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Archive for June 2007

I decided to make the Common discography, first because i just love him and second because of his upcoming album Finding Forever. Oh and also because of the new Rapdungeon Collection :).

Well i won’t write to much today cause I’m depressed a bit but i promised myself to post this as soon as possible for all of you to enjoy it.
(oh and by the way, i noticed my write ups are really bad so ill try to notch it up a bit)

If you want to have all of Common’s collection check out Rapdungeon!
and with this discography you’ll have everything!

First album YAY!

Common – Can I Borrow A Dollar? (1992)

1. A Penny For My Thoughts
2. Charms Alarm
3. Take It EZ
4. Heidi Hoe
5. Breaker 1/9
6. Two Scoops Of Raisins
7. No Defense
8. Blows To The Temple
9. Just In The Nick Of Rhyme
10. Tricks Up My Sleeve
11. Puppy Chow
12. Soul By The Pound
13. Pitchin’ Pennies


Second album second YAY!

Common – Resurrection (1994)

1. Resurrection
2. I Used To Love H.E.R.
3. Watermelon
4. Book Of Life
5. In My Own World (Check The Method)
6. Another Wasted Nite With…
7. Nuthin’ To Do
8. Communism
10. Thisisme
11. Orange Pineapple Juice
12. Chapter 13 (Rich Man Vs. Poor Man)
13. Maintaining
14. Sum Sh*t I Wrote
15. Pop’s Rap


Third album (Wooohooo its getting hot in here!)

Common – One Day It’ll All Make Sense (1997)

1. Introspective
2. Invocation
3. Real Nigga Quotes
4. Retrospect For Life
5. Gettin’ Down At The Amphitheater
6. Food For Funk
7. G.O.D. (Gaining One’s Definition)
8. My City
9. Hungry
10. All Night Long
11. Stolen Moments Pt. l
12. Stolen Moments Pt. ll
13. 1 ‘2 Many…
14. Stolen Moments Pt. lll (Intro/Outro)
15. Making A Name For Ourselves
16. Reminding Me (Of Sef)
17. Pop’s Rap Part 2/Fatherhood


Fourth album HOORAY!

Common – Like Water For Chocolate (2000)

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


Fifth album CHEERS THE BEERS ARE ON ME! (even if im still 16)

Common – Electric Circus (2004)

1. Between Me, You & Liberation (feat. Cee-Lo)
2. Aquarius
3. Electric Wire Hustler Flower (feat. Sunny of P.O.D.)
4. I Got A Right To (feat. Pharrell Williams)
5. Jimi Was A Rock Star (feat. Erykah Badu)
6. New Wave (feat. Laetitia Sadier)
7. Star *69 (Ps With Love) (feat. Bilal)
8. Heaven Somewhere (feat. Omar Lyefook, Bilal, Cee-Lo, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu & Lonnie Lynn)
9. The Hustle (feat. Dart Chillz)
10. Come Close (feat. Mary J. Blige)
11. Ferris Wheel (feat. Vinia Mojica & Marie Daulne of Zap Mama)
12. I Am Music (feat. Jill Scott)
13. Soul Power


Sixth album….wait….wait a bit more…here it comes…one sec….YESSSS!!!

Common – Be (2006)

1. Be (Intro)
2. The Corner
3. Go!
4. Faithful
5. Testify
6. Love Is…
7. Chi-City
8. The Food
9. Real People
10. They Say
11. It’s Your World


And here is probably one of my favorite songs (fresh from the oven!) thats going to appear on his new album this 31th July:

I’m OUT!


Ok so i was going to make a huge post about common but for some circumstances i didn’t have time to upload everything so here is something i uploaded for a friend, so why not share it with you?

Yann Tiersen – Rue Des Cascades (1996)

So about this album.
It has nothing to do with hip-hop or anything related, Yann Tiersen is music genius who plays mainly the accordion, piano and violin.
He is a 37 years old man from France and I can personally say that he is a genius. His music is fantastic and i know how to play like 15 of his songs in piano (I’m a piano addict yes).
If your curious about what I’m talking about, check it out, maybe you’ll start playing the accordion cause of him.
Really a special artist that is very particular and he is the only artist in my library of music that does this kind of music (because i just love him!). And he is only 37 years old! im expecting so much more music from him.
Oh and by the way if you saw the movie Amelie so all the music there is from Yann (unbelievable movie with unbelievable music!)

  1. J’y Suis Jamais Alle
  2. Rue Des Cascades
  3. Pas Si Simple
  4. Comptine D’ete N-2
  5. Comptine D’ete N-3
  6. Deja Loin
  7. La Chambre
  8. Mouvement Introductif
  9. La Muette
  10. Naomi
  11. Soir De Fete
  12. Le Vieux En Veut Encore
  13. Toujours La
  14. C’etait Ici
  15. Priere N-2
  16. Comptine D’ete N-1
  17. La Fenetre
  18. Priere N-3
  19. La Piece Vide
  20. La Vie Puotidenne


Here is one of my favorite piano piece and also one of my favorite songs (He is so amazing)

You can expect for me to do a whole Yann Tiersen discography in the future.

