Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Raise Your Hands In The Air If You Feel Like Me

For today, this mural is my statement on politics, art, and life. That leaves just one thing for us to discuss, and I've got quite a few links in that department. Let's move...

DJ Premier Planet is a pretty adequate resource for Primo fans:
http://djpremierplanet.blogspot.com/. Lots of great information and an abundance of free mp3s are available. Discovered via Catchdubs:

Anyone who's been with me for a while knows that I have mad respect for Saul Williams. In certain circles, Williams isn't gangsta enough to be street credibile and/or commercially viable. Truth be told, this man is way more thuggish and revolutionary than your little sister's favorite rapper. You know...that pretty dude who sells zillions of records on the strength of his phony-ass tales from the hood. Anyway, say what you will, but Saul is tougher than that guy any day of the week. His song "List of Demands (Reparations)" is now available in mp3 format at ORTF:
I've never really cared much for the music on this track. It makes me want to bang my head, slam dance, and vomit (all at the same time). I generally prefer nodding to the beat. That said, Saul represents well enough lyrically on the joint to somehow justify repeated listens .

Random thought interlude: This color theme and font border on being nauseating...Self-awareness really sucks sometimes...

Moistworks has been posting some quality mp3s lately. They featured mp3s by KRS-One, The Geto Boys, Blackalicious, Da Lench Mob,J-Live, KMD, Lyrics Born, and more in this post:
Another recent post features the groovetastic "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" by Harlem Underground Band: http://www.moistworks.com/2006/03/smokin-cheeba-cheeba-harlem.html. "Can you dig it, sis? I can dig it, man..."

Treat Williams has blessed us with an excellent tribute to The Overseer, featuring several X Clan mp3s you can download.
He's also reconstructed the appearance of his site, so pay my dude a visit, and give him props on the new look: http://www.havas42.com/.

"Why Keep on Breaking My Heart?" by Nina Simone is at Achtung Baby!: http://luna.typepad.com/weblog/2006/03/_why_keep_on_br.html

Equal parts rock and soul, The Bellrays offer a relatively unique style and sound. You can download a couple of their joints at Pardon My Freedom: http://pardonmyfreedom.blogspot.com/2006/03/body-and-soul.html. Don't stare too closely at the band's photo, or you may talk yourself out of a good thing by judging the book by its cover. Lead singer Lisa Keukola has a phenomenal voice---"Have A Little Faith In Me". More about the group at their official website:

Underground hip-hop heads may want to check out those Lightheaded joints over at Analog Giant:

Download "Mona Lisa" by Slick Rick at callmeMICKEY:

Breath of Life just posted one of the best Lil' Wayne tracks ever. Truthfully, I can casually dismiss a lot of his stuff, but say something negative about "Shooter" and I might just jump up and slap your mama: http://www.kalamu.com/bol/.

Don't miss "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Ray Charles or Grant Green's "Sookie Sookie" while they're up at 2 Minutes of Bliss 2: http://twominbliss.blogspot.com/2006/03/baked-beans.html.

The latest post at Eric's Archive features many songs by The Molemen:

Cop "Blunt Drunk" by MF Doom and "Alligator Wine" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins at Trees Lounge: http://trees-lounge.blogspot.com/2006/03/soundtrack-for-my-weekend.html.

As you may know from reading my comments section, my friend Haldan expressed that my statement about Massive Attack sucking in recent years was complete "blasphemy". The more of you who visit Palms Out Sounds to check out his Massive remix post, the more salvation points I shall receive:

Download "Coolie High" and "Luchini" by Camp Lo at The Sole Life:
http://solelife.blogspot.com/. You should also peep those joints by Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician...I am a forever fan of that brotha's production skills.

Three Murs joints from Murray's Revenge are available at Freemotion:
http://www.freemotionhiphop.com/index.htm. They also just posted an assload of random hip-hop tracks by Cee-Lo, Handsome Boy Modeling School, De La Soul, Justus League, Zion I, and more.

