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Archive for May 2007

Common-Like Water For Chocolate (2000)

Its a while i didn’t post anything because im really busy some here is something to occupie all of the newcomers to hip-hop, my favorite Common album.
I can say that there isn’t one song you can hate in the album because of the great flow and the beats are really smooth and very pleasant to hear.
It was my first Common album and it was one of the albums that made me realize that 50 cent is shit (yes i was those who heard this crap because i was unacknowledged about hip-hop).
So enjoy this fine album until ill post a huge compilation of Acid Jazz stuff so keep your self up!

  1. Time Traveling (A Tribute To Fela)
  2. Heat
  3. Cold Blooded
  4. Dooinit
  5. The Light
  6. Funky For You
  7. The Questions
  8. Time Travelin’ Reprise
  9. The 6th Sense
  10. A Film Called (Pimp)
  11. Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
  12. Thelonius
  13. Payback Is A Grandmother
  14. Geto Heaven Part Two
  15. Song For Assata, A – (featuring Cee-Lo)
  16. Pops Rap III…All My Children



KRS-One and Marley Marl-Hip-Hop Lives (2007)

I just got this album yesterday and i had to post it!
After 20 years of rival between KRS-One and Marley marl they have finaly joined up!
Didn’t gave it a listen yet but it’s an album that every hip-hop fan should get his hands on!

  1. It’s Alive (Intro)
  2. Hip Hop Lives
  3. Nothing New
  4. I Was There
  5. Musika (feat. Magic Juan)
  6. Rising To The Top
  7. Over 30
  8. M.A.R.L.E.Y. (Skit)
  9. Kill A Rapper
  10. The Teacha’s Back
  11. The Victory (feat. Blaq Poet)
  12. This Is What It Is
  13. All Skool
  14. House Of hits (feat. Chief Rocker Busy Bee)


Champion Sound-Jaylib (2003)

Ok, first of all it’s gonna be rare for me to post stuff one day after the other because i believe that too much albums to handle each day won’t give you the chance to appreciate the album and give it your full attention. This is why my library isn’t growing very fast. Before the internet, people would have bought one album each time right? so why can’t it be now? i know people having thousands of songs that half of it they don’t even know they have it.
But now after finishing my final history test, i have the mood to put another post about one of the most underrated albums in my opinion.
I’m sure everyone will say “WTF are you talking about? everyone knows this album bla bla bla” but not everyone appreciate it the way we should appreciate it. Even if it was an accident the way Jaylib was formed, this album is a masterpiece in my opinion. Very particular sound if you hear the beats, something you don’t hear everyday.
If you don’t have this album and you don’t know what im talking about just pick this one up or go and buy it (the re-issue is coming out in 12 june), cause it’s exactly what i would have done if i could have found it here (again, you can’t find shit in Israel related to hip-hop).

  1. L.A. To Detroit
  2. McNasty Filth
  3. Nowadayz
  4. Champion Sound
  5. The Red
  6. Heavy
  7. Raw Shit
  8. The Official
  9. The Heist
  10. The Mission
  11. React
  12. Strapped
  13. Strip Club
  14. The Exclusive
  15. Survival Test
  16. Starz
  17. No Games


Comment if you feel me!

Ok so today is my study day, it means i have to study all the damn fucking day! so ill post here the 2 others St. Germain albums so we’ll have the whole discography (yay :))
The first album is the one i bought an di ripped it in good quality because its the only way to hear this album (the basses will burn your speakers out) and the second is for my buddy “What It Is” from Tree Beats (great blog BTW you should go and check it out), this album is really something different but when i say it different i mean it has a HUUGGE difference than the 2 others album but HUUGGEE, well let’s say in the simple words, its more electronic and less jazz (it’s still jazzy guys!), but because I’m very open to stuff i heard this album from the beginning to the end and let me tell you,it’s not bad but pretty good. It’s all the tracks written and produced by St Germain at The Magic House Studio between 1992 and 1996, so enjoy those two albums and comment if you feel generous 🙂 I’m out!

