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Jaylib – Champion Sound [Reissue](2007) RE-UPPED

So the story goes. Once upon a time in the land of hip hop legendary producer of the Beat Junkies, DJ J Rocc, passed a CD of beats to Madvillain maestro, Madlib. Were these beats J Roccs we may have ended up with a Roclib album, but as the story goes, these beats were (for some reason or another)  produced by none other than Jay Dee (aka J. Dilla). Madlib recorded over these beats and called the recordings Jaylib, but the recordings sat on a shelf getting dusty for a few years until Stones Throw put one of the tracks on a mixtape. Dilla, being signed to Stones Throw himself, heard the track, hooked up with Madlib and soon after began trading beats and rhymes (each did his own recording in his own respective hood) which lead to the 2003 release of Champion Sound. The album was hailed an instant classic and prototype for many hip-hop mashups to come after it (Madvillainy, Gnarls Barkley, Patch Adams, Dangerdoom etc.), but when Dilla passed away in early 2006 the album was re-vamped with a second CD of new remixes and instrumentals from the original album featured as well as a tribute to Dilla (“One For Dilla”). So here you are, the finished product of two of hip-hop’s greatest minds. Download the album and if you like it, cop it legit here.

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Somobe – The Great Communication (2007)

Classic, classic, classic, classic, classic, classic, classic, classic, beautiful, lovely, hip-hop music. I don’t know how else to describe this joint but I do feel cheated that it took me so long to find this. Just brilliant. Lyrics are thought provoking and genuine. Production is awe inspiring and hypnotizing.  Experience it for yourself and buy it here.

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Theory Hazit & Vintage – Lord Fire (2008) + Review

The dudes over at sphere of hiphop damn near gave this album a classic rating and looking at Theo’s past efforts I can certainly believe the hype. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet for myself but from what I know Theo (who’s a member of Scribbling Idiots… Braille, Omegha Watts, MotionPlus, Kaboose etc.) is capable of and from what works I’ve heard from producer Vintage, we might be calling this one of 08’s top 10 (for fans of Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace, & Cunninlynguists). Check the review, d/l the album and if you like it, buy it here.


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2 Edo G Rarities: Life of A Kid In The Ghetto (1991) & Roxbury 02119 (2007)

Anybody who knows early to mid 90s east coast rap knows Edo G (member of Special Teamz and Boston’s crowned king) for his work with Da Bulldogs (if not his solo work). A few people may know him solely for his 2008 release, Acting (which was actually a ’96 album that’d been shelved for 12 years). Either way for those who are or aren’t familiar here’s you chance to get better acquainted. These two joints were requested by Unbelievable94, but I thought every one could use a little bit of Edo in their life.

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Common – Like Water For Chocolate

I listened to this for the first time in a while this week. It’s definitely one of my favorite Common albums so I figured I’d just throw it up here.

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Wordsworth – Mirror Music (2004)

The ’04 release of the highly touted eMC member. A lot of cats consider this one a classic.

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