The Stuyvesants :: The Finer Things

If you’ve seen me on the 2 train recently makin’ the mean yuck face that wasn’t me working on my Brooklyn bull stare…there’s a good chance I was listening to a beat by The Stuyvesants. The Brooklyn-based production/design duo – comprised of Allan Cole and Darien Victor Birks – just released their new instrumental LP The Finer Things and I’ll be damned if it don’t have more soul than mama’s finest pair of platform shoes. These brothas have been quietly releasing quality material for a minute. Be it collaborations with independent artists like Naturel or their debut production effort Brooklyn’s Finest. Their soul sampled sound is a welcome respite from the synthesized hip-pop sound we hear on the day to day. But don’t take my word for it, get a sample of that flava yourself. Here are a few of my faves…

via The Audacity of Color

Girl, He Ain’t Me
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Tough Love
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Yearning (For Your Love)
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Over (Now That She’s Leaving)
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The Finer Things, Vol. 1
The Finer Things, Vol. 2


Mr. MFN eXquire :: Huzzah

I have a circle of friends that really keep their ears to the streets/tweets. So fortunately I get put on to a lot music as they seek out my opinion of certain records. This particular record was sent to me a while back by the homie, long-time industry insider waller. I def respect his ear, so when he asked me to check out this new track from eccentric Brooklyn MC Mr. MFN eXquire I jumped at the chance. Huzzah is an homage to the days of gritty NYC beats n rhymes with a comedic edge reminiscent of his inspiration, the late great ODB.

Interview w/ Mr. MFN eXquire


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