Sunday, July 18, 2010

Request...4 Hours of Sleep

I apologize for the delay in posting this request, and also for not writing anything about it yet. I'll get to that soon, promise. For now, give a listen:

4 Hours of Sleep

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Request...Warrior Music

Operation Domination
Quick like, here's probably my favorite record by this Darkleaf mainstay. 15 dope tracks with a ton of guests, including Acey, Ahmad, Ambush, Phoenix, Otherwize, IYZ, 2Mex, and members of his Darkleaf crew. From 2004, not to be slept on.

Warrior Music

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lost Scriptures

Tried and Tested
Austin, TX emcee/producer Tee Double released this fine EP on the classic Goodvibe imprint back in '99, and it remains one of the high points of that label's output to this day. Entirely produced by the man himself, this record placed his lyrically conscious raps with a winning combination of hard beats and seriously groovy loops - just check out the Steely Dan lick on "Tried and Tested" to get my drift.
Tee has had quite an illustrious career, as his website attests. As far as I can tell, this is his first professional release, although I'm guessing he'd been around for a while before this point. Since then, he's gone on to be part of the legendary Cali Com tour back in 04, and this year he won Austin's music awards for best hip hop.
Give a listen to this great record, then support the man by checking out his site. All of his records are available there for purchase. This is the vinyl version of Lost Scriptures, and has a different track listing than the cd. DJ Drez and Panda from Animal Pharm guest on one track.

Lost Scriptures