The Alaska Tape Vol. 1 is a collection of some of my favorite Beats I created from 2011-2016 for your listening, freestyling, rapping, and recording pleasure. Most of these tracks have been used on records already and aren't for commercial use.
I teamed up with Alchemist (one of my Top 5 favorite producers) this August to distribute his Official Drum Kit "Secret Sauce". With the help of Ryan Calvano from Less Is More Visuals, we knocked out probably one of the dopest behind the beats videos this decade. The response was awesome and working with Alchemist on this joint was a real pleasure.
One of my finest joints produced to date. It was a dream working with Vinnie Paz on The Cornerstone of the Cornerstore. I started listening to underground hip hop like a mad man in the 90's and got into making beats and producing because of Jedi Mind Tricks. If you had told my 18 year old self if I'd make a beat for Vinnie Paz, minds would have been blown.Read More
I was interview by Jacob Goldstein of NPR's Planet Money for a podcast about the "Sample Economy". The podcast featured additional guest !llmind and a short bit about Frank Duke's Kingsway Music Library and Splice. Planet Money gives Alkota a shout out in the credits at the end of the podcast for the contribution. - enjoy