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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Akhenaton “Entrer dans le légende” (2001)

Ok, this is the very definition of a Forgotten Treasure (check out the rest of the series here) because the first reflex you have when listening to this is “is this a new Akhenaton track?”, “did IAM release yet another sub-par record?”. Nopes. This is actually a verrry slept-on (including …

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Guest Mix #03: DAVE ALLISON
Guest Mix
Hip-Hop

Guest Mix #03: DAVE ALLISON (Montreal)

Dave Allison is a well known and respected veteran DJ and producer from Montreal, but he’s also a long time friend of mine. We go wayyy back to the days of playing together on the very first internet radio station ever in Montreal (www.Sweet-Ting.com). I was doing the 10-12 show …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

The Making of The Pharcyde “Drop” Video by Spike Jonze

In case you’ve never seen this video or are too young to know who The Pharcyde even is, go do your homework and come back in one week when your mind is in the right place. Ok…. kidding no but really, you should know this video by now. It’s one …

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Hip-Hop

Fatlip (from Pharcyde) on dating a transvestite

In 2003, filmmaker Spike Jonez shot a 30 minute documentary on Fatlip, one of the founding members of the Pharcyde, legendary West Coast rap group from the 90’s. The entire thing is a must watch, but here’s the highlight: Fatlip on how he got tricked into hooking up with a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Tha Connection “I Want It Back” (R.I.P Guru)

Super dope stuff from NY duo Tha Connection. This is the first I hear of them but I’ll be on the look out for their upcoming releases. This is the kind of straight up boom bap hip-hop that I think we all miss. Don’t sleep on this one. I’ve been …

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Hip-Hop

Classic Mixes: Dj Premier “New York Reality Check 101″ (1997)

Ohhh snap! We’re taking it back to ’97! Right in the middle of the dark ages of hip-hop; the “Blingy” era… Thankfully there were a handful of artists that never steered off course and kept the real-o-meter in the red! I don’t remember if I had this on tape or …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Black Sheep “Splash”

Well first off it’s a great surprise for me to post something on Black Sheep in my “Future Classics” section and not in “Forgotten Treasures“. Black Sheep used to be one of my favorite groups back in the day. I even had both the white and black t-shirts… but I …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Digable Planets “Nickel Bags” (1993)

Hmmm. Good ol’ Digable Planets… This was the third single off one of my favorite records of all-time “Reachin” (1993) with a great sample from Curtis Mayfield. After two records in 2 years and winning a Grammy for “Blowout Comb” in 1994. Their career ended abruptly and they never recorded …

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MIMS Lists
Hip-Hop

Lexis “My Favorite A Tribe Called Quest tracks”

When I heard that a documentary on ATCQ was coming out I completely lost my shit. They were without a doubt my most influencial group growing up… obviously i’m not alone, the Tribe have attainted the emblematic figure for the golden era of hip-hop in the 90’s. The rumours of …

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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest “Beats, Rhymes & Fights” Trailer

I just read some amazing news from my good friends at Potholes In My Blog that ATCQ is coming out with a documentary! “During Rock The Bells 2008 tour Michael Rapaport starting filming his A Tribe Called Quest documentary called Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Zion-I “The Sun Come Out”

Brand new heat from Oakland’s Zion I. The duo has been flying under the radar for years and hopefully the release of their new record called “Atomic Clock” helps them get more attention in the scene. I’m loving this track right here (it’s podcast material for sure!)… it really makes …

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Hip-Hop

Nas Documentary

Not too go to deep on why Nas is one of my top two or three favorite MC’s of all time but I just wanted to share this with you all. A pretty good documentary from a few years back (on VH1’s Driven).  Very insightful look into Nas’ career.

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