Non Hip Hop Album: Anderson Paak: Malibu
First off what is crazy to me is that in a time where singers are routinely labeled as rappers Anderson Paak depending on who you talk to doesn’t fit the criteria. Malibu is one of the best albums this year hands down. It’s soulful and deep with the essence of game peppered all over it.
Hip Hop Album: De La Soul: De La Soul and The Anonymous Nobody
Even though we the public knew De La Soul was working an album. No one could have known that the album would have been so different in a good way. Let’s be real the highlight alone is the track with 2 Chainz. De La continues to grow as artists and this album is the newest testimonial to that.
Hip Hop Album: J. Rocc & MED Axel F: Theme Music
One the best things about listening to DJs who also produce is what they caught or rather what caught their ears when they make a beat. That observation comes when listening to Theme Music MED is a great MC and hearing how he kills every track on the album makes me wish there was some footage of the sessions during the recording of the album. All the guests fit and album flowed nicely.
Hip Hop Song: De La Soul feat Chuck D: The People
One of the collaborations I thought would never happen was De La working with Public Enemy. De La Soul, who has done music with Redman, The Beastie Boys and the iconic Chaka w has added Chuck D to a list that keeps going, they have gotten Nas on the hook of a song. This song isn’t like The People Common. This song attacks our laziness or content with no longer putting our best foot forward. Everyone does their thing and it’s the grown man views that makes this song work. A twenty something can’t be pissed about much but people in their forties and fifties can be.
Non Hip Hop Album: Conya Doss Seven
Been a fan of Conya Doss from the first time I heard her, she is someone who has been consistent and Seven keeps the streak alive. Soulful music at its best. One of the many forth quarter gems that dropped this year.
Non Hip Hop Song: Cam Burning House
The first time I heard this I paid little to no attention and thought it was an older song. It was something about the melody that made me think that. Didn’t know anything about Cam but “Burning House” is the only reason I copped Untamed.
A soulfilled Monday mix, some good soul music for the soul. From soulful R&B to conscious Hip Hop.
1. Charles Bradley – Strictlu Reserved For You
2. Leela James feat. anthony Hamilton – Say That
3. Carl Thomas – Make It Alright
4. Dwele – I Think I Love You
5. Rhythm – Find Yourself Somebody To Love
6. Focus feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Chaundon – Idols & Role Models (Perspective 2)
7. Blackstar feat. Black Thought- Respiration (remix)
8. Masta Ace & Edo G – Over There
9. Common – The Food
10. De La Soul – Trying People
Hip Hop: Statik Selektah: Extended Play
Statit Selektah is hands down one of the best and well respected Hip Hop Producers in the game now, he works artists from all over the board on multiple projects. That love has helped turn Extended Play a great album. Nothing but true spitters going in ober Statik beats. The combination of artists makes the album really play, just listen to Bird’s Eye View. Extended Play is truly one of the better if not the best album of the year.
Hip Hop Song: De La Soul: Get Away
I first heard this on “Get Away” it was on the Live From HeadQCourterz and thought the dudes spitting were a new knock off of De La Soul. Once it was announced thar was some new De La shit I went crazy. This song is just hauntingly good, from the start when I heard the side 2 intro from the Wu Tang Forever album I was hooked. De La has always had that something they just draws you in and this song is no different. They’ve become the shining example of a Hip Hop group after Run DMC and I would even dare to say more than Run DMC.
Non Hip Hop Album: Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox
This album was released in December of last year so it does fit since this year was the year of Bruno. I think only Taylor Swift had singles pushed down pop radio’s throat more than Bruno Mars. Ay one point every other song was a Bruno Mars song. The album was refreshing pop, not a guilty pleasure like when that Flo Rida song gets stuck in head and you mumble the hook and your peers stare at you like you should know better than to even bring that weak shit in here. I’m not big on pop music at all but this album is a standout when it comes to pop music.
Non Hip Hop Song: Lee Brice: Hard To Love
My theme song in general and even more this year. I truly related to this song the more I heard it. This year Country music seem to be where I floated to and I could see why the more I listen to R&B, Hop Hop and pop…. Life, it reflects life so perfectly. Not all songs but this one is easy to relate to for anyone who listens to it.
The second annual Black Friday mix. All Boom Bap Hip Hop from all across the board. Click here and enjoy.
01. Dynasty feat. Skyzoo – Star And The Sky
02. Tony Touch feat. Too Short & Xzibit – V.I.P
03. Marco Polo feat. Organized Konfusion – 3 O’Clock
04. Nas feat. Large Professor – Loco-Motive
05. Pete Rock & Camp Lo feat. M.O.P – No Uniform
06. G Unit – You So Tough
07. Statik Selektah feat. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, & Black Thought – Bird’s Eye View
08. Eminem feat. Buckshot – Don’t Front
09. Notorious B.I.G. feat. Redman – Rap Phenomenon
10. Gangrene feat. Fashawn & Evidence – Wassup
11. De La Soul feat. The Spirit Of The Wu- Get Away
12. Black Milk feat. Danny Brown – Black and Brown
13. Pete Rock – #1 Soul Brother
14. Papoose -Turn It Up
15. Krs One And Buckshot – Oh Really
16. Brown Bag All Stars – The Agenda
17. Jean Grae – -Hater’s Anthem
18. U-God feat. Styles P – Fame
19. DJ Khaled feat. Anthony Hamilton, Jadakiss & Scarface – Never Surrender
20. True Master Feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah – Batman and Robin
21. Statik Selektah – feat. Lecrae, Posdnuos & Termanology – Game Break
Real Hip Hop, no BS here. From the 90’s to this year there are nothing but bangers in this mix. If you don’t know a good portion of the songs you are missing out on some good Hip Hop. From the East to The West and all between you get 60 mins of BEATS & BARS… Translation Real Hip Hop. As always click here.
- Pharoahe Monch – Haile Selassie Karate
- Phonte feat. Median – Eternally
- Skyzoo – Beautiful Decay
- Billy Stewart – Cross My Heart
- Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
- Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre – Compton
- The Roots – Choir Fire
- Torea – Hear Ye Hear YE
- Busta Rhymes – Code Of The Street
- Reflection Eternal _ The Blast
- A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
- Ronnie Foster – Mystic Brew
- Black Milk – Deadly Medley
- Royce Da 5’9 feat. Eminem – Writer’s Block
- Styles P feat. Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross – Harsh
- Reakwon – Incarcerated Scarfaces
- Sean Price – Bar-Barian
- Bumpy Knuckles feat. OC – Mic Bless’n’ Gun Press’n’ Impress’n
- De La Soul feat. Common – Days Of Our Lives
- Ohio Players – My Life
- Styles P feat. Pharoahe Monch – Children
- 20th Century Steel Band – Heaven And Hell
- Jay – Z – Rhyme No More
- LL Cool J. – Ill Bomb
- Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
- Rick Ross _ I Love My Bitches
- Rhymefest – Chicago Refection
It’s been a minute since I Posted Some Hip Hop Interviews or Documentaries So here are some interviews From the Red Bull Music Academy. From this point on it’s Cut – n- Paste
Maseo of De La Soul sits down on the Red Bull Music Academy couch. This lecture was held as part of Boombox’s 5th annual celebration of the life and music of J Dilla in Los Angeles. Hosted by Cognito from Frolab.