Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Jalal Salaam

Jamal Smith a.k.a Poptart Pete doesn’t give his beats out to just anyone, so I was definitely expecting something great when I saw that Smith lent one of his beats to Jalal Salaam.  Their collaboration “Nocturnal” didn’t instantly jump out at me as jaw dropping, however, it definitely had me interested so I decided to check out Jalal Salaam’s debut …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Jalal Salaam

Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 19

We took a break from beatie diving all day erryday this week to watch this on repeat.  May 21st really can’t come any sooner but hopefully these DANK ASS BEATIES will help us get through the next month.  These nutritious beaties are provided by vhlv on that wonky shit, NVTHLSS with a cooool remix, Poptart Pete straight shruggin, Voduz poppin caps and …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 19

Eat Your Beaties Awards: 2012

We’ve made a lot of big changes through the last year.  We switched over to self-hosting, designed a custom layout, interviewed a lot of cool people, listened to a lot of good music, and, most importantly, ate a lot of beaties.  Inspired by the exploding beat scene that developed on soundcloud over the past year, we started putting out a …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties Awards: 2012

Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 8

Newt Gingrich once told me that to succeed in life sometimes you just have to drill, drill, drill so drill we did and eventually we came upon a huge reserve of some of the finest beaties to date.  The resulting volume features an avant-garde and captivating instrumental from Ahnnu, a friendly reminder from Raja that Wu-Tang is for the kids, some gameboy experimentation from …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 8

Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 1

We could go (and have gone) on for a while about how soundcloud has changed the beat scene, however, the basic point is that there is an incredible amount of easily accessible artists making increasingly more experimental music that are all based around the website.  Everyday we hear a lot of great beats that we dig, however, due to either laziness or …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 1

POPTART PETE / JAMAL SMITH

I found out something the other day that made me pretty happy.  Jamal Smith, the skateboarder known for absolutely destroying quarter pipes, dancing, and of course eating cereal makes beats under the Soundcloud alias Poptart Pete.  The best part is that Jamal Smith’s foray into the musical world is no Terry Kennedy tomfoolery, but actually very successful.  Poptart Pete’s sample-based …

tccarr14POPTART PETE / JAMAL SMITH