Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've been a real hip-hop music mood lately. It all started when I rewatched Ice-T's documentary film "The Art of Hip-Hop" a few weeks back. It's a solid film, and it reminded me about some of the hip-hop artists that I'd forgotten about. Back in the days when rap was original, exciting and fun. I immediately became inspired, which resulted in me digging in my music archives searching for some overlooked underground hip-hop to share. So, this mixx is the product that was cr
eated from the goodies I found. I keeps my eyes and ears on the underground music scene to find artists that still have a hunger for the craft. Artists that possess ginuine passion. I support those artists, and you should too...

Antix Traxx:

Versis - Make Me Laugh
Guilty Simpson/Planet Asia - Napty
Raydar Ellis - Invalid
Busta Rhymes - Packin Them Thangz
Murs - Whatuptho
Buckshot - SAM
Nas/R. Kelly - Street Dreams Remix
OZ/Phife - You Ain't Hip
K-Hill/Keisha Shontelle - It Ain't U
Common - No Sell Out
Talib Kweli - Fly Away
Funky DL - The Sweetest Thing
Big Pooh/Joe Scudda/Thurz - The Grown Man Theory
Talib Kweli/Maino - To The Music
Moka Only - The Tighten Up
Yasiin Bey - Black Radio Remix
Busta Rhymes/Q-Tip - Poetic Justice
Talib Kweli/Black Thought/Ab-Soul - Congregation
Buckshot - Put Em' Down
Fat Killahz - Monsters
Von Pea - Pea Gets Off


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True Golden Era hip-hop heads are definitely fans of the Wu-Tang Clan. They changed the game when they hit the scene back in the early 90s, and rap music would never be the same. You ask any Wu fan who's their favorite member, and you will hear different answers. My favorite Clan member is definitely Ghostface Killah. Tony Starks is dope, and all of his solo album releases have been solid throughout the years.
This lastest mixx is paying homage to Ghostface by showcasing some my favorite tracks. Put ears on this joint when time permits and add more of the Wu-Tang Clan in your music life...

Killah Kuts:

Motherless Child ft. Rae
Fish ft. Cappadonna/Rae
The Sun ft. Slick Rick/Rae/RZA
Metal Lungies ft. The Lox
Nutmeg ft. RZA
Apollo Kids ft. Rae
Hilton ft. Rae
Love ft. Musiq Soulchild
Street Chemistry ft. Trife
Can It Be All So Simple(Remix) ft. Rae
Out Da Way ft. Trife
Rainy Dayz ft. Rae
Clipse of Doom ft. Trife
Never Be The Same Again ft. Carl Thomas
Verbal Intercourse ft. Rae/Nas
Ghost & Ciancana ft. Kool G. Rap
We Made It
Back Like That(Remix) ft. Kanye/Ne-Yo
Poisonous Darts
Biscuits ft. Trife
Cheche La Ghost(Remix)ft. Raspberry
Flowers ft. Method Man
2getha Baby
Killa Lipstick ft. Method Man/Masta Killa


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The subject matter of women are a common thread in the male dominated world of hip-hop music. Recently, I've heard a few newer tracks on this topic by some of the younger rappers, and for the most part they stunk! There was no originality, creativity or real emotions showcased whatsoever. I don't mind explicit lyrics, but use them with purpose. Younger rap fans need a hip-hop refresher, so for that reason I dug in my music archives for some classic joints.

I made a mixx showcasing some of my favorite raps songs discussing the female species. These lyrical stories vary in content, but their good nonetheless. I think a part two of this mixx will be necessary because I was unable to include all of the tracks I wanted. Put ears on it immediately if you love hip-hop!

The Storiez:

freak these tales    murs
passin me by    the pharcyde
big daddy    heavy d
ms. fat booty 2    mos def ft. ghostface
how's it goin down    dmx
age ain't nuthin' but a #    chi-ali
i'll be there for you remix    method man ft. mary j. blige
i see now    cons ft. little brother/kanye
those gurlz    snoop dogg
discipline    gang starr ft. total
find a way    a tribe called quest
complexity    the roots ft. jill scott
luv u better    ll cool j
selfish    slum village ft. kanye
baby phat     de la soul ft. devin tha dude
pink & blue    andre 3000
what's on your mind    rakim
let me tickle your fancy    ed o.g. and the bulldogs
confused    diamond d
it's over    d-nice
funky dividends    three times dope
paragraphs of love    ghostface killah ft. estelle


Saturday, January 05, 2013

Urban radio pretty much stinks around America. Music and artists with originality and freshness have been replaced by annoying, cookie-cutter type trash. Not all, but most of it. Basically, independent artists barely get heard, and even some established and respected musicians get ignored if they don't fit within the radio format box. If you are listening for the lastest and greatest artists making quality music the most urban radio stations are useless in 2013. It irritates me to hear the same songs over and over again within a 30 minute period! I used to make these mock radio podcasts years ago I called "WNEX Raydio" that was full of good music I felt needed your ear support. I'm bringing radio back once again, so here is the first of many joints. This is a soulful R&B edition...


Raydio Playlist:

What You Gotta Do   Dwele ft. Raheem DeVaughn
Inside   Tiff Paige
Breathe Love   Marcell & The Truth
Letter To Hermoine   RGE ft. Black Milk & Bilal
Soul   Floacist
Pretending   Hollie Smith & Isaac
Wildest Dreams   Brandy
Restless Dreamer   Jesse Boykins III
Stay Gone   Melodie Nicholson
I Say   Lauren Santiago
Old School   Kat Webb
When It's All Over   Alicia Keys
Can't Forget   Antoine Dunn
Where Do We Go   Joy Denalane
Sorceress   Funkommunity
Be Free   Moonchild
Official   Anthony David ft. Algebra
One Chance   D. Reed
X.O.X.   Elijah Blake