Archive for the ‘Throwback’ Category

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Throwback: Souls of Mischief-93 till Infinity

May 10, 2011

With everyone trying to proclaim Goblin as a potential classic before it even gets a chance to settle, I figure I’ll give some hip-hop heads a reminder of a true classic album by Souls of Mischief.  93 till Infinity is a must have for all hip-hop heads.  Ridiculous flows, dope rhymes, amazing beats, a unique sound and timeless classics. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Throwback: Sade – By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)

May 5, 2011

Sade, Chad and Pharrell – that’s what it is.  Sade is fucking good.  I don’t even mean that in some dumb revisionist hipster ironic way – Sade is actually just fucking good.  “Smooth Operator” is fucking good.  Where does someone like Sade stand with hipsters?  I know there are the p4k scenesters who are so wrapped up in their > 8.0’s that they can’t bother and of course there are the reactionary hipsters who have to hate on the scenesters.  I don’t even know what they listen to.  Are there just regular music nerds?  I know there are music tech nerds that are still in bands and whatnot, but don’t they* just listen to Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria?  Is there anybody under the age of 25 who listens to full albums by The Police?  Or have actually dug through the Rolling Stones discography?  Do hipsters listen to Billy Holiday?  Is there a new potential breed of hipsters that can break the glass ceiling of ironic ignorance and claim they exclusively listen to ragtime or Gregorian chanting?  Isn’t that the next step for a culture that’s built entirely around reactionary irony?  Or are we too age-centric (sp?) to care?  Is Panda Bear literally better than Roy Orbison?

Love this song tho.

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SimilarSade f. Jay-Z – The Moon and the Stars Remix

*  Like literally just Coheed and Cambria & Mars Volta??

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De La Soul getting wreckonized

April 7, 2011

It is so fucking dope seeing De La Soul getting recognition.  Allhiphop broke the news earlier today about how De La Soul’s “Eye Know” will be preserved by the Library of Congress.

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Classic: Brian Eno – The Big Ship

April 2, 2011

Y’all bloggers and music nerds needs to embrace y’all roots more.  No ‘tent-o, but Brian Music is basically responsible for the entire canon of music after 1973.  This one is as good if not better than the David Bowie instrumental “A New Career In A New Town,” which Eno also basically did.  How is he not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  Is there a single awards or ceremonial committee that’s even halfway reputable?  Oh yeah, and he pretty much invented a genre, but hey, keep listening to Madonna.  No, you’re right, she really is fantastic.

DL:  Brian Eno – The Big Ship (320 kbps)

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SimilarDavid Bowie – A New Career In A New Town

 

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Throwback: Gucci Mane f. Lil’ B – Break Yourself (Diplo Remix)

March 30, 2011

In celebration of Gucci dropping another mixtape that I won’t listen to, here’s a song that fucking blew me away the other day when I heard it on shuffle solely because it samples ATB’s trance classic 9 P.M..  That’s it, there’s nothing else really good it about it.

DL:  Gucci Mane f. Lil’ B – Break Yourself (Diplo Remix) (320 kbps)

DL:  ATB – 9 P.M. (‘Til I Come) (192 kbps)

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SimilarKelly Rowland f. Lil’ Wayne – Motivation (Diplo Remix) / Gucci Mane f. Wiz Khalifa – Two Timez

 

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Classic: Big Boi f. Khujo Goodie & Cee-Lo – Reset

March 28, 2011

Real talk, we took Big Boi for granted.  That’s probably because he was paired with the greatest rapper of all time, but still shame on us.  If Speakerboxxx came out in 2011, wouldn’t it be album of the year???  Instead, we were all trying to be mad cool in high school by talking about how experimental and different Andre singing was, when in reality it was different but like 90% mediocre.  I’ll always love that album for its personal significance to me, but if its truly remembered as one of the best albums of the past decade plus, we really lowered the bar for music.  The one positive thing I hope we can get out of this new Kid Cudi/EDM shit sprouting up is that hopefully we can cover all bases enough to stop rewarding shit just because its different.

Speaking of different, this singing thing has been cool for Cee-Lo, but he needs to fucking rap again.  At least like three verses on your album dude.  I know its awesome that you can perform on NBA All-Star weekend and have your song covered by Glee, but you’re one of the best rappers ever and you’re putting out shit like this???  White people should roll out the “Mission Accomplished” banner ASAP.

Anyways, I always loved this song.  Khujo gettin his Tupac on and Cee-Lo droppin mad knowledge.

DL:  Big Boi f. Khujo Goodie & Cee-Lo – Reset (160 kbps)

SimilarKiller Mike f. Big Boi & T.I. – Ready Set Go Remix

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Study Break-Soundgarden

March 25, 2011

Before Nirvana turned their punk sound into what people would later think is grunge, before Pearl Jam sold tickets NOT through ticketmaster, before Alice in Chains went into the flood again, there was Soundgarden.  Soundgarden were the perennial rockers of Seattle.  Led by the riffs of Kim Thayil, the insane rhythm section of Matt Cameron and Ben Sheperd(Yes , Hiro Yamaoto too) and the fearless vocals of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden helped transform a Seattle trend into the defining sounds of the early 90’s.  Everyone says Grunge died when Kurt Cobain blew his overrated, at certain times, brain all over a wall, but true fans of grunge knew it died when Soundgarden broke up in 1996. Read the rest of this entry ?