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…
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It’s been two years since the last Sounds Like The 90’s. No excuses, so let’s just dive right into this. For those not hip to these series, it’s a compilation of recent music that has come over over the past year. The criteria is simple, it either has to sounds like or feature artists from the 90’s. The reality is, there isn’t much music these days that truly sounds like the 90’s, which is probably why it took forever to make Volume 23. Not all, but a lot of music completely misses our radar and that is the purpose of these compilations. Thanks for all those who continue to support Philaflava, Steady Bloggin and of course, T.R.O.Y. –Jason Gloss
SOUNDS LIKE THE 90’S VOLUME 23
01 Black Eyed Peas – Yesterday
02 De La Soul – God It feat. Nas
03 Slum Village – Right Back feat. De La Soul
04 Oddisee – Belong To The World
05 Skyzoo – Everything’s For Sale
06 Czarface – World Premier feat. Large Professor
07 KRS-ONE – Modern Day Gangsta feat. A.G. & Tragedy Khadafi
08 Capone-N-Noreaga – Foul 120 feat. Raekwon & Tragedy Khadafi
09 Large Professor – Dreams Don’t Die
10 Easy Money – Go Time feat. Action Bronson
11 Supastition – Forever feat. Audessey & Octavio Santos
12 Your Old Droog – Listen
13 Ras Kass & Markis Precise – 5 Fingers of Fresh
14 Rapsody – Jedi Code feat. Phonte & Jay Electronica
15 The Alchemist – Voodoo feat. Action Bronson
16 A$ap Rocky – Back Home feat. Mos Def & Acyde
17 Ghostface Killah – Blackout feat. Raekwon
18 Erick Sermon – Clutch feat. Redman & Method Man
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
List after the jump…
Matt “Doo” Reid (March 2nd, 1971 – December 12th, 1998)
One of the most important and yet underrated hip hop visual artists since the days of Basquiat, Haring, and Quinones. (more…)
Halloween is over. November begins and it’s Friday muthafuckas!
A few years ago we had ran a Shawn J Period production spotlight, which captured some of his greatest work. It was definitely a popular piece as we helped many people get acquainted or re-acquainted with the man they call Shawn J. Unfortunately, Shawn stopped making beats all together once the millennium hit. Luckily for us, Vinyl Tapes has teamed up with Shawn J. Period to release an instrumental album, one of many to come. For all the vinyl lovers out there, you can now cop this release directly from their site.
SIDE A: Living the Street, Under My Breathe, Mos of the Time, Sprink Wall, Flower Rose, Red Hear
SIDE B: Life Worth, Type Set, Super Dope, Lunar Sunday, Farside Moon
Vinyl Tapes is a new vinyl only label based out of Brooklyn NYC. Shawn J. Period’s “The Unspoken 90’s Volume One” is the first in its series of unreleased Hip-Hop instrumentals from the Golden Era. This record picks up where “Frontline” and “Universal Magnetic” left off, when Shawn stopped sampling and began creating all of his music from scratch. The result is a wider and warmer breadth of music where the musicality of Shawn J. Period emerges. The beats are complete with bridges and breaks, shattering the monotony that can often be all too common from an instrumental release.
The record contains “Living the Street”, the heavily sought after track from the NOTORIOUS movie score. They are pressed on translucent red vinyl with the first hundred signed by Shawn J. Period. The covers are thick heavy gloss with a poster insert with every record.
Check out the samples here.
Order vinyl here.
I had mentioned Chris Macro’s “Macro Dubplates” in Wu-Weekly Post #21. Now he’s cooked up a brand new volume. It’s perfect for that end-of-summer, final bbq, labor day weekend listening experience.
Macro Dubplates Volume 3 – Brooklyn VS Kingston is available for download. 9 tracks of the highest grade Reggae-Hip Hop mashup available for free.
Featuring; Jay-Z, Notorious Big, Old Dirty Bastard, Bob Marley, King Tubby, Beenie Man, Lee Perry, Buckshot, Lil Wayne, Eek A Mouse, The Congos, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Dawn Penn, Blackmoon, Remy Martin, Mos Def, MC Lyte, Masta Ace, Special Ed, Wayne Smith, U-Roy, Prince Jammy and the Beastie Boys.
This is Rocksteady-Rap at it’s finest.
You wanted it, now you’re getting it! We’ve been bombarded with this request since the list dropped so without further ado here are the mp3s (+ bonuses) for you all. Remember the to best way to stay tuned into all our updates is by subscribing to our feed, which you can do by clicking here. When the links go down, you better be ready and there is no better place than T.R.O.Y.’s Skypager. The Re-Up gang is back and we’ll be sending out Skypager messages with fresh links and exclusive tracks that only Skypager members will have access to.
The zip files are below (2 files), all mp3s are not tagged; however you get 105 total. Make sure you check out Complex for the entire list and spread the word.
The homie Nobs attended the Odd Future show at renowned NYC venue Webster Hall tonight and uploaded this picture. Tyler the Creator, MellowHype and Mike G. performed. It’s good to see different generations of rappers chilling together, isn’t it? I think this photo is a refreshing testament to the durability of rap, and a sign of good things to come. Some up-close concert footage after the jump. (more…)