‘MCMXCII’ (Beat Tape)

    Chicago native Thelonious Martin is quietly becoming one of hip-hop’s most talented producers. This year alone has seen him claim credits for the likes of MellowHype (“Go“), Action Bronson (“Blackbird“) and Rockie Fresh (“Never Lose“). He’s also the guy who Hodgy Beats singled out and gave props to on “BKLYN,” which Martin conveniently produced.

    To celebrate turning 20 (yes, 20) earlier this week, young Thelonious released this generous 20-track beat tape, ample with Kanye-esque soul, Alchemist-like groove and his own unique rhythmic flair. Simply put, this kid as a hell of an ear for a good beat. Stream and download MCMXCII below. [RH]