Consequence, Mick Boogie, Common, Scarface

December 18, 2008

Most of the stuff on this post is sorta old, but I thought I might share some some stuff I found interesting.

I know this Consequence album is about 2 years old, but I dig it.  Also I know it’s Kanye’s leftover beats, but I think these beats sound better than 808s & Heartbreak.

Consequence – Don’t Quit Your Day Job

If you liked Viva la Hova, then you should check out Mick Boogie’s latest project:  mashing up Adele with old school 80’s hip hop.  The result is quite refreshing as there is clever use of Run DMC beat and such.  Adele is (I think) a soul/jazz/neo-soul/pop/adult contemporary rising star from good ‘ol England.  Basically Mick Boogie “synergized” her soul with some funky Golden Age hip hop.  Although I don’t like this as much as Viva, it’s still worth a spin or two.  If you don’t know Adele, I’ve also posted her junk so that you can compare/analyze what Mick Boogie did.  The title of Adele’s album was 19 and since Mick added that 80’s flair, he called this mashup 1988.

Mick Boogie (Adele) – 1988

Adele – 19

Next up is a great jazzy/soul remix of some of Common’s best songs.  This remix was created by Beatnick and K-Salaam and I think these guys are really talented.  They added some great instrumentation to these remixes and I would contest that some of the tracks sound better than the original cuts.  Check this out if you want a new spin on Common.

Common, Beatnick, and K-Salaam – S.T.O.R.Y (Stories Told Over Remixed Years)

Last up is a new album from a true OG.  Scarface has been doin his thang since the early 90s and he is STILL overlooked as one of the true great MCs who NEVER sacrificed his style, swagger, and attitude to be more marketable.  What’s sad is that after more than like 10 albums Scarface has stated he is retiring from the game.  His last album is called Emeritus and it is aptly titled as he will retire on top.  He is a gangsta tried and true and his flow can be described as mix of the best elements of west coast gangsta with the best of southern grit.  I like this album because Scarface reflects over his past.  Although maybe it’s not the best going-out-with-a-bang album, it’s a solid last effort from a great MC.

Scarface – Emeritus

Hope you guys try some of this music out.


common, kankick, and oh no

December 3, 2008

Common – Universal Mind Control

Kankick – From Artz Unknown

Oh No – Dr. No’s Oxperiment