I believe I was first introduced into instrumental hip-hop when I was in High School, with Mr. Scruff’s Get A Move On. Instrumental Hip-Hop has been popular among skateboarders in skateboarding videos, or at least they were in the early 2000’s. This was when I had heard this song on my VHS tape for Adios’ skateboarding film, One Step Beyond, during Kenny Andersons’ part. I have, personally, always enjoyed instrumental hip-hop, further venturing into it with RJD2’s Deadringer. I believe those mp3’s were one of the last mp3’s I have ever purchased, and featured some of instrumental hip-hop’s greatest tracks, at least in my opinion.
Streets Of Beige is a website based out of England created “…as a reaction to the changing face of bass music”, with their goal being “…to promote innovation and experimentation in new artists across the globe”. S. Mahabara is an instrumental hip hop artist that curated their second mix (the first was by Rekordah, which you can stream here)
SOB.002 S.Maharba by streetsofbeige