Instrumental hip-hop has always been a fascination, leaving out any sort of vocal collaboration with rapper and producer – solely leaving the latter to his task of conjuring up a beat fitting with the atmospheric tone that the producer desires to express. This is the cream of the crop for hip-hop, for the true hip-hop fan, for the numerous dreamers aspiring to make it in the industry as rappers to pen up something worthy of the beat.
Instrumental hip-hop is where hip-hop has been consistently on-point, never really seeing a decline or step back in its long tenure. Hip Hop is built not only on the talents of those that hold the mic, but their invaluable beat making partners as well.
If you want to talk up and coming high-caliber producers in the field of hip-hop, look towards Kidd Ovedose aka Malcolm Harkins. The young talented rapper and Producer has set himself up with a lot of exclusive unreleased songs, future collaborations and project’s with ATL’S DJ Holiday, Tee Grizzly and more.
His solo instrumentation work is something to behold. His instrumentals capture the grimy, polarizing atmosphere of the City in utter, encapsulating detail. The melodic synths layered upon one another blending with the booming bass drum and dark strings in the nostalgic “Roll One Smoke” delivers the grim, dirty essence of the streets straight to your ears.
The same goes with the repetitive playful funkiness of “Crazy Trap Shit”, with a more mechanical backdrop and a bare-boned twinkling synth spilling onto each other bar. The track also features a fuzzy, horny-sounding keyboard with an intriguing, haunting interlude breaking into the song at peculiar moments.
A must-want for not just hip-hop fans in general, but for the rap dreamers who just want to express themselves with their lines, is without a doubt the track upbeat anthem “Vibin”.
Much like the mixtape allows rappers a blank canvas to show their skills, so too does the beats provide producers with a chance to craft their own stories. The streets are once again brought back to life, thanks to the visually encapsulating instrumentation delivered by Kidd Ovedose in his tracks.