After a typical Saturday night behind the bar I decided to do some digging for new music. Now, just incase you didn’t know this about me, I definitely have a go to list of artists and musicians that I keep tabs on. I’ve been jamming these talented individuals for years, and if you rock with me then you would probably know at least a few names on this list.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I wanted to hear, and it didn’t take very long for me to recall an article I read online a little over a month ago about two of my favorite hip hop artists collaborating on an album. Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 album dropped November 6th of this year, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Talib’s poetic lyrics flowing on top of 9th Wonder’s melodic, and timeless tracks creates the perfect “this is a future classic” body of work.
The albums collabs shouldn’t go unnoticed either.Tracks like, “Pay ya Dues” featuring Problem and Bad Lucc undoubtedly adds extra flavor to the album.
Although I’m very much aware of how jacked up the industry is, I still wish Indie 500 would’ve received the same exposure that other 2015 albums did. This collaboration is so important to the Hip Hop music community. Music like this is a reminder that Hip Hop is still alive and well. I hope y’all hear this s***.
So I got the chance to meet my favorite NOLA emcee. Curren$y was super cool… just as I expected. After he handed my brother a spliff as he passed our table, we ran into him again on Decatur St. I asked for a picture and he gladly agreed. Great Night. #jetlife
Camp-Lo x Pete Rock
80 Blocks From Tiffany’s
Pete Rock and Camp Lo basically collaborated on a sick mixtape, “80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” , and created a classic hip hop masterpiece. Now if you’re more of a Rick Ross/Wanye kind of listener, then this is simply not for you friend. This Pete Rock/Camp Lo collab is defiantly reminiscent of the hip hop days of old. Check it out at http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/mixtape/id.1391/title.camp-lo-x-pete-rock-80-blocks-from-tiffanys
The SOUL Tape
Now I must say i’m not a huge Fabolous fan, but “The SOUL Tape” is something I do enjoy. I can’t really explain why he calls it the “The SOUL Tape”, but when you hear it you’ll get it… just like I did. The mixtape features some familiar tracks mixed with some not so familiar tracks. Its pretty great man. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/mixtape/id.1403/title.fabolous–the-soul-tape