Coalmine Records - Beats, Mines and Life

Coalmine Records - Beats, Mines and Life

NINETOFIVE has partnered up with Coalmine Records for a Beats, Mines and Life cassette giveaway. For a chance to win, all you have to do is post a pic of your favorite cassette to either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Make sure to tag @coalminerecords, and use the hashtag #beatsminesandlife. One winner will be selected at random no later than Monday, November 6th, and will be contacted to coordinate delivery—good luck! 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…

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Jeru the Damaja details the making of his 1993 classic, "Come Clean."

Jeru the Damaja details the making of his 1993 classic, "Come Clean."

"Come Clean" is a 1993 song by Jeru the Damaja from his 1994 debut album The Sun Rises in the East. The song appeared in many compilation albums. In the fourth installment of Complex TV's Magnum Opus, Jeru the Damaja details the making of his 1993 classic, "Come Clean." Kendrick Jeru Davis was, and remains, one of the most unique voices in hip hop. A self-confessed ‘weirdo’, Jeru owned the early-90s underground rap scene in New York, solo and with his affiliations with the likes of Gang Starr. While the United States and the rest world were starting to really…

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Off The Record: DJ Premier on Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)"

Off The Record: DJ Premier on Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)"

In the '90s (and beyond), there was no stronger one-two punch than your favorite wordy New York City lyricist kicking punchlines over DJ Premier's signature scratches and boom-bap. The result was guaranteed flames, whether the Texas-born producer was lacing Group Home or flipping records for his eternal partner-in-rhyme Guru as Gang Starr. Of all the artists he laced with his signature beats, Preemo always had a special musical kinship with Nasty Nas. Stans are still asking for a collaborative album between the two, who graced the cover of the now-defunct Scratch magazine back in 2005, promising a full-length project. They…

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