“I Am hip-hop,” is a lofty claim, but Bekay‘s clearly got the skills and the historical perspective to back it up. The up-and-comer’s Masta Ace-assisted Booth debut found him bridging the gap between Brooklyn’s past and present. On the newly-released lead single off his forthcoming full-length, he broadens his focus to encompass the entirety of hip-hop, name-dropping everyone and everything from Run-DMC and Cool Herc to Starter hats and gold chains over The Alchemist‘s glittering, brass-punctuated piano-loop. DJ Revolution complements Bekay’s stream of hip-hop signifiers with a sampled hook, working his magic on quotables from classic cuts by Das Efx, Stetsasonic, Common and Dead Prez. Those who were around to watch hip-hop develop into the cultural phenomenon it is today will undoubtedly appreciate the trip down Memory Lane, and the younger set may even learn a thing or two from Bekay’s whirlwind tour – what’s not to like? Those craving more can have their fill Nov. 11, when Hunger Pains hits online retailers and record stores everywhere.
Deer Studio Records
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Brooklyn Bridge" (2009)
Total DJ Booth Features:
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Logic ft. Big Sean - Alright
- Top Remixes of the Month [April 2014]
- Asher Roth - Retrohash
- Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
- Joyner Lucas - Don’t Ask for Nothin
- Top Hip Hop / R&B Music Songs Chart (April 21, 2014)
- Behind The Boards Interview Series: Statik Selektah
- Future - Honest LP
- Win an Exclusive Vinyl Version of De La Soul’s “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” [CONTEST]
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.