Thats it for now…..I’m OUT!

MC Solaar – Chapitre 7 (2007)

Here it is!
The long awaited album from MC Solaar who kind of disappeared latley, just came out 4 days ago and i have it here for you guys.
This album is purely another way of MC Solaar to get into the mainstream and already has a new single Da Vinci Claude which is a huge success in France.
Well i can’t say its a bad album but some songs in it really SUCKS as others are really GREAT so its one of those albums that will be disputed for a long time but this is why internet was invented for.
So all is left to say is that this album is very different from his early ones but its still good in some ways, well better than his last one which was a lame way to get into the mainstream.
Its for you to decide if its good or not.
But in my opinion its one of the best this year and full filed my anticipations so I’m happy.

  1. Intro
  2. Carpe Diem
  3. Paris Samba
  4. Clic Clic
  5. Da Vinci Claude
  6. In God We Trust
  7. Coup D’Oeil Dans Le Métro
  8. Si On T’Demande (feat Bambi Cruz)
  9. Au Clair De La Lune
  10. Non Merci
  11. Sous Les Palmiers (feat Black Jack)
  12. Mollah Solaar (Remix)
  13. L’Auberge Du Bouleau Blanc
  14. Ben Oui ! (feat Issara)
  15. Avec Les Loups
  16. Merci
  17. Impact Avec Le Diable
  18. Outro


Comment if you feel like!

Ok so here we go, summer is here and only one test left till i go out on vacation!
To celebrate this occasion I decided to make a totally different post, yep, an Electronic post.
Well it will only have Moby in it and the Ocean’s 12 soundtrack, so don’t anticipate to much.

First i’ll talk about Moby.
Yes i know you’ve all heard him singing some shitty songs on MTV or VH1 (don’t know what you have) but i guaranty you that his 2 first albums are totally different than his last one.
I was so dissapointed from his last album Hotel that i just deleted it from my library as fast as i could, its just not him!
I first discovered Moby when my parents divorced so i was going on my dad’s computer alot when i was with him. He taught me about the new MP3 generation (I had one of the first MP3 players ever created) and then i just saw Moby in his library and played the song Porcelain.
At the same moment i just got in love with him.
I was the only one listening to Moby as other kids were listening to Britney Spears and shit.
Yeah back then i was 10 years old….so believe me its easy to belive that people heard that shit.
I’m still listening to those 2 first albums of his (out of 3) and never getting tired of it.
His first album is “Play” surely was his best album….and after that came “18” that was disappointing to some people but really not to me…it’s still hot!
Get involved and experience some amazing music….and just get those 2 albums! even if you don’t like electronic music!

Moby-Play (1999)

  1. Honey
  2. Find My Baby
  3. Porcelain
  4. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
  5. South Side
  6. Rushing
  7. Bodyrock
  8. Natural Blues
  9. Machete
  10. 7
  11. Run On
  12. Down Slow
  13. If Things Were Perfect
  14. Everloving
  15. Inside
  16. Guitar, Flute & String
  17. The Sky Is Broken
  18. My Weakness


Moby-18 (2002)

  1. We Are All Made of Stars
  2. In This World
  3. In My Heart
  4. Great Escape (Featuring Azure Ray)
  5. Signs of Love
  6. One of These Mornings
  7. Another Woman
  8. Fireworks
  9. Extreme Ways
  10. Jam For The Ladies (Featuring Angie Stone and MC Lyte)
  11. Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)
  12. 18
  13. Sleep Alone
  14. At Least We Tried
  15. Harbour (Featuring Sinéad O’Connor)
  16. Look Back In
  17. The Rafters
  18. I’m Not Worried at All


Ok Second of all, you can’t say the Ocean’s movies don’t have great music and after seeing a short film made by a buddy of mine for his school project (I think) I just had to go and download it and of course share it with you.
So here you have the short film:

And now the amazing album from the motion film Ocean’s 12 (I think the music there was the best):

Various Artists-Ocean’s 12 Soundtrack (2004)

  1. L’Appuntamento – Omella Vanoni
  2. $165 Million + Interest (Into) The Round
  3. L.S.D. Partie – Roland Vincent
  4. Lifting The Building
  5. 10:35 I Turn Off Camera 3
  6. Crepuscolo Sul Mare – Piero Umiliani
  7. What R We Stealing
  8. Faust 72 – Dynastie Crisis
  9. Stealing The Stock (Into) Le Renard De Nuit
  10. 7/29/04 The Day Of
  11. Lazy (Album Version) – Yellow Hammer
  12. Explosive Corrosive Joseph – John Schroeder
  13. Yen On A Carousel
  14. The Real Story
  15. Ascension To Virginity
  16. Bonus Track 1


Ok………………………………….I’m OUT!!