Straight Bangin' also blessed the internets with a variety of dope joints for you to download. Cop mp3s by Little Brother, Wu-Tang Clan, ATCQ, Just Blaze, T.I., etc. Whatever you do, don't snooze on Jay Dee's remix of "Can You See the Pride in the Panther?" by Mos Def:

I'm truly diggin' this Sly, Slick, & Wicked song I picked up at The Captain's Crate---"Love Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out)":

Finally, Who Needs Radio posted a fairly impressive number of mp3s by a variety of artists, such as Kool & The Gang, Aesop Rock, The Geto Boys, Grace Jones, Dudley Perkins, etc: http://www.whoneedsradio.com/2006/03/guest-contributor-norman-reedus.html. Be sure to download "Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him" by Betty Davis if you missed it when O-Dub posted it at Soul-Sides (http://soul-sides.com/2005/06/betty-davis-they-say-shes-different.html).

End quote: "I have the people behind me, and the people are my strength" --- Huey Newton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_Newton)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Time Changed (But It Feels The Same)

Takin' it back to the essence...


For some incomprehensible reason, I just can't front on T.I. anymore. I still don't think that he's a lyrical genius by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm definitely not mad about anything he's been putting out lately. You can download "I'm Talking To You" and "The King's Back" at Am I High? Both tracks are produced by Just Blaze, which is one more reason not to to sleep:

Headfonehaus returned from a brief hiatus with a very eclectic mix of mp3s for your listening pleasure. If nothing else, get your disco love thang on with "Somethin' Bout Cha" by Millie Jackson:

I generally can't resist linking to posts about Cee-lo Green, and today is no exception. At Captain's Crate, you can download a few of his solo joints, as well as a couple of tracks from St. Elsewhere (the upcoming Gnarls Barkley LP): http://www.bywayof.net/captains_crate.html.

TMWSIY is currently offering 3 tracks from the Blackalicious album, Nia: http://tmwsiy.blogspot.com/2006/03/i-am-dragon-queen-and-i-come-from.html.

One of my favorite old school reggae joints is "Funky Kingston" by Toots & The Maytals---download it at 2 Minutes Of Bliss 2. While you're there, don't hesitate to check out "Sliced Tomatoes" by Just Brothers (an absolute classic):

Diddy Wah recently posted a few Bobby Womack mp3s---including his cover versions of "California Dreamin'" and "All Along the Watchtower": http://diddywah.blogspot.com/.

Still lovin' Sample Wednesday at Palms Out Sounds. This week, Dr. Dre: http://palmsout.blogspot.com/2006/03/sample-wednesday-3-dr-dre.html.

Download "Give Me A Try" by Sizzla at lemon-red. I wasn't even interested in hearing this at first, but the title is just so damn convincing:

Ear Fuzz posted two songs by Marva Whitney. Lyn Collins tends to be my favorite Soul Sister, but "You Got To Have A Job" (w/ James Brown) is un-fucking-deniable:
Marva, Lyn, and Vicki Anderson too often fail to get props for their profound influence on soul and hip-hop music. Read more about their priceless contributions here: http://www.funky-stuff.com/Divas/Index.htm.

Jin says "Fuck Jay-Z"---but not really. Cop dat joint at Nah Right:

Dilated Choonz posted "Blue Lines", one of the few reasons why I still love Massive Attack. They've kinda sucked for years now, but who can forget a first impression?: http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=225.
Before you leave, download that unreleased Frenza track (produced by Madlib):

Two Nat King Cole songs are at Filthy Choice---the Japanese version of "L.O.V.E.", and "You're Looking At Me": http://filthychoice.blogspot.com/2006/03/blame-it-on-my-youth.html.

The last mp3 I'm posting a link to is a bit of a curveball---"Loveless" by Lloyd Cole: http://fastbacker.blogspot.com/ (see the 3/20 post).
I'm guessing that this song won't be palatable to the majority of my readers, but fuck it---I do this in honor of a friend who's doing time in federal prison on some ridiculous bullshit. She blessed me with her entire record collection before she left a couple of years ago, and as a result, I now own a truckload of Lloyd Cole on vinyl. Peace, Deb...


I never promised to be an art critic, so don't expect a pretentious essay on the artistic merit of works by Charles Bibbs. That would suck for both of us---trust me. I'll sum things up in three simple words---the man's incredible. A lot of his paintings, as well as a brief bio, can be viewed at The Collection Shop. Get yourself some culture, bitches:


This amuses me because I can relate all too well---"Parallels Between My Living Through Two Years of Middle School and the Two Terms of the Bush Presidency": http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/3/21wayne.html.


