drops his Early Works from 2007-2009, knocked out the MPC on Cosmic Dust Records.
The 9-track release includes raw, sample-based beats, chopping smooth vocal hooks, the occasional rap hook and sweet percussion sounds. Each beat signifies the golden era of hip-hop, through the live, edgy feel of the drums. Listening to the beats makes you want to rap on them, but you know you can’t as you have to savour the snares and kicks over each ill sample.
Some standout tracks off the release include: “4 DILLA”, “Afta”, and “The Mack”. Peep it here on Cosmic Dust, then cop it for $7 USD:
Peep Soulo Starr’s future mix for some turnt down, new wave hip-hop: