Friday, June 3, 2011

Still Rockin' the Beat (6/21/11)


Playlist: 1st Hour

Termanology - This Is Hip Hop
Mobb Deep - Hoodlum ft. Rakim & Big Noyd
Slum Village - Once Upon A Time ft. Pete Rock
Dynasty - Magnificent
Zion I - DJ DJ
J Dilla - Think Twice ft. Dwele
Pete Rock - A Little Soul
A.G. - Hip Hop Quotables ft. Aloe Blacc
A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way
Binary Star - Reality Check
9th Wonder - Soul Dojo
D. Black - The Return
9th Wonder & Buckshot - One For You (Big Lou)
Slum Village - Hate Or Love ft. Dwele

Playlist: 2nd Hour

Carmen Mcrae - Just A Little Lovin' (GB Remix)
The Beatnuts - Props Over Here
Little Brother - Fan Mail ft. Joe Scudda & Darien Brockington
Mos Def - Summertime
Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones - Lonely Ones ft. Bionik
MY-G - Take Back Our City ft. Liv Warfield
Buff1 - Goin' Nowhere
N.A.S.A. - Samba Soul
Black Milk - Shut It Down ft. AHK
Brother Ali - Good Lord
De La Soul - Eye Know
AZ - City of Gods
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Put Me On

Pick of the Week (6/21/11)

Elzhi - ELmatic

Detroit landmark MC and former member of Slum Village, Elzhi's newest mixtape is almost too good. Even though paying homage to Nas' debut 1994 release Illmatic, this album is far from a copycat. I have to say that it is good to see he hasn't given up and left the hip hop scene after his release from Slum Village, as we can't afford to loose any more MC's of his caliber. Just the track "It Ain't Hard To Tell" makes this album a classic, with the added bonus that the album comes with 9 more songs just like.

DJ Pick

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor

Four Grammy nominations and 5 years later, Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco's debut album is still a phenomenal listen. Diverse production, great lyricism and a unique sound put this album at the top of my list for breakout first albums. Hopefully with the upcoming release of Food & Liquor II Lupe will get back to his original sound.

Throwback Pick

Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr

Released in 1999, this anthology of Guru and DJ Premier's 10 years and 5 albums is amazing. Everything you want or need from Gang Starr is on this album, plus some newly recorded and hard to find tracks. Baldhead Slick and Premo at their best.