Entries in Hip-Hop (1599)

Monday
Jun212010

DJ Jazzy Jeff & ?uestlove (Live @ The Roots Picnic)

First time they’ve ever played together.

Too good.

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Sunday
Jun202010

As We Enter (Remixes)

Two brand spanking new Remixes of ‘As We Enter’ from NaS & Damian’s album ‘Distant Relatives’.

First up is the George Lenton Remix, which I can see being one of my favs of 2010. This would absolutely smash a Club to pieces.

Next up is Foamo who is one of my favourite DJ’s/Remixers usually, however his effort didn’t do a whole lot for me. Too much going on for my liking.

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Thursday
Jun172010

iamcoxhead - Bigger Than Hip-Hop

Not really a mix, but more a ride through my Hip-Hop mind.

Tracklist and download link after the jump.

1 Hour, 70 tracks.

 

Tracklist:

Da Bush Babees – 3 MCs (Feat. Q-Tip)
Jungle Brothers – Moving Along
Black Moon – Powaful Impak!
Hi-Tek – The Sun God (Feat. Common)
CunninLynguists – Ain’t No Way
AZ – I Feel For You
Jurassic 5 – Great Expectations
Das EFX – Here We Go
GZA – Shadowboxin’
Sound Providers – The Throwback (Feat. Maspyke)
Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours
INI – Microphone Wanderlust
J-Live – Don’t Play
Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More
Reflection Eternal – Good Mourning
KanYe West – School Spirit
Grand Puba – I See Dead People (Feat. Rell & Lord Jamar)
Brand Nubian – Slow Down
De La Soul – He Comes
Aasim – Disrespectful Views
Freeway & Jake One – One Thing (Feat. Raekwon)
Common – Dooinit
Kev Brown – Batida
Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot
DJ Jazzy Jeff – For Da Love Of Da Game (Feat. Baby Blak & Pauly Yamz)
Blu & Exile – Sou(ul) Amazin’ (Steel Blazin’)
The Pharcyde – Y?
Jaylib – The Red
Blame One – Street Astrologist
KRS-One – Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight)
Slum Village – Fat Cat Song
Jay-Z – Bring It On (Feat. Big Jaz & Sauce Money)
Binary Star – Binary Shuffle
Snoop Dogg – Tha Shiznit
2Pac – Got My Mind Made Up
Guru – Certified (Feat. Bilal & J Dilla)
Brother Ali – Pedigree
Clipse – I’m Not You (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P)
Atmosphere – Dreamer
Pharoahe Monch – Official
Eminem – Backstabber
Leaders of the New School – Daily Reminder
Little Brother – Whatever You Say
Surreal & The Sound Providers – Life & Rhymes
Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Fake As Fuck
Gravediggaz – Here Comes The Gravediggaz
Main Source – Looking At The Front Door
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Souls Of Mischief – No Man’s Land
Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’
Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest
Redman – Time 4 Sum Aksion
Lupe Fiasco – Switch (The Science Project)
Gang Starr – DWYCK
Method Man – The Motto
Smooth Current – The Dream Chaser (Feat. Substantial)
Toki Wright – Devil’s Advocate
Slick Rick – Street Talkin’
Raekwon – Verbal Intercourse
50 Cent – Too Hot (Feat. NaS & Nature)
Mos Def – Mr. Nigga (Feat. Q-Tip)
The Foreign Exchange – Brave New World
Talib Kweli - Stand To The Side (Feat. Novel & Vinia Mojica)
A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (UK Flavor Radio Mix)
NaS – The World Is Yours
OutKast – Chonkyfire
Pete Rock – Half Man Half Amazin (Feat. Method Man)
The Roots – Clock With No Hands
Dead Prez – It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop
Visioneers – Runnin’

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Tuesday
Jun082010

Eminem - Recovery

Well; I’m not really sure where to start with this one. Just over 10 years ago from now, I heard an album called the Marshall Mathers LP by a rapper named Eminem. It changed my life, my outlook on Hip-Hop as a genre and the way I listen to Music as a whole. Ever since that moment; me, along with millions of other people my age, have followed this man’s career religiously - it’s been a roller coaster ride; however it seems as though he has finally got everything back on track again in 2010.

