Tis the season for beautiful tributes for A Tribe Called Quest. Did you see the earlier post on that dope mural; painted on the same building atop which ATCQ rocked “Check The Rhime” in their video back in the day? Well, now we have a 25th Anniversary Mix by Chris Read titled “Low End Theory.”
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s stellar sophomore LP ‘Low End Theory’ our buddy Chris Read has crafted an exclusive mix of tracks from the album, alternate versions, and original sample material. Listen up and enjoy!
– Wax Poetics
Right here, right now, you can stream “The Birth of A Nation: The Inspired by Album” LP. Its purpose is more than implied by its title… a companion piece to the movie. Heard it was incredible, the movie. Whether goers will go and view “The Birth Of A Nation” on the silver screen is a matter for each and every one of them to figure out. This music though, no need to debate or deliberate. These shiz iz the biznezz! Bangers by Nas, Pusha T, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and more.
That just ain’t a weapon. It’s a blessing!
Saigon the 2nd Amendment advocate. NRA may not rock regardless, but damn them if they don’t. At the very least, the track is dope. Where you fall on the spectrun of the gun rights fight…your business. But listen to this “Blessing” (Pro Gun Anthem) track, because it is ‘the business.’
This is a track that gives the other angle of legal and illegal firearms in this Country. It sorta depicts the “I’d rather be caught with it than without it” mentality alot of inner city kids have today when it comes to carrying guns….. Is it right or wrong? You be the judge.
Wow. Respect to Eternia on this “For This Life” jawn. Lyrics matter, and every ear can hear this; as there is no “dirty” version for this song. The original lyrics contain no curse words. Beat by A. Beck (aka Mr. Cincinnati), with a feature from Phoenix Pagliacci. Peep.
(Part of the “Bassments of Badmen Vol. 3” double full-length mega-release).
That’s a lotta real raw Hip-Hop on a track there, son! And “Da Hustle Don’t Stop” (featuring Ed OG and Fokis). Sadat X got another one with this one. He don’t stop either… On that “Agua” maaaann!!
When you’re so dope… when what you do is so dope… folks find you, find your work, join in in most flattering ways… you’re winning. Exhibit Young M.A, on her “Ooouuu” campaign, IS WINNING!!! Remix with 50 Cent on it. Nice. All the “Ooouuu” incarnations are dope though; and we got a couple on here now (and keep checking for more).
You know about that “One In The Same” banger from the bros Brown & Skyzoo already (posted on here earlier). Now they drop the entire plate, “The Easy Truth,” with appearances from Patty Crash (of course) Joell Ortiz, Stalley, Westside Gunn & Conway. Stream and get it how you live it below.
This is… So…SO…DEF! JD & Da B-R-A-T over a BUMPIN’ azz beat!!
Another one from the mixtape, “Business As Usual.” Produced by Jahlil Beats.
Don’t think this “Big Brother, Lil’ Sister” is dope??? You must be out’cho mu’fuh’kin mind!!!
Breezy banger of a beat by Black Spade bodied by a Blu feature and a sizzling lead lyrical performance from ScienZe. You know, the duo doing what they do. Like the way this plays out with the horn at the end, too. Enjoy.
Additional Saxophone provided by: Hailey Niswanger.
“Kind of Dessert” EP coming soon.
All Praises Due to the Most High.
One of the DOPEST spin sessions ever! Thank DJ Yogi for that head nod hangover you are about to get. Lean in and listen to this mix featuring tracks from Redman, KRS-ONE, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe & Remy Ma (featuring French Montana), Dynasty and more.
New music & video release from Tommy Nova for his latest, “Hillside Strangler.” Dope! Here is what he had to say about it.
The video is a moody, dark and sinister piece… It serves as a complete dichotomy from what is going on in the game today. Signature raw East Coast flow on this one. If boom-bap and time-tested lyricism is your thing, this quality visual should definitely make your playlist!
Been a long time since we’ve heard from StaHHr. Good to hear…esp. since she has been keeping the rhyme skills up to par. Here she is teaming with Memphis (Tennessee, USA) producer MaxPtah on the single “Breathless.” You can get that on “Full Range Frequency” (LP).
Wooooo! J. Keys and Cultural Bastards win again with this “Very Important People” jawn. That nightlife lyricism over a banging big night show beat… instant classic! Press play above, enjoy, and go ‘head and grab that FREE download from the ‘Cloud via the link below.
On the HOT new single “Very Important People,” J. Keys takes it to the club… but not like you think!! Powered by pulsating drums, a hypnotic soul sample, rhythmic refrains, and years of club experience, Keys gives you his take on some of the various characters that make your local nightlife go round. With precision-crafted rhymes and bangin’ production courtesy of the Cultural Bastards, we get a small taste of J. Keys’ forthcoming project “The Drawing Board.”
DOWNLOAD: J. KEYS – VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE
DJ Yogi. Thank you bredren. Ya’ll, the homie keeps me posted on the latest mixes (yeah, PLURAL) he drops constantly. Archived or on-air, if Yogi’s mixing…DUDE I AM THERE! But, “Do Y’all Really Listen” though? Is it a question, or a challenge? Nah, it’s the title of DJ Yogi’s latest dope mix. RELAX!
Ras Kass and KRS-ONE. They got one with this one. Hip-Hop heads, lean forward and prepare to nod. Even the title though… you certainly don’t think boredom with either of these emcees. You think BARS! Rhymes at the highest level… setting the bar for rap time and again. On the block. In the booth. Moving the Hip-Hop nation. Bar domination. All that – “Bardom!” Damn a Grammy! Heralding the release of Ras’ “Intellectual Property: SOI2,” this is “Bardom.” An incredible follow-up to “PayPal The Feature” (also on the LP, posted here.)
Good and evil, the dope and the wack… they are opposites! Pick a side. J. Keys and Robyn Hood have lined up on the side of dopeness to let off a mega-shot at wackness in the form of this track. “Goodbye” to all wack emcees and all who are aligned with them.
It’s open season on everyone and everything wack. J. Keys and Robyn Hood team up to air it all out on the new high-powered joint “Goodbye”, backed by the soulful head-nodding production of the Cultural Bastards. This is a farewell anthem with skillful lyrics and delivery to prove that, despite its title, Keys and Robyn aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Be on the lookout for J. Keys’ forthcoming project entitled “The Drawing Board.”
Stream above. FREE download link below. This is Hip-Hop dammit! Breathe it in. Bask in it!!
DOWNLOAD: J. KEYS – GOODBYE FEAT. ROBYN HOOD
Dude! Let’s get it out: It’s been a LONG time, SkyBlew. But we are soooo glad you are back dropping these dope projects! Exhibit now…“SkyBlew The Cowardly Boy” Stream that ASAP below. Get it at Bandcamp via the link below whenever you are ready (how ’bout now-ish?). And get a special message from SkyBlew after the jump.
(Who else is feeling the Cartoon Network style ‘Courage’ artwork besides me? DOPE!)