Friday, January 14, 2011

Throwback Pick

Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Way back in 1995 Mobb Deep hit the East Coast hip hop scene with their second studio album, which turned out to be a huge influence and brilliant contribution to the gritty, dark New York hip hop culture. Featured guests include Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip and Big Noyd. The album also includes the seminal track Shook Ones Pt. II (to all the killers and hundred dolla billas!)

Pick of the Week (1/17/10)

J Dilla - The Shining

The second full-length release from J Dilla (since Welcome to Detroit), the album was not fully complete when he died in 2006. The album was posthumously completed by friends and collaborators including vocals by Common, Madlib, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch and Guilty Simpson. Out on Barely Breaking Even records.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Now We're Rollin' (1/31/10)

Trying to get used to the Monday night spot, but let's keep on trekking. Check out Radio 1190 for sweet concerts, free tickets, album of the month, and other cool stuff.



Outkast - Ain't No Thang
J Dilla - Love Movin' ft. Black Thought
The Game - Where I'm From
Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Method Man - Our Dreams
MC Solaar - Le Cinquieme As
Goodie Mob - Dirty South
Outkast - Git Up Git Out
Mos Def - Do It Now ft. Busta Rhymes
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
Strange Fruit Project - Life Is A Movie ft. Rah Digga
Nas - Nas Is Like
Large Professor - In The Sun ft. Q-Tip
Mission - Now I Shine
The Avalanches - Since I Left You

DJ Pick

The Roots - Game Theory

A fantastic entry into The Roots discography, Game Theory is their seventh studio album, their first on Def Jam Records. Much darker, and somewhat more stripped down than some of their previous offerings, but still focusing on conscientious lyrics and topics as Black Thought is won't to do. Released in 2006, it has garnered good reviews for its material as well as commercial success, something not seen so much nowadays.

Throwback Pick

Digable Planets - Blowout Comb

The second album from neo-soul/funk hip hop group Digable Planets dropped back in 1994, following their strong debut album Reachin'. Guest spots by Jeru the Damaja, Guru and Jazzy Joyce. Sadly, the group disbanded a year later in 1995, but members are still very active in the hip hop community.

Pick of the Week (1/12/10)

Strange Fruit Project - S1 Presents: Music Box

An interesting compilation album produced by Strange Fruit Project producer S1. Featuring Rapper Big Pooh and Phonte (of Little Brother), Lifesavas, Rah Digga, Supastition, Skyzoo and of course Strange Fruit Project.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We're Back! (1/10/10)

Alright, we're back from break and rockin' our new time slot on Monday nights from 9-10! Check out Radio 1190 for all the usual music, concert, free ticket stuff...



Pete Rock - Best Believe ft. Redman & LD
Guilty Simpson - The Real Me
Masta Ace - Take A Walk
One Be Lo - Propoganda
J-Live - It Don't Stop
Elzhi - Color
Classified - Unexplainable Hunger ft. Royce Da 5'9" & Choclair
Giant Panda - With It
Edo G - Right Now! ft. Pete Rock
Strange Fruit Project - All The Way
Othello - Fly ft. Ohmega Watts & Braille
The Roots - Game Theory
Jurassic 5 - Thin Line
Move.Meant - The Rebirth