I did this Sade-themed topically stoner-oriented mix for Passion Of The Weiss’ mix series. Included are some awesome rap songs sampling Sade, some chopped & screwed versions of Sade songs, and a few brilliant stony oddities that somehow combine the former with the latter to mind melting results. It all came out pretty awesome if I do say so myself, including the typically awesome cover by John Turner Jr. You should download it and listen to it while smoking like 6 scorpion shaped joints in a row.
There is a much more detailed description of all this on PoW, including the rationale for my selections and why certain things didn’t make the cut. You can read all that HERE. S/O and thanks to my girlfriend Jenna for helping a bit, and to John for the cover, and to Jeff for hosting it.
01. MF Doom – Doomsday
02. Curren$y – Famous
03. Sade – Cherish The Day vs Z-Ro – Respect My Mind (C&S By Drobitussin)
04. Kool Keith – I do What I Want
05. Sade – No Ordinary Love vs Three Six Mafia – Where Is The Bud (C&S By Slim K)
06. AZ – Payback
07. Sade – Smooth Operator (C&S By Drobitussin)
08. LG – Blue Diamond Ft. Paasky
09. Sade – By Your Side (C&S By Drobitussin)
10. Sade – Feel No Pain (C&S By DJ Screw)
Some new knotty raps from $amhill, who really needs to put an album out already. A small trivial detail stuck with me – the reference to beige cocaine is exactly the kind of knowing minutiae that indicates real experience with the subject, something sorely missing from numerous rappers who boast about drugs they’re clearly not actually selling or doing.
Good summer music, recommended by our prodigal homie Blast. Willie Howard qualifies for ‘yacht rap’ status, but his take on it is fairly restrained; boasting is minimal and there’s an aspiration tinge intimating a player on the rise. He carries himself with a sense of self assured dignity, like a man who realizes he’s onto something good but knows he’s still got some work to do. That confidence pairs nicely with well-chosen mellow production, and the result is an engaging and undemanding album that satisfies but also leaves you wanting more.
I missed this when it dropped a few days ago. MAz have been relatively quiet as a group lately, nice to see them back at it. Tynethys, new to the G.O. fold, acquits himself nicely on the beat.
A showcase for young rap talent from around the country, collected by one of the brains behind Slow Motion Soundz. TBH I haven’t heard this yet, but the names I do recognize are welcome additions and Codie has historically shown a good eye for talent in general; so I’m sure there is some interesting stuff here worth checking out.
Cover art by John Turner Jr, as always.
Bought, personally by me in 1992, from L.A.’s Slauson Swap Meet. Later version ‘with all the bells & whistles added on it’ came months later. This version was on the streets first.
Feel the Funk.
As liberated from Dam’s personal cassette stash. The cool thing here is that the demo actually sounds like it could’ve been produced by Dam himself, the sound doesn’t fall too far from his own music recorded around the same time.
The Outfit, TX & OG Ron C & The Chopstars Present: Starships & Rockets: Cooly Fooly Space Age Funk (Chopped-Not-Slopped)June 12th, 2013
The Outfit, TX’s official debut album gets the Chopped Not Slopped treatment by the venerable OG Ron C & his Chopstars. Complete with an old-fashioned Texan megamix intro, a bonus track, & 3 exclusive freestyles, SRCFSAF the Chopped Not Slopped Remix follows the authentic, Texan Screw-culture tradition, existing as a brand new project in itself.
Mixed by DJ Candlestick. Hosted by OG Ron C.
Just in time for summer, a c&s rework of one of my favorite albums of 2012.
Something good from the submissions inbox. S.I.T.H has a deep voice and a forceful delivery, his lyrics are smart, and he exhales them in a breathless torrent that keeps the listener’s attention. Most importantly he doesn’t sound generic, there’s enough personality in this 2 minute song to make S.I.T.H stand out from the ever-growing hoard of young rappers doing simple bland imitations of their betters. As far as introductions to new talent go, this is a strong start.
Something from Vampsterdam, the new Nacho & Avatar Darko collaboration. Nacho + BSBD is a lock by now, Avatar keeps up with them nicely.
A fine new summer jam by Gmane, falling somewhere between breezy yacht rap and country rap tunes. It looks to be taken from Crime Potnaz, his upcoming collaboration with Bentley and SLASH. I’m not sure who sings the opening couplets but she has a nice soulful voice, well matched to Gmane’s own croon.