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)