As far as contemporary hip hop producers go, Cookin' Soul definitely deserves more praise from the masses. I first caught wind of the Spanish producers back in the day through their remix of Nas' "2nd Childhood," my favourite track from Stillmatic; ever since then, I've been addicted to their simple, straightforward direction and stripped down, Sunday afternoon-type sounds. In fact, I'd say that they're one of the most consistent groups out there–if you think otherwise, dedicate an afternoon to combing through their massive discography.
Breathing new life into the Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap hit "Naturally Born," Soul's take on the track is like a whirlwind trip through New York. Cookin' Soul's remix of "Naturally Born" can be found on the upcoming release from Brooklyn's very own Coalmine Records, Remineded: A Collection of New & Old Remixes. With appearances from M-Phazes, Diamond D, and Small Professor, the compilation will be a fantastic way to kick off 2015.
Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap
"Naturally Born" (Cookin' Soul Remix)
- Coalmine Records
- January 20th, 2015