“My religion is rap. R-A-P.” Before we go any further, let’s get one thing straight: Cookin Soul has been crafting beautiful, soulful instrumentals for years. They’re not new to this. That doesn’t stop their latest release, Diggin’ Stories from feeling like a much-needed breath of fresh air. I plan to keep this project on heavy rotation, . . .
Cookin Soul saw fit to grace us with another head nodding release, “Cuba,” which released today on SoundCloud. As always, the sampling game is immaculate and loops are chopped up to perfection. Stream “Godspeed” below, and afterwards watch video footage of the beat being created. Download Cookin Soul’s drum kits here.
West Coast upstart Larry June teamed up with Spain’s dynamic production duo Cookin Soul to deliver an EP that is one part soul and one part strong pimp hand. June’s nonchalant flow and tone float along to soul backdrops in a surprisingly pleasing way. Featured artists include G Eazy and Chuck Inglish. Stream Orange Season below.
Cookin Soul continues to lace the digital streets with some of the fluffiest, most luxurious instrumentals you can find, as exemplified by the newly released “Lalalalaaaaa.” This track highlights the release of Cookin Soul’s The Marvelous Adventures of Cookin Soul Vol. 1 project, which features a combination of previously unreleased beats and recent studio work . . .
Cookin Soul adds their skilled touch to another classic, infusing the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Sky Is The Limit” with some breezy instrumentation that would fit right into your local jazz station’s “Quiet Storm” late night mix. Stream Cookin Soul’s “Sky Is The Limit” remix below.
Cookin Soul has a leg up on many remix-focused production groups because of their ability to simultaneously capture the vibe of the original while injecting some unique twists into the equation. This is made clear once more with their remix of Redman‘s 1996 release, “Funkorama.” The OG version was produced by Redman, with Erick Sermon‘s help . . .
He was born on February 7th, 1974 and passed on February 10th, 200 at the age of 32, but the late great J Dilla, real name James Dewitt Yancy, will be remembered for many years to come for his unique, iconic style of production. To honor J Dilla on his birthday, Cookin Soul released a beautiful . . .
“Make quality street music.” DJ Drama calls for substance in the intro to California Livin, a new collaborative mixtape released with YG and Cookin’ Soul. They deliver just that throughout the thirteen-track project, which features Blanco and DB Tha General. Cookin’ Soul has been impressing with their soulful production for years, and they are very well suited to craft this project’s . . .
Fiend and Cookin Soul are a formidable combination on “Sunrise.” Fiend has a powerful voice that, when coupled with Cookin Soul’s jazzy, classic sound, brings to mind what many refer to as the golden era of hip-hop. Purchase Fiend’s M.F.O.K. (Music For Our Kind) album now, via fienddigital.com. Stream “Sunrise” below.
Action Bronson keeps it as blunt as ever on “Get Off My P.P.,” but Cookin Soul’s dose of soul smooths everything out. The production duo’s latest remix meets the high expectations they’ve built up over years of consistently great releases. Orchestral sounds and crisp percussion support Bronson’s braggadocios bars this time around. Specifically, the remix . . .
The one and only Cookin Soul production team used their remarkable talents to drop a remix of Big L’s “Put It On.” Very appropriate, given the fact that Frida, March 28th market the 19th anniversary of Big L’s classic album, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous. Big L’s time on this earth was cut short, but . . .
In the wake of the mostly negative talk over Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video, which largely featured Kim Kardashian’s silhouette, Cookin Soul restores our faith in humanity with a well-executed and well-timed remix of the Yeezus single. “Bound 2” was one of the most traditional songs on Yeezus, and Cookin Soul doesn’t deviate too far . . .
MC Melodee and Cookin’ Soul‘s video for “Place Is Lit” reminds me that I need to travel again, first and foremost. We follow MC Melodee as she enjoys the scene in Thailand. This is the first single from Melodee and Cookin Soul’s Passport Pimpin project, which is set to release on July 8th and can . . .
Hailing from Valencia, Spain, Cookin’ Soul has been crafting beautiful soul instrumentals for many years. They already paid homage to Nas’s Illmatic debut, and their most recent release, SoulMatic: The Instrumentals, reminds us of the Queensbridge legend’s music once more. SoulMatic runs in at about twenty three minutes of rich, soulful instrumentation. Stream SoulMatic below, . . .
Jet Life’s LE$ and Grammy award-winning production duo Cookin’ Soul are teaming up for ACE, a Paid In Full-inspired collaboration that also features Young Roddy and Curren$y. “The Hustle” is an appropriately cinematic record that will be featured on this project. Stream “The Hustle” remix below.