Aug 12, 2009
This episode's title is a quote from "At War" by
Snowgoons - it's been tickling me since I heard it a few months ago
:o) Anyway, here's another podcast of audio goodness for you, just
about the right size to fit one side of a cassette if you're so
inclined...hope you all make some discoveries this month, let me
know what you think.
Quick mention - thanks to Coxy's Blog for the article on the
podcast last month!
: Sometimes You
Quality album cut from the "C'est
: It's Been
There's a real clarity to her voice
which I love; this is from her first album "Cherry" which is
excellent, and the new album "Free" is out at last - definitely
worth checking out.
Ice Cube ft. Das EFX
Check Yo Self ("The Message" Remix)
DJ Quik & Kurupt
Am I the only one who remembers
that the very end of the video for "It Was A Good Day" lead into
the start of the video for this one? Top idea. This was in the days
of only seeing stuff at a friend's house on "Yo! MTV Raps" though,
so I only saw it once or twice myself. However, thanks to the joys
of modern technology, someone's put them together
for your retro viewing pleasure!
: Do You
This is from the recent
collaboration album "BlaQKout," which isn't consistent all the way
through but there are definitely some serious high points, of which
this is one - and you know with Quik on production that there'll be
some originality coming to the table.
: The Interview
I think I heard this on Radio 1 (on
Westwood's show when he still played good stuff) before the "Wild
Cowboys" album came out and spent a lot of time rewinding my
taped-off-the-radio copy until I got a better one!
: Spirit Of
From the B-side of the "Dillagence"
Jedi Mind Tricks
: Inner Light (Icey
This is from their first album,
"Mind Over Matter." Zion I are a very interesting group; they're
always musically and lyrically interesting and inventive and have
managed to carve out a very respectable multi-album career despite
not been widely known in many circles; do seek out their
American Cream Team
Not A Game (Inst)
A dedication for Titus "Baatin"
Mark B & Blade ft. Rodney P
: We Stay Rough
Two British Hip-Hop veterans on the
mic here. Trivia for those who don't know: when Blade wanted to put
out his first LP, he didn't have the money to record and press it,
so he appealed for people to order it in advance of it even being
made, and they did - mailing him the money strictly on trust. He
got the album done, sent all the pre-ordered copies out and thanked
all those people individually in the liner notes!
Pumpkinhead ft. Archrival
(sic) : Here We
Top-notch verbal onslaught; after
you pick your jaw back up off the floor, have a look at the lyrics
written out here
. They've made some mistakes
transcribing it but it seems like all the lyric sites have just
copy/pasted from each other so they're all just as bad!
If you do hear anything you especially like then do get in touch
and let me know, and please support the artists - find more output
of theirs on Spotify
to get a
feel for it, go to live shows if you can (that's where they really
get paid) and buy the stuff you like the most!