Posts Tagged ‘atmosphere’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 2): ATCQ Tribute

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…

Please be sure to subscribe to one of the many options available to listen to Take It Personal so you can stay connected when new shows are released. From us at Take It Personal, thank you for your support and happy holidays to all of you. –Philaflava

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The 50 Most Important Indie Hip-Hop Albums

Friday, March 27th, 2015

 The 50 Most Important Indie Hip-Hop Albums

There have been several lists coming out lately on social media that inspired us to come up with this one. Shouts to FactMag.com and our homie, Alex from Steadybloggin.com, for the brain spark. Keep in mind that we’re talking about “indie” hip-hop here and because it has seen tremendous growth over the years, we’ve implemented a few filters to round out the list to the 50 most important ones.

No old-school releases are included, i.e. your early BDP type stuff. Nothing with major label distribution behind it. No singles, EPs, compilations or soundtracks (sorry Soundbombing). No subsidiary of major labels (think Relativity/Sony). No mixtapes, demos or out-the-trunk releases (sorry 40 water). We tried our best to make this independent-as-fuck. This order does NOT represent the greater release, rather the lasting impact it had on the artist/group, label, culture and hip-hop in general. Of course, this is the opinion of T.R.O.Y. and we welcome yours in the comments section.   –Philaflava

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 18

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A little over three months have past since the last volume and the only reasoning for that is the music. Towards the end of the year and the beginning of the year the music industry slows down and resets. During that hiatus there were quite a few tracks definitely worthy of your attention. So while this version may not contain the newest of the new, it does showcase what I feel is a nice lead-in, to what may be a pretty solid year in hip-hop. We got one of the newest groups of out Philly, Writtenhouse. New Wu of course. Two of the most promising emcees bringing back authentic NY hip-hop, Meyhem Lauren and Action Bronson. We got two Focus tribute tracks, one to Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the other to RZA. We got your Black Thought fix, along with an extremely dope J. Period remix featuring Rakim Allah. There is definitely something for everyone on Vol. 18.

Thanks to all the people that have supported this project over the years. Props to Dirt_Dog and Strategy for helping–as always. Shouts to the entire T.R.O.Y. squad and our readers. Download link and front cover are below, back cover and tracklist after the jump. – Philaflava

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Fuck Slug (Atmosphere)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

That is what I used to say years ago. We’ve all done it, right? Writing off a rapper before even giving them a shot. In hip-hop it’s way too easy (and fun) to discriminate, to the point it’s to be expected. This is how we sift out the insignificant, the insufficient and the imitators. While the light was dimming on the Golden Era, the indie tide starting rippling. Ever since hip-hop began, the indie movement has always been prevalent. But it wasn’t until the mid 90s where we suddenly witnessed the effects Al Gore had on us. When sites such as HipHopsite had us refreshing for their News On The DL or when Ed and his mother would take their lackadaisical approach at fulfilling our orders at Sandboxautomatic, we were married to the internet. Many groups came and went by ways of the internet. The outlet was not only substantial, but it allowed anyone with an ounce of aspiration to partake in our culture.

For many of us, we grew up in a distinguish era with a familiar sound. Not everybody could get us open like Black Moon. There is a difference in being observant and being tolerant. I knew what was talking place, I just had no interest in entertaining it. I came from a time where rappers looked a certain way, played a certain way and spoke a certain way. Call it complacent, I call it comfort.
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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 16

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Just in time for fall here is the latest SLT9s for your listening pleasures. Feedback is always appreciated because after all we do these compilations for you the readers of this blog.

Unfortunately, we do not do these for the vinyl elitists or the bitter DJ’s keeping it real. This is our blog, on our site with our contributions. 17 tracks we feel either represent the 90s, sounds like the 90s or contains music from artists from the 90s. We don’t force you to visit, nor do we force you to download everything. 16 volumes strong and we won’t stop. Props to Dirt_Dog and Strategy for helping me on this one. Shouts go to Vanderslice, Maylay Sparks, Slug and Skye @ Rhymesayers. Peace and enjoy! –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 16

