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Hold the Throne Presents Writers Build: The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009

The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009

Movin’ right along in our Writers Build segment, let’s break down the Best Instrumental Albums of 2009.

Contributors this time around are:

Jaap van der Doelen, The Rap Up Contributing Writer & Host of WildStyle FM on Maasland FM

Trav Glave, of Wake Your Daughter Up & Bloggerhouse

The musicians noted here range from full-bands to production crews to one-man beat-making gurus. Whether widely-available to purchase on Amazon and iTunes or pushed on blogs or Bandcamp for free.99, the quality is evident from the jump. Enough of my yappin’, let’s get into the picks.

Click the covers or titles to purchase or download, Enjoy!

Writers Build: The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009

El Michels Affair - 37th Chamber


1. El Michels Affair – Enter the 37th Chamber  [MP3 Download] (Cosigned by Jaap)

2. 14KT – Nowalataz LP

3. Exile – Radio

4. Paul White – The Strange Dreams of Paul White [MP3 Download]

5. Nicolay – City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya [MP3 Download]

6. Oh No – Dr. No’s Ethiopium [MP3 Download]

7. Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute To Dilla [MP3 Download] (Cosigned by Jaap)

8. Diego Bernal – For Corners

9. Blazo – Alone Journey

10. Dert – Talk Strange (A Beat Tape Inspired by Bjork) [Shout to Crate Kings for the link]

11. Eligh – Gandalf’s Beat Machine Level 3

12. Kan Kick – Beautiful: Opus of Love Deeper Than Flesh

13. Blockhead – The Music Scene [MP3 Download]

14. Kid Hum – Fossel Fuel

15. Blueprint – Sign Language

16. Nheap – Skymotion

17. Shano – A Butterfly In Boston

18. Inf – The Go Round [MP3 Download]

19. Batsauce – Spy vs. Spy [Shout to Trav for the link]

20. Lambent – Smoothness Extract [MP3 Download]

21. Oddisee – Odd Summer / Odd Autumn [Shout to OkayPlayer for the links]

22. Sound Scientists – Instrumentally Sound [Shout to HipHopProduction for the link]

23. RJD2 – Tin Foil Hat EP

24. Samiyam – Man vs. Machine

25. K-Def – Beats from the 90’s Vol 2

Honorable MentionsCrust & Grimes – Bleezy Listening, Esoteric – Saving Seamus Ryan (Instrumentals), The Herbaliser Band – Session 2 [MP3 Download]

Diego Bernal - For Corners

Trav Glave

1. Diego Bernal – For Corners

2. Blueprint – Sign Language

3. Exile – Radio

4. Kid Hum – Fossel Fuel

5. Batsauce – Spy vs. Spy

6. Hippo – Father Funk Mother Salsa Son Flava

7. 14KT – Nowalataz LP

8. Apollo Brown – Make Do

9. Damu & Y Society – Travel At Your Own Pace Instrumentals

10. Blu – Open [Shout to the homies at TSS for the link]

11. Oh No – Dr. No’s Ethiopium [MP3 Download]

12. Kan Kick – Beautiful: Opus of Love Deeper Than Flesh

13. K-Def – Beats from the 90’s Vol 2

14. Lateef Dameer – Dairy of a Ballad Drummer

15. RCA Miles High – Da Beat Tape

16. Alex Stange – The 45 Project

17. Blockhead – The Music Scene [MP3 Download]

18. Big Quarters (Brandon Allday & Medium Zach) – Zip Disks Break

19. Sound Scientists – Instrumentally Sound

20. Es Nine – Light of Day Instrumentals


$port – You’ll $hoot Your Eye Out (Mix)


My apologies. I’ve been so focused on my Best of the Decade posts and compiling my year-end lists that I’ve let some dope music slip through the cracks.

Don’t worry, I’m here to drop off a mix by the producing-half of Chris Connery and HTT homie $port entitled You’ll $hoot Your Eye Out, a play on a famous quote from some Christmas movie.

Shout to the man himself, feel free to hit him or me up to share your thoughts. Enjoy!

Download: $port – You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out


Hold the Throne Presents – A Very Special Christmix

NYC Christmas

I want to wish a very Merry Christmas (to the Christians, of course) and a Happy Holidays to all my friends and readers.

Vibe to this hour-and-a-half long Very Special Christmix while you’re drankin’ eggnog, opening presents, eating everything in sight, and spending time with the ones you love. There’s a lil’ somethin’ for all tastes in this mix – from classics and traditional to jazzy, funkin’ and hip-hoppin’ – so play it anywhere you go this season.

I compiled the mix myself, so I guess shouts to me? Nah, shouts to the artists for giving me the inspiration and allowing me to feel the spirit, Enjoy!

