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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of winter is behind us and that next …

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Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Slick Rick “Mistakes Of A Woman” (1991)

Always looooved Slick Rick. Dubbed the greatest hip-hop storyteller, I could listen to him rap his groceries list… Originally from South Wimbledon, England, Slick Rick moved with his family to The Bronx in 1975 where he met Dana Dane, later forming a hip hop duo as Kangol Crew. Rick’s characteristic …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgottten Treasures: Bone Thugs & Harmony “1st of the Month”

Ahhh, yes.. I know so clever huh! Posting 1st of the month on the 1st. Next level for sure. Ok, so i’m tired and I didn’t really know what to put on but hey, come on, this is still some dope stuff. Back then the first time you heard Bone …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Prince Buster “Ten Commandments” (1967)

I was hanging out with good friends Kobal, Andy Williams and Serious Black last night, we were all djing at a Montreal Nuit Blanche event and after my set, Andy and Kobal played a back to back roots & reggae set. There were tons of amazing joints being played but …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Kevin Saunderson “The Sound” (1987)

From the desk of house & detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson and found on the ever awesome website / magazine called WaxPoetics “Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry Today I’m giving away as a free download one of the productions I am most proud of: I recorded …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971)

Ha. I know what you’re saying, this isn’t a forgotten treasure, this is an all-time classic song that has been voted in the top 500 songs of all-time by Rolling Stone, covered by 144 people (or at least that’s what Wikipedia says). So ok, it’s a classic and that’s it. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only the “godfather of hip-hop” Gil Scott-Heron can! I recognized this track instantly because it …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Count Bass D “Dwight Spitz LP” (2002)

Wow talk about an overlooked record. This was on my “t0-listen” pile for a while and I just got around to listening to it this week and it is a very strong one. For fans of those conceptual Dangerdoom, Madvillain, Jaylib records you need to check this one out. Dwight …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home ft. Guru “The Legacy” (1999)

Group Home is a hip hop duo, composed of members Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. They came to prominence as members of the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil’ Dap made his rhyming debut on Gang Starr’s 1992 classic Daily Operation on the song “I’m the Man”. Both members appeared on …

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