Prodigy of Mobb Deep video tribute off the forthcoming DJ Rhude Presents: Bandana P Salute mixtape. Beat by The Alchemist, vocals and video arrangement by DJ Rhude.
There’s no doubt that Spotify’s a dope service but the streaming giant is not above having pot holes in it’s digital lawn. Case in point, due to legal issues, most of De La Soul’s entire catalog isn’t available for streaming. The same thing applies to a significant amount of “lost” B-sides, white label joints and remixes that accounted for a good chunk of the 90s soundtrack. Enter my new bi-weekly mixtape series, You Can’t Stream This On Spotify. The series main focus will be on those forgotten vinyl treasures with some unreleased gems thrown in for good measure right from my vault – either in vinyl converted to mp3 320kbps or songs ripped in CDQ quality. As you bump Vol. 1 just keep in mind that no horrible sounding youtube rips will be allowed on this series b, as your ears deserve to hear these tracks in pristine quality. Continue reading
Nas: The Found Tapes Vol. 2 drops tomorrow, in the interim here’s a bonus track that won’t be on the tape. Stream the song and read the backstory.
Didn’t see this one coming, Jigga takes #6 on the list. The Watch The Throne album was hot but it had plenty of help from Kanye West. If Jay is #6 just based on the strength of WTT last year, where y’all putting Kanye? And real talk, Jay Z doesn’t even belong on this list to begin with, he’s on a whole nother level.
Jay Z “Young, Gifted & Black Freestyle” LINK
DJ Rhude Presents: Path To The Throne – Jay Z & Kanye West
Jaz “Hawaiian Sophie”
Back then the grind was called legwork and personal interaction, very different from how artists go about getting on in these technology driven days. Back then if you didn’t get outside, you may as well forget about having a career. No surprise these two men went on to become moguls and had the rap game on lock for a minute. And those A&Rs who thought Jay was corny and passed on his demo back then? Well you have company in the Portland Trailblazers when it comes to all time blunders. Continue reading