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At the dawn of the hip-hop era, all rap was East Coast rap. All of rap's most important early artists were based in the New York City area -- old-school legends like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, the Sugarhill Gang, Kurtis Blow, and Run-D.M.C. As rap grew and became more diverse over the course of the '80s, productive scenes began to spring up in other locations around the country; nonetheless, East Coast rap dominated through most of the '80s. Although the sound of East Coast rap wasn't completely uniform, from the mid- to late '80s it tended to gravitate to more aggressive beats and sample collages, and many MCs prided themselves on their technical dexterity in craftin ... Read More


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WIN SOME LOSE SOME (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by RCummins)  Year: 2013
RCummins Boom bap style instrumental beat with an emotional undertone. Hard gritty drums, sparse vocal and trumpets. Beat switches to filtered cheap radio effect. Underscore projects dealing with social issues such as depression, poverty, broken relations and inner-city struggles. The Bronx, Chicago, Philly, Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
572515 2:33 Med Slow 95   


WASTELAND (FEATURING DOMINIQUE LARUE) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2014
D.C. SoulPlusMind Sincere, honest and sentimental Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring female vocals. A song about a woman feeling empty inside and dealing with a broken heart. Great for breakups and heartache scenes. Chorus is great for hopelessness, somber, or giving up scenes. Good for reality TV, urban / lost love themes, Female Rap & Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
702323 3:58 Med Slow 92   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
702322 3:58 Med Slow 92   


CLOCKWORK - (by Frequencee)  Year: 2015
Frequencee This track has old school boom bap inspired drums layered with an eclectic mix of guitars, clavinet, rhoads and a west coast style g-funk sine lead. The track would be a perfect underscore for urban themed tv, film or documentary seeking a mood or theme of mystery. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
740916 2:59 Med Slow 89   
30sec - Hip Hop, East Coast
740913 0:34 Med Slow 89   
Stinger - Hip Hop, East Coast
740915 0:12 Med Slow 89   
60sec - Hip Hop, Action Thriller Hip Hop
740914 1:01 Med Slow 89   


CHARLIE BROWN BLUES - (by RCummins)  Year: 2010
RCummins Acid jazz hip-hop instrumental bed conveys moments of contemplation, dull, uncertainty, doubt, blues, depression, or loneliness. Useful for documentaries on substance abuse, job loss, dilemma, prison life. Also urban demographic commercials and anime. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
437284 3:08 Med Slow 92   
Stinger - Hip Hop, East Coast
437285 0:08 Med Slow 92   


I AM THE BEST (FEATURING D. LARUE) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Melodic, confident, uplifting Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring female vocals. Elegant acoustic guitar instrumentation coupled with powerful drums and braggadocio lyrics. Great for sports shows, inspiring / empowering scenes and end scenes / credits. Female Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
605930 3:38 Med Slow 85   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
605929 3:38 Med Slow 85   


NUTHIN' HIGHER (FEATURING SNAKE HOLLYWOOD) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Inspiring, gritty and braggadocio Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals. Hard hitting drums coupled with ominous organ and haunting piano. Lyrics about being the best, the realest and the king. Great for urban, drama, gangsta and drug scenes. Good for reality and urban TV / Films. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
689238 3:50 Med Slow 90   
Variation A (Clean) - Hip Hop, East Coast
689236 3:50 Med Slow 90   
Variation B (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
689237 3:50 Med Slow 90   


RUFF ONE - (by Big Sound Music)  Year: 2005
Big Sound Music Urban hip funk. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
212673 4:05 Med Fast 133   
60sec - Hip Hop, East Coast
236465 1:00 Med Fast 133   
30sec - Hip Hop, East Coast
236466 0:30 Med Fast 133   
15sec - Hip Hop, East Coast
236467 0:16 Med Fast 133   


BEAT BLOCKER FROM BED STUY - (by Charlie Mac)  Year: 2007
Charlie Mac East Coast Hip Hop feel, with orchestral elements. Starts with a bang as a car engine roars up and the car skids off. Sounds like Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens Hip Hop. Sound effects provide surprising musical elements, which makes the track great for any dramatic crime, or inner city show. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
20 Mixes Available
338200 3:10 Med Slow 95   


DISTRESS SIGNAL - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Driving, engaging and motivating Hip-Hop / Rap instrumental cue. Pulsing bass and moving drums create a sense of urgency and movement. Great for reality TV, chase scenes, crime scenes or action scenes. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
607798 2:36 Med Slow 89   
Variation (Drum And Bass Only) - Hip Hop, East Coast
607797 2:36 Med Slow 89   


