Episode 8 is our Jansport (backpack) special. A tribute to the independent hip-hop movement that helped spawn labels like Fondle ‘Em, Hydra, Rawkus, Stones Throw, Def Jux and ABB records. A time, where the internet played a major role in the music. This era allowed people to DIY, giving them an outlet never had. This movement created dreams, jobs, life-long careers and of course, some amazing music too. Speaking of music, if we covered everything this episode would be 20 hours instead of 2. We picked obscure cuts all the way to classics heard from the late 90s to the early 00s. We got everybody from Mos Def, Company Flow, MF Doom, Murs, Planet Asia, J-Live, Juggaknots, Weatherman, Saukrates, Jigmastas, Cannibal Ox, L-Fudge, Godfather Don, All Natural, Non-Phixon, Cage, Latryx, Mr. Voodoo, K-Otix, and Vakill to name a few. You don’t want to miss this!
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I purposely waited for the album & mixtape to drop before putting this up, there were alot of tributes but NONE can ever compare to mines. Heres the 2hr Tribute I did, no Tracklisting, Enjoy the music for what it is. , If you take this mix and try to sell it in any way shape or form, you will get sued! I miss you P. Love u brother
A really great tribute mix of rarities and new stuff from Sean Price’s close friend and long-time collaborator (he did the pre-Monkey Barz Donkey Sean Jr mixtape, all the way back in 2003). This mix was briefly up on Cuttin’s Mixlr page, but as Cuttin mentions above it was removed to allow more attention for the the newly released Songs In The Key Price mixtape and EP. Now the mix is back up, hopefully for good because it’s likely the best Sean P tribute mix out there.
It’s interesting to see Meyhem straddling the divide between traditionalist NY rap and trendy indie rap. To wit, this maybe the only album ever to feature both Sean Price and Riff Raff (having them both on the same song could’ve been a masterstroke). I haven’t listened to this yet so I don’t know how it pans out, but I do like the idea of it.
DOWNLOAD: Meyhem Lauren’s – Respect the Fly Shit
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We’re still a few months away from the year closing out, but we all know the 4th Q is usually for big names, big labels and even bigger releases. This list is about 10 rappers who have been grindin’ for years. True lyricists who each put in work year in year out and still seem to lack the appreciation they rightfully deserve. This isn’t an all-time list, it’s just a group of 10 rappers I feel are currently underrated, unappreciated and warrant the recognition.
Hip-Hop has been good to us these past years. With the emergence of Big K.R.I.T., Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, French Montana, Action Bronson, Tyler The Creator, Fashawn, Pill, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire, Blu, Elzhi, G-Side, ASAP Rocky, Curren$y & Roc Marciano just to name a few, we’ve had to double up on our hard drive space.
There are always going to be rappers with strong co-signs, better geographical residency or those who lean on friends and favors for that mass appeal. I wanted to put together a list of 10 active emcees that all deserve your attention and in my opinion are truly underrated.
So without further ado, here are my 10 Most Underrated Emcees of 2011.
The pair of dirty boots pictured above, in song form.
Sean Price on some smooth shit, although I’m disappointed by the lack of referenced to Don Francisco who is eternally the player president.
The song sampled here is Keni Burke’s rising to the top, might as well throw that in for good measure.