Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Common - The Light 2008

That's right. Common and Just Blaze remixed my favorite song.

Common - The Light 2008 => LISTEN

As expected, it's great. Just Blaze is one of the most versatile producers in the game today. "Why You Hate The Game" by The Game featuring Nas is another one of his best.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Masta Ace - Nostalgia

One of the best songs of 2007. Produced by Marco Polo.

Masta Ace - Nostalgia => LISTEN

Released on Port Authority, a compilation album produced entirely by Marco Polo and featuring Kool G Rap, Large Professor, Buckshot, Wordsworth, and more.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Zion I - Bird's Eye View

One of several great odes to hip hop.

Zion I - Bird's Eye View => LISTEN

Friday, February 15, 2008

Black Milk - Tell 'Em

It's been a busy week but I'm back with some Black Milk for ya. Black Milk is a rapper/producer from Detroit. His 2007 album, Popular Demand, was one of my favorites. His drums are so addictive. Currently I'm hooked on this track featuring NameTag.

Black Milk feat. NameTag - Tell 'Em => LISTEN

He's also great with a keyboard...

Black Milk - Play the Keys => LISTEN

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Common - The Light

Happy Valentine's Day y'all.

Common - The Light => LISTEN

If I had to choose one favorite song it would be "The Light."

Some recent news regarding Common:
- expect a new remix of this song my the month's end, featuring new lyrics and Just Blaze's production
- his new album is called The Believer
- he's starring in Street Kings, coming out in April, directed by David Ayer (he wrote Training Day)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kanye West - Stronger/Hey Mama [Live at the Grammys]

Kanye pulled off an incredible performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards tonight. First he performs Stronger with Daft Punk and then he sings Hey Mama. I'm not gonna lie. I teared up. Check it out.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rich Boy feat. John Legend, Lil' Wayne, & Nas - Ghetto Rich (Remix)

New Nas verse. Get ready for that new record (you know the name), coming soon.

Rich Boy feat. John Legend, Lil' Wayne, & Nas - Ghetto Rich (Remix) => LISTEN

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Idle Warship - Industry Diary

New group: Talib Kweli + Res = Idle Warship

Idle Warship - Industry Diary => LISTEN

I love beats with piano!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Blu & Exile - The World Is (Below The Heavens)

My favorite track at the moment...

Blu & Exile - The World Is (Below The Heavens) => LISTEN

Monday, February 4, 2008

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 2008 (Kanye West Remix)

I should've known 'Ye would bring me back to the blog.

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 2008 (Kanye West Remix) => LISTEN

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 Year in Review

Sorry for the long lay off. It's the holidays, ya know? Plus, I got all my wisdom teeth taken out. That has pretty much dictated my life for the past two weeks.

To begin 2008, I'm posting two tracks that sum of 2007. In 2002, Skillz did his first year-end "Wrap Up." In 2004, inspired by Skillz, Bekay started doing his own "Year in Review" in 2004. Both of 'em are still going strong. Here are their 2007 versions.

Skillz - 2007 Wrap Up => LISTEN

Bekay - 2007 Year in Review => LISTEN

Happy New Year everyone.