Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sneak Peak: B-Ball Zombie War

Stones Throw might be the most prolific independent record label on the planet. With a stable of artists that includes label founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib (AKA the hardest working man in hip-hop), MF Doom (perhaps a close second), Jay Dilla (R.I.P.), Wildchild, M.E.D, Percee P, Aloe Blacc and Koushik, there's always something good to look forward to when you browse their upcoming releases. This also means there's plenty of material for a good ol' fashioned compilation record, and Stones Throw can definitely throw it down with the best of them.

B-Ball Zombie War is the upcoming basketball-inspired (and, apparently, zombies) collaboration between Stones Throw and 2K Sports, although it isn't a video game soundtrack (only a few of the songs have been licensed for video game use). With PB Wolf at the helm, I don't care what they call it because there is plenty in here to be excited about. The compilation features new songs by Madlib, Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Koushik and M.E.D, along with original collaborations by Q-Tip and Talib Kweli (over J Dilla beats!) and MF Doom with Guilty Simpson (ditto). With some of the most innovative artists in hip hop behind the wheel, expect this album to feature lots of obscure samples, next level beats and flawless production. Download the latest Stones Throw podcast to hear a 31 minute mix of music from B-Ball Zombie War.

Stones Throw Podcast: B-Ball Zombie War

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