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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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Dibiase “Sound Palace”

Nowadays it’s easy to get lost in the sea of “beat” producers. Seems there are 10 new producers putting out beat tapes so it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the generic stuff from the real shit. Fortunately, with Dibia$e it’s not too difficult. The LA (yes, another dope dude from LA) producer …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX “Home”

I wasn’t convinced I liked the idea of this project when I heard the first “official” (remix) single from Jamie XX. For me touching Gil Scott-Heron‘s is a very slippery slope and I wasn’t crazy about “NY is Killing me” for some reason while everyone seemed to be loving it. …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Von D “Moon Eclipse” ft. Warrior Queen

Ok ok … so this came out a little while back in 2010. With the way music moves these days maybe I should have put this in my forgotten treasures section. But if you haven’t heard it, it’s new to you! Soooo… I wanted to post a track from Von …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Bilal “The Dollar” (Black Milk Remix)

Detroit based, producer and MC, Black Milk did an awesome remix of an excellent track from Bilal‘s song “The Dollar” from his latest album Airtight’s Revenge. I hope there will be more collaboration from these two guys. Remember where you’ve heard it first.

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: U-N-I “Donkey Kong” (Produced by Dibia$e)

I’m always a sucker for a good Super Nintendo 8bit beat every now and then… I don’t know all that much about U-N-I other than they are from Inglewood, California. I do however keep close tabs on DIBIA$E productions. He’s another one of those ridiculously talented Los Angeles guys. Seriously, …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Wagon Christ “Manalyze this”

I don’t have to tell you how much I am excited for this new release. I am such a Luke Vibert groupie. Always loved everything he does under his multiple aliases: Kerrier District, Ace of Clubs, Plug, and in this case Wagon Christ. “The one and only Luke Vibert returns …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ben Westbeech “Slowly”

Some know him as Ben Westbeech, great soul singer and producer from the UK who was actually the very first released artist on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood label. Others know him as Breach an alias he used to release one of THE dancefloor tracks of 2010. (I had it at #4 …

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