Fans of both Nas and the late Amy Winehouse will no doubt rejoice in this collaborative effort from DJ Terry Urban and Okayplayer. It’s part of the Okayplayer Mixtape Mondays series and it’s a real boon for the stuck-in-the-’90s set, which definitely includes me. I already like this more than your average Nas LP. Yeah, I said it. Head over to OKP to stream it and/or download it. Go! Go! Go!
Happy Birthday, ‘Merica! With that said, here’s Jimi Hendrix, live at Woodstock in ’69. Only in America… [Watch Jimi Tear it Up]
Here’s a great mix of some really nice soulful tracks from the ’60s, courtesy of Disorda, the main man behind UK hip-hop online retail giant Suspect Packages. Raad from Digital Gravel put me onto Suspect Packages many years back, when it was our best source for any vinyl from the likes of Rodney P., Roots Manuva, and many other top notch artists outta UK. This mix was recorded from vinyl in one take. Check it out. You’ll be glad you did.
Complex continue to excel at inventing new ways to list things. Here’s their take on The 100 Best L.A. Rap Songs. The vast majority of the songs are from ’86 to ’96 which maybe explains why there’s lots of the usual suspects but no sign of Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, Exile, and so on.
I’ve been mildly obsessed with Kickstarter projects lately. I was surfing music blogs and came across this Kickstarter project from NY based Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble. They want to record a new album and they need $9000 by June 30th. They’re more than half way there already, and if you watch the video, you’ll see they have well-respected folks like Bobbito Garcia and DJ Rich Medina endorsing the effort. Via SoundRoots World Music & Global Culture.
Mic Check 1234! is the latest release from DJ/producer Max Tannone. The mash-ups feature politically-minded rap lyrics from the likes of Public Enemy, Tupac, Nas, and Black Star, over top shelf punk acts including the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, and Black Flag.
Just wanted to share that the Selector Summer 2012 tees are now available in the Selector Online Shop. Check ‘em out. Tell a friend. Thanks for your support, and thanks again to everyone who helped get these tees made!
Here’s some new old music to start your week with. DJs Mick Boogie and Jazzy Jeff have teamed up for the third installation of their Summertime mix tape series. Via 2dopeboyz.
All round awesome dude and talented rap guy Tone Tank has just released a tribute to MCA and the Beastie Boys. It’s completely appropriate on just about every imaginable level, and on top of that, he did the artwork too.