Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Dorothy Ashby “Come Live With Me” (1968)

Sample digging is a science into itself, something that other websites like The Breaks and Who Sampled, so we try to not do too many sample oriented posts. But still, when you’re just listening to music while cleaning the house on a sunday afternoon and a 3 second melody strikes …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Beatnuts “Robbed” (199?)

Before the phrase “tat my name on you so I know it’s real” convinced poor, unsuspecting girls to shamelessly defile themselves, The Beatnuts were the original hiphop band NY party kids got inked up for. At the height of their popularity in the ’90s, you could catch their double-arrow devil …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lootpack “Soundpieces: Da Antidote” (1999)

via Stones Throw: Originally released in 1999, Soundpieces was the debut album production by Madlib and an introduction to a whole stable of MCs – Quasimoto, Oh No, Declaime, MED. The full 70-min 3/LP edition was only in circulation during the first 1-2 years after the album’s release, but is …

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Forgotten Treasure: Natural Resource “(Negro League) Baseball”
Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Natural Resource “(Negro League) Baseball” (1996)

After reading recent MIMS post about The Herbaliser featuring rapper What What, a New York MC now going by the name of Jean Grae, I felt the time was ripe to share this forgotten treasure from her first outfit, Natural Resource. Released in 1996 on the Ekapa RPM Label -owned …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Herbaliser “The Blend” (1997)

Oh wow this takes me back! I discovered this at a time when I was just starting to open up musically to other genres and scenes. As a hip-hop kid, I was very open minded but 90% of what I listened to was rap. So, it took tracks like this …

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Forgotten Treasure: Metalheads “Terminator”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Metalheads “Terminator” (1992)

I don’t know how this nugget came to into my mind, but I was just in a digging and digging phase for new stuff to put on the MIMS Radio Show and I started to listen to all these new releases paying “homage” to elements of the early 90’s dance …

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Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow”
Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Smith & Mighty “B Line Fi Blow” (2002)

Killer Killer reissue of this 2002 track from Bristol’s Smith & Mighty taken from their 3rd and last record as a group called “Life Is…”, released on 2002 on !K7. It was wisely re-released on Punch Drunk back in 2010 Their 1995 record called “Bass is Maternal” was one of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “Angel Dust” (1978)

Gil Scott Heron is justifiably recognised as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. His music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye did, although never crossing over to that realm of mainstream recognition. Along with co-producer …

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Forgotten Treasure: James Christian “MYB”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: James Christian “MYB” (Hard House Mix)(1997)

Here is my new found secret weapon for my next set. That’s right, I haven’t even played it to the masses yet and I’m straight up giving it to you. I’m not asking for an award, props, likes, tweets or anything else of the sort. The only thing I’m hoping …

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