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best of mmxvii :: learn the basics, then go disco

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It's funny to me how cats are putting out 'best of the year lists' right after Thanksgiving...the fuck are you, a supermarket shifting your holiday decorations stock?  The year is 12 months long fam.  It's also funny how anyone can claim their best of the year list is objective, because ain't no way you listened to ALL the records that came out this year, unless you're a brain in a jar or some shit.

Finally, it's funny to me, but also great, that Armand Hammer's Paraffin is making so many year-end lists, because I've been shouting about those cats literally all decade and no one was listening.  Also because a lot of lists put them up next to Cardi B. (I'm still trying to parse what this means, but I don't wanna listen to Cardi B.)

I see a lot of these youngbloods firing off with no knowledge or respect for where hip hop came from, and that's fine, but they don't last. They come and go.  You can't have light coming from everywhere.  You need to learn the shadows.  The gods who earn respect are those who master the basics, then go disco.

This year wasn't about best albums anyways.  I like how y'all argue about what's an album, what's an EP, what's a mixtape--as if these things still existed.  The best of this year was groups of projects, flexing musical range; and also projects that were whole, like an egg, perfect and cohesive from start to finish.

1. The Elucid Globular Cluster

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Armand Hammer :: ParaffinElucid x Haj of Dumhi :: No Edge Ups In Uganda / Elucid :: Shit Don't Rhyme No More / Nostrum Grocers :: Nostrum Grocers

There were cats that released 31 albums this year; cats who dropped 300 songs.  That's not range, that's industry.  Elucid wins the year because of his range, the stretch of his output, and the growth in his art.  There's cacophony, doom, prophecy, world-weariness, irony and resistance.  Knowledge of all the Babylon A.D. tricks that RZA taught him in the vampire bar.  He's the cat who can get you past the checkpoints, but a hero ain't nothing but a chopped cheese.  Solo and teamed up with high calibre MCs and producers, these four releases were different powerful stones loaded into one iron mic.  Chuck D wrote his messages billboard-and-protest-sign ready; Elucid, along with billy woods and milo, twist 'em up cryptic and secret, slip them into fortune cookies made of sandpaper and dark syrup.  If I can make you really feel it, I won’t have to explain shit.

In the cold vein of February he dropped Shit Don't Rhyme No More, with the glimmer of hope in "Hyssop" and the O Superman, Blade Is On Drugs of "All of a Sudden We Were in a Vampire Bar."  In June we got his collabo with Dumhi, no snakes allowed, with those Romare Bearden type beats.  Hurricane summer brought the team up with milo for Nostrum Grocers: illuminated, a jazz cookout, two free-association masters in a cipher behind the cellar door.  There's grace and peace here, shelter in the pervading menace of 2018 Amerikkka.

Last year's ROME saw Elucid and billy woods burn the empire; Paraffin throws more fuel on the fire.  Only came back to tell 'em 'bout them fuckin' flames.  As always, darker than midnight, deeper than Mariana, Finnegan-deep with the references--they'll drop Jenny Holzer, Killah Priest and Rumsfeld quotes all up in the same track ("Black Garlic").  'No such thing as halfway crooks' be the mantra.  '100 Miles & Running' be the treatise.  I nominate 'Nature of the Threat' as the new Black national anthem.  Woods' verses on "No Days Off," "Dettol" and "Fuhrman Tapes" are some of his best--service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped: that's some Richard Price shit right there.  The beats picked from their deck of producers groan, corrode, wheeze, kick, vibrate, snap, fill the unframed sky. It's rightly tipped for album of the year all over. At some undisclosed location woods and Elucid have been anointed Rappers Most Likely To Be Sanctioned By Drone Strike.

The Metrocard machine asks you the big life question: what do you want to do?  Do you want to add value?  Or add time?  You can't have both.  The veil has been lifted, are you listening?  You can only ride those rolling pages after you make that choice.  Spare change for drugstore sushi?  

