Friday, December 24, 2010

This particular joint is for everyone going through something in their lives right about now. We all hope for the best, but we never really know when things may change for the worse. Some people are suffering more than others, especially during the holiday season. I truly feel that music heals the soul and can lift your spirits when life takes an unfortunate turn. I call this joint "Musikal Healing" just for that reason. I hope you enjoy it, and maybe it will make you feel a better about whatever maybe going on in your life! As always, thanks for your support!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Goodies List:

Beautiful - Mary J. Blige
Lucky - Dionne
Today - Avery Sunshine
Just Can't Get Enough - Robert Kelly
Out On The Floor - Brian McKnight
I Like The Way - Jeff Hendrick
Walking - Mary Mary
Lay With You - El DeBarge/Faith
Hard Love - Sunshine Anderson
I Get Joy - Coko
Who's Gonna Comfort You? - Kindred
It's Gonna Rain - Kelly Price
I Like The Way You Work (Remix) - Blackstreet
It's Me - Carmen Rodgers
Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up - Patrice Rushen/DJ Rodgers
The Making of You - Lauryn Hill
Boogie Nights/All Night - Erykah Badu
Tomorrow - Tevin Campbell/Q
Breathe Love - Marcell & The Truth

Muzikal Healing - DJ SoundNexx

I leave you with one of my favorite Christmas joints below:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I get asked frequently what I am currently listening to in my iPod, so I decided to do a post showcasing of the joints I currently have in rotation. Place your eyes on the albums covers below:
When I first came across this Nottz album "You Need This Music" I wasn't expecting much. Nothing against Nottz personally, but most rap music today stinks. However, after putting ears on this joint, it has grown on me like a rash. It's fully of solid rhymes and catchy production. Plus, featured guests include: Dwele, Bilal, Royce 5'9, Black Milk, Little Brother and Joel Ortiz!

Slakah The Beatchild is one of the hottest producers in the game, and his latest joint "Something Forever" showcases some of his best work to date! This is good stuff no matter how you slice it, so don't sleep!

If you are looking for some smooth grooves with an old school feel, you need to put ears on this new El DeBarge "Second Chance" album. I was surprised how good this joint sounded, but I may be biased because I am a serious DeBarge stan.

You may not know about the soul singer Iman Williams, but you need to! Her new album "Stupid Human Tricks" is definitely my kind of soul music. Sweet vocals and solid production.

The new R. Kelly album "Love Letter" is definitely his best in years! He's back to actually singing instead of thug rapping. Welcome back Kels...we missed you!

2010 has been a great year for music, and I hope 2011 is even better!
Time to pay homage to one of my favorite underground beatmakers and his name is Knxwledge. This post has been a long time coming actually. I have been supporting this kat for a minute now, and I get emails asking about this dude all of the time. I have slipped many of his hot beats into several of my past mixxes. His beats always keep my head bobbin' so whenever I can fit one into my mixx I do so. I consider myself a beat-hound, so I have hundreds of instrumentals in my musical archives. In the upcoming weeks, I plan on dropping another instrumental mixx to showcase some other dope producers that you may not know.

Until then, get you ears filled with some beats by Knxwledge:


All these hip-hop blogs on the Internet, and I am not seeing
enough about my dude Redman's new album! This kat is a veteran, so anytime he drops a new joint I'm all over it like diarrhea. Lyrically, Reggie hasn't lost step after all of his years in the game. The new album is simply titled "Reggie" and it's 13 tracks deep. Featured guests include: Saukrates (when this dude dropping a new album?), Method Man, Melanie Rutherford, Bun B, Faith Evans, DJ Kool and some others I have never heard of. I feel musical taste is personal, and that's why I don't do many album reviews. However, I must state my peace about this latest Redman album. Overall, the rhymes are on point, but I feel the production is lacking something. I miss the days when Erick Sermon handled all of the production duties. If you consider yourself a Redman fan, then I suggest you give it spin. Right now, it's only $8 on Amazon:


Checkout Redman speaking about the current Def Jam situation below:

Sunday, December 05, 2010

There are average producers, great producers, and then there are legendary producers. Pete Rock is a hip-hop legend by every definition. He is one of the reasons why I fell in love with hip-hop music. The classic records he's made with CL Smooth in the past could still rock a party in 2010! There are so many hot tracks by the duo that it's not worth trying to name them all. I know there are plenty of people out there that never really liked Pete Rock spitting lyrics on the microphone. However, I have always felt Pete was solid as a producer-emcee. No he's not a Rakim or KRS-One, but he's no MC Hammer either. Just in case you forgot how Pete Rock used to bring it back in the day, I am sharing a mixx of his musical goodies I call "Pete RockThaBeat" just in time for Christmas.