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
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.
If you weren’t aware, Sticky Fingaz (of Onyx) controversially fired several shots from his 9mm while performing at the first Source Awards in 1994.
"My style is hard like strong lumber. Cute chicks get the dick and ugly bitches get the wrong number."
- Big L
"Step to this and get shanked up. I knocked out so many teeth the tooth fairy went bankrupt."
- Big L
"Fucking with L, that shit’ll be idiotic, cuz if I got AIDS every cutie in the city got it."
- Big L
"The crown is still mine cause I drop ill rhymes. A lot of rappers talk that murder shit and couldn’t kill time."
- Big L