“Who get drunk at night till the early morn’? Tap dances at the party like it’s goin’ on?”
What’s your favorite song(s) by Talib Kweli?
“Only in America could you find a way to make a healthy buck, and still keep your attitude on self-destruct.”
- MF Doom
Run-DMC & Weird Al
Cage - I Never Knew You
Cage doesn’t have too many tracks that I would consider ridiculously amazing, but this is one of them. When I first discovered this song all I could do was play it in my dorm with the volume cranked way up and the bass set to max. You definitely need to be in the right type mood to fully enjoy this song. It’s that special kind of music that can envelop you within its essence, and you forget what you’re doing as your brain is drowned in sadistic lyrics and grungy guitar. Nothing really like it. Obviously not everyone enjoys Cage’s darker music, but if you do, you definitely have an appreciation for this song and what it artistically accomplishes within the underground realm of dark grungy hip-hop.
“You’re always dying inside that much closer to home. On a crowded street corner surrounded by people all alone.”
My Song Rating: 9.6 out of 10
Necro - Underground (Instrumental)
This is my all time favorite instrumental to freestyle to. If you’ve never heard of Necro before, all you need to know is he’s the filthiest and most violent hip-hop artist I know of, at least for how famous he is for it. He’s also made beats for everyone from Wu-Tang to Cage. One of my other favorite Necro instrumentals to freestyle too is Agent Orange by Cage. Essentially what I’m saying is he’s probably my favorite producer to freestyle too. It has that raw repetition at just the right speed.Played 391 times.
“Gotta hold on, gotta stay strong. When the day comes better believe Bone got a shoulder you can lean on.”
Kanye West - Hey Mama (2008 Grammy Performance)
This is my favorite Grammy performance of all time and one of the greatest dedications I’ve ever seen to one’s mother. Real fuckin’ emotion, real fuckin’ music.
Obie Trice - Don’t Come Down
Respect to all the struggling mothers out there doing the best they can. This one of my favorite songs off of Obie Trice’s excellent 2003 debut album Cheers. I’ve been meaning to post more Obie Trice, so look for that in the future. Also you should check out the music video if you’re curious.
“It was just me and you, in the house, with that mouse and them traps and that gat. Waiting on the day for you to pull the trigger back.”
My Song Rating: 9.4 out of 10Played 231 times.
The left portrait was taken in Harlem in the 1930s. I’m assuming his name was Jay-A, the original Jay.
“I’m so far ahead of my time, I’m bout to start another life. Look behind you, I’m bout to pass you twice. Back to the future and gotta slow up for the present. I’m fast, niggaz can’t get past my past. How they propose to deal with my perfect present? When I unwrap “The Gift & the Curse” in one session.”