Friday, February 29, 2008

Don't You Love it

Wow, it seems like its been ages since I've posted any tunes up here. Gonna make up for lost time, with multiple singles. Enjoy

Okay so I've asked a lot of my friends recently if they've heard this track and they've all said "no." How is this possible? It's got one of those Kanye beats that sound like he didn't have the budget to bring Jon Brion in to play some kooky toy piano music that makes you think of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet running around on the beach; in other words, it's a loop.

It's been way too cold the past 2 days so I've been listening to songs like this to warm me up

Another great LP

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster

Has there ever been a better music label than Arts and Crafts? Broken Social Scene, The Stars, Feist, Phoenix, Most Serene Republic...I mean what the fuck, talk about the best quality control department ever. Next in line is Los Campesinos, and naturally they are goddamn fantastic. Sounds like: The Go Team without samples, or Broken Social Scene on speedballs.

Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster

Monday, February 25, 2008

Band of Horses

Never listened to them cause of their dumb name.

Downloaded because I was borred and wanted work music.

In love.

For more info:

*I get it they sound like My Morning Jacket a little. I wish more bands did.

Band Of Horses- Cease to Begin

Friday, February 22, 2008

Percee P

This is a great album. The old man Percee P on the mic with Madlib on the beats, its a great East/West Coast collab. Real gritty with no filler. blaze it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jay Electronica

It seems like we've been on one hell of a collective good luck streak lately...Obama's ahead in the democratic race, asshole leaders in Pakistan and Cuba are both stepping down, it was 60 degrees in NYC all of a sudden 2008 hits and shit is just coming together for us. And now to add to it there's Jay Electronica, an MC as exciting and intriguing as his presidential counterpart. Connecting the dots between Nas, Common, and Kanye without the shitty beats, preachiness, or bullshit materialism respectively, Jay made the above mixtape a few years back by himself, using only beatless orchestral samples from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", turning them into a kind of metaphysical medley that blurs all kinds of genre lines. With a debut as ballsy as that, how is this guy not going to be huge?

A few more tracks:

"Renaissance Man"

"Victory Is In My Clutches"

Sunday, February 17, 2008

9th Wonder

  9th Wonder - Hailing from North Carolina, 9th Wonder was the main producer for Little Brother before getting out there on his own. His collaboration with Buckshot is one of the best albums I've heard in awhile. Check out "Food for Thought" "50/50 Amp" and "Money Makes the World Go Round" 

Sounds like Kanye and 9th Wonder have the same taste in mixing and sampling beats from the Al Green era.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Raheem Jamal - Boombox

Despite a huge underground scene, Boston hip-hop has really only had one rapper whos made it big nationally - Guru of Gangstarr fame. Boston's new hope, Raheem Jamal, revisits that tried and true MC/DJ template on his debut, enlisting Primo disciple/producer Raydar Ellis and devouring every beat that he places in his path. Jamal's flow is incredible - rapping in disjointed words and phrases, letting them just hang for a second too long - and the beats that Ellis throws down are stellar, Primo-esque in their balance of nuance and raw power. Groundbreaking? Not really. Asskicking? Hell yes.

"The Thang"


Raheem Jamal - Boombox

Monday, February 4, 2008

Starlito's Way II

The New York Times is actually remaining relevant in the hip-hop world. I'm shocked. But sounds like this disc will be worth checking out.

Starlito's Way II - sorry apparently they deleted the file...I'll work on it.