Thursday, July 31, 2008

Children's Story

Baby Loves Hip Hop presents...

Hall of fame producer Prince Paul teams up with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Wordsworth, and Scratch (The Roots) to create a prehistoric, preschool musical masterpiece. Part book on tape, part Broadway show, the CD takes kids (and parents) on a musical journey that tells the story of 5 dino friends that come together to teach key life lessons and have fun. Its 3 Feet High and Rising for the next generation!

Album features narration by Ursula Rucker and guest appearances by Posdnuos and Trugoy (De la Soul).

The cast (L-R):

Prince Paul (DJ Stegosaurus), Scratch (Teo Pterodactyl), Wordsworth (Billy Brontosaurus), Ladybug Mecca (Tracy Triceratops), Chali 2na (MC T-Rex).

P.S. I know what you guys/gals are thinking...

"Wu-Tang is for the children!"

Slick Rick "Children's Story" - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It Don't Stop

100 posts & runnin'!
Can you name all 26 LP's pictured below?

J-Live "It Don't Stop" - Then What Happened?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Originally due for release in 1994 and only ever issued on a promo cassette, Freddie Foxxx's Crazy Like A Foxxx album is finally available commercially! The deluxe 2-CD package includes the original album, plus the 1993 demo version produced entirely by D.I.T.C.

To celebrate this long-awaited release, DJ Monster of Fat Beats Radio put together a 6-minute mix featuring some of the best tracks from both versions of the album.

FREE DOWNLOAD: DJ Monster - Crazy Like A Foxxx sampler

**"R.N.S." contains a sample of "Bumpy Knuckles" originally written by S.O.U.L.**

Bumpy Knuckles "R.N.S." - Industry Shakedown

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Supreme Supreme

"Mos Def has all the skills an emcee needs to have and uses them to perfection. This album exemplifies his writing, his flow, his schemes, his concepts, his topics, his ear for beats, and his intellect. It should also be noted that the multi-talented Def also played many of the instruments featured on tracks and co-produced a handful."

Sean Deez, over at, reviews Mos Def's CLASSIC album, Black on Both Sides.

Is it this generation's Illmatic?

Talib Kweli f/ Mos Def "Supreme Supreme" - Right About Now

Monday, July 14, 2008

Somethin' That Means Somethin'

With 283 images and counting, Rock Band Logos - Brand Upon The Brain offers clever insight and info on many of the logos of your favorite recording artists.

There isn't much in the way of hip hop, but logos by Hieroglyphics, Public Enemy, Cut Chemist, Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill, The World Famous Beat Junkies, and Onyx all made the cut.

The Pharcyde "Somethin' That Means Somethin' - Labcabincalifornia