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Future Classic: Accrophone Beat Session vol.1

Some Quebec City heat for you all. Accrophone are a duo that have been putting out tracks for about 5-6 years now and if you ask me they are now fully coming to their own. Claude Bégin and E-Man are also vital members of the Alaclair Ensemble collective (with Kenlo, …

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Future Classic: Georgia Anne Muldrow “VWETO”

I’m always very intrigued to check out Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s new project. Since her 2006 debut on Stones Throw records she has constantly been pushing the boundaries. She is truly making some next level stuff. Production, Rapping, Singing and playing most of the instruments on her records. VWETO is actually …

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Forgotten Treasure: Dead Prez “Mind Sex” (2000)

If there ever was a Hip-Hop Trivial Pursuit game this track would be the answer to the following question: “What is the only track ever in the history of rap with the word CROUTONS” Yes, not only do Dead Prez rhyme Croutons with Futon but they manage to keep it …

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Future Classic: The Left “The Melody”

Another gem that came at me straight outta nowhere. I have this monthly discoveries exchange going on with LEC, one of my longtime childhood friends and this was one of his nuggets. Wow, ok. 1-0. THE LEFT are a trio with Appollo Brown on production duties that have apparently been …

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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
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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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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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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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 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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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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