Remember in an earlier post when I suggested blaming Tom Cruise for the fact that Isaac Hayes quit "South Park"? I don't know when this aired, but I think I've finally tapped into my psychic abilities. Peep this clip from Jimmy Kimmel's show:

It's now been scientifically proven that whiny children grow up to be conservative pricks:

How truly fuckin' amazing...

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Tragedy Of Our Day Is The Climate Of Fear In Which We Live

As usual, I'm pissed off about something. Today I'm angry that dumb-ass conservatives are crying about the most recent episode of "Boston Legal", in which attorney Alan Shore goes on an extended rant (during his closing argument) about governmental abuse of power, as well as the apparent apathy of the American people as injustice continues to prevail. Apparently, quite a few Nazi television viewers were unreceptive to this rather amazing monologue, which ironically, included the assertion that free speech (not to mention the entire Bill of Rights) is being gravely jeopardized by the climate of fear in our society.

What is it with people who don't even want such ideas to be heard? If we allow this segment of our population to control what the rest of us watch on television, nothing will be left but "Blue's Clues" and "The 700 Club". Fuck that...Even "Blue's Clues" won't last for long under this regime. Sooner or later, someone will realize that the dude in the striped shirt is gayer than the purple thing on the Telebubbies could have ever hoped to be. And did you know that if you play the theme song to the show backwards, it says "children worship Satan"??? No, not even something that ridiculously wholesome will be able to survive the scrutiny of the right-wing television police.

My point here is that I'm sick of old White guys and Stepford wives deciding what the hell is going to be on my television. ABC has received a lot of flack for airing this episode, so I'm hoping that some of my readers will drop them a line in support of the show. Let's balance the equation a bit by showing support for one of the few series that's still daring enough to venture into controversial political territory. Read an article about the conservative backlash here: http://mediachannel.org/blog/node/3721. You can also follow a link there to watch a video clip of the speech, or download the mp3 version (via Crooks and Liars: http://www.crooksandliars.com/). If you agree that there is no cause for the show to be censored for this content, then take just one moment to say so to ABC, informing them that you'd like to watch something other than "The 700 Club" every once in a while...

By now, most of you have heard E-40's "Tell Me When To Go". Now you can cop the remix (w/Kanye and The Game) at Spine Magazine:

Ice Cube is slated to play the lead role in the film version of "Welcome Back, Kotter". Let's hope he rocks a 'fro that will make Gabe Kaplan especially proud: http://www.nobodysmiling.com/hiphop/news/85910.php.

The Broke BBoys returned this week with their first posts in quite a while. They definitely made up for lost time, offering mp3s by People Under The Stairs, Wax Tailor, Professor X (R.I.P.), and Gnarls Barkley: http://brokebboys.blogspot.com/.

Unless you're just waking up from a long-ass nap, you should already know that ?uestlove from The Roots has a side project called The Randy Watson Experience. Currently, you can download their version of Sting's "Be Still My Beating Heart" at Best Foot Forward: http://www.bestfootforward.info/.

Speaking of The Roots, that picture on the new issue of Scratch Magazine is already the hottest cover of the year:

Some smooth soul ish---"Sweet Fools" by Essence is at The Number One Songs In Heaven: http://www.londonlee.com/blog.html.

A couple of Vakill tracks are available at We Eat So Many Shrimp---"Serpent & The Rainbow", and "Introducin'" (w/Ras Kass):

At one point in my life, I inadvertantly ended up with the soundtrack for the film "Lost Angels". One of my drunken friends probably left it at the crib accidentally, but that's not the point. Much of the music on that bitch wasn't exactly my style, but I popped the taped on Raheem's cut, "Self Preservation". A lot of people are unfamiliar with this joint, so join the intellectual musical elite by downloading any of the versions that are available at Gorilla vs. Bear:

Another track that's already circulated quite a bit around the internets is "Just" by Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald. I don't remember ever linking this track before, so catch it at Scenestars if ya haven't copped it yet: http://www.scenestars.net/.

