Yesterday was the Ackâ€™s birthday, and even though a busy vacation day means this is going up later than Iâ€™d planned, I still wanted to celebrate the occasion with a posting of one of his all-time favorite jams. Heâ€™s hardly alone in his love for the signature tune from Oaklandâ€™s Souls Of Mischief, I also [...]
Iâ€™m planning to post a review of Modulokâ€™s You Look So Tragic next week, but itâ€™s awesome, so you should go and listen to it right now. You can also get a taste of what longtime hill-fave Modulok has to offer this time out by watching the delightfully malevolent video for Just Not Cool Anymore, [...]
Fact: Tuesday nights are boring. So go ahead and spice yours up with the delightfully raunchy wobble of Toronto (via Halifax) MC/Producer Jufraisâ€™ Beat That (which also features Heartz & Markings). If you like what you hear, grab Jusfraisâ€™ album Lullabies & Other Bedtime Stories, which dropped earlier this year.
MP3:: Jusfrais - Beat That f. Heartz & Markings
Two Kings In A Cipher - Movinâ€™ On ‘Em
Watching the dunk & errant oopfest that is the NBA All-Star game last night go tme thinking about posting a basketball-related jam for this weekâ€™s Old School Monday jam. Well the first one I thought of might confuse most folks, as the song itself isnâ€™t hoops-related at all, but the video for Two Kings In [...]
Dunno about you, but I enjoy this playful, McEnroe-directed video for this classic, can-rap posse cut. And why wouldnâ€™t I? I like all the MCâ€™s featured here: Halifax Legend the Grand Wizard Ghettosocks, Toronto representatives Timbuktu and Muneshine, as well as Vancityâ€™s Jeff Spec (the 4 of whom are reportedly working on a group project [...]
Cadence Weapon - 88
Ever wondered what a Grimes-produced Cadence Weapon track would some like? I suppose you might have done that very thing today, considering she has turned a (another, ha!) very popular blog into Grimes Vs. Bear for the day. Well, the Montreal enigma has graced Rollie with a snapping, hissing electronic backdrop for the throwback-themed 88, and I enjoy the results. You might too.
MP3:: Cadence Weapon - 88
Self Taught - Five Year Journey
When they sent me their new album, 5 Year Journey, it struck me that Vancouver hip hop outfit Self-Taught chose a very appropriate name for themselves. Iâ€™m sure it certainly describes how they learned their craft, but to me, itâ€™s fitting because the guys that invented hip hop actually created this movement & music that [...]
Seems today is Bob Marleyâ€™s birthday, so I figured we might as well celebrate with the most famous Marley sample in Old School hip hop history - EPMDâ€™s Strictly Business, the title track from their debut album. Â Obviously an amazing jam, but of course itâ€™s not really a Bob Marley sample that is uses, but it famously flips the riff from Eric Claptonâ€™s cover of I Shot The Shreriff. Â So not strictly Marley I guess, but still a fitting OSM-style tribute Iâ€™d say. Happy Birthday Bob.
Iâ€™ll freely admit to not knowing much about Etta James, outside of the fact that she seemed to be a pretty amazing woman. That said, I certainly had a song come to mind when I heard about her passing a couple weeks ago - it just so happens that the song which started playing in [...]
Iâ€™ll happily cop to this post essentially being a re-up (except for the Come On Letâ€™s Move It remix) of this rather enjoyable OSM from a couple years ago, but at this point Iâ€™ve done so many of these old school posts that repitition is inevitable. Plus itâ€™s Special Ed! And on the cover heâ€™s [...]