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...