July 27, 2009
And yes y'all...Here are some of my favourite joints from 2009, these are some of the joints that boomed out of my speakers and my fat headphones and these are some of the joints I got a real kick out of while rocking them on the Weds Nite Jam show (Wellington, New Zealand), I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
1. arablak - the deed
2. big tone - business
3. oddisee - hip hop's cool again
4. pugs atomz - roof top
5. blame one - more fiyah
6. doom- absolutely
7. dj js-1 ft-large professor-like this
8. finale ft invincible - the waiting game
9. mos def ft slick rick- auditorium
10. raekwon ft ghost and meth-wu- ooh
11. dj spinna ft torae-lyrics is back
12. j dilla feat. lil fame-blood sport
14. ghostface and doom-chinatown wars (remix)
15. meyhem-got the fever
July 21, 2009
I grew up on the Beastie Boys, so it was with sadness that I heard about Adam Yauch's recent diagnosis of cancer, as a long time fan, I wish him all the best in recovery and I look forward to the Beastie Boys new album, Hot Sauce Committee
This story made our local news and it just shows how influential the Beasties still are
In a video announcement at the group's website, Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch announced that he was recently diagnosed with cancer of a salivary gland and lymph node. The prognosis seems positive--he refers to having surgery next week, and localized radiation treatments after that, but also notes that he had a full-body scan and that the cancer has not spread anywhere else in his body.
All Beastie Boys shows are canceled for now, and the band's new album, Hot Sauce Committee, which was supposed to be released in September, will be pushed back to a later date.
July 9, 2009
Back in the 90's, when certain Hip Hop lingo was used, it got used a lot, take for instance Flavo(u)r, or Fat (Phat) or Def or Ill, but one word that is still used by many artists and is still used to describe something as dope or really ill, or to mean a lot... is the word Mad.
Mad groups (ha!) and artists either named their group or themselves from this word, ie
Da Mad Scientist
Ruggedness Madd Drama
WC & The Madd Circle
Misfits Of Madness
Mad Scientist Phase (Brokin English Klik)
The Mischevious LQ & The Mad Mischief Crew
Mad Doctor X
Kwest The Madd Lad
Da Mad Klique
Masta Ace even joked about the word Mad, when he said "I got the mad knife, I'm mad mean, I kill mad crews, I read mad magazine, on his classic joint "Saturday Night Live".
I decided to put together a 15 track compilation of artists and groups with the word Mad in their title... this was fun to make and I hope you enjoy it.
Big thanks to Matt Nyce and schenectadyfan for some of these joints
crds presents; mad, mad, mad
1-madman shawn-walk thru hell
2-mad flava-gots ta flow ta this
3-black maddness-wild brooklyn bandits
4-madd blunted-madd blunted
5-da mad scientist-never fear
6-the mischevious lq and the mad mischeif crew-representing
7-mad skillz-skillz in 95
8-misfits of madness-peace the hell out (blunt mix)
10-mad pack-kill a kopy kat
12-mad sci-set if off
14-madstyle-halls of horror
15-mad mg's-mad mg's
please add on in the comments of any groups/artists I might have missed.
Update: Verge from T.R.O.Y. posted up his Mad compilation and mentioned a few artists I forgot.
01. Madflowaz - Enter The Realm Pt.1
02. Ruggedness Madd Drama - For Real
03. Mad Doctor X - Keep It Lovely
04. M.A.D. - Prison Or Street
05. Kwest The Madd Lad - What's The Reaction Remix
06. Madd Syco - Handle My Biznezz
07. Mad African - Funk Zone
08. Mad Pack - Six Souls Singin
09. Da Mad Klique - Come Wit It
10. Mad Rapper - freestyle from a Tony Touch tape
11. Mad Lion - That's All We Need