2. DJ Muggs :: Return of the Dark Star

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Soul Assassins :: Dia Del Asesinato / DJ Muggs x Roc Marciano :: KAOS / Cypress Hill :: Elephants on Acid

There's that thing where movie franchises have a couple good ones at the beginning, then they reboot the whole thing and shitcan all the crappy sequels, like Halloween and hopefully Terminator.  Actually Terminator Halloween is a pretty good description of what Muggs came back with this year.  The dubstep record, the last bad Cypress Hill records--let's say they never happened.  Muggs came back with some of his strongest, heaviest, ponderous and slamming beats across all three projects.  Soul Assassins built G. Rap, Raekwon and DOOM dark cathedrals to preach in.  You know that scene in Fear & Loathing where they're in the Circus Circus and can't get off the merry go round because they're too high?  That's the lysergic big top Muggs Barnum'd up for Elephants.  No one expected in 2018 to get a Cypress Hill record that's a true followup to IV, but there it is.  Last but best, Kaos was Marci's best of his 2018 suite, rolling his whip down a dark road on the edge of town.  Taking Marciano away from the cool, minimalist blaxploitation loops into Muggs' rave-beside-the-Ganges gave his rhymes a larger and sweeping quality, rallying the armies of dead homies.

Oh yeah, there was that exactly-two-songs Muggs x DOOM thing too, which was...released.

3. Roc Marci :: Quartet in G Major

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Rosebudd's Revenge 2 / Behold A Pale Horse / Pimpstrumentals / assorted loosies

What Marci does is to reduce that old style gangsta/pimp shit to its essential elements and build it back up in small, sharp shards, carving with that essence, so every line could be an end-to-end burner or carved on a tombstone (yours, not his).  It's Japanese calligraphy, each track a single character that says "Across 110th Street," painted with a musk-ox hair brush in blood (yours, not his) on Fendi mulberry paper while he's wearing a tangerine silk kimono and a bad bitch rubs his shoulders and makes him rare jasmine tea.  There's an intense simplicity, a harmony and focus that charges every joint.  It's velvet draped on concrete. It's a hand-tooled Mexican leather holster for a gold-plated .45 with mother-of-pearl inlaid handles.  Cutting the garlic paper thin with a razor for those jailhouse meals type beats.  It's Meditations on Pimpstaism.  He slides into guest verses, drops bodies and slides out, assassin style.  Comparisons with those he's influenced are pointless and spurious: "you can't compare a goldfish to Moby Dick."

4. Knife Knights :: 1 Time Mirage

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I can't grasp why the fuck this was so slept on.  It's a Shabazz Palaces side project that sounds like another dope-ass laser beam, electrogalacticfunk, zoned out neon glide Shabazz Palaces record.  Everybody likes Shabazz Palaces, so what the fuck?  Did the name confuse you idiots?  Did it not show up in your goddamn Spotify algorithm?  I bet it didn't show up in your fucking algorithm.  Y'all got They Live'd up by that thing fam.  I mean, I could understand if it sucked, if it was Ishmael Butler reading from his Big Book of Aliases over the sound of, I don't know, ketchup bottles emptying, but this record went Afrofuturist Space Disco Praxis Metastasis in the best way.

5. Nickelus F :: STUCK

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This one came outta nowhere on some crusty, heartfelt, spit-out-the-side-your-mouth, sipping cough syrup in the parking lot, one sweatpant leg rolled up, Parliaments tucked in the top of the tube sock.  It's growly South, it's scrub brush and dirt weed, cracked pavements and yo open the window, that AC ain't working.  There's something really wonky and weird about it I love, what the fuck kinda drugs they got down there fam? It comes from a place where you're sweaty and tired and the Devil is trying to hustle you into a new phone plan.  It's a deep dive into personal struggle but with a fuck it, let's get down too, let's tag up on the moon.

6. SHIRT :: Pure Beauty

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Oh so now y'all down with Armand Hammer, that's cool and all, maybe you should check out another cat I been hyping for a few years that you still sleep on.  SHIRT's still got that big heart, that hunger, that love for the game, the court, the gallery, the world.  Baldessari's 'Pure Beauty' is text on canvas.  SHIRT's text is written on pure energy.  He's taken Baldessari's 'TERMS MOST USEFUL IN DESCRIBING CREATIVE WORKS OF ART' and infused his album with--all of them.  Keeps on playing with the dreams. Do-rag in the MOMA--it's his time.

