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RHYTHM ROULETTE – EXILE

Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” series ventures to the domain of producer Exile and has him craft a beat from three randomly selected records. Watch the magic happen.

This time around, Exile joins us to play a game of Rhythm Roulette. Exile’s ability to manipulate and finely chop sounds into soulful and melodic beats are what sets him apart from most. From doing work with Mass Appeal Records’ Fashawn, to crafting airy choir-like joints for Mobb Deep, Exile’s music speaks for itself.

After making his way through three randomly selected records, Exile flipped one of the records in three different ways, showing how versatile his beats can get. He even managed to sample Fashawn and include his vocals on one of the tracks.

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R.A. THE RUGGED MAN – TOM THUM

Don’t try to figure out exactly what’s going on in R.A. The Rugged Man’s video for “Tom Thum.” Just enjoy it and go cop Legends Never Die.

 

The Rugged Man joins up with worldwide beatboxing sensation Tom Thum for the latest visual off the album Legends Never Die, R.A. The Rugged Man has been supplying fans with a steady stream of visuals off the project. Now, he’s back with another, this time for the throwback opus “Tom Thum.” Featuring world-renowned beat boxer Tom Thum (whose TED talk has over 40 million views), the video was filmed in the streets of Berlin, Germany during a recent tour stop.

“For the video, I wanted to bring in graffiti, beatboxing, scratch vocals and just create a crazy weird animated hip-hop world,” says the Rugged Man. “Kind’a like Mary Poppins in the 80’s crack era.” While the track may sound like it was blessed by a turntablist, R.A. reveals that no DJ was involved. “There are no scratches in the song,” he explains. “That’s Tom Thum, he’s doing all the scratches with his mouth.”