Instalment five of Bonafide Beats arrives signed, sealed and delivered courtesy of the distinguished talents of UK hip-hop stalwarts Mystro and Mr Thing.
Part of the wave of talented MCs to emerge on the scene during the late 90s – Free the Walls with Braintax on the Word Lab 2 comp is a stonewall classic – Mystro is a larger than life character. Over the years his output has incorporated everything from working with Lowlife and its extended familia, albums produced Down Under and investigative cultural reports for Spine-TV.net. He’s currently promoting his new Digmund Freud EP.
Bonafide Beats 05 is stitched together with diligence, craft and love by vinyl manipulator Mr Thing. Thing’s fingers splice Mystros new material with the likes of Pharoah Monch’s blinding comeback track Shine, Slum Village’s stuttering cinematic playa anthem Scheming and a dollop of heavyweight hip-hop courtesy of Fat Joe (with Preemo on production) and The Roots.
Holiday – David Axelrod
Around My Way – Mystro
Real Hip Hop – Royce 5″9 feat. Black Milk+Elzhi
Shine – Pharoahe Monch feat. Melamachinko
Scheming – Slum Village feat. J.Dilla,De La Soul+Phife
I’m Gone – Fat Joe
Let ‘Em Know – Bun B
Fill The Air – Loudmouth feat. Mentalist,Mystro+Skandal
Web 20/20 – The Roots feat. Truck North + Peedi Peedi
The Beat Goes On – Jimmy Screech
Heart Is Breaking – Ty feat. Roses Gabor+Sway
Wednesday (UK RMX) – Saukrates feat. Mystro+Loudmouth