Bambu-I Scream Bars For Children (2007)

Guess who’s back! Bambu the bracing, emotional, and oftentimes, lighthearted account of his experiences as an organizer, a nationalist, and a representative of collective struggle, from Native Guns has dropped his new album this year and to tell the truth, its not disappointing at all. This album got out on the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots at 19th April this year (along with tons of new hot albums). Criticizing never left Bambu’s style and its all over the album and is nice to hear that some people care (well not about my country). An album that’s worth the check, maybe you’ll fall in love with it.

  1. I Scream (prod. by M-Phazes)
  2. Chairman Mao
  3. The Love (prod. by Anon)
  4. Pull It Back
  5. Truth Serum
  6. The Morning After
  7. Riches To Rags (feat. Kronik Plague)
  8. Fuck Yeah
  9. Beach Cruising (prod. by DJ Revolution)
  10. Crack Talk (feat. Roscoe Umali and Eye A Sage)
  11. Home Cooked (feat. Kiwi and Blue Scholars)
  12. Guerra (feat. Quetzal)
  13. Life In Rewind
  14. Nicole
  15. Jeepney (feat. Farmer John)
  16. Always All Day
  17. East L.A. Story (feat. Panama)
  18. Gunshots (feat. Kiwi)
  19. Other Kids
  20. Next Time (prod. by DJ Revolution)
  21. Two Brains


Back to studying. I’m OUT!

Here are two albums that got released this year. Those two are up there in the top albums of the year and worth checking out by every one.

Us3 have just released their final album and gets from me a 5/5 AGAIN! since their 1992 “Hands On The Torch” till now they haven’t disappointed me. Very jazzy like usual, pleasent to hear and will make you joy for a long time. Do not miss this one if you are a fan of jazzy hip-hop

Last year the Australian group Hilltop Hoods have released their “The Hard Road” album, which was one of the very best albums of last year, and now they have released a whole new mixed way to hear the album, and who can say no to this! Get this one fast!
US3-Say What?! (2007)

  1. Say You Belong To Me
  2. Man On Top
  3. ABC (Listen Up)
  4. Afrodisiac
  5. I Don’t Care
  6. VIP (Can You Hear Me Now?)
  7. Truth & Lies
  8. Intoxicated
  9. The Day That I Died
  10. How ‘Bout It Baby?
  11. If You Don’t Know
  12. I’ll Be Right Back
  13. Money On My Mind


Hilltop Hoods-The Hard Road Restrung (2007)

  1. The Hard Road Restrung
  2. Stopping All Stations Restrung
  3. Conversations From Speakeasy Restrung
  4. An Audience With The Devil Restrung
  5. Monsters Ball Restrung
  6. Breathe Restrung
  7. Another Great Intro
  8. What A Great Night Restrung
  9. Obese Lowlifes Restrung
  10. City Of Light Restrung
  11. Clown Prince Restrung
  12. The Captured Vibe Restrung (Medley)
  13. Recapturing The Vibe Restrung (Medley)
  14. Roll On Up



Arts The Beatdoctor-Transitions (2007)

Ok so i heard the compilation that i was supposed to be posting and it isn’t that great except from the good stuff like The Brand New Heavies, Incognito, St. Germain etc’. So I think ill take the huge compilation and make it a small compilation so that only good stuff will get threw your hears! or ill post everything and you’ll make the choice. Well that depends on your comments (if there are gonna be any) or on my mood :).

This is something that i got from Rapdungeon (the site which changed my life, I’m serious)that caught my eyes as i realized that Pete Philly is featuring in it and also that it came from the same label company as Pete Philly and Perquisite.
As the title said, its a mixture of DJ shadow’s Entroducing… and some pretty good jazz plus some hip-hop in the side in some songs. And as you know I’m a big fun of good Jazz/Hip-Hop, and this is surely one of the best i heard so far. So give it a look if your a jazz/hip-hop fan and even if your not your obligated to check it out, you wont be disappointed!

  1. Blending Quality
  2. The Anthem ft. Pete Philly
  3. Laughs, Drinks, Jokes, Tricks
  4. Revolve ft. Esther
  5. Crazy Times ft. Skiggy Rapz
  6. Split Personality Part I ft. Sense
  7. All Of Us ft. Pete Philly
  8. Fragments
  9. Decreasing Daylight
  10. Transitions ft. The Proov
  11. Irreversible
  12. Remember
  13. Reprise
  14. Mellow Drama
  15. he Zone ft. Pete Philly


Another fine post by a kid who’s in that current time busy as fuck!