Ill Advised – Mic-Adelphia
Straight from the Quake City valuts boasting a Sadat X sample and Illadelph swag.
Jedi Son of Spock & Yeshua dapoED – Spitmode
Classic late 90â€™s indie flava from Yeshâ€™s ill-named protÃ©gÃ©. The two display some amazing back-and-forth chemistry, trading verses like water over dapoEDâ€™s organic production.
Killarmy – Allah Sees Everything
Kool DJ EQ – Three Emcees feat. Casual, DEL & Xzibit
An unusual combo that works wonders.
Kool Keith – Plastic World
“Payola scams switched DJâ€™s like a rubber band. Everybody clear with beats trying to be Premier…”
K-Otix – Do You Wanna Be An Emcee? feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff
Texas meets Philly and asks the most common rap question.
La The Darkman – Az The World Turnz feat. Raekwon
Last Emperor – Echo Leader
Last Emp gets down for the dorks. Pop culture references abound amidst the crunching instrumental on this â€™98 banger.
Living Legends – Hip Hop
Lords of the Underground – Retaliate
L’Roneous da Versifier – L’chemy
Mac Dre – Rapper Gone Bad
Fools who think Ronald Dregan could only rap about ecstasy pills and going dumb are about to get wig-flipped. While Dre is no Rakim, he proves he can easily hold his own on the centerpiece from his 1999 album of the same name. Yadadi?
Mike Zoot – The Turn Pt. 2 feat. Royal Flush
Moodswingaz – Musslin
Mountain Brothers – Thoroughbred
Styles, Peril-L & CHOPS over funky basslines break down their throughness lifting a Posdnous line from “Stakes Is High.”
Mr. Live & Tony Bones – Splashin’ Over Monica
Goofy platter from one of rapâ€™s most underrated duos. Funky enoughâ€¦for a state dinner? Echo Leader thinks so.
Murs – All Day
When Nick Carter was just having fun, sampling De La Soul and would drop lines like “on Monday nights I watch RAW (WWF) and Ally McBeal.
Neek The Exotic – Exotic Is Raw
This is Neek’s first solo record from 98′. Still down’ with Large Pro, Extra P gives him one of his best head-nodding signature beat. Neek truly shows his rawness on the mic.
No I.D. – Original Man feat. Dug Infinite
Chicago producer teamed up with his Chicago fellow, Dug Infinite, to make this very slept on album. On this track their slogan is simple: They originate, you duplicate.
Non-Phixion – How To Kill A Cop
The most prominent conspiracy theorists in rap flip Redmanâ€™s original concept to a T, trading blunts and chickenheads for Glocks and dust. Some may call it heresy, but I call it hilarity.
Outsidaz – Money Money Money
Young Zee & New Jeruz’ most maligned rap crew tear up this atmospheric ode to the green. Who says that acid and rap don’t mix?
People Under The Stairs – The Turndown
One of the funniest and doppest PUTS tracks. Have you ever experienced that kind of the turndown like they did?
Pep Love – Trinity
Hiero’s most underrated talent flows effortlessly and revives the lost of art of rap storytelling at the same time, with a biblical twist that doesn’t come off to preachy.
Planet Asia – Kalidascope
Track off Fresno’s native debut release. I will quote one of his lines: “Adjust your lenses, and analyze the scenes that I wreck.”
Pyro – Status Quotient
Chicago native and then-Harvard graduate student delivers a thesis on race relations and the corporate co-optation of hip hop, in rhyme form. It turns out much better than you’d expect.