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We already know Shallah’s got a taste for quiet storm, but this takes it to another level. Rae flows lovely over this butter-smooth Luther Vandross sample and Cap and NORE’s raspy tones provide a lovely contrast to the track’s quiet storm vibe. Reminds me off “Closer” off the first CNN..
Every Fat Joe album has had at least one incredible street single, and while this is no “Safe 2 Say”, it’s still seriously dope. Scoop deVille’s beat is hard as hell and Jeezy sounds surprisingly comfortable. Joe’s verse even edges past passable! Download: Fat Joe – Slow Down (Ha Ha)..
I wasn’t familiar with dude before I heard this, but he flows nicely over a hard, bass-driven beat by SLOT-A. Off DJ Booth’s Rhymes & Rhythm for Relief mixtape, which you can cop by making a $5 donation to Haiti. The tape features K. Sparks, Pugz Atomz, Mikkey Halstead, among..
A bit late on this, but holy shit is this song great. A potent combo of Z-Ro’s cold crooning and Kyleon’s killer punchlines over incredible bongo rolls, scorching organs and violins. Produced by Sound Mob, definitely keeping a sharp eye out for their beats in the future. Download: Killa Kyleon..
We posted a track off this comp last week, now we hit you with the full tape. The tape has features from the likes of Prince Po, Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Zilla Rocca, D. Black and Has-Lo and beats by Madlib, Jake One and Black Milk. Download:Flawless Hustle..
“I Confess” is a 1995 single released by Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia in support of her ‘96 album, Kollage. “I Confess” is as Q-Tip, would say, a fly love song, produced by Rap-A-Lot architect N.O. Joe. Joe provides a silky smooth backdrop with warm keys, tapping hi-hats wah-wah guitar and a..
Via The New York Times Melvin Van Peebles is a pioneer in black cinema, having directed, written, produced, scored and starred in what many people consider the first blaxploitation film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasss Song. The New York Times recently published a fantastic profile of Peebles’s attempt to turn Sweetback into..
Denmark Vessey, half of Crown Nation, flips the Isleys “Work To Do” into a soulful banger. A true 9-5er’s anthem – play this on Monday morning and it might make your commute a little bit easier. Download: Denmark Vessey – Work To Do Denmark’s been busy lately, doing beats for..