What a damn treat: De La Soul spitting over “This Is It” in 2014. Who woulda thought…craziness. The upcoming mixtape, Smell The DA.I.S.Y., should be awesome.
I just saw this on their soundcloud…what a ridiculously terrific plan. De La Soul is back on the map (if they ever left, that is). “Upcoming Projects: “Smell The DA.I.S.Y.” produced by J Dilla (Mixtape), “Premiem Soul On The Rocks” produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock (Mixtape) “You’re Welcome” (Album)”
Royce and Primo have chemistry to say the least. The lack of oxygen Royce needs to kill a verse combines flawlessly with Premier’s golden production style that lets the MC lead the track until his words are gone. Phonte adds to the compound perfectly with the greatest, goofiest, gangsterest hook I’ve heard. It’s impossible to listen to this song less than thrice if you listen to it once.
Name one thing wrong with this song and I’ll give you a NiCKLE.
Today we bring you the new Dobby Stones. I have heard rumors of Stones’ future collaborations moving south towards the Carolinas. If you know anything about Carolina rappers, you know that’s good news.
Here’s a highlight from SkyBlew‘s recent anime/video game-sample based project, Episode 1: Clouded Dreams & Beautiful Memories.The project is a collaboration with SublimeCloud, who handles the vast majority of the production. However, I had to highlight Rukunetsu‘s offering. If you don’t know what HM02 is you might be too young or too old or just not cool enough. Just understand that this song is fly.
I was recommended this instrumental album by Regular Cats artist Jay Illustrate. I threw it on this morning as I was getting ready to exit the fog and enter my day and it certainly helped. If you’re looking for chilled out beats with subtly translated 70′s and 80′s allusions spread throughout, then I recommend giving this a listen. It’s the kind of tape that you can throw on and forget about worrying about the music situation for the next decent while. You’ll be content.
I was listening to Big Pun‘s acclaimed album Capital Punishmentfor the very first time today, and believe me, there’s more I have to say about hearing him for the first time, but I’ll fit that into other posts.
The track “Boomerang”came on, and I immediately recognized the above sample from something, somewhere. I felt that it was something off of the 3 Beat Tapes,so I went back and tried to find it.
I did. “Track 13″off of Dilla‘s second of three unnamed beat tapes and “Boomerang”(produced by V.I.C.) share the same sample. I feel like I know more of these things.