Posts Tagged ‘danny brown’

Take It Personal now available on iTunes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90’s Vol. 21

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

SLT90s 21-front

It’s been an awfully long time since we last dropped Sounds Like The 90’s, 586 days to be exact.

Moving forward I will be doing my best to produce this series every 6-8 weeks. It’s hard gathering select tracks because as many of you know, there just isn’t a lot of music these days that remind us of the 90s.

I make these compilations because it represents where we are today. It usually contains tracks that emphasize an era in which we all know will more than likely never be duplicated again.  Some tracks on these compilations contain contemporary music that might have a slight hint of that era. Others, well it may just contain an artist that was very relevant from the 90s. Overall, these are put together to showcase today’s music as a music time capsule.

So, whether you like one track, ten tracks or all of them, enjoy these compilations for what they are. While terms like “exclusives” have become extinct due to new age technology and the blogsophere, we do our best to hand pick relatively newer material.

Enjoy 21 and sorry for the wait.

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Real Live, Danny Brown, Rakim & Slee’Stackz: City Ruins

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Real Live’s The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama is an album that flew under the radar of most heads at the time but is now occasionally praised for its vision and sound.1 Producer Larry-O’s beats are neither overproduced nor undercooked. They are loud, vibrant, and layered, but they breathe in the right spots. They are coated with exactly the right amount of sheen but never sound sparse or slick like so many other beats from the same time. K-Def’s work on Turnaround may not be the highlight of his discography2 but it serves as a bridge between the Marley Marl/Pete Rock school of production from which he was mentored and the lush, soul-infused early 00’s sound of Kanye West and Just Blaze.

Larry-O’s rhyming is either excluded from discussion about the group’s merits or dismissed as unworthy of K-Def’s craftsmanship, but I beg to differ: his meditation on inner-city blues in “Ain’t No Love” is not the work of a merely adequate rapper. (more…)

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  1. I wrote a review for The Turnaround a while back that I think does a decent job describing their sound. []
  2. This distinction belongs either to his work on the Lords Of The Underground debut album Here Come The Lords or Tragedy The Intelligent Hoodlum’s sophomore album Saga Of A Hoodlum. []