Saturday, 26 March 2011
TAPE DECK SHUFFLE
The playlist of our favourite songs this week. 'Side A' features some latest cuts, while the classics make the 'B Side'.
JAY-Z & KANYE WEST-H.A.M.: We still don't know when exactly these pair of legendary, greatest-right-now rappers will 'Watch The Throne', but we hope it's soon as this meaty track shows the kings going hard on guard.
KANYE WEST-DARK FANTASY: Kanye West again? Can he get much higher? Well listen to this album titled opener and there's your answer. Get some Yeezy in your ride.
BISHOP LAMONT-HOME: How this underrated, one of the best around rappers hasn't had an album released yet is beyond any sense of common. With more incredible, free to boot 'street' albums then most rappers have studio ones. This guy really has been something for more years then you'd care to think. Plus this uplifting classic track shows just how versatile this West-Coast rhyme-slinger really is.
THE GAME-ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN: Speaking of Cali', Dre bred rappers, Chuck Taylor's tribute to the one of the best in the game, Nate Dogg is poignant, powerful and perfect. A week, a month, years later we'll never forget all that Nate said. Rest peacefully Dogg.
R.E.M.-THAT SOMEONE IS YOU: Every now and then one of the worlds best, most legendary bands will return with an album full of gems and always that one special love song, which is devoted dedication but still real rock. That band is R.E.M. Aint they something.
J DILLA Feat BLU & JONTEL-SUN IN MY FACE: The late, legendary producer gives it up to the incredible nation of Japan on his uplifting 'Jay Love Japan', with rapper Blu providing the adrenaline with lines like 'Japan stand up'. This song and album for Japan was made years back but is of real, relevant inspiration right now. We are all with you in spirit.
BILLY 'BLUE' BAND-AINT NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: The hot new Matthew McConnaughey film begins with this classic setting the scene. This timeless, soulful, rocking jam also served as 'The Blueprint' for one of Jay-Z and Kanye West best produced tracks, 'Heart Of The City (Aint No Love)'.
MARLENE SHAW-CALIFORNIA SOUL: This incredible soul, California sun setting classic ends the previously mentioned film as perfectly and effectively as Billy Blue begins it. The iconic Marvin Gaye and many others have tried their hand, but there's just something so epic about Marlene's version. Truly illuminating and spiritual.
THE STROKES-IS THIS IT: The New York, throwback, leather clad hair-band are back this week with the heaven sent, 'Angels', but this classic not only kicked started their career, it also started a homage, rock and roll revolution.
PHAROAHE MONCH-SIMON SAYS: Simon says you better pick up Monch's New 'W.A.R.' report. Simon says this rapper is still one of the most underrated. Simon says he's more then just this classic smash, but 'Simon Says' is still an incredible song, as is the guest-heavy remix. So get the @#$& up. DUN, DUN, DUN, DUN! TIM DAVID HARVEY.