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    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
    Ok so two of my favorites are up already,

    Blackalicious (I have been caught spitting this occasionally...caught and laughed at)

    but I need some
    Talib Kweli
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011 edited
    What with all the P.O.S. love I figured I'd post some (aforementioned) Doomtree, his label/group.

    Cadence Weapon

    Jay Electronica

    Team Teamwork (Remixes rappers over video game soundtracks, I.E. this track with Clipse and the Lost Woods theme from Zelda)

    Cypress Hill
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    Damn it I was JUST about to post Blackalicious!
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011 edited
    Sorry to post back to back, wanted throw up some Dizzee Rascal and Mr. Boss/Dirty Dike

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    Luck One

    Blackstar (Mos Def, Talib Kweli, DJ HiTek)

    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    @oldhat There are whispers of a new record.

    @chrisanthropic I have not thought about Blockhead in a good long while. Thank you.
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011 edited
    I learned just a little more than a year ago that I can enjoy hiphop when I finally watched Samurai Champloo and found I really dug the soundtrack. The principle DJ was the late, great Nujabes and I was hooked from the opening track.

    Nujabes + Force of Nature + Fat Jon

    That led to starting Nujabes Radio at Pandora. Through the "music genome matching" or whatever I found I'm apparently attracted more to East Coast beats and funk tunes. Funny, though all of my Pandora stations inevitably lead to Portisehead. Which should have tipped me off to the fact that I might like some hiphop way back in 1994. But anyway. Pandora opened her magical box yet again for me and brought me to the likes of:

    DJ Krush

    Madvillain = MF DOOM + Madlib

    A Tribe Called Quest

    DJ Shadow

    De La Soul (which yeah, I should have figured out I'd love a zillion years ago...maybe I wasn't ready)

    People Under the Stairs

    And it is a damn shame it took this long to find Digable Planets. Took a while, but I got there.

    Found I'm a bit *shrug* on Wu Tang but like GZA, RZA and Ghostface Killah quite a bit. Along with Portisehead I was quickly reminded I like most triphop acts such as Tricky, Sneaker Pimps and Massive Attack. Other acts I found that I'm happy to share: RJD2, Dilated Peoples, Deadmau5...

    Pressed for time but I'm definitely coming back to check out the other offerings here. Also I need to get to some rap in espaƱol.

    ETA Oh BALLs. I don't have time to futz with the code some more to figure out what I'm doing wrong while trying to embed. The youtube embed code doesn't seem to do a darned thing... arg. Gotta go, I'll play with this some more tonight.

    Edit AAAHHH I get it now. Haven't done this in a while...
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    yeah just use the watch URL
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    Some stuff I like:

    Eyedea & Abilities

    Going to second these guys, love the album OST:

    Jean Grae

    Instrumental beat stuff:

    Exile from his album Radio

    Suff Daddy
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited

    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited
    So many great tracks already posted, so many more things to choose from to post.

    But, No Love for Dilla? Seriously?

    Dilla produced:


    as well as:


    but I could post a dozen more classic dope tunes from his back catalogue. It's well worth finding a copy of donuts, an instrumental beat tape that he put out on Stonesthrow, mere days before his death.
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    Two tracks from a new fave, Thundercat--album being produced by Flying Lotus.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    non Dilla related good stuff:

    Dels' Trumpalump (all the tracks he's realsed off his debut album are excellent, I chose Trumpalump for the excellent video. Check it out.)

    Half Past Never Band - Sammy Jankis

    I'm really loving REKS at the moment. And this Primo Beat...

    Apollo Brown is making some really awesome beats at the moment, true Detroit soul always comes back to Dilla..
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    I think this deserved a post of its own.
    Weird AL and The Roots cover MadVillain's Accordian:

    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    Apologies about the multi-post spammage. I only noticed this thread this evening and as it says in my profile......

    Hip-Hop is the love of my life.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited
    +1 Blackstar/Kweli/Mos Def - Tribe Called Quest - Sage Francis - Aesop Rock!
    Thanks for the POS/Doomtree tip, I've missed this somehow and seriously loving it, especially thanks to the history lesson a la Sonny.

    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011
    It's summertime folks, time for a Blackalicious mix cd. Here is my line-up.

    As the World Turns
    Aural Pleasure
    Rat Race
    Rhythm Sticks
    First In Flight
    The Writz
    Green Light: Now Begin
    Just Because
    Shallow Days
    Make You Feel That Way
    The Craft
    Blazing Arrow
    It's Going Down
    Side to side
    Escape 2 Mars
    Do This My Way
    The Ride of Your Life
    A to G
    Chemical Callisthenics
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2011 edited
    Did someone say they wanted some Japanese Hip-Hop? No? OH WELL!

    EDIT - Hmmm, problem posting videos and no time to work it out. Another time!
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