Video: Tall Black Guy ‘Tempo Dreams Vol. 1′ Trailer


One of our favorite fellas, Tall Black Guy, has put together a pretty incredible compilation featuring eleven other emerging producers. Called Tempo Dreams Vol. 1, the project will include Tensei, MonkeyRobot, Ta-Ku, Evil Needle, Teru, Chief, Jeriko Jackson, Buscrates, Floydcheung, Doc Illingsworth, Schecky’s Jazzy Tofu, and of course, Tall Black Guy.

Taking inspiration from 90s downtempo, the result is some sexy, jazzy, melodic hip-hop wonderfulness – listen for yourself in the trailer video above. Look out for Tempo Dreams Vol. 1 to drop on June 19.

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Next Step September Winner: Tall Black Guy Productions


We are thrilled to announce our September Next Step Artist Spotlight contest winner! In previous months, we highlighted vocalists Tara Priya and Iman Williams, and this month we have an incredibly talented producer on deck. Congratulations to the Detroit based Tall Black Guy Productions!

Raised on Motown, jazz, and classic hip-hop, the Detroit bred artist eventually made his way to Chicago where he basically owned at a number of beat battles, including Red Bull’s famed Big Tune. Of late, he’s been piling on the accolades with loads of love from Gilles Peterson (including a slot on the most recent Brownswood Bubblers project) to creating the soundtrack for the prestigious Roy Ayers Project trailers.

Below, we have a couple exclusive free downloads – “Sweet Europe,” which dropped a week and a half ago and “The Special,” which we are proud to premiere for you. After that, you’ll find purchase links for two of Tall Black Guy’s most recent projects, one of which is an adaptation of a popular Fela Kuti tune! This guy is outputting greatness like fire – can’t wait for more.

Tall Black Guy Productions – “Sweet Europe” [MP3]

Tall Black Guy Productions – “The Special” [MP3]

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Purchase Tall Black Guy – Water No Enemy 7″ on Crosstalk

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