If you already want to kick my ass for posting a link to download Biggie vs. Frank Sinatra, you're really gonna want a piece of me for this one--Notorious B.I.G. mashed with The White Stripes, anyone??? See what happens when you "Hypnotize the Army" at Koopa's Hideaway:

Speaking of Biggie Smalls, the LAPD has assembled a new team to investigate his murder, which conveniently remains unsolved. Peep the article at SOHH, but don't forget to greet the underlying intentions with a healthy dose of skepticism: http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8547.

Once again, O-Dub is the man, this time for posting a couple of great Beatles covers by Junior Parker and Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination and Brass:

Fans of independent hip-hop may care to know that Roosevelt Franklin (Mr. Len + Kimani) has posted an entire album for free download:
Props to Oh Word for putting me on to this:
Apparently, people have differing opinions on the effectiveness of this particular marketing ploy:
Admittedly, I still haven't listened to the album yet, because the shit didn't work after I downloaded the file. Maybe you'll have better luck...

More rare Dilla gems at Miblog Weighs A Ton:

I can't end this post without expressing gratitude to Toure' for linking Souled On at his Soul City website. As many of you will recall, I recently posted a link to his BET interview with Jay-Z and Nas. Remember? Dude asked such provocative questions, he must have had Barbara Walters turning over in her grave. I know she isn't dead, but she looks like it, which comes close enough for me. Perhaps the greater flaw in my logic is the crazy idea that Babs would be watching BET in the first place, but hey---it sounded pretty good at the time...

Anyway, since I have much respect for the man's skills as author and journalist, I am truly honored by this acknowledgement. Peep Soul City here, and order all of his books while you're at it, son:

A final thought for the day:
"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."---bell hooks (http://www.allaboutbell.com/).

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Never Can Say Goodbye

I planned to start typing this post a couple of hours ago, but I ended up getting sucked into the vortex (also known as my place of employment). For that reason, this post will be 99.9% bullshit free. All who wish to express their gratitude should send their regards to my asshole boss...

Isaac Hayes has left "South Park", citing "religious differences". Matt Stone, the show's co-creator, says that Isaac's belief in Scientology has greatly informed his decision. Either way, can we please blame this one on Tom Cruise??? http://www.nme.com/news/isaac-hayes/22490.

callmeMICKEY recently posted 20 miscellaneous tracks for download. Included are mp3s by Vybz Cartel, Five Deez, Kano, Lotek Hi-Fi, and Keak Da Sneak: http://callmemickey.blogspot.com/.

At No Frontin', you can cop Panzah Zandahz's remix of "Itzsoweezee" by De La Soul (see 3/09 post). While you're there, you can also follow a link to download three new Soul Position tracks that are being hosted on Analog Giant---"Things Go Better", "Keys", and "I'm Free":

By the way, the new Soul Position (RJD2 + Blueprint) LP will be called Things Go Better With RJ and Al. A fourth joint from the album, "Hand-Me-Downs" is available at Download.com:

At U Mean Competitor, you can cop mp3s of "I Choose You" by Willie Hutch, "Choose U" by Project Pat, and the 12" club remix of "My Name Is Prince" by the artist formerly known as whatever: http://umeancompetitor.blogspot.com/2006/03/prince-reduced-to-symbol-invents_10.html.

Bookworm is a group that defies description, because their music contains elements of a number of different styles. If you haven't heard them yet, be brave and try something different today. Read more about their sound, and download a few mp3s at Solos Records:
http://www.solosrecords.com/hiddenstaircase.html. If you decide to fuck with any of the remixes, make it the one by Roche.

A Caucasian version of Public Enemy may not sound like something you'd particularly want to hear, but Consolidated is usually good for an intriguing listen. Peep "Guerillas in the Mist" at Digital Eargasm:

Feed Me Good Tunes has been doing just that. Recently featured are two tracks from Nastradoomus Vol.2 (Nas + MF Doom), as well as Pete Rock's instrumental remix of "Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G. :

Speaking of Biggie Smalls, you can download a mash-up of "Everyday Struggle" with "A Day in the Life of a Fool" by Frank Sinatra at Gorilla vs. Bear: http://gorillavsbear.net/. "Brothaz" by Mr. Lif is also available at that destination.