Throughout the process of making this album there have been pieces of information which made me question where he was going with this project and how much of an improvement we were going to see from his previous effort, Relapse. Only 1 production from Dre and features from Rihanna, Pink & Wayne weren’t the most promising signs for me personally. However; last night I learned one thing - never doubt one of your favourite artists of all time and one of the most talented men to ever pick up a pen & mic. From start to finish this album just, works.

I see Recovery as a collection of everything I’ve loved about Em for the past 10 years, coming together and finally creating the type of Music we all knew was possible for a man with so much talent. I think the main aspect behind this, which makes the album stand out from all his others, is the maturity of themes and content he uses throughout each and every single track. On Relapse and Encore it was impossible to question his flow or the level of lyricism, but what he was talking about didn’t have any passion, thought or meaning. Tracks such as ‘Talkin’ 2 Myself’ and ‘You’re Never Over’ have all of these - they are deep, heartfelt songs that I have been waiting to hear Em do for years and years. It’s been a long time since his guy’s lyrics put a smile on my face, but it’s definitely been worth the wait.

Production wise; this was uncharted territory for Em. Who’d have thought you would ever hear him rapping over Ozzy Osbourne and Haddaway samples? I didn’t - but, it’s all part of what makes this album so very special to listen to. I also never thought I would say this; but, maybe it was a good idea to not rely on Dre so much this time round. We have heard so much of their work together, that it was  a breath of fresh air to hear him over some different/innovative beats. Like most people, I hate making early calls with new albums; however I would go as far in saying that this could be Eminem’s best work to date. Of course the Marshall Mathers LP is the most important piece of music in my life, but this album has everything I love about Em in 17 tracks. He has grown up incredible amounts, and it shows - this album is on another level.

Instant Classic? Yes
Best Album of 2010? Maybe
Best Eminem Album? Maybe
Best Rap Album of All Time? Only time will tell

Recovery is out 22nd June: Pre-order

“Fuck my last CD, that shit is in the trash”

Welcome back Marshall.

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Tuesday
Jun082010

Big Boi & Andre 3000 - Lookin 4 Ya

Nearly creamed myself. This album is gonna be one to remember man.

Missed you Dre.

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Monday
Jun072010

First ever Hip-Hop Music Video in 3D. Shame I don’t have any 3D Glasses.Still my fa

First ever Hip-Hop Music Video in 3D. Shame I don’t have any 3D Glasses.

Still my favourite track off El Che.

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Monday
Jun072010

Chali 2na

One of the pioneers dropped his latest project the other day and I’m pleased to say it’s of the highest quality, as always. The whole tape just, works - production, lyrics and features are all spot on. My favourite track is ‘Wheels On the World’, which features Dez Andres & Elzhi.

J5 lives on.

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Monday
Jun072010

Jazz Spastiks - Hot Shit! (Feat. Junclassic)

Wowee! This track is off the album ‘12 Bit Spit’ from Scottish/UK producers Jazz Spastiks which just recently dropped on Godsendant Music. If you like this, then make sure you go out and check out the album, here. I never knew there were Producers in the UK making Music like this - reminds me of The Sound Providers and DJ Deckstream. One of the best things I’ve heard this year.

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Monday
Jun072010

Mickey Factz - Paradise

Mickeys Factz has always been my favourite freshman, out of the Drake, Wale & Asher crop; so it’s nice to finally hear the single from his Debut Album. Really like the beat and he goes in.

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Sunday
Jun062010

Homeboy Sandman

One of the freshest rappers I’ve heard in years.
One of the best album covers of 2010.
One of the best albums of 2010.
One of the best tracks of 2010.

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