01. Roc Marciano – Firepower
02. Kool G. Rap – Sad
03. Black Milk – Deadly Medley feat. Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi
04. Reks – This Or That
05. Elite Fleet – West Philly Anthem feat. The Last Emperor, Maylay Sparks & SM Squad
06. CurT@!n$ – Dope Goes To Hollywood feat. Kurupt
07. Blaq Poet – Power Music
08. Hell Razah – Return of The Renaissance feat. R.A. The Rugged Man
09. Pete Rock & Smif –n- Wessun – Prevail feat. Raekwon
10. El Da Sensei & The Returners – Knowledge Be The Key feat. Rakaa Iriscience
11. Group Home – G.U.R.U. feat. Jeru The Damaja
12. Von Pea – Boombox
13. Automatic – The Natural
14. Beneficence – Heavy Hitters (prod. Diamond D)
15. Maylay Sparks – You & Yours
16. Shad – Yaa I Get It (Oddisee Remix)
17. Atmosphere – The Best Day

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CM Famalam Freestyles 1998-2002 (400 MB)

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Today, we’re presenting you with 400 MB worth of freestyles from Bobbito’s CM Famalam Radio Show (1998-2002). Most of the individual mp3s are lengthy sessions. Highlights include segments from J-Live, Atmosphere, Sir Menelik, Guru, MF Doom, Camp Lo, All Natural, Juggaknots, Non Phixion, Necro, Yak Ballz, Common Sense, etc. I acquired this stuff in a trade back in 2003.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

All tracks are untitled. It wasn’t worth the time for me to do playlists because I’m honestly not feeling the vast majority of these freestyle sessions, but I know that a lot of people love this stuff.

Preview:

J-Live

All Natural

Nes of Dirty Waters fame also posted a collection of CM Famalam highlights from 2001

–Roy Johnson

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Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 8

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Better late than ever…I was actually waiting on a few tracks before I finalized this but I won’t continue to bore you with semantics. Let’s get right in to the mix, it’s definitely more east coast heavy this time around but I feel it complete that proper summer blend I was going for. Enjoy! –Philaflava

Sounds Like The 90’s Volume 8
1. Statik Seletah – Critically Acclaimed feat. Lil Fame, Saigon & Sean Price
2. Nut-Ragous – NYC To LA feat. Jay Rock
3. Slaughterhouse – Microphone (prod. Alchemist)
4. Uncle Murder – Summertime Shootouts (prod. DJ Premier)
5. French Montana – New York Minute (Remix) feat. Jadakiss, Lil Cease, Mic Geronimo & Noreaga
6. Rakim – Holy Are You
7. DJ Honda – Magnetic Arts feat. Mos Def
8. Atmosphere – Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 2
9. Luckyiam – Sumpthin 2 Say feat. Imani & Pep Love
10. Raekwon – Flying Daggers feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man
11. J Dilla – Reality TV feat. Black Thought
12. Nino Bless – Boom Bap Shit feat. Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Rhymefest & Scram Jones (prod. Madlib)
13. Havoc – Always Have A Choice
14. Tame One – Freedom of Speech
15. Young Chris – Last Two feat. Freeway & Beanie Sigel
16. Freedie Gibbs – How We Do (’93 Til Freestyle)*
17. Ras Kass – Mike Jacks*

* Bonus Freestyles


DOWNLOAD (new link 8/2/12)

 

Catch up on all 8 volumes here.
Peace and props to Kalel for knocking out this cover last minute and incorporating my idol (Rickey) on it. Big shout out to Strategy for taggin’ and bagging this mix properly so you all could have little pretty images and proper tags for each track. Peace to the T.R.O.Y. and Steady Bloggin’ fam. We run this blogosphere rap shit!

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Backpacker Tapes Volume 2

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Backpacker Tapes V2 (1997-2000)
1. Dujeous – Cinematics Intro
2. J-Live – Them That’s Not
3. Grap Luva – Touch The Sky
4. Unspoken Heard – It’s About Time
5. J-Treds – Make It Happen
6. K-Otix – Take My Life
7. Foreign Legion – Underground
8. L-Fudge – Show Me Your Gratitude
9. Masterminds – The Wild Side
10. Mr. Lif – The Nothing
11. Styles Of Beyond – Styles Of Beyond
12. Third Sight – Rhymes Like A Scientist
13. Pep Love – Trinity Lost
14. Rusty P’s – Prototype RPCP
15. Atmosphere – God’s Bathroom Floor
16. Blackalicious – If I May
17. Dujeous – Breathtaking
http://www.mediafire.com/?tdfn5jiij0g

Preview:

Dujeous – Cinematics Intro

Grap Luva – Touch The Sky

J-Treds – Make It Happen

K-Otix – Take My Life

Dujeous – Breathtaking

–Roy Johnson

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