KING RISES (FEATURING J. NOLAN) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2012
D.C. SoulPlusMind Jay-Z inspired, east coast influenced Hip-Hop / Rap song. Percussive, confident strong and empowering song about taking control and rising to the top. Great for reality TV shows, films or scenes about overcoming adversity, being on top or climbing to the top. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
592731 4:10 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Hip Hop, East Coast
592730 4:10 Med Slow 90   


TITE - (by Matthew Mirron)  Year: 2015
Matthew Mirron Dark, riff-driven hip-hop beat and a brooding and detached character. Perfect for bringing a vibe of urban cool to television, advertisements, trailers, video games, and film. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
767593 3:49 Med Slow 85   


CHAMPIONS REIGN - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Regal, triumphant and determined Hip-Hop / Rap instrumental cue. Inspiring and empowering piano drive the track while the drums juxtapose the instrumentation with a gritty and dark vibe. Great for urban, street, night, and driving scenes. Also, great for reality TV or urban TV and movies. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
618951 3:09 Med Slow 94   


IT WAS ALL A DREAM - (by Add-On Music Group)  Year: 2009
Add-On Music Group In your face East Coast rap featuring Add-On and Lokixximo with rap in both Spanish and English, Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
294862 2:29 Med Slow 93   


BE ALL (FEATURING BORN I MUSIC) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Dreamy, atmospheric, Kanye West-esque Hip-Hop song featuring male vocals. Emotional lyrics about struggling, living your dreams and accomplishing goals. Pensive piano and airy synth instrumentation coupled with epic drums / percussion. Great for urban TV / films or struggle, dark, pensive scenes. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
638708 4:58 Slow 75   
Variation A (Clean) - Hip Hop, East Coast
638706 4:58 Slow 75   
Variation B (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
638707 4:58 Slow 75   


FIRST FRONTIER MAIN (60SEC) - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Cool Contemporary R&B Track, Dan Bierton, Mark Lane, Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Hip Hop, East Coast  
407874 1:06 Med Slow 90   
Variation (39sec) - Hip Hop, Hip Hop Instrumental  
407875 0:40 Med Slow 90   
Stinger - Dance, Dance (pending cat.)  
407876 0:14 Med Slow 90   


LESSON LEARNED (FEATURING PALMER REED) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Bright, intelligent, and upbeat Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals. Braggadocio lyrics about being on top and being better than the rest. Driving drums and elegant piano instrumentation create the backdrop. Great for urban theme movies and TV shows as well as reality TV. Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
665374 2:28 Med Slow 99   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
665373 2:28 Med Slow 99   


THOU SHALL NOT CRY (SNIPETTE) - (by Add-On Music Group)  Year: 2008
Add-On Music Group Instrumental east coast urban hip-hop groove, Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
294876 1:25 Fast 169   


BLACK ROSES (FEATURING GLEAMS) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Dramatic, emotional, honest, East coast influenced Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals and male singer for the chorus. Orchestra / concert style snare rolls and percussion drive the song. Song about losing and holding onto a relationship. Endearing and sentimental. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
601141 3:57 Med Slow 91   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
601140 3:57 Med Slow 91   


DOING ME (FEATURING J. NOLAN) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2012
D.C. SoulPlusMind Jay-Z inspired, boom bap, east coast influenced Hip-Hop / Rap song. Determined, truthful and confident song about being yourself and doing what you do best. Great for reality TV shows, films or scenes above self strength, confidence or climbing to the top. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
591818 3:38 Med Slow 94   
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Hip Hop, East Coast
591817 3:38 Med Slow 94   


WESTERN TAKE (SNIPETTE) - (by Add-On Music Group)  Year: 2008
Add-On Music Group Instrumental hip-hop new millenium groove, Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Hip Hop, East Coast
294877 1:05 Med Slow 98   


MAJOR LAKER - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Pensive and reflective Hip-Hop / Rap instrumental cue. Instrumentation and drums give a sense of careful thought and consideration. Bright lead synth infuses hope into the cue. Great for reflective montages or solemn and deep thought scenes. Good to reality TV shows as well. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
615192 2:59 Slow 78   


BEAUTIFUL LIGHTS - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2015
D.C. SoulPlusMind Positive, bright, joyous Hip-Hop / Rap / Jazz-Rap instrumental cue. Balanced and bright piano and horns combined with driving drums. Great for corporate and brand promos, commercials and videos. Great for light, optimistic, summery / spring scenes and themes. Great for reality TV and travel scenes. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
707186 3:47 Med Slow 90   
Variation (No Sax) - Hip Hop, East Coast
707187 3:47 Med Slow 90   


