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Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of Hip Hop 2011

Audible Treats' Best Hip Hop Singles Of 2011
A.Dd+ - "Insomniac Dreaming" Ft. Black Milk

Of course I could write up my own 'best of hip hop of 2011' but there are so many good lists out there.  I'm such a fan of Audible Treats ... why not just share the fruits of their labor, right? Let's check out the singles list; that should keep you busy for a few days.

Audible Treats' Best Hip Hop Singles of 2011

Happy New Year hip hoppers. And thanks for a crazy, cool 2011. kfox. 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Flosstradamus "Overnight Star"

Flosstradamus "Overnight Star"

Flosstradamus (taken from the Flosstradamus Facebook page)

Flosstradamus is a dj tag team out of Chicago.

This track highlights Twista, so you know it's movin fast. For the dancers and the gym rats, this track has exactly what you need: mega tempo!

Everyone likes a good party song, right hip hoppers. kfox.

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Monday, December 05, 2011

VIDEO: Common "Blue Sky"

VIDEO: Common "Blue Sky"

Here's another track that I discovered using the app for the iPad.

Of course I gravitated to the track because it's Common: I've always like his flow ... and though I put him in the category of the conscious rapper, I'm not happy about how he sometimes disrespects woman (see "Make Her Say" by Kid Cudi).

Enough of my mini-rant ... As per usual for Common, "Blue Sky" has cool music: laidback and upbeat and you can get your dance on to this one. The hook has a female vocalist and though it's not my fav part of the song, it does add another dimension to the track.

The lyrics have a feel-good, inspirational feeling; the video has an artsy kind of vibe, you know the way that Common flows.

So go ahead hip hoppers and get some of the inspirational artsy ish, it's yours for the takin ... kfox.

VIDEO: Common "Blue Sky"

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Friday, December 02, 2011

The Roots "undun"

The Roots "undun" (2011)

It's time for another Roots project. This time amid the album hype, there's a bit of controversy: The Roots walk on song on "Jimmy Fallon" for Congresswoman and Republican Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachmann. Questlove is feeling a bit remorseful behind that guttural decision.

But they're trying to get the dust up to settle and to get us back to thinking about the new project "undun," their concept album. Thanks to The Roots and NPR, you can stream the entire album. It's only 39 minutes, but I'll take that. I think it'll only be available to stream until the project is officially released and that's on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. 

Another item in The Roots' holiday gift basket to us is an app for "undun." I haven't purchased it yet, but it seems there are some vids, interviews and other exclusive material.
Time to get "undun" hip hoppers, but don't over do it ... kfox.

The first single from "undun" is "Make My".

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