7. Henry Canyons :: Cool Side of the Pillow

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Canyons' album is light on its feet but not frothy; mellow but not narcoleptic; harmonic but not soft; it's got a Tribe/Native Tongues/Digable vibe but much more...French.  It's introspective and imperturbably chill, but you and your girl could cut a rug to it.  It has that old-wood, buttery tone.  It's a record for that bar with the good pool table and live jazz and the bartender who knows what kind of scotch you like. It vibes.  An accomplished, polished and complete work.

8. Hermit & the Recluse :: Orpheus Vs The Sirens

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Ka once again cements his rep as the best writer in rap--and a great writer in any format.  Calling himself Orpheus on this one isn't hubris: the name comes from the roots of slave, rebel, darkness, orphan.  Like Roc Marciano, Ka knows street rap is the crafting of epics, of legends--honor and betrayal, heroes and monsters, journeys and battles.  So the homie went Homeric, reached back to the Greek myths to infuse the struggles, and makes a whole album of contrast, metaphor, allusion and comparison.  That golden fleece was North Face.  That cyclops, a crooked cop.  That weight on your shoulders?  We're all Atlas out here son.  Animoss' beats maybe don't grab me as much as Preservation's on Yen Lo or Ka's own on other joints, but they're lighter and bring the Harryhausen and Dionysus panpipes.  It's another volume in Ka's discography that rewards close study and multiple listens.  He's the poet, prophet and musician who went to hell and made it back. "Jinxed to be the man deciphers life riddle or get killed by the Sphinx."

The Greeks had two words for time: kronos, for quantitative time--hours, days, years--and kairos, meaning the right time.  The right moment to convey the right message, with symmetry and balance--the moment to release the arrow so it'll hit the target.  That's what Ka does.  He knows that just because strippers know all the words to your song, it's just money on the clock.  He writes for the ages.

9. The Griselda/Kuiper Belt

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Once again, a swirl of cold ice rocks was way out there in the dark.  The ratio of output-to-quality was down; bound to happen given the output, with WSG losing on Supreme Blah-intele and Really? Still With The Hitler Thing? Part 71.  But there was a grip of loose bullets in all calibers; Conway stayed solid on Everybody is F.O.O.D. 1 & 2, Death By Misadventure with Sonny Jim and Untitled Drums with Imported Goodz.  He's got the best luck or ear for beats in Griselda, and the world-weariness is one of the most earned ever--listen to him intone "cocaine paid my mama's bills" for thirty seconds straight on "Cocaine Paid"...it's not an adlib or a hook.  It's a celebration, a hard fact, a regret, a disbelief in our wack economics. 

I didn't ride for Benny's Tana Talk 3 as hard as everybody, but joints like "Rubber Bands & Weight" definitely brought that '94 Raekwon feel.  Mach-Hommy kept putting in work with random asteroids peeling in from all directions...you can't possibly keep up with it, there's a vigilante mystique to that I like.  Juju Gotti hooked up Dump Towers, a best-of his relentless output with Tha God Fahim that also goes for the unprecedented-for-those-guys low price of $11.11--definitely worth copping before they move the decimal point.

10. Gone Beyond & Mumbles :: Notes From The Underground

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Legendary beatmaker Mumbles (A Book of Human Language) and Gone Beyond took hundreds of classical recordings of composers who lived under Stalin and created this incredible instrumental album.  Their drumwork is complex and multilayered and they've taken the art of sampling to a new height, painting in winter watercolors with this bleak Soviet pallette.  You gotta trust me on this.  It's a work of beauty.

 

I know I said I retired and shit, whatever.  This mix is a selection of some of the best joints of the year, the ones that go hardest, hottest stars in the firmament, where the light is coming from everywhere, all over the dogs, that fucking go disco.

The Diss Co. - Odd Nosdam (feat. the Dannemora School of Painting) / Put Em in the Ground - Cypress Hill / Blue Horseshoes - DJ Muggs (feat. Mach-Hommy) / White Dirt - DJ Muggs x Roc Marciano / Bundles - Royalz (feat. Conway) / 42nd Street - A.M. Breakups / Oyahytt - The Coup (feat. Lakeith Stanfield) / Corrupt Novelist (SP's Revenge Mix) - Career CrooksNo Edge Ups In Uganda - Elucid x Haj of Dumhi / No Days Off - Armand Hammer / Hands - Nickelus F / Quiet Tongues - Henry Canyons / My Dreams Never Sleep - Knife Knights (feat. OCnotes, Marquetta Miller & Shabazz Palaces) / Snowbeach - SHIRT / Constant Struggle - Ghostface Killah (feat. Killah Priest & Bishop Lamont) / Gnashing Of The Teeth - Tha God Fahim / Companion of Artemis - Hermit and the Recluse / sanssouci palace (4 years later) - milo

preparation for the next life

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The Long Goodbye, Part 3 of 3.

