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29
Dec
09

100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Decade (2006-7)

100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Decade

*Sinatra voice* When I was 21 (2007), it was a very good year..

Click the covers or names to boost my Amazon affiliate cred buy your own copies of albums that will be remembered. Forever. Enjoy!

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2006

1. Ghostface Killah – Fishscale

2. J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Donuts

3. T.I. – King

4. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury

5. Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead

6. Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor

7. Cam’ron – Killa Season

8. The Roots – Game Theory

9. Jay-Z – Kingdom Come

10. Rhymefest – Blue Collar

Honorable Mentions: The Coup – Pick A Bigger Weapon, Cunninlynguists – A Piece of Strange

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2007

1. Kanye West – Graduation

2. Talib Kweli – EarDrum

3. Blu & Exile – Below the Heavens

4. Lupe Fiasco – The Cool

5. Jay-Z – American Gangster

6. Little Brother – Getback

7. Black Milk – Popular Demand

8. Redman – Red Gone Wild (Thee Album)

9. Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth  

10. UGK – Underground Kingz

Honorable Mentions: 50 Cent – Curtis, Common – Finding Forever, Pharaohe Monch – Desire, Hell Razah – Renaissance Child

Only 1 more year left, then we’ll close it out with a treat ’09. Stay tuned..

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11
Dec
09

Sound Table 12/11/09 Featuring Elzhi, Method Man & Redman

Boomboxin'

Stacy Epps, lookatdemlips!

Cot damn, I been neglecting my Sound Table series where I routinely feature some of the illest new songs, mixtapes, EPsetc on the ‘net. My bad!

We’ve got a few choice bangers to get you through this blistering cold Friday (notably for my Tri-State readers).

Method Man & Raekwon collab’d for a track supposedly off their album with Ghostface Wu Massacre, dropping February of next year. I can’t possibly express what it means for hip-hop to start a new decade with a semi-Wu-Tang album. It could will be one for the ages.

The most exciting project on this edition of Sound Table is Detroit MC Elzhi’s The Leftovers UnMixed Tape, a collection of the Slum Village rep’s features, remixes and rarities. Bolstered by production from Black Milk, Jake One, & Oh No, this will hold hip-hop heads over until Elmatic or The Feed. Weren’t they both supposed to drop this year? Whatever happened to that? Sheeeeeit (c) Clay Davis.

On top of that, there’s a fine selection of leaked tracks below to choose from to load up the iPod, including a remix to African songstress Nneka’s song “Walking” with the 2nd best rapper alive Jay Electronica and a brand new jam from Sade(!!!). Get ’em while you can, party people.

Big thanks to Aaron M knobbz, Jeff Weiss, LegendNick & my external hard drive for the audio, Enjoy!

Sound Table

Elzhi - The Leftovers UnMixed Tape

Download: Elzhi – The Leftovers UnMixed Tape

01. The Great (Prod. Oh No)
02. Deep (Prod. Black Milk)
03. Contra (Feat. Danny Brown) (Prod. Apollo Brown)
04. Like This (Prod. Black Milk)
05. Red, Black And Green (Prod. Black Milk)
06. Glow (Prod. Jake One)
07. Living (Prod. DJ Dez)
08. Dream (Prod. Jake One)
09. The Crowd (Prod. Leef)
10. Dedication (Feat. Fes Roc) (Prod. DJ Dez)
11. Colors Remix (Prod. DJ Spinna)
12. Flyest (Feat. Smitty) (Prod. Denmark Vessey)
13. 5 Man Hustle (Prod. Black Milk)
14. Clash Of The Titans (Feat. Vstyles, Royce da 5′9″, Rapper Big Pooh & Phat Kat) (Prod. MoSS)

Download:

Common – Start the Show (Extended Version)

Del The Funkee Homosapien & El Michels Affair – Bring Da Ruckus (Remix)

Drake ft. Colin Munroe – Runaway Girl

 Joell Ortiz & Novel ft. Cristyle – Stressful

Bonus Track: Joell Ortiz – Make It Without You

Lupe Fiasco ft. Trey Songz – Blackout

Nneka ft. Jay Electronica – Walking (J. Period Remix)

Raekwon & Method Man – Meth Vs. Chef Part II prod by Mathematics

Sade – Soldier of Love

Vinnie Paz ft. Clipse – Street Wars (Blend)

Wale – Say Something Freestyle

18
Sep
09

Upcoming Events

NJ Fest

My bad y’all. I’ve been slippin’ on my upcoming event updates for the Tri-State, but I’m back. There’s some fly shows coming up, come out and support some good music!