Download: Hold the Throne Presents – A Very Special Christmix

1. Al Green – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2. Bing Crosby – Frosty The Snowman
3. Burl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas
4.Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
5.Chet Baker – We Three Kings
6.Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song
7. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Silver Bells
8. Dinah Washington – Silent Night
9. Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
10. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
12. Etta James – Merry Christmas Baby
13. Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby – The Christmas Song
14. Frank Sinatra – The Bells of Christmas (Greensleeves) [w-Tina, Nancy & Frank Sinatra Jr.]
15. Jackson 5 – Santa Clause Is Comin’ To Town
16. Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus
17. Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
18. Mannheim Steamroller Piano Tribute Players – Carol f the Bells
19. Mariah Carey – O Holy Night
20. Marvin Gaye – I Want To Come Home For Christmas
21. Nat King Cole – O Come All Ye Faithful
22. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
23. Peggy Lee – Happy Holiday
24. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
25. Run-DMC – Christmas In Hollis
26. Stevie Wonder – Ave Maria
27. Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
28. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
29. Vanessa Williams – What Child Is This? (Live)

(If anyone is unfamiliar with .Rar files, feel free to hit me up)


Keelay ft. The Park & Nate Mercereau – Some Kind Of Seasons Greeting

Some Kind of Seasons Greeting

Whoa now!

Here’s a holiday treat from the homie Keelay (of production duo Keelay & Zaire) in the form of “Some Kind of Seasons Greeting,” a 12-minute instrumental mix featuring musicians The Park & Nate Mercereau. I’ll let Kee explain it:

I just wanted to get this collection of Music/Beats out to everybody as a seasons greetings, something to vibe to as you do whatever it is you do at this time of the holidays. All of the music below was created by myself, and some of the most amazing musicians I know, The Park and Nate Mercereau. We all have a couple projects coming together very soon and this is just a little sample of what it is going to sound like.

This will help you keep it funky & soulful during the holidays. Shout to my good friend Reyn & Co. at Potholes In My Blog for the heads up, Enjoy!

Download: Keelay ft. The Park & Nate Mercereau – Some Kind Of Seasons Greeting [Mediafire Link]


Download Dilemma: Jay Electronica – Exhibit C prod. Just Blaze

Exhibit C

It looks like ‘Nawlins prodigy Jay Electronica has finally truly answered my letter to him, as the best song of the year the most anticipated CD-quality MP3 of the year hit iTunes last night. I woke up in the middle of the night to see this Tweet by Nation but I was too tired to post, despite my intense excitement to hear the finished product.

Now, normally I’d have no problem dropping a download link for my peoples. But this isn’t normal hip-hop we got here. In my personal opinion, Jay Elechannukkah (listen to the song, you’ll get it) is a cornerstore of the genre’s future and essential in efforts to spread what it means to be a real MC. However, there have been many great rappers whose songs I’ve posted for free download.. I was torn as to what I should do.

I want to represent independent & underground MC’s as much as possible, so here’s the deal. If any artist provides me with a free download, I’ll link it. If they don’t, I’ll link to where you can purchase it. I haven’t outwardly stated this and I admit I’ve strayed from this in the past, so from here on out this is how it’s goin’ down. There’s nothing sheisty going on behind the scenes here, I’m a straight-up dude. I’ve been asked to take down links before, each time I have complied hastily.

Call me what you want, I am not providing a free download link. If you can’t shell out a measly $3 for a great record, then you don’t get it from me. Plain and simple. It’s my blog, my decision.

‘Nuff said, let’s get down to business. Props to The Megatron Don himself for the iTunes link, Enjoy!

Download on iTunes: Jay Electronica – Exhibit C EP prod. Just Blaze (Or click on the cover)


A Tribe Called Quest Weekend: Instrumentals (Promo VLS) – 2002


Download: A Tribe Called Quest – Instrumentals (Promo VLS) – 2003

Coming down to the last few posts for ATCQ Weekend, here’s the instrumentals for some of your favorite Tribe jawns ripped straight from the original vinyl.

1. Left My Wallet In El Segundo
2. Public Enemy
3. Bonita Applebum
4. Muhammad Mr.
5. Check The Rhyme
6. Jazz (Remix)
7. Scenario
8. Hot Sex
9. Award Tour
10. Electric Relaxation
11. Once Again
12. Stressed Out (Remix)
13. World Play
14. Jam
15. Stressed Out (Original Mix)


A Tribe Called Quest Weekend: I C U (Doin’ It) ft. Erykah Badu (VLS) – 2003

I C U (Doin' It)

Download: A Tribe Called Quest ft. Erykah Badu – I C U (Doin’ It) (VLS) – 2003

1. I C U (Doin’ It) ft. Erykah Badu (Main Version) 3:36
2. I C U (Doin’ It) ft. Erykah Badu (Instrumental) 3:36

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