And that's it. I did everything I set out to do. Time to do something else. All y'all got your weekly Spotify playlists now, and I can't rock no Joe Pesci samples behind those.

Cats used to ask me, 'how long you going to do this?'  Until I'm finished.  Like Skeme, I didn't start doing this to be on the radio or DJ a club or work for Complex, I came here to bomb.

Eleven years is enough.  There's 120 mixes up on this site, give or take--I lost count.  It's staying up until I can move it all over to elmattic.com.

I gave you what I gave you.  I made you sway.  I gave you noise.  Lots of noise.

For 11 years, I've clattered by, but this old steel skeleton's outlived its usefulness.  So the El is being torn down.  I dappled the streets with shadows.  I nearly touched the buildings and blotted out the sun.  Things change, and the El is at the end of the line.

Destroy All Lines - Skeme / Thug's Prayer - Roc Marciano / You're Nobody Till Somebody Kills You (Original Version) - Notorious B.I.G. / The Game (You're Nobody Til' Somebody Kills You) - Nas / Heaven & Hell - Raekwon / Five Arch Angels (Instrumental) - 4th Disciple / Allah Sees Everything - Killarmy / Paradise - C-Rayz Walz / I'm Dead - Scarface / Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned - Public Enemy / The Final Call - Black Market Militia (feat. Abiodun Oyemole of The Last Poets) / Outro Beat - Super DJ Signify & Six Vicious / Kiss Of Death / Blink - Sonic Youth / Spiegel Im Spiegel (Dälek's Reflection Remix) - My Education / Great Day (Four Tet Remix) - DOOM / Dances With Death - Gone Beyond & Mumbles / Something I Can Never Have - Vitamin String Quartet / Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: Old Abram Brown - Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard & Benjamin Britten / SISTERS (OG drum version) - Odd Nosdam / Ghosts I/1 - NIN / White Room - 3:33 / Almost There - Killah Priest / The Bhagvad Gita / Years - Ka & Preservation / God Of Grace - Howard Hanger Trio / Good Night - billy woods / The End of The El / The 900 Number - DJ Mark The 45 King

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beats & breaks & breaks & beats

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Lost mix from 2008 I made exclusively for some mixtape website in Amsterdam.  Like all independent mix sites, it's long gone,* and this one's a good one, so as we roll to the end of the road I thought I'd throw it out there. 

It's from the early days so the mixing could be better, but I'll leave posthumous remixing to my heirs.  Anyway what the fuck do y'all care, you only listen to Spotify playlists now.

I Need A Beat - LL Cool J / Beats & Pieces - Coldcut / Strong Beats From A Strong Man - DJ Mark the 45 King / The Perfect Beat - Talib Kweli (feat. KRS-One) / Jimmy's Bonus Beat - Jungle Brothers / Just A Beat - Eric B. / Master's Bonus Beats - Master O.C. & Krazy Eddie / Beats - DJ Shadow & DJ Krush / Bonus Beat - DJ Premier / Bonus Beat - RJD2 / Bonus Beats - Odd Nosdam / Beats Within - Spectre / Beataholic Reformatory - Ryu (feat. The Beat Knuckles) / Mary Break - Disrupt / Break - Saul Williams / Cowbell Break - Boiler Room Collective / Break That Break - Wu-Tang Clan / Break - Cut Chemist / Breaks - Rob Swift / The Break Witch Project - DJ Junk

 

*Still on the Mixcloud though, where you can find another lost mix of mine: An Antique Fork, How Long Will It Last?  The whole point of that one was all the tracks had strange names, but I don't have the tracklist anymore, so now it's just a mix of weird shit.

b-bop for b-boys (take 8) (final take)

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Anybody can play. The note is only 20%. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80%.