Before I leave Christopher Wallace alone, I'd be crazy negligent not to mention the extensive selection of Biggie mp3s that were posted over at Clockwork: http://yourmansandnem.blogspot.com/2006/03/i-guess-this-is-my-biggie-post.html.

Classic video footage of James Brown (w/Damita Jo Freeman) on "Soul Train": http://www.devilducky.com/media/43104/.

Breath of Life posted three stellar tracks this week---"In the Ghetto" by Eric B & Rakim, "Walk With Me" by The A.R.C. Choir (the song that inspired "Jesus Walks"), and "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons:

Download "The Frog" by Sergio Mendes (w/ Will.I.Am and Q-Tip) at Captain's Crate: http://bywayof.net/captains_crate/link.html?http://bywayof.net/captains_crate/2006/03/timeless.html.

If that's still not enough crack, check out some of the Sites I'm Souled On. My friends are good people...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

My Reality Went Insane

I was going to apologize for the fact that I haven't had very much time to find us interesting linkage the past few days. I am frequently driven to express my regret for being such a pathetically shitty blogger, because for some Freudian reason, I feel very guilty when I neglect my readership. I actually feel a palm-sweating sort of anxiety when this occurs. Anyone wishing to donate Valium may do so at any time...

The unfortunate truth is that sometimes I have to do other things---like go to work, have sex, eat, get high, walk the cat, etc. Hopefully, my readership understands this, and I can begin the process of removing this ugly-ass monkey that's been riding on my back. Sooner or later, there will be a support group for obsessive-compulsive blogger types, but right now, there's no known cure for fucktards like me.

So, I have a new attitude, and have developed a base philosophy for the as-yet-unformed FUBA (Fucked Up Bloggers Anonymous): I AIN'T GOT A DAMN THING FOR YA, AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, FUCK YOU...PAY ME. I am relieved just saying it...really...

Now that I think about it, I gave this post some substance by discussing its lack of substance. I got skills...and maybe you should pay me...

Alright...enough bullshit for now. I'm 'bout to serve these links...

Good stuff at Freemotion lately. You can download three tracks from Bahamadia's Good Rap Music LP, as well as a few selections from Beyond The Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles (a Digable Planets retrospective): http://www.freemotionhiphop.com/index.htm.

Palms Out Sounds just started a new feature---Sample Wednesday. This week, Haldan posted a few songs that have were sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan. Way to respect the architects....

Check this weird-ass Japanese commercial for Biz Markie's action figure. It may be worth 42 seconds of your time: http://www.devilducky.com/media/43011/.

"I Should Be Proud" is a powerful protest song by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Download it at The Number One Songs In Heaven (see 3/06 post): http://www.londonlee.com/blog.html.

Think Tank is featuring three mp3s by J-Live---"Aww Yeah", "Audio Visual", and "Satisfied": http://leafhouse.blogspot.com/.

Trees Lounge just did an extensive post with 50 songs about the state of Georgia. Included are tracks by Ray Charles, Ludacris/Field Mob, Louis Armstrong, Outkast, Booker T & The MGS, Gladys Knight, and Al Green: http://trees-lounge.blogspot.com/2006/03/50-states-georgia.html.

Ever fuckin' wonder why the hell rappers swear so damn much? What's with that shit? Part of the answer may lie in the undeniable influence that the film Scarface has had on the hip-hop nation. This video shows clips of every occasion when the fuck word was said in the movie. This is un-fucking-believable, and definitely not for the easily offended...

Cop two classic joints by Poor Righteous Teachers at The Sole Life:

Visit Cocaine Blunts to download the unreleased, original mix of "Me and My Bitch" by The Notorious B.I.G. There are also a couple of other good links included in the post:

"Twice the First Time" by Saul Williams is available for download at Dilated Choonz: http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=197. Gratitude to this site, as well as Miblog Weighs A Ton (http://miblogweighsaton.blogspot.com/) for recently linking Souled On...

Okay then---I'll be back as soon as my stupid plan to exercise guilt-free blogging completely and utterly fails...