BDK

Today: Big Daddy KaneB.B. Kings Blues Club – Manhattan

JMT

Jedi Mind TricksThe Trocadero – Philly

Lupe

Tomorrow: Lupe FiascoHighline Ballroom – Manhattan

IT

Immortal TechniqueThe Trocadero – Philly

Fabolous

Sunday: NJ International Music Festival featuring Fabolous, Buju Banton, Rick Ross, Beenie Man, & More – Newark Bears Stadium – Newark, NJ

The Roots 

Monday 9/21: The RootsHighline Ballroom – Manhattan

30
Aug
09

11 Ultimate Hip-Hop Trios

New Wu

With the dream-team of Ghostface, Raekwon & Method Man forming like Voltron possibly even before ’09 kicks the bucket, heads everywhere should be drooling over the possibility of an album from the Wu-based trio.

Similarly, the three-headed monster Random Axe comprised of Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson leaking “Monster Babies” off their upcoming collab album this year was monumental.

These combos really are dreams come true. So I got to thinking, what other combinations of MCs would hip-hop heads like to hear? Here are my choices for 11 of the ultimate hip-hop trios:

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Group Name: Greatest of Our Time

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Group Name: Veteran’s Day

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Group Name: Guerilla Monsoon

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Group Name: Anti-Confederacy

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Group Name: Rewind Power

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Group Name: Smoke Break

Posdnuous, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Posdnuos, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Group Name: Under Rated

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

Group Name: Bottom’s Up

Black Milk, Royce Da 5'9 & Elzhi

Black Milk, Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi

Group Name: Motor City

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Group Name: Add Verbs

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Group Name: Fresh Breath

 

What about you? Who would be your choices for hip-hop trios?

09
Aug
09

Sound Table 8/9/09

Joi Lovely

Today’s Jersey Beauty is Joi Lovely from Long Branch, NJ

Sound Table:

Beanie Sigel ft. Young Chris & Freeway – Ready For War

Cobra Starship ft. B.o.B. – The World Will Never Do

Fabolous – Welcome To My Workplace (Loso’s Way Bonus)

Fabolous – A Toast To The Good Life (Loso’s Way Bonus)

The Herbaliser Band – Geddim!

Jack Splash ft. Lupe Fiasco – Flashback

The Lox – Move

M.O.P. ft. Styles P – Bang Time

Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – Lose Your Way

Oh No – Dr No’s Ethiopium 805 Snippet Mix (Oh No‘s instrumental album flipping Ethiopian samples drops this month, peep Stones Throw for more info!)

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck & Ghostface – House of Flying Daggers

Shwayze – Get U Home

Slaughterhouse ft. Kay Young – Lyrical Murderers

Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill prod. Swizz Beatz

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse (Mastered Final Version)

29
Jun
09

Royal Court & Sound Table 6/29/09

Royal Court

Royal Court:

Fathers of Rap Volume 3: Michael Jackson (In Case You Are Sleepin’) [via HHIR]

7 Best and 7 Worst Moments from the BET Awards [via TRU]

Big Boi Pimp Slaps NYC [via Dallas Penn]

Lady Gaga’s Maxim Spread [via The Amajanese Blog]

 
Miss Armour

[Miss Armour reppin’ Union, NJ]

Sound Table:

Clipse ft. Keri Hilson & Pharrell – Eyes On Me (CDQ) [via Splash]

DJ Premier’s Michael Jackson Tribute Mix [via HypeBeast]

Lupe Fiasco – Ladies & Gentleman (Snippet)

Lupe Fiasco – 2 Ways (Snippet) [both Lupe snippets via LupE.N.D. Blog]

Styles P – The Ghost Sessions (Mixtape) [via Steady Bloggin]

17
Jun
09

Royal Court & Sound Table 6/17/09

Royal Court

Royal Court:

Best Albums of 2009 So Far [via Complex] (So Far Gone is FAR from the best mixtape, let alone album, to drop this year. I guess they’ve never heard of DOOM or Dilla. Complex FAIL]

John Legend & ?uestlove Collab Album In The Works? [via Okayplayer]

Slaughterhouse, M.O.P. & DJ Premier on Joe Budden TV [via Nah Right]

Lupe Fiasco Complains About “The Shining” Leak [via LupeE.N.D. Blog]

A Tribe Called Quest Beats Rhymes & Life / The Love Movement Videos [via T.R.O.Y. Blog]

Nike Air Maxim 1 OG [via HypeBeast]

Concepts x Nike SB Blue Lobster Dunks [via SneakerFiles]

Best Products for Whiter Teeth & A Brighter Smile [via SickaThanAverage]

 

Sound Table [Sharebee wasn’t working for me, needed to use alternate links]:

50 Cent – C.R.E.A.M. 2009 [The only song worth downloading off War Angel.. Seriously]

Mariah Carey ft. Gucci Mane – Obsessed Remix

Slaughterhouse – D.O.A. Freestyle on Invasion Radio with Green Lantern (Listen. Respect. Repeat.)

Slaughterhouse – DJ Envy Freestyle (Only Royce & Joell, actually)





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