ON THE REAL (FEATURING J. NOLAN) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Jay-Z inspired, boom bap, east coast influenced Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals. Truthful, honest and confident song about being yourself and doing what you do best. Great for reality TV shows, films or scenes above self strength, confidence or climbing to the top. Male Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
595994 3:31 Med Slow 97   
Variation (Instrumental Version) - Hip Hop, East Coast
595993 3:31 Med Slow 97   


ON THE CORNER - (by Joseph Rusnak)  Year: 2013
Joseph Rusnak A simple drum groove and ominous, deep staccato strings lock in together in this hip hop track. A slow moving beat thats perfect for productions looking for a dark hip hop vibe. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
573667 2:03 Med Slow 90   


LAMBO LULLABY (FEATURING BORN I MUSIC) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Sexy, braggadocio, and racy Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals. Lyrics about living the life of women, cars, money, and partying. Elegant and bright electric piano instrumentation combined with bouncy drums and Dubstep wobble bass. Great Urban and party themed scenes. Great for reality TV. Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
660431 4:17 Slow 72   
Variation A (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
660430 4:17 Slow 72   
Variation B (Clean) - Hip Hop, Hip Hop Soul
660429 4:17 Slow 72   


SEXLESS - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2007
Verona Music Combo female sing and rap. Frustrated couple wonders if it's because of their busy hectic lives in this era why they don't have time for sex, anymore. Some adult innuendo/ language. Though real issue, can also work for comedy. Male Rap & Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
444406 4:04 Slow 77   


MAD HOUSE (FEAT. GLEAMS) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2014
D.C. SoulPlusMind Dark, sinister and haunting Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring male vocals. Lyrics about being stuck in a murderous, devilish and vile mad house. Ominous piano and choir instrumentation combine with heavy drums. Great for dark, gloomy, crime, gore scenes and themes. Great for film and TV. Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
667261 4:25 Med Slow 92   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
667260 4:25 Med Slow 92   


HAD IT ALL (FEATURING D. LARUE AND ELLE WINSTON) - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2013
D.C. SoulPlusMind Sincere and sentimental Hip-Hop / Rap song featuring female vocals. A song about a woman in an abusive marriage that gave up, broke down and stayed in the relationship. Great for dark breakups and abusive relationship scenes. Chorus is great for hopelessness, somber, or giving up scenes. Female Vocals, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Main) - Hip Hop, East Coast
610736 3:39 Med Slow 85   
Variation (Instrumental) - Hip Hop, East Coast
610735 3:39 Med Slow 85   


SUPERNOVA - (by D.C. SoulPlusMind)  Year: 2014
D.C. SoulPlusMind Dark and ominous East Coast influenced Hip-Hop / Rap instrumental cue. Gloomy string plucks and orchestra hits create a haunting, menacing, and sinister feeling. Great for dark, crime, night, gangsta / gangster, or gloomy scenes. Great for urban based movies and reality TV as well. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
689258 2:41 Med Slow 85   


OLD SCHOOL STROLL - (by Joseph Rusnak)  Year: 2013
Joseph Rusnak This hip hop track features a classic hip hop beat with brass hits. Staccato strings and a synth melody eventually fill in the rest of the sound. Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
576718 1:49 Med Slow 90   


RESPECT DUE FEAT. MAGNUS 1 - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2010
Eddie Caldwell Rap, hip hop, song with and old school flavor, adverts, infomercial, carco Great baseline & cool fender rhodes. Smooth club scene bar a la the roots, jurassic park, nas jay z. Earthy underground rap, talib, lauren hill, adverts, infomercials, dramatic rap, grimey rap, method man, urban scene, Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
510834 4:14 Med Slow 94   


BONUS FREESTYLE OFF MIXTAPE FEAT. MAGNUS 1 - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2010
Eddie Caldwell Rap, hip hop, song with and old school flavor, adverts, infomercial, carco Great baseline & cool fender rhodes. Smooth club scene bar a la the roots, jurassic park, nas jay z. Earthy underground rap, talib, lauren hill, adverts, infomercials, dramatic rap, grimey rap, method man, urban scene, Male Rap, Hip Hop, East Coast  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
510797 1:44 Med Slow 94   


RUSH-IN (ADULT SWM) FEAT. MAGNUS 1 - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2010
Eddie Caldwell Rap, hip hop, song with and old school flavor, adverts, infomercial, carco Great baseline & cool fender rhodes. Smooth club scene bar a la the roots, jurassic park, nas jay z. Earthy underground rap, talib, lauren hill, adverts, infomercials, dramatic rap, grimey rap, method man, urban scene, Instrumental, Hip Hop, East Coast
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, East Coast
510814 4:46 Med Slow 94   


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