Saturday, February 18, 2006
A Force That Can't Be Compared
Since most of the national news coverage this past week has centered around the bird-brained antics of Vice President Dick Cheney (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/16/politics/16tock.html?_r=1&fta=y&oref=slogin), it seemed like a very good day to just hit you with some music links I've been holdin'. I don't know about you, but right now I'd rather kick back and smoke a blunt, listen to some dope music, and momentarily forget that our fate is resting in the hands of complete morons...
More Jay Dee tributes have surfaced since my last post. Check them out at the following locations:
Soul Sides: http://soul-sides.com/2006/02/jay-dee-rip.html.
Can I Bring My Gat?:http://www.abitnice.com/canibringmygat/.
Straight Bangin': http://straightbangin.blogspot.com/2006/02/thank-you-jay-dee.html.
The Sole Life: http://solelife.blogspot.com/.
Vinyl Addicts: http://vinyladdicts.blogspot.com/.
Hardly Art, Hardly Garbage: http://hardlyart.blogspot.com/2006/02/aint-sayin-nuthin.html.
Skin Soup Heat: http://ghettomusic.blogspot.com/2006/02/what-dr-said.html.
**This is still far from a comprehensive list. If you know of any others, and would like to drop a link in the comments section, please feel free...
Gorilla vs. Bear is hosting "Long Distance", a new Mr Lif track (produced by El-P): http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com/2006/02/1900s.html.
Feed Me Good Tunes is featuring mp3s by Pharoah Sanders, David Axelrod, Roy Ayers, and Quantic:
At Berkeley Place, you can download several joints by AZ:
You can cop a few free tracks by female hip-hop artist Psalm One at Download.com: http://music.download.com/psalmone/3615-8543_32-100709430.html?tag=MDL_listing#100709435.
If that doesn't provide enough estrogen-fueled rap flava for you, check out this post on MCs of the female kind at Moistworks (see 2/15):
http://www.moistworks.com/. Included are mp3s by M.I.A., MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, and more.
Two tracks by M1 of dead prez are at callmeMICKEY (see 2/13): http://callmemickey.blogspot.com/.
"Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Esther Phillips @ Scenestars (see 2/13): http://www.scenestars.net/.
Gang Starr and D.I.T.C. tracks are available at Clockwork:
Download "Legs" by Darondo at Best Foot Forward:
One of the great underground classics, "Methods" by Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf was recently posted at No Frontin':
In my personal opinion, T.I. is more guilty pleasure than "king of the South", but that doesn't stop me from diggin' "What U Know" like a gotdamn grave (see 2/03 post): http://15minutestolisten.blogspot.com/.
Cop "Fugg That" by Five Deez at ADORU:
The Rich Girls Are Weeping is hosting songs by Etta James, Irma Thomas, Garnet Mimms, and The Chi-Lites: http://therichgirlsareweeping.blogspot.com/2006/02/cant-you-hear-me-im-banging-on-your.html.
1-800-Sassbucket.com posted a remix of "Diamonds" (Young Jeezy and Slim Thug). "360 bars" by The Game is also available. Kunt Puppet accuses 50's nemesis of having "bad taste in White people" as a result of his dealings with Good Charlotte and Kevin Federline. Hilarious...http://sassbucket.blogspot.com/.
"The Devil Is Dope" and "(Gimme Some) Good Soul Music" by The Dramatics are at The Smudge of Ashen Fluff:
If self-deprecating, Muslim albino rappers are your thing, check out a couple of Brother Ali tracks at Trees Lounge. These songs aren't new, but dude could still use some exposure. He's probably livin' on nothing but Pop Tarts, so give him some love: http://trees-lounge.blogspot.com/2006/02/from-hood-february.html.
You can download "Game of Love" by Ike & Tina Turner at Dilated Choonz: http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=143.
Finally, get your intergalactic groove on with some Kool Keith "I'm Seein' Robots" type shit. The mp3 is available at Humans Are Dangerous (yes they are):
Umm...hopefully that's something for everybody's iPod...