Sunday, April 22, 2007

Heavyweights Keep It On The Grand Scale...

It's been a while since I took a little excursion around the interweb---here's what's been happenin' on the block...

Flood masterfully executed a beat dissection of Pete Rock's "In The House".

"What Can You Bring Me" by Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd St. Band is available for download at Flea Market Funk. This record should hold appeal for funk and soul fans, as well as my peoples who seek samples and breaks.

Apparently, is pissed that John McCain used The Beach Boys to make a tasteless joke about bombing Iran. Now they know how we felt about Karl Rove, the rapper. Will the GOP just stop fuckin' with the music, please???

Head over to fiftyone:fiftyone to cop Kool Herc's Notorious B.I.G. Blends & Remixes.

Download "Call My Name" by Joe Bataan, courtesy of sneakmove.

There's a new "mixtape" of mp3s over at surviving the golden age. Artists featured include Sa-Ra/Talib Kweli, El-P, Amy Winehouse/Pharoahe Monch, T.I., Fat Joe, Freeway/Sleepy Brown, and more...

Speaking of that Sa-Ra/Kweli joint ("Feel The Bass"), you can catch the video over at HoneySoul.

"The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)" and "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" (by soul legend Joe Tex) are available via Idolator.

Thanks to the RIAA, internet radio is becoming an endangered species. Read more at 33 Jones.

Cam'ron is appearing on "60 Minutes" tonight, allegedly to elaborate on his brilliant thesis about why snitches get stitches (video clip via Nah Right). Guess this means he's too much of a thug to press charges against Oh Word for thieving his rhyme book.

A random mix of popular Stax soul singles are available for download at silence is a rhythm too.

Most hip-hop fans probably already know this, but the legendary Stretch Armstrong now has a blog called Konstant Kontact. He's sharing some dope joints from his personal collection, so don't sleep.

Download De La Soul's "Freedom Of Speak (We Got More Than Three)" (from the "Plug Tunin' 12", Tommy Boy) @ B-Side Wins Again.

To celebrate the first birthday of Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Rob Whatman is offering several versions of the song by the same title. Download mp3s by Chuck Berry, Nina Simone, The Million Dollar Quartet, and Buddy Holly.

AngryBlackBitch is "fascinated by the inability of fuck-ups to get fired in the world of Bush."

No matter what kind of music you are looking for, "ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO META" guarantees to offer plenty of mp3s you can appreciate.

Nobody's remix of "Mighty Healthy" by Ghostface Killah is available at gorilla vs. bear.

The Couch Sessions is offering some mp3s by Pharrell & The Yessirs, which I guess basically boils down to ?uestlove remixes of songs from In My Mind.

"A New Day" by JC Davis is the song sampled on "Project Jazz" by Hell Raza/Kweli/MF Doom. Listen to this amazing groove by way of In Dangerous Rhythm.

Before I go, I want to thank Matt at los amigos de durutti for "nominating" me for the "Thinking Bloggers Award". I'm humbled at the thought, although I have to admit it's more likely that my name just creates the illusion that I'm really fuckin' bright...

Peace and hair grease, soul children...I'll have some good music up for you later this week.

Word From Your Moms:

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."---Andre Gide

"When a student is ready, the master appears."---Buddhist proverb


Anonymous said...

Great post. Thanks, man

Anonymous said...

That Kool Herc is off the freakin chain. I didn't know he was still djing, that was tight.


Scholar said...

Anon---Thanks for the feedback.

hgk---Yeah---that's some classic shit right there---Biggie remixed by one of hip-hop's greatest forefathers. Wish the sound quality was a little better, but we can't have everything I guess.

writer said...

good looks on the gorilla vs bear site. always find new stuff here.

Rob Whatman said...

Hi Scholar,
Thanks for the mention!

Scholar said...

writer---gvb has some great stuff sometimes. I don't check it daily because a lot of the music posted there isn't my taste, but it's hot for the exclusives and brand new ish.

Rob---You're welcome, and belated congrats on your blog's anniversary. You get mad props for all the hard work.