                                                                                                                 -Miles Davis

Kinglish - Mach Hommy / WristStraining Order - Defect & Quixotic / Off The Record - Nocturn / Man With The Movie Camera - The Cinematic Orchestra / The Imperfect Cinema - Busdriver / from Hail the Jewel in the Blue Lotus - DJ Spooky / Sirius B - The Heliocentrics / d'Matrix - Mach Hommy / Borrowed Time - The Cinematic Orchestra / Spiritual Healing (Remix) - Zu, Okapi & Dalek / Emission Nebula - DJ Krush / York - Messiah Musik / Street Corners (MF Doom Remix) - Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & GZA / Boardwalk (Instrumental) - Autolect / Spat - Cut Chemist / The First - The Tao of Slick / Sloth 01 - Tenshun / Time To Build - Bugseed / Overseas (Epilogue) - Armand Hammer

 

Previously...

death & life of great american cities

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The Long Goodbye, Part 2.

Crime & Punishment - Cyrus Tha Great (feat. Roc Marciano) / (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go - Curtis Mayfield / Illusory Protection (Instrumental) - DJ Muggs / Affair With A Gun - Lewis Parker / Gun For The Whole Family (Instrumental) - El-P / Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix) - DOOM / Nihilism 2 - Tenshun / Ne pas - 6RME / Of Machines Humming - Gasoline Monk / Wonderbread - Danny Brown / Sticky Trap - Ratking / Crayon Ruins - Jean Grae / The Healer - Erykah Badu / Thief of Baghdad - Lee Erwin / Represent - Nas / Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw / Food Stamps - The 24 Carat Black / $ Cash Rules (Reprise) - Bronze Nazareth / Gang Fight/The Jungle Is a Skyscraper - Folkways/Ornette Coleman Quartet / New York Is Killing Me - Gil Scott-Heron (feat. Nas) / Marksmen - Roc Marciano (feat. Ka) / Robespierre -billy woods (feat. Barrie McLain) / The Meaning of the Name - Gang Starr / The Message from the Soul Sisters, Pts. 1 & 2 - Vicki Anderson

life & death of great american cities

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The Long Goodbye, Part 1.

A Hustler's Soliloquy (Walkingshoe Remix) - Roc Marciano / Murder Game - Danny Brown (feat. Guilty Simpson) / The Badlands - Raekwon (feat. Ghostface Killah) / Simply Dope Part 2 - The 45 King / Maxine - Ghostface Killah / Clockers - billy woods / Pounds of Pressure - Mr. Lif / Black Roses - Bigg Jus / Life Ain't The Same - Godfather Don (feat. Sir Menelik & Mike L) / Catch A Bullet - Blue Sky Black Death / The Cookout - Crimeapple / Neva Die Alone - Capone-N-Noreaga / Respect Mine - Fat Joe (feat. Raekwon) / Red Tops - Conway (feat. Westside Gunn) / Don’t Trust a Soul - Westside Gunn / Survival of the Fittest - Mobb Deep / More Trife Life (Instrumental) - Mobb Deep / The City (Instrumental) - 4th Disciple / Peace Akhi - Ka / Science Project - Killah Priest / Day One - Killarmy / Unsolved Mysteries - Super Chron Flight Brothers (feat. Vordul Mega)

miraculous weapons

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Nobody loves language the way rappers do. Outside of some poets and writers, nobody. This is why I don't listen to non-instrumental, non-rap music: the lyrics are stupid. (Oh but Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize! *makes jerk off motion*)

Rappers love words, the sound of words, the play of words, the double and deep meanings. Burroughs said language is a virus: rappers weaponized it like biological warfare. Language is a curse. Rappers are real good at cursing.

Rappers use language as a miracle, rappers use language as a weapon against oppression and the entire universe of Ten Thousand Things. They spit with miraculous weapons.

This is the Best of 2017.