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Take It As A Caution Or A Warning Sign

If you're as uninterested in politics as most of my friends and family, then you probably aren't aware that the U.S. military has routinely been paying to have biased information planted in the Iraqi media: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060303/pl_afp/usiraqmilitarymedia.
Then, there are people who do know about this, and just don't give a shit. Either way, this isn't an issue to be uneducated or ignorant about, because it sends an important message about the state of hypocrisy in our nation. We argue that we are trying to liberate the Iraqi people, and support their right to a free press---yet we openly pay to sell them distortions and lies?

Be real for a minute. The type of dishonesty we're engaging in perfectly suits the definition of propaganda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda), a tactic utilized by some of the most evil and destructive leaders history has ever known. The public is outraged when comparisons are drawn between Hitler and Bush, but damn---there are definitely some similarities. If you don't believe me, 31 of them are listed here:

Let me shut up, before my ass gets banned like Bennish: http://www.pressaction.com/news/weblog/full_article/jackowski03042006/.
At least San Francisco is down for impeaching Bush. Maybe if our dictator is overthrown, we'll get our right to free speech back:

But if Dubya is really as tight with God as he seems to think he is, I may as well start packing my bags for Hell: (http://deadbrain.co.uk/news/article_2006_03_04_4354.php)
I'm slowly tryin' to get a decent summer wardrobe together, just in case...
I guess if I'm already damned, I might as well make fun of one more ridiculous Jesus siting. I mean, it can't really hurt...right??? Check this $20 bill being auctioned on e-Bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6258812246.
It bears an image of Christ's face on it, and as an added bonus, there's a video that illustrates its "oddly magnetic properties". Last I checked, the highest bid was $5oo. Damn...I really shouldn't have given my weed dealer that five spot with the Gary Coleman cheese stain...

MiBlog Weighs A Ton is an absolutely essential resource for music and politics...don't sleep. In addition to embarrassing/exposing George Bush and other conservatives, they've also recently posted quite a few J Dilla tracks with an R&B flavor, as well as some random joints that feature various rappers from Detroit. Check them here: http://miblogweighsaton.blogspot.com/.

Fans of Dilla should consider helping his mama pay off those astronomical hospital bills. Buy a groovy-ass T-shirt at Oh Word to benefit the cause: http://www.ohword.com/blog/169/pre-order-jay-dee-tribute-shirts-to-benefit-his-family.

"All For U", "Solomon Jones", and "Disconnected" from Aceyalone's Magnificent City LP can be found at Think Tank:

A video clip of the Nas and Jay-Z interview on BET can be viewed at Nah Right. While you're there, you can also download live versions of two songs by The Roots---"Boom!" (w/Kool G Rap) and "You Got Me" (w/ Erykah Badu and Jill Scott). Both mp3s are from the soundtrack to Dave Chappelle's Block Party: http://www.nahright.com/news/.

Another track from the aforementioned soundtrack is "Universal Magnetic" by Mos Def, a song you can currently download at Between Thought & Expression: http://djmonstermo.blogspot.com/2006/03/mos-def-universal-magnetic-live-at.html.

Haldan posted some more stellar remixes this week at Palms Out Sounds. Cop DJ Premier's take on "First of the Month" (Bone, Thugs, & Harmony), as well as the Sa-Ra mix of "Maybe" by N.E.R.D.:

Some Curtis Mayfield has been circulating around the internets this past week. Download "Give Me Your Love" at Motel de Moka:
Then go check out "Freddy's Dead", "Do Do Wap Is Strong in Here", and "Keep On Pushin'" at Tuwa's Shanty:

Big Static is hosting three mp3s by hip-hop superfreak, Kool Keith. Cop "Sex Style", "Plastic World", and "Make Up Your Mind". Play these joints for your Grandma. See how quickly she slaps you:

It was Old School Blunts Week at Some Velvet Blog. Some of the artists featured are Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Stetsasonic, Ultramagnetic MC's, and Main Source (posts 2/26-3/03):

If that's still not enough old school for ya, go cop "Do the Do" by the legendary Kurtis Blow at 20 Jazz Funk Greats:

I guess that's about it for now. I leave you with an insightful and befitting quote by Noam Chomsky:
"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."

If that doesn't justify my rants, I ask you...what will???