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Zion I – Mind Over Matter (2000)

November 6, 2010

1. Creation

2. Revolution (B-Boy Anthem) Feat. VinRoc

3. Critical Feat. Planet Asia

4. Mysterious Wayz

5. Tha Choice Listen

6. Koncrete Jungle

7. Metropolis

8. Oh Lawd

9. Trippin

10. How Many

11. Elevation

12. A Little Change

13. Fools Gold

14. Venus

15. Rap Degreez

16. Silly Puddy Feat. The Grouch

17. Inner Light

18. One

19. Inner Light (Icy Remix)

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lozo: review/First and foremost, this is most likely one of my favorite hip hop gems of all-time. Lyrically, the depth is there(Zumbi)…scratches on point from Amp Live(producer).  Both dudes are from the Bay…they do not disappoint..this is their debut album from back in 2000. Just pure genius. the concepts are extremely spiritual and intellectual and deal with life on that level. Enjoy!!

Funky DL samples Amy Winehouse: Back To Frank

August 4, 2010

Let me kick this off by saying that I truly think this album is a contender for one of the best of 2010. I don’t see this album dropping from my personal top ten list of this year.

I can’t believe I missed this back in January. Back To Frank is an entire album project in which Funky DL re-worked Amy’s debut album ‘Frank’ into a hip-hop masterpiece. Winehouse has a prominent role in each song’s hook that makes this album seem like a duet instead of using the stereotypical rapper’s chop it up and chop it up some more sample process. Sections of Winehouse’s album remains untouched, but have Funky DL added to the mix.

I don’t think anyone else could have done this as well. It helps that I like Funky DL and enjoyed Amy Winehouse’s debut album Frank–a playful, twisted, and arrogant piece of work comprising husky, frequently sexually charged vocals, painfully honest lyrics and soft trumpets, laidback beats, and sparse guitar work.

This is a very chill record for the jazzy Hip Hop/R&B fans out there. Blaze one down and put this on.

Tracklist
1. Intro
2. What Do You Expect?
3. Kicked To The Curb
4. Handed To You Free
5. Realize Responsibility
6. Stronger
7. The Sweetest Thing
8. But That’s Not Me
9. Made For You
10. I Can’t Help You
11. Outro

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frich.

Get ready for 4/20

April 10, 2010
Get Lifted 420 Mix by frich.
Hip Hop/Jazz/Soul/R&B
01. Nieve & Cook – Chronic Intoxication
02. Nujabes – Feather (feat. Cise Starr & Akin from CYNE)
03. SLik d – Picture Perfect (feat. Decypher)
04. J Dilla – Time: The Donut of the Heart
05. Doujah Raze – Loose Cannons (Remix feat. Sean Price & Barron of Red Clay)
06. RH Factor – Juicy
07. Jazzanova – So Far from Home (feat. Phonte)
08. Black Milk – The Matrix (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price & DJ Premier)
09. Foesum – Bonus Track (feat. Snoop Dogg)
10. Restoring Poetry in Music – Soul Much To Say
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5 Mics is back.

March 4, 2010
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Our good friends at 5 Mics just started up a new UGHH forum.  Go check it out:

http://5vemics.com/

-bee

Rappin’ 4-Tay: Don’t Fight The Feelin [1994]

February 14, 2010

Tracklist

01 Back Again
02 Dank Season
03 Keep One in the Chamba
04 Can U Buckem’
05 Just Cause I Called You a Bitch
06 Playaz Club
07 She’s a Sell Out
08 I’ll Be Around
09 Tear the Roof Off
10 Sucka Free
11 Call It What You Want Too
12 I Got Cha Back
13 This Is What I Know
14 Gift
15 Out 4000
16 Playaz Club Remix

I first heard Rappin’ 4-Tay on the 2Pac track Only God Can Judge Me.  His flow on that track is off the hook.  After that I needed some more, and this is a must-have album for any fan of old school west coast hip hop.  The beats were created using stereotypical mid-90s synth sounds.  What sets this album apart is 4-Tay’s passionate, smooth-as-butter flow.  This album is the shit.

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Diamond D: Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop [1992]

February 14, 2010

Tracklist

01 Intro
02 Best Kept Secret
03 Sally Got a One Track Mind
04 Step to Me
05 Shut the Fuck Up
06 Fuck What U Heard
07 I’m Outta Here
08 A Day in the Life
09 Last Car on the 2 Train
10 Red Light, Green Light
11 I Went for Mine
12 Comments from Big ‘L’ and Showbiz
13 Check One, Two
14 What You Seek
15 Lunchroom Chatter
16 Confused
17 Pass Dat Shit
18 Freestyle (Yo, That’s That Shit)
19 K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid)
20 Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop
21 Wuffman Stressed Out
22 Feel the Vibe
23 A View From the Underground

Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released with his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond’s later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe, as well as production from popular beat makers such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, and DJ Mark the 45 King. The album features the singles “Best-Kept Secret” and “Sally Got a One-Track Mind.” The album was not released on vinyl. However there were promotional copies pressed up with full artwork which were very highly sought-after. The vinyl edition was eventually made available as a reissue years later. The original promo has a sticker on it; the reissue had this sticker scanned into the artwork.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums.

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Aceyalone: All Balls Don’t Bounce [1995]

February 13, 2010

Tracklist

01 All Balls
02 Anywhere You Go
03 Deep and Wide (feat. Abstract Rude)
04 Mr. Outsider
05 Annalillia
06 Knownots (feat. Abstract Rude & Mikah 9)
07 Arhythmaticulas
08 The Greatest Show on Earth
09 Mic Check
10 Call It Cali
11 Headaches & Woes
12 I Think
13 Makeba
14 B-Boy Kingdom (feat. Abstract Rude, Mikah 9 & P.E.A.C.E.)
15 Keep It True (feat. Abstract Rude & Change of Rhythm)

“A spectacular lyrical milestone, All Balls was overlooked at the time, and later slipped quietly out of print. Which is extremely unfortunate, since Aceyalone is one of the greatest lyricists the West Coast has ever produced, twisting his fluid rhymes around and off the beat with the improvisational assurance of Rakim. What’s more, his subject matter goes beyond the battle rhymes that most mike virtuosos hone their technique with. He’s cerebral and philosophical, yet bursting with confidence at the same time, which lends a definite sense of excitement to his literate wordplay. His lyrics aren’t just long strings of ten-cent words — they’re an important part of the songs’ rhythmic drive, and he knows when to leave empty space in his lines to keep the groove flowing smoothly.”
-Wikipedia

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