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Sunday, 8 May 2011


The playlist of our favourite songs this week. 'Side A' features some latest cuts, while the classics make the 'B Side'.


RAPHAEL SAADIQ-RADIO: Back and taking it as such with another 'Stone Rollin'' classic our 'Artist Of The Week' and his hit are two things we need to hear more of on the radio.

DON OMAR-DANZA KUDURO: With 'Fast Five' still hitting big-screens this celebratory jam from one of it's stars keeps playing.

TALIB KWELI-MR. INTERNATIONAL: Touring England with Mos Def this week this international man really keeps rolling out the diverse, real rap classics with this unique number from his latest 'Gutter Rainbows' set.

MOS DEF-THE TOURNAMENT: Hitting the stage with Black Star partner Kweli this week, this unreleased gem from 'The Ecstatic' sessions is a real find.

RAKIM-YOU & ME: Also touring with Black Star this week, this latest lament of love shows whatever the time or topic this M.C. is still God.


DE LA SOUL-EYE KNOW: If you thought Black Star and Rakim weren't legendary enough then how about De La joining the tour? You know it doesn't get more classic then this...

ERIC B. & RAKIM-PAID IN FULL: ...or does it? This is vintage hip-hop right here. Miss it off your itunes accounts at your expense. You aint complete without it.

MARY J. BLIGE-BEAUTIFUL (REMIX) Feat BLACK STAR: On this classic remix, Mos Def and Talib Kweli pass the lyrical baton back and forth with the realest, most beautiful rhymes about love ever wrote.

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST-CAN I KICK IT?: This years best hip-hop gig will be reviewed here, but Amp's & 808 knows it's A Tribe Called Quest away from being the best gig ever...

COMMON-I WANT YOU: ...or something in 'Common' for that matter who over the last decade really has found forever with classics like this. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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