Donny Knottsville Made a Mixtape Using Only Deerhoof Samples and It’s Great

To say that Athens/South Carolina rapper Donny Knottsville (formerly of Classic City hip hop crews Deaf Judges and Mad Axes) is prolific is to understate his output over the past several months.

First, in October 2014, he hit us with Brainiac Frankenstein, a solid selection of DIY-backpacker jams that featured Athens musicians like Monsoon’s Sienna Chandler and Knottsville’s former partner in crime, Louie Larceny. In March, he dropped Red Dirt White Light, a sneering, low-end heavy follow-up. 

Nearly lost in the shuffle was Hoof Beats, a February mixtape that featured Knottsville rapping over a backdrop consisting entirely of samples taken from the songs of the great Bay Area avant-rock group Deerhoof.

The band recently took to Twitter to congratulate Knottsville on a job well done:

Stream Hoof Beats below, and download it for free on Bandcamp:


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