Wait, what? It’s already November? That’s right. Everydaymusic is now in the fifth month of it’s existence. Still not hip enough to be picked up by Hype Machine, but that’s okay. We aim low. Today it’s the Unwrapped series from Hidden Beach Recordings.
A friend of mine showed me the Unwrapped series a few weeks ago, and I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty dope stuff. I have a strong affinity for jazz as well as hip-hop, so what I immediately liked what I heard. See, what Hidden Beach does is use the choruses of some classic hip-hop tunes, but instead of any verses, you get to listen to awesome jazz instumentals.
Right now I think they’ve got up through Volume 5 of these Unwrapped albums, and I believe Volume 6 drops in like a week. You can visit the Unwrapped page and investigate for yourself (the music that plays is coming from the player on the left hand side, in case you have trouble finding it). Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, and T.I.’s “Live Your Life” are just a few of the tracks that are gonna be on Volume 6. Personally, De La Soul’s “Me, Myself and I” is the track I’m looking forward to the most. Check out the track listing.
They did a bunch of cool stuff on the first five volumes. Their version of Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” is definitely worth listening to. “Forgot About Dre”, “Stan”, and of course, “Bonita Applebum” are all tracks you should hear. Honestly, you can just stumble around YouTube, sifting through the Hidden Beach videos. They’ll probably have done a couple of songs you like.
You can download a free mixtape of some of their work from the previous five volumes for free right here. You have to create an account, but after that, you can just click purchase. Don’t worry about entering any of your payment info, since it is free and all.
If you’re interested in purchasing anything, you can find links to download purchases or physical CD purchases on the right-hand side of the Unwrapped site. SadSteve doesn’t have much, but there is the Hidden Beach version of the ATCQ track “Electric Relaxation” which is fresh to death. You can peep that, and even download it for free if you so desire. Enjoy!