Miami, Florida based producer Dj Proof dropped a HipHop instrumental album called “Lost Joints” yesterday and it has some bangers on it. The album is full of dope samples chopped up and looped to boom bap beat patterns…..just how we like em 😉
Proof kept the album to a well rounded 10 tracks. He he started if off with the first beat “Next Chapter”. That joint has that feel good, summer time vibe to it. We were diggin “Rainbows” too. The sample loop and drums were nice but we think the bassline needed a little work. Track #3, “Ahh” was a fun listen. It’s a simple loop and drum pattern with some vocal hits and it works. Definitely a track that makes an emcee wanna pull out the pen and write to. “Another Woman” was cool but “Call On Me” is that joint!!! Straight neck cracking all day with “Call On Me”!
At this point in the album we’re beginning to see Dj Proof likes to sample & chop up vocals and He definitely has a knack for it.
Next up is the smooth guitar sample driven jam “Short Distance”, this one is definitely a repeat-table ;). Track #7 “One Life” is begging for Elzhi to spit all over it, this one is a banger! “Sand” is ok but you can tell this one came from the vault. “Make It Happen” is another filler joint from the vault, it’s not bad but its definitely no “One life”. Last but not least is track #10 “Lamb Chop”! This is another one that we can see a supa emcee like Elzhi, Blu, Fashawn, Meth, Skyzoo, etc spittin fire bars on.
All in all “Lost Joints” is a tight album with some highlights and repeat-ables. This is our first time checking out Dj Proof’s beats but we’re definitely gonna check out his catalog, you should too!