Da Beatminerz, the legendary production duo known for pioneering the dark, gritty sound of underground NY hip-hop, releases their third album Stifled Creativity via Soulspazm on June 21, 2024. This release comes just one day before the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album “Fully Loaded w/ Statik.”

Nearly 15 years in the making, Stifled Creativity showcases the signature styles that have come to define the work of these “Boom Bap Ambassadors,” Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee. The album features previously unreleased recordings with notable artists such as De La Soul, KRS-One, Smif-N-Wessun, and various other long-time collaborators.

Mr. Walt of Da Beatminerz explains the album’s genesis:

“We started working on this album in 2009… We had one focus and the focus was to stick to our core sound. We just wanted to bring back our traditional way of attempting a classic album. Everybody has their own type of hip hop that they love. Well, this is ours.”

With a career spanning over three decades, Da Beatminerz have produced numerous classic records, cementing their place in hip-hop history. Stifled Creativity marks their return to the genre they helped shape.