Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brassmunk - Dark Sunrise

BrassMunk is a hip hop group formed in 1997 in Scarborough, Ontario. The group consists of musicians S-Roc, Clip, Agile and Reign.

Brassmunk released a number of independent singles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and released their first EP, Dark Sunrise, in 2002 on 54th/Virgin Music Canada. The following year, Dark Sunrise was rereleased worldwide on Battleaxe Records as an LP, and included their previous independent releases. "Dark Sunrise" was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 2004 Juno Awards. Funny thing is my little cuzin used to tell me about his cousin(sroc) who was going to put out a rap album and that the group was called Brassmunk. Little did I know my cousin was actually telling the truth. One day I was watching Rap City on Much Music (Canadian Tv) and up popped a Brassmunk video by the name of El Dorado. El Dorado is a single off Dark Sunrise and is one of the illest on the album. Later they came out with the video for Big which also blew my mind. After calling my cousin a lier he later brought me this album sighned by the whole crew. Anyways now that im done droppin the knowledge check out some more Canadian hip hop and grab this album.

Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Imagine
3. Whistle While You Work
4. El Dorado
5. Oh Supaman
6. Born In Stereo
7. Dedicated 4 U
8. BIG

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient

I'll go ahead and state the obvious: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth never made a bad album. Period. They could probably come back from their 13 year hiatus and dropped another classic as far as I'm concerned. The thing that makes this album great is 1) Pete Rock's immaculate production and 2) C.L.'s flow. You can't say that any of their albums sound like someone elses. CL has a unique format and interesting wordplay that commands attention. Pete Rock is easily one of the top 5 producers in hip hop history and his ear for jazz samples is unmatched to this day. They blend their talents on this album and the songs bleed into each other perfectly. Did I mention how P.R. drops snippets between tracks? Forget about it. He drops just enough to make you crave and come back for more. If you're not instantly feeling this album, your heart isn't beating. I grabbed this ablum back when I was in grade 9 on boxing day christmas. Seriously the album doesnt even have a scratch on it and my word ive played it over 200 times. I'm sure there is going to be madd blogs out there with this one its just I wanted to make sure that heads still had a chance to copp it.

Track Listing

1.In The House
2.Caramel city
3.I Get Physical
4.Sun Won`t Come Out
5.I Got A Love
7.The Main Ingredient
9.All The Places
10.Tell Me
11.Take You There
13.Check It Out
14.In The Flesh
15.Its On You
16.Get On The Mic

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pete Rock- Diggin On Blue

An album for all the jazz heads out there. This album is ridiculoid. From Pete Rocks Famous cuts on Nas' Memory Lane and ATCQ(A tribe called quests)Electric Relaxation too abundance of more jazz hits that the god himself sampled from. This album is tight and very hard to find. From what I hear it was only released in Japan and it is selling on for over $50 bones.
Pete Rock does not dissapoint with this one so grab your 40, spark a blunt, vibe to this and support the elements of real Hip Hop.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Rascalz- Really Livin' *1993*

Rascalz Feat. Barrington Levy & K-Os - Top Of The World

This is a later release from the album Cash Crop

You might be wondering how I came across this album. Anyone who is a Canadian and loves hip hop as much as I do should know about the Rascalz history. Im not going to lie to you I never even knew this album existed. I came across this album at my college one day when a record company came in to sell some cd`s. When I grabbed the album the cash dude didnt even want to sell it to me he had no idea this album was even mixed in with the pile he brought. But I am a digger and I am also very particular on what hip hop sounds good to my ears. This cd is so righteous and is so rare that only a true head like myself could bring it to you live. Really Livin`is from 1993 and brings old school canadian hip hop to a brand new level. Check it ouuuut. As far as the image goes i couldnt find the album cover image anywhere so i just posted the crew at the top of the page.Enjoy!

Track listing
1.Really Livin`
2.Sticky Fingers
4.The Pager
5.The Story Goes
6.Quest For A Rhyme
7.Funky Migraine
8.Frankly Speaking
9.Kingz Of The Castle
10.Funky Needs
11.One For The Road