Posts By: Ben Wexler

It’s Time To Evolve. Why Not Do It with Slum Village?


To understand the essence of Detroit Hip Hop, look no further than Slum Village who have just dropped their new release Evolution through Ne’Astra Music Group and The Orchard. Before we delve into the album, let’s take a second and think back. Slum Village was formed back in the mid 90’s in Conant Gardens, originally under the name… Read more »

Get “Down” with Victor Newman


For avid readers of The Daily Rind, you might remember an article that was posted on songwriter/producer/artist Victor Newman back in July, 2011. Since that time, Victor has diligently been working in the studio as all of the above on a multitude of projects. One of them is the recently released Down for which The Orchard is… Read more »

Get a Peek Into Nitty Scott MC’s Boombox Diaries


Nitty Scott, MC was born in Michigan, raised in Florida, and currently resides in New York City via the planet of Brooklyn. One of the first times you may have heard her was when she spit in the Cypher at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards alongside Lecrae, Soprano, and Estelle where DJ Premier manned… Read more »

Start The Summer Off Right With a Stand-Out Hip-Hop Record


Coalmine Records recently released Phazed Out (Untagged/No DJ Version) by M-Phazes, the Australian producer from Melbourne who has been crafting tracks for artists in his homeland as well as overseas. Most notably, M-Phazes produced four tracks on Pharoahe Monch’s last release W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), including the lead single “Clap (One Day)” and “Assassins” featuring Jean Grae and Royce… Read more »

Bumpy Knuckles and DJ Premier Release “KoleXXXion”


Gracie Productions has just released “Kolexxxion” by Bumpy Knuckles, a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx, and DJ Premier, an album both physically and digitally distributed through the Orchard. DJ Premier is one of the most prolific producers in the history of Hip Hop. He has made tracks for the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, KRS-One, MC Lyte, The Notorious B.I.G.,… Read more »