Archive for June, 2009

26
Jun
09

[RIP MJ] Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell


With the passing away of Micheal Jackson, we are all in shock.

Let’s sooth our minds with this classic track from Nas entiled “It Aint Hard To Tell”.  It was featured on Nas’ debut album Illmatic. It features production from Large Professor and samples from Micheal Jackson’s single “Human Nature”.

RIP. MJ

25
Jun
09

The Ecstatic – A breath of fresh joints

The new album just dropped on June 9, 2009 is just what Mos Def fans, and music lovers have been waiting for. Recently I’ve been thinking to myself “Do solid full albums even get made anymore”? Well, seems like “The Ecstatic” screams a resounding YES! Since I’ve put the CD (yes I said cd) into the player I have not been able to stop listening to it. This album has the classic Blackstar flavor along with 2009’s current fresh mixture of singing and rhyming! On a full length 16 track album? “Unheard of” you say? With the singles “Life in Marvelous Times” (track 7) and “Casa Bey” (track 16), and production from Madlib, The Neptunes, Preservation, and even the late great JDilla. This is the definitive answer for those seeking real music, in a time where it is hard to even find an artist who can create a full album!

13
Jun
09

The Cool Kids – Black Mags

“Black Mags” are magnesium alloy wheels that can be found on bicycles. With their cool, ol’school image and experimental/hyphy type production, the Cool Kids will make sure that you know that. Coming out of Illinois, these Kids got something fresh.

13
Jun
09

Kidz In The Hall – Wheels Fall Of

Something about Kidz In The Hall makes them feel like they made their debut back when Pete Rock was at his prime, but ironically that isn’t case. Kidz In the Hall was formed in 2000. Representing Chicago , These two kidz bring something fresh to the table. Check out their 2006 single “Wheels Fall Off”.

13
Jun
09

DJ Mitsu the Beats – “Promise In Love”

DJ Mitsu the Beat, the producer and beat maker of the Japanese Hip Hop unit, Gagle. He has recently ventured out to countries outside of Japan to share his musical creations. In “Promise In Love” DJ Mitsu collaborates with Jose James to create a very groovy R&B/Soul track. It reminds me of some classic Soul joints my parents used to play to me.

13
Jun
09

Epik High – Map The Soul

Epik High, a Korean Hip Hop, unit has collaborated with KERO ONE and MYK to create the worldwide version of their song “Map The Soul”.

Check this out! This is serious Hip Hop!




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