Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Album: People Under The Stairs - Fun D.M.C. (2008)

So coming from arguably my favorite rap duo in history (and this says a lot considering the duo's that are out there ie. Gang Starr, Outkast, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, M.O.P...) arrives the 6th CD from People Under The Stairs.

This group, based out of L.A., consists of two rappers Thes One & Double K. What I love about these guys is that they do everything themselves and the result is phenomenal. Also, they have such a laid back style, rhyme about what they love (making beats, video games, friends, food, etc.), and have some of the most well-crafted beats I've ever heard. Even by the title of this album, Fun DMC, you can tell that this group is out to have fun with their music and pay homage to the old school. I don't say this very often about new hip hop records, but this album is an instant classic and should not be overlooked.

Favorite songs on the album:
The Fun

Quotable: "We make it rain, nah man we hurricane" - Double K

People Riddum


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The Mike & Chris Story


These guys released a video for one of their singles called The Wiz about how much they love Australia. Check it out and tell me that it's not the definition of chill.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Album: Jay-Z - Reasonable Gangster (2008)


This mixtape is, in one word, sick. It seems that a production group called The Engineerz mixed the vocals from Jay-Z's American Gangster soundtrack (2007) and put it to brand new beats modeled using the samples from HOVA's classic album Reasonable Doubt.

Let's just say that HOV's lyrics have always been on point since day one, but beats in the recent years have not matched his skill level on the mic. But this mixtape finally does American Gangster true justice. For anyone that can't get enough of Reasonable Doubt, this no doubt will take you right back to '96.

Favorite song on album: Dreaming Again

Quotable: "Life's a bitch, I hope to not make her a widow"
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The First Post


Welcome all to the first official blog by yours truly, Mike Fileti. For those that need an introduction to good rap music or for those looking for the dopest hip hop around, this is your first stop for the best of the new and the old. And if you want any music sent to you, don't hesitate to ask, this is what I live for. And hopefully if you haven't been converted to hip hop music yet, you will be soon. It's real hip hop music, from the sole y'all...

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