This Is What It Comes Too - Raekwon / U.S. Embassy - Da Buze Bruvaz (feat. Ruste Juxx) / Smash The Crowd - Public Enemy / Bannon - B Dolan (feat. Jasiri X & Bambu DePistola) / Colonizers Corpse - Elucid / American Robot - Buy Muy Drugs (feat. Open Mike Eagle) / Welcome to Quazarz - Shabazz Palaces / Retro - Camp Lo / You Don't Stop - Killah Priest & 4th Disciple (feat. Raekwon) / Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor Swift Freestyle) - RA The Rugged Man / Smoke (Supa Dave West Remix) - The Difference Machine (feat. Homeboy Sandman) / Corrupt Novelist - Career Crooks (feat. DJ Manipulator) / The Chase - Controller 7 / Gingerbread Hag - Uncommon Nasa (feat. Brzowski & C-Money Burns of Vinyl Cape) / Refrigerator P! - Sean Price / Malt Liquor - Son Of Sam (feat. Guilty Simpson & Fat Ray) / Bottom Dollar - Jihad the Roughneck MC / Vigilantes - Wiki & Your Old Droog / Actual Facts - Ockz (feat. Conway) / XXXtras - Conway / The Chairman's Intent - Action Bronson / Facts - Royalz (feat. Roc Marciano) / Camel Crush - Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs / Saga City - Tha God Fahim (feat. Mach-Hommy & Your Old Droog) / Fear Is The Key - Diabolical Doctor Strange (feat. Zhaoski) / It Was Written - Armand Hammer / Bodhisattva - Words Hurt / Babaji - Atma / Samsara - Movement I: Existence, Movement II: Reoccurence, Movement III: Resurgence - Has-Lo / Rapper - milo (feat. Busdriver)

once upon a time in new york

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A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe. 

-Le Corbusier

There are eight million ways you could do this mix. But as they say about a Marine's rifle: there are many like it, but this one is mine.

NY NY (Domingo Mix) - KRS-One / NYC Crack - Wu-Tang Clan / I Run New York (Grade A Megamix) / New York - AZ (feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah) / New York - Nas / I Am New York (End To End Fiend Mix) - MC New York / I Love New York - C-Rayz Walz, Karniege, Vast Aire, Access Immortal & Poison Pen / Open Letter To NY (Green Mix) - Beastie Boys / New York New York - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five / Streets Of New York - Nas, Rakim & Alicia Keys / New York City - Troy Ave, Raekwon, Noreaga & Prodigy / Streets Of New York - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo / Walk In New York - Onyx / NY Zone - Karniege / New York Undercover - Call O' Da Wild / Born King N.Y. - Ka / Handle That - Vordul Mega & Vast Aire / Leaving New York - B. Dolan / Juicy (New York New York Remix) - The Notorious B.I.G. & Frank Sinatra / Delancey Street - Dana Dane

 

b-bop for b-boys (take 7)

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Haitian Fight Song - Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop / Gun In Yo Mouf - Danny Brown (feat. Chip$ & Marvwon) / A World Without Music - L'Orange & Mr. Lif / Point Blank - Mr. Moods / Tango & Cash - Da Buze Bruvaz / Junkyard Dogs - Quelle Chris / Wake Up Dead Man - Elucid / To the Streets (9mm Version) - Conway / History - Dday One / Over The Under (Instrumental) - SACH / Law Years (Paper Chase Interlude) - Ornette Coleman Quartet / Some Shit I Wrote - Common / Virginia (Pawcut Remix) - The Clipse / ColorBlind - DRTYDRDZ (feat. DJ Baloo) / Piggy & SF Relaxation - Controller 7 / Grey - The Higher Up / We Love Jazz - Dee La Kream (feat. John Robinson) / Mood Algorithms - Dday One / The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane) - William S. Burroughs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

 

Previously:

Take One

Take Two

Take Three

Take Four

Take Five

Take Six

the classical (3rd movement)

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So yeah, some more classical sounds on deck. I like my strings son. I like my cellos and oboes and shit. Feel those choirs up in the beat.

On the Eve of War - Jedi Mind Tricks (feat. The GZA) / Blvck Blanka - Dub MD x C-Rayz Walz / Behold The Opera - The Black Opera / Turn the Lights Down - The Adding Machine / It's A Description - Danny Brown / Reject #20 - Odd Nosdam / Bottom To Tha Top (Instrumental) - Timbaland / Fatal (Instrumental) - The RZA / Imani (Willie Green Remix) - Vordul Mega (feat. billy woods) / Spartacuts - Rob Swift / A Quick 16 - NYOIL / Fabric of an Orchestra - Rob Swift / Chapter 7 - Saul Williams / PRAY - Kilowattz / Lower Level (2nd Movement) - Rob Swift / Etymological Perspective - The Jones Orchestra / Drinking Water For Lovers - Surface Tension Beekeepers & V8 / An Industrial Ton - Routiger Slob / Thule King