The Best of Underground Hip-Hop

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic 1989 debut 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul will make their entire discography available to download for free for 25 hours, from Friday, February 14th at 11am EST until Saturday at noon. Also, the music video featured on the site is for De La Soul’s gorgeous song Get Away (The Spirit Of The Wu), which I ranked #18 on my on my list of The 80 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2013.

I already own their discography, so I’m telling you on a personal level that if you don’t own much of their music to take advantage of this offer. A ton of classics in that timeless catalog.

De La Soul = Real Hip-Hop

De La Soul = Real Hip-Hop

1) Mayday! - Take Me To Your Leader

2) Chamillionaire - Ammunition

3) Copywrite - God Save The King

4) De La Soul - First Serve

5) Tech N9ne - Klusterfuk

De La Soul - Must B The Music

This is one hell of a song. It has an incredibly up beat and funky feel.  The string laced instrumental and the accompanying lyrics are damn amazing, and both bring a ton of energy to the song. This is from De La Soul's new concept album First Serve. It’s actually now one of my all time favorite albums by them. First Serve is their first album in 8 years, which goes to show that they’re still one of the best in the game. The entire album is really solid, and I recommend you give it a listen if you want to treat your ears to some very well thought out story telling. This is is my favorite song off of the album.


My Song Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Mac Miller - Of The Soul (Remix) (ft. Posdnous & Raekwon)

I really liked the original version of Of The Soul, but it’s blatantly obvious that this remix is a hell of a lot better thanks to the Wu-Tang and De La Soul features (they absolutely kill it). Surprisingly Mac still holds his own amongst the two legends…mostly because the verse he spits is one of his all time best.

I feel Mac Miller’s biggest problem is his versatility, since a lot of his songs seem to just drone on with the same standard Mac Miller flow and subject matter, and adding solid variation to his music in any way inevitably improves his works. So when this variation comes in the form of two outstanding features, some truly great hip-hop is produced. He needs to start doing this much more often.


My Song Rating: 9.9 out of 10