Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Don't You Know No One Alive Can Always Be An Angel
"Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"---Nina Simone
You already know how I feel about Nina Simone---she's at least the best thing since Jesus, right? This is the title track to the first Nina record I purchased, a song that remains an absolute favorite of mine. It's pointless to try to describe something of this magnitude with words. Just listen...
"I'm No Angel (Sol-Kaliba mix)" ---Jay-Z
Yes boys and girls, Kingdom has finally Come. This will end the Hova remix series---at least for the time being. I have a whole lot more in the vault, so expect this material at some point following his second return from retirement. I give the whole ordeal about five years to come full circle.
Anyway, this track seemed more than appropriate to throw into the mix today. It's from The Blackest Album, and features the lyrics from "Lucifer" blended with the Nina Simone track above. Every once in a while, there's a hint of method to my madness...
...but then I turn right around and get random with it all over again...
"People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul"---James Brown
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off isn't generally listed amongst the most acclaimed records that James Brown ever released. However, there are a few nice tracks from that album that get overlooked simply because of the company that they keep. This particular song is classic JB material, offering a healthy dose of The Godfather just the way ya likes him.
"You Got 2" ---Triple Threat w/ Main Flow and Black Thought (of The Roots)
Most fans of turntablism probably know the Triple Threat DJs. The collective consists of Apollo, Vinroc, and Shorkut. I know this won't appeal to everyone, but it's a gem for scratch fiends and Roots fanatics. I don't know how many people in the audience are reppin' for Main Flow, but this track can be dedicated to that guy, too---what the hell?
Word From Your Moms:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."---Michelangelo
"I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking."---Jean Cocteau