One of the things I’m doing this year is starting to drop weekly vibes on music
that’s often in my headphones or playing in the car. This week, I thought it
would be good to drop science about the hip-hop- CDs slept on last year, the
ones that are presently making people bob their heads, and most important, ones
up and coming this year. KB
mentions us as SP’s, or sound
providers. Has a nice ring to it, and I believe we want to keep that vibe.
Check it out.
01 – Snoop Dogg – Signs (Feat Charlie Wilson And Justin Timberlake).
Sorry, but please don’t hate me when I say that this song is absolutely stupid
and is probably my most played cut this week.
02 – Ludacris – Child Of The Night (Feat. Nate Dogg). Ditto on this
track. The hook that makes the track stand out? Portugese Love.
03 – Deep Thinkers – Movin’ On. There are some benefits
of sharing tunes and being able to listen and appreciate good flows. Deep
Thinkers is no exception. The CD, Necks Move is a solid CD which, in my
opinion, isn’t considered mainstream, which makes it more appealing. Those who
can appreciate good turntablism can appreciate Movin’ On. Their release is scheduled
on 3/8/05. If anyone’s interested in more information about this release, let
04 – Bathgate – Everything’s A Go (The Flow). Ian, the mastermind of
Notes From a
Different Kitchen, dropped Bathgate to me last month. The label Supreme
Clientele, which is their mission to bring back classic underground hip
hop music, is distributing the first release from Bathgate, a Harlem MC with
a tight flow. There’s a great writeup about him here,
so check him out.
05 – Mos Def – Leavin’ On A Jet Plane. KB
dropped this one on me (and for some reason I thought it was Honey. My bad). Color me dizzy.
06 – Jazze Pha – Can I Walk By. Friends dropped me a CD from Jazze
Pha that had not been released, "Do You Know This Playboy." Several
good cuts on that CD. This is one of them.
07 – Handsome Boy Modeling School – The World’s Gone Mad. Good stuff.
I’m not alone. I’m sure Todd and KB say the same thing I do about HBMS.
08 – Murs – The Animal. Was sent to me for the Christmas season, and
I have no idea who sent it to me. For the person I got this from, thanks much.
Please let me know who you are.
09 – Wordsworth – 12 Months. I believe it will be one of the sleepers
10 – Gift of Gab – Ride of Your Life. Dropped by Todd Kelley (pound
11 – Ghostface Killah – Holla. Another CD I slept on from last year.
(Thank Saga for the goodness).
12 – Edgar Allen Floe – The Righteous Way To Go. Think Foreign Exchange.
Todd also dropped this one to me.
13 – Snopp Dogg – Drop It Like Its Hot (Remix). Another track from
Honey. Features Jay-Z.
14 – Big Pooh (Little Brother) – Heart Of The City. Another Todd Kelley
15 – One.Be.Lo – Decepticons (Pete Rock Remix). One more from Honey.
16 – Ali Shaheed Muhammed – Industry/Life. When I talked to Ali, he
mentioned that promotion for this CD was a little light, and he’s hoping that
people start vibing to it this year. I’ll be dropping more cuts as well.
Feedback? Things we may have forgotten or need to vibe to? Drop it here.