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Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” (9th Wonder Remix feat. Phonte)”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Robert Glasper “Afro Blue” (9th Wonder Remix feat. Phonte)”

The jazz pianist’s 2011 release “Black Radio” contained an insane amount of highlights, and one of them certainly was “Afro Blue”, the oh-so-soulful collab with Erykah Badu… The album is really good, and I was (half) surprised to hear that he’s been masterminding a remixing project of several tracks from …

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Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Up Against Tha Wall” Getaway Car Remix
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Up Against Tha Wall” Getaway Car Remix (1995)

My homie put me up to this one I had forgotten (quite unforgivably) about a couple weeks ago, and it only felt normal that I should put it up on MIMS’ “Forgotten Classics“… I remember Lexis talking about the peculiar way certain tracks had a seasonal feel to them… No …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Arsonists “Fat Laces” (1999)

In terms of how I came across the track, this one’s a doozy. Early Sunday morning, around 8. Wide awake in bed, just chillin’. I used to love to wake up to the radio in the morning back then. I’d look around for some good music on my sub par …

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Forgotten Treasure: Barbershop MC’s “Music, Money & Women”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Barbershop MC’s “Music, Money & Women” (1999)

“Everyone has their own “musical trajectory”, and this track represents for me a pivotal moment in my journey… But first, allow me to explain and tell you just what the hell I mean with this coinage… I’m referring to the roads traveled sonically while on your way to discover new …

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