Category Archives: Free Downloads/Remixes

An Imaginary remix ft Black Thought & Bahamadia called “Philly Monsters”

Two of my favorite Philly emcees spitting straight bars.  It’s pretty safe to say that I’ve been a Roots fan since Organix and over the years bumping into the crew art parties and shows.  They naturally led me to Bahamadia once researched other Philly lyricist and so on…
I had no plans of doing a duet, but late nights spur the wildest of thoughts in the studio.  This beat could have gone with the 40 or so acapella’s that’s in the library but somehow got caught up in a Philly Cheesesteak of meaty lyrics.

We fuck with real bars over here and oldschool beat aethestics when it comes to production.  Dope samples, banging chops and thumping kicks is a start to a delicious sound.

Blacks Thought lyrics are from an acapella Roots track and the Bahamadia was a random freestyle on stage that was twisted to work.  The lyrics by both were chosen for it’s intensity and equal power.

Bahamadia at one point, ended up spitting some ole crazy rapid in ya fucking dome bars.  Then Thought, came back with a philosophical heater that let heads know that he ain’t going no where anytime soon.

Let us know what you think.

…and that’s The Brooklyn Word!

Queens of Hip Hop Remixed Vol.1

Prouced by Mr Kuyateh ft. Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, MC Lyte & Queen Latifah

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What do you do when you find 4 acapellas from hip hop’s dopest female emcees?  You remix it and call it “Queens of Hip Hop Vol. 1”.  Cause ain’t nothin betta than dope lyrics over jazzy beats.

I was adamant about beginning the project with voices that pioneered the lyrical side of the game.  Not only are these women game changers but lyrically suited to handle any rapper that crossed their path.

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Peep how they command the attention of the listener in each track.  The delivery is razor sharp, from the gut, and thought provoking.  Their words swing through the rhythm, cutting through the bullshit.

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The production is a salute to the art of chopping shit up and sampling it.  I wanted to create a lush jazzy vibe to embrace emcee’s lyrics.  It was important for the beat to be self sufficient as an instrumental.  It had to have it’s own fun life and yet not overpower the track.  Like sex, the balance of words and rhythm was key.

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Enjoy this flavorful mix, and that The Brooklyn Word…

Marvin Gaye – “Save The Children” Sample Beat (NYC Boom Bap prod by Mr Kuyateh)

With all the political fuckery and bigotry going on, I felt like this would be a perfect opportunity to step back in the studio as it’s been awhile.  (to be continued) – Mr Kuyateh

Rest In Love to all the social activists worldwide that have passed fight for the cause…

R.I.P. Dick Gregory!

 

“Nia” – DaVillins & DJ Skizz (Ruckdown | Brownsville) Remix Challenge Submission + Free download of Mr Kuyateh’s Version

 

DaVillins (Brownville|RuckDown) recently dropped a dope track prod. by DJ Skizz called “Nia”, which is a dope track for the ladies and pays tribute to Nia Long.

The track is on their latest EP #Cashmeredice which dropped on April 7th. To have fun with promotion, they put the word out for a #niaremixchallenge and I responded with this remix which includes a Marvin Gaye sample flip.

The fun part was creating an experience around the production and hoping that the listener is able to connect with it.  Mixing the layers and then mastering was a bit of a challenge but the sounds seem to resonate accordingly.

Let us know what you think of Mr Kuyateh’s and check out their latest release Cashmere Dice.  Bless up

Free Download: Donny Hathaway – A Song For You Remix prod by Mr Kuyateh

 

Valentines Day is 3 Days Away

Donny was on my mind after I did the Jay Z flip (*see below*)…

 

I was thinking this would be a dope dance track, lol, my usual thought.  But what direction and how it would go was completely up to fate.  At first I arranged the whole track and then chopped it up into pieces to rock with.

There were a few different versions that were ok, but the final was it yet it was missing something.  It did’t tell the story of Love and it’s struggles, it was simply a dope lil dance flip.

So as luck would prevail, I played the whole track which was already on a layer but not vocally stretched to match the beat.  “That’s official!”, I thought.  “lemme just stretch the track out manually (aka mad time consuming smh) and see what I have or if it end’s up being too much work for the moment.

I tried my best to just zone out and enjoy the slow flow.  Thinking about it is counter productive and make any production task mad tedious and annoying.

Fast Forward a few hours and a few days of mixing it up properly for public listening and you have the track above.

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Soundcloud be tripping and shxt but I think they enabled the ability to download my tracks now.  Try it out and see if ya can, if not lemme know… bless up!  – Mr Kuyateh | Brooklyn

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