Boulvard-St. Germain (1995)

  1. Deep In It
  2. Thank U Mum (4 Everything You Did)
  3. Street Scene (4 Shazz)
  4. Easy To Remember
  5. Sentimental Mood
  6. What’s New ?
  7. Dub Experience II
  8. Forget It

Download Part 1!
Download Part 2!

From Detroit To St Germain- St Germain (1999)

1. Black Man
2. Alabama Blues [Tony Edwards Vocal Mix]
3. Walk So Lonely
4. Jack on the Groove
5. Prélusion
6. French
7. How Do You Plead?
8. Move
9. Deep in It
10. Soul Salsa Soul
11. My Mama Said
12. Dub Experience



St. Germain

Posted on: May 12, 2007

Tourist-St. Germain (2000)

The story behind how i found this artist is kinda amazing.
7 years ago i went to the barbershop to get a cut and suddenly as i came in i heard some great drums playing, and then i remember the sax getting in slowly and then some piano that started playing, everything was all new to me.
Just so you know i was damn little and i was listening all day to all the pop artists (as most of the kids today) so it was a refreshing breeze of air for me.
I told my mother to ask the barber what it is, and then i went to the shop and bought the CD.
With my stupidity i couldnt find the CD anywhere but u have here his newest album.
Everyone will say it’s lounge music but as he says and also me, its too beaty for lounge music so i like to call it “Electronic Jazz”.
I recommand everyone to try this and to get into some realy amazing music.

1. Rose Rouge
2. Montego Bay Spleen
3. So Flute
4. Land Of…
5. Latin Note
6. Sure Thing
7. Pont Des Arts
8. La Goutte D’Or
9. What You Think About…


This shit is some great classic french rap that i got from Luvshorty‘s blog.
Assassin is a french group that was formed by Rockin’ Squat and Solo.
It’s Assassin first “album”, well let’s say its some Maxi singles that kick ass.
If you like good old school french rap get this now!

Assassin-Notre Nom Sur Ta Liste (1991)

  1. Note Mon Nom Sur La Liste!
  2. Esclave De Votre Société!
  3. Je Glisse
  4. Note Mon Nom Sur La Liste! (Acapella)



Damn i love this guys!! just can’t stop listening to them!!
Talib Kweli said that they are the next thing in hip-hop music and let me tell you
i agree with him.
They make jazzy hip-hop , but their style is something fresh, something you don’t hear everyday….they use microwave sound samples in their songs!! how crazy is that?!

Just check out those two albums…the first is their debut and the second is the same album just remixed with some of the greatest DJ’s out there.
If i could i would have bought those two (but in israel you can’t find shit related in hip-hop), i swear to you guys you won’ be dissapointed!

Pete Philly & Perquisite-Mindstate (2005)

1. Intro
2. Relieved
3. Insomnia
4. Motivated
5. Eager
6. Lazy
7. Respect
8. Cocksure
9. Conflicted
10. Grateful
11. Mindstate
12. Mellow
13. Paranoid
14. Cheeky
15. Grateful Ii
16. Hope
17. Amazed


Pete Philly & Perquisite-Remindstate (2006)

1.Intro (Perquisite Remix)
2.Relieved ( New Generation Bigband Remix)
3.Insomnia (Laagman Remix)
4.Motivated ( Crackman Remix)
5.Eager ( Perquisite Remix)
6.Lazy ( Collective Efforts Remix)
7.Respect (C-mon & Kypski Remix)
8.Cocksure (Laidback Luke Remix)
9.Conflicted (Metropole Orchestra Remix)
10.Grateful (Nicolay Remix)
11.Mindstate (Arts The Beatdoctore Remix)
12.Mellow (Morgan Spacek Remix)
13.Paranoid ( Darin G. Remix)
14.Cheeky (Dj Pcm Remix)
15.Hope (Dj Mitsu Remix)
16.Amazed ( Seiji Remix)


Woot! enjoy!

Please comment if you feel like 🙂