(Mostly Instrumental) Hip-Hop Featuring Shawn Lee

  • Sat
    May 10
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    May 14
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great sample-based and breakbeat laced hip-hop (mostly instrumental). I'll be featuring producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee's new album: Golden Age Against The Machine, which he released last week.

Shawn calls his new album "A living audio love letter to the Golden Age of hip-hop," for Shawn this spans the early 80s to mid-90s, before copyright law would drastically change the producers ability to freely sample and forever change the direction of the music. Lee says "sample-based production effected him deeply. It permeated the how and what of his musical performances. The sonic qualities of his productions, the arrangements and his drumming, in fact his whole approach." On Golden Age, he pays tribute to the sample-based music he loved, without ever actually using any samples. Instead (in his usual one-man-band style) he creates "everything from scratch, this includes every one note stab, lick and drum beat. Every little nugget a production in its own right." The results are quite enjoyable and I'll be playing for you some of my favorite tracks. 

On top of that we've got Marc Mac's Visioneers, Question, The Sound Defects, ClassicBeatz, Red Martina, AlgorhythmsDafuniks, Gummy SoulProleteR and A Tribe Called Quest. Stream it live May 10th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.