iTunes hip hop indie spotlight

April 15, 2009

So I’ve been complaining about how this first quarter has been a disappointment for hip hop…but I am quite pleasantly surprised by the picks that iTunes made for its “indie spotlight” for the hip hop genre.

What I’ve been spinning a lot is this German producer combo called JR&PH7.  These guys are pretty sick…no flashy rap but soulful and eclectic. Lots of great talent presented and there are some solid underground mcees on it.

JR&PH7 – The Standard

http://www.zshare.net/download/5716994265e78660/

Also check out Mr. Lif.  Solid mcee from Boston.

Mr. Lif – I Heard It Today

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4BTYJWXA

And check out Blame One’s new album.  I think it was mostly produced by Exile who did some crazy stuff with Blu.

Blame One – Days Chasing Days

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X1NQ9SB0

Check these albums out…some great finds via iTunes (who would have thought).

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New Jada

April 15, 2009

Didn’t know Jadakiss dropped his “last” album in The Last Kiss:

Jadakiss – The Last Kiss

http://www.mediafire.com/?y3dlltmqmjj

I been listening and it’s pretty much the same stuff, but it’s not bad.  I think Jada’s style is still better than a lot of other New York rappers and his “ehhhhh haeeee” is instantly recognizable, but I think there were some serious expectations after a 5 year hiatus.

Ehh…give it a spin.