Sunday, December 30, 2007

That River Knows That I Can't Swim...


A couple more days of lazy bloggery, and I swear I'll be back to my regular hustle around here...

Traffic tends to reach its lowest point towards the end of the year, so it seems logical...maybe even excusable...to momentarily pause the rotation.

Meanwhile, meditate on the sound of trees falling in an empty forest, bitches...

"Can't See My Way"---Erma Franklin (zShare)

"Can't See My Way"---Erma Franklin (savefile)

*I have a little shower rendition of this groove that I think would make Erma laugh her ass off if she was still alive. Thanks for the divine inspiration, soul sister...

Dig deeper...


"Roc Boys (Small Professor Remix)"---Jay-Z (zShare)

"Roc Boys (Small Professor Remix)"---Jay-Z (savefile)

*Respect to all of the DJs and producers who've sent me copies of their AG remixes. I'll be listening to all of them in the coming weeks. As a whole, Small Professor's Crooklyn Gangster has been one of my favorites so far, but that's still just scratching the surface. I haven't heard most of the mixes in my inbox yet, not to mention the ones that are steadily circulating around the internets.

Keep hittin' me up...

Dig deeper...


"I Let Love Slip Away"---David Ruffin (zShare)

"I Let Love Slip Away"---David Ruffin (savefile)

*Could the first fourteen seconds of this track be any nearer to perfection?

Dig deeper...

"So Many Ways To Die"---Oohna Truth (zShare)

"So Many Ways To Die"---Oohna Truth (savefile)

*Awww...don't worry soul kids...I'm not diggin' this because I want to hurt myself or anything. And yes...you'll be the first to know if I feel so empty inside that I start thinking about giving away my record collection...

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"One Night Of Sin"---Tami Lynn (zShare)

"One Night Of Sin"---Tami Lynn (savefile)

*"Unsaintly acts seamlessly intertwined with a sincerity and conviction reserved only for the most righteous of melodies." That's what I wrote down about this song the first time I listened to it.

Dude... what the fuck did I mean by that?

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"Baby Your Light Is Out"---Young-Holt Unlimited (zShare)

"Baby Your Light Is Out"---Young-Holt Unlimited (savefile)

*The moral to this story seems obvious. Hell...even Ray Charles can see this girl's trying to diss you, lil' homie .

Dig deeper...


"Uncut"---Talib Kweli/ Ghostface Killah (zShare)

"Uncut"---Talib Kweli/ Ghostface Killah (savefile)

*An ill uptempo joint from Kweli's Focus bootleg (2007)

Dig deeper...

Word From Your Moms:

I've known rivers:

I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

Langston Hughes

11 comments:

Dan Love said...

Scholar,

How's it going man? Not dropped a comment around here for a while. Really feeling that Jay Z remix - nice one.

Hope all is well with you and that 2008 proves to be a year of fun and frolics.

Peace,

Dan

Adam said...

Scholar! Been a while ... I'm liking that Jay-Z remix too, much more than the original even. And the keyboard on Young-Holt tune might be my new favorite thing.

Graz said...

tracks are too nice...love them!

Marty said...

Keep doing ur thing in 2008.

Happy New Year and peace from Martini & Jopparelli

The Incredible Hawkes said...

Peace bruh!! loving the music as usual much prosperity and happiness in the new year....one

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Commish CH said...

"a poet like Langston Hughes...I can't lose"
More knowledge for the masses brah, great work. One. Fresh for 2008!

Anonymous said...

.....And that mountain knows I can't fly..

Jocelyn said...

A long overdue message from a Scholar fan: Thanks for what you do.

Anonymous said...

Okay Scholar.

You've had your "lazy bloggery" days.

Where you at?

Scholar said...

I'm a little...delayed...with these replies. Sorry, fam.

Happy New Year, Dan Love! If 2007 is any indication, FDB is set to blow the fuck up in '08. Seriously, cousin...you've become a force to be reckoned with...

Adam---It has been a while. Glad to know you're still in the building.

Stay on your hustle in '08. Let's do a collabo on a covers post...something that will make other bloggers cry.

Graz---The Italian Stallion. Glad you appreciated the joints, man.

Marty---Happy New Year, my friend. Haven't forgotten about writing something for you. My New Year's resolution needs to be finishing all the guest posts I owe my beloved friends and family...

hawkes---Cheese sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner, bitches!

Commish---Dude, you have an amazing ability to retain lyrics. I need to be letting you write Word From Your Moms, the MC edition.

All the best to you in '08...

Anon---Well, even if you hadn't told me about this, I still might have guessed that this was you. Thank God someone understands me...

Anon---See the post above? All I need is a paycheck and I can get real prolific with it.

Still, thanks for missing my shadowy presence on the internets...haha.

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