The Best of Underground Hip-Hop

Biggie Smalls throws a water bottle at his DJ for messing up.

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The Classics

The Classics

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Nas back in his bedroom at the Queensbridge houses in New York City back in 1993. Notice the stuffed animal and the bullet hole above his head.

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KMD - Sweet Premium Wine

This is my favorite song by KMD, which is MF DOOM's old hip-hop group from the early 90's. Back then Daniel Dumile went by Zev Love X. Sweet Premium Wine is off of their classy boombap album Bl_ck B_st_rds. It was recorded back in 1993, but was officially released in 2001. MF DOOM’s brother DJ Subroc, whom was also a member of KMD, tragically died in 1993 
before the album was finished when he was struck by a car.

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My Song Rating: 9.0 out of 10

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.

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (Full Album)

I was talking to a friend yesterday who I thought knew music, only to find out he’s never heard of A Tribe Called Quest. Consequently, I feel extra compelled to ask all hip-hop heads to help make this post go more viral than normal in order to spread the knowledge of this classic album to those unfortunate enough to have never had the chance to be introduced to some of the best hip-hop in existence.

Big Daddy Kane is recording a “live greatest hits album” with a seven-piece band. Personally I can’t wait for it to drop. This is real hip-hop fighting back.

Golden Age Hip-Hop

Golden Age Hip-Hop

Best old school jam to play on a live Friday night?

Tupac Shakur Talks Life and Death In Newly Released 1994 Interview

This is fucking incredible. The latest edition of the PBS web series Blank on Blank provides some artistic animation set to an unreleased 1994 audio interview with Tupac Shakur, originally captured on microcasette. I guarantee you’ll appreciate this.

